Galante Vineyards was the first tasting room in Carmel. But then, Carmel only exists because the winery’s owner Jack Galante’s great grandfather, J.F. Devendorf, founded it. We recently visited the tasting room and discovered that there was more to like than just a long history!
Wine tasting in Monterey
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Wine tasting is a fun combination of experiences: sights, sounds, aromas, flavors, even the sense of touch comes into play. When a tasting room gets the vibe just right, everything about the experience rises to the next level. Caraccioli Cellars is a great example of combining all the best elements of wine tasting into a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts!
Art and wine have so much in common. In some cases, these two creative expressions share a space. One shining example of such synergy is Scratch Wines in Carmel. Go through one door and enjoy fine wine and fine art, at the same time!
Combine a passion for charitable causes with an equal passion for producing fine wine, add a dash of whimsy and yes, a bathtub, and you get Dawn’s Dream. This is one tasting room that is well worth seeking out!
Art comes in many forms. Sometimes an artist can be express their talent in multiple ways. After achieving success composing soundtracks for numerous major motion pictures, Alan Silvestri brought artistry to another field by creating Silvestri Vineyards.
Just off the “main drag” of Monterey Bay’s Cannery Row is the tasting room for Pierce Ranch Vineyards. We visited recently, and found the few block’s walk to be a very good investment!
Making wine is a complex blend of art and science. No visit to Monterey Bay is complete without a visit to Blue Fox Cellars, a shining example of blending these elements to produce amazing and unique wines.
Monterey Bay is known for its incredible aquarium and Cannery Row. Not to be missed, however, is equally wonderful winery scene. Our first winery of the day: the Carmel Ridge Winery.
When you live in the Bay Area, it’s all too easy to check the weather, scan your Hotels Tonight app, and road trip for a staycation in any of the magical cities nearby. This particular weekend, Monterey was calling our name, with temps reaching the 80’s!
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2022 AT 6 PM – 9 PM Bingo Night!
B-I-N-G-O! Come join in on the fun and make your Monday a little better. Partake in 10 games and a glass of wine all for only $20! Enjoy prizes music wine by the glass or bottle and fun for the whole family. Bring your own picnic spread or we will have snacks available for purchase
Bring a Dauber if you have one
Las Positas Vineyards in Livermore through Dec 18
Bacon and Barbera Weekend
December 17th and 18th we will be offering a special Barbera and Bacon food pairing flight.
You will try 5 different Estate Barberas, both library and current release, paired with 5 different flavored bacons!
Food and Wine paring is $40 each for general public, and $15 each for wine club members.
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Cheers to the New Year Celebration
Saturday, December 31st
The halls will be decked...
The champagne, wine and cider flowing...
Platters of scrumptious food awaits you....
It's New Year's Eve at Riggers Loft!
TICKETS - $90
~ *All-You-Can-Eat Menu!!
~ Champagne Toast at Midnight
~ Dancing to the Fabulous DJ Magic
~ Balloon Drop
~ SF Fireworks viewed
from our Waterside Patio
~ Free Parking
~ Party Favors
A full compliment of wine, champagne and cider will be available for purchase, by the bottle or by the glass. Sodas and sparkling, too.
*Note: Food will be served throughout the evening, but if you come at 8pm, you'll enjoy some relaxing jazz while dining.
Chef Frank Miller's All-You-Can NYE Menu
Spanish bomba rice, shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, clams, saffron, cooked over an open wood fire
(Both Veggie and Seafood Paella)
Authentic Argentine Asado
Wood-fire grilled sausages, beef strip, chicken, peppers, served with chimichurri
Salads & Grilled Veggies
Grilled seasonal veggies, and heaps of gorgeous fresh green salad
Delicious fresh baked focaccia bread. Chef will be making regular and gluten-free Focaccia.
Freshly Baked Fruit Cobbler
Delicious fruit cobbler served with vanilla ice cream
DJ Magic will be spinning tunes from 8pm to midnight.
8-9pm - Jazz...perfect for dining.
9pm-midnight - Dance tunes from the decades.
Count down to 2023 under our balloon drop.
Champagne Toast at Midnight
At midnight, you'll take your complimentary glass of champagne and we'll all head outside to watch the San Francisco fireworks from our waterside patio.