Date(s) - 13 Aug 2011
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Price: $30 in advance / $35 at the door / $15 Designated Driver
Organization: Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association
Location: The Barnyard
Taste Monterey Wine Country at the 19th Annual Winemakers’ Celebration on August 13, 2011, at The Barnyard Shopping Village in Carmel. The Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association (MCVGA) will bring together over 40 wineries to pour roughly 200 wines at the outdoor summer festival.
The Winemakers’ Celebration festivities will include: culinary samples from international restaurants located in the Barnyard Shopping Village; jazz music in the shopping square; winemaking displays, and the bidding excitement of the Silent Auction. Featured wineries and restaurants will also be offering guests special promotions and pricing to be enjoyed the day of the celebration and beyond.
40 winemakers will be on hand to meet guests, pour their wines, and answer questions about winemaking. A sampling of a few of the winemakers who will be in attendance is below:
- Bernardus * Caraccioli Cellars * Carmel Hills Winery * Carmel Road Winery Chalone * Chateau Julien Wine Estate * Cima Collina * Coastview Vineyards CRU Wine Company * De Tierra * DFV Wines * Estancia * Galante Vineyards Graff Family Vineyards * Hahn Family Winery * Heller Estate Organic Vineyards * Holman Ranch * J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines * Joyce Vineyards * La Rochelle * Line Shack Winery * Manzoni Estate Vineyard * Marin’s Vineyard * Mercy Vineyards * Mesa Del Sol * Michaud Winery * Morgan Winery * Otter Cove Wines * Paraiso Vineyards * Pelerin Wines * Pessagno Winery * Pierce Ranch Vineyards * Poppy * Saint’s Valley Winery * Scheid Vineyards * Silvestri Vineyards * Sycamore Cellars Family Wine Estate * Thomas Fogarty * Ventana Vineyards / Le Mistral * Wente * Wrath
The Barnyard restaurants will be featuring food samples for guests to enjoy. Restaurants include:
- Serendipity Farms
- Bahama Billy’s
- Pieces of Heaven
- From Scratch Restaurant
- Lugano Swiss Bistro
- Robata Sushi Grill
- Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria
- The Monterey Chocolate Company
New in 2011: Take home wine purchases will be available the day of the event. Eco friendly 6-pack wine bags will be provided to guests, with purchase.
Traveling? For your convenience, UPS will be on hand to make shipping an option.
TRANSPORTATION: Insider Tip: Looking for a convenient transportation option to the event? Take the convenient 17 passenger mini-bus, operated by Monterey Salinas Transit (MST). There are transportation lines that travels from downtown Carmel and downtown Monterey directly to the Barnyard, after a couple of brief stops. Please refer to Line 4 and Line 24 bus schedules listed below. The fare is $1 each way (50 cents if you are 65 or older or have a disability).
MST Line 4 http://www.mst.org/wp-content/media/4.pdf
MST Line 24 http://www.mst.org/wp-content/media/24.pdf