Best of Monterey Bay® Visitors Guide

WINE blend and a lively Roussanne white. Great values, ambiance and intrigue. 19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Suite D, Carmel Valley. (831) 6592125, Corral Wine Co. The winemaker barreled the first batch in 2017. In a short time they have become known for outstanding Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from Monterey County vineyards. 19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. (831) 298-7646, Folktale Winery The stunning French chateau property makes for one of the more memorable stops. Youthful ownership brings a renegade rock mentality (really) that includes garden parties and live concerts. 8940 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel. (831) 293-7500, Georis Winery Tucked off the street in a gorgeous courtyard, Georis’ tasting room is an experience for all the senses with European-style Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and more. 1 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley. (831) 659-1080, georiswine. com Holman Ranch Holman Ranch pours Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and dry Rosé from a tasting room in the historic Will’s Fargo building, just down the road from their estate vineyard and winery. 18 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. (831) 601-8761, I Brand & Family Ian Brand built his wines and his reputation on a deep understanding of micro-terroir and the grapes that thrive in certain conditions, rather than what is common on the market. As a result, Brand produces brings lesser-known varietals to the fore while showing the deepest flavors from familiar grapes. He continues to take winemaking into the future. 19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. (831) 298-7227, Joullian Vineyards This small-plot producer features tastings in a stone building that’s as enchanting as its wines. Enjoy specialty estate-grown Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. 2 Village Drive, Suite A, Carmel Valley. (831) 659-8100, Joyce Vineyards Joyce specializes in hand-crafted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, plus a Riesling and a Rosé of Grenache. Father and son winemaking team Frank and Russell Joyce use estate grapes from their Soledad-area winery. 1 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. (831) 659-2885, Massa Estate Massa Estate—formerly Heller Estate—uses dry farming techniques for their 100-percent certified organic wines. The Cabernet 115 831.626.6268 | Join Us At Our Tasting Studio in the Carmel Crossroads Enjoy our wines at our Tasting Studio or call and make a reservation for an Estate Vineyard tasting. Producing handmade, highly acclaimed Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, Sparkling and Roséée from sustainably farmed vineyards in the Legendary Santa Lucia Highlands. WINES McIntyre_1-3s_VG23_gk.indd 1 6/14/23 4:19 PM Homemade Ice cream, SHakeS & SundaeS 43 Fisherman’s Wharf Monterey 831-288-6218 MtyBayCreamery_1-3s_VG23_GK.indd 1 6/13/23 6:22 PM