Visit Monterey Wine Country
Try our Three Perfect Day itinerary for an authentic immersion into Monterey Wine Country. Whether you choose the vineyard tasting rooms of River Road, the country charm of Carmel Valley, coastal Monterey and Carmel – or all three, you’ll leave with a deep sense of the character, history, and excellence that is Monterey County wines. Need help planning your trip? Text us at (831) 204-0915.
Join us this year at WiVi Central Coast Conference and Tradeshow!
Support our efforts in giving back to Monterey Wine Country through the Monterey County Vintners & Growers Foundation!
Take a trip down River Road and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Salinas Valley in Monterey Wine Country!
Classes are $20, which includes the cost of the class AND a complimentary glass of Folktale wine after! Taking place in Folktale’s new Rose Vineyard (located just left of the Barrel Room), Kate Balog will guide you through a 90 minute session before you get to enjoy a glass of wine in the Wine Garden. About Kate Kate holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, a Holistic Health Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification through Vinyasa Yoga School in Rishikesh, India. She has been trained in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga- asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy and yoga therapy. She is also a Reiki 1 & 2 practitioner. Kate’s teaching combines ancient yogic technique with modern understanding to create a felt energetic experience of alignment and balance. She currently teaches weekly classes at Esalen Institute. *Remember to bring your mat!
Spend an afternoon enjoying the newest Chalone Winery releases paired with barbecued tri-tip, locally made sausages, fresh ceviche and live blue jazz music by the Dan Beck Band! Last summer, at the inaugural Chalone Barrel Tasting BBQ, guests were treated to the opportunity to taste and purchase futures of our 2016 wines fresh from the barrel! Those wines are now ready for release and are tasting better than ever! Whether you have futures to pick up or not, treat yourself to tastes of Chalone’s 2016 Reserve Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as their Grenache and Syrah. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to stock your cellar with Chalone’s 2016 wines at an unbelievably great price. Tickets are $25 each
Singer and violinist Razz is a songwriter and classically trained musician. She performs with a custom 6-string electric violin called a “Viper Violin” which allows her to sing and play at the same time and encompasses the range of a violin, viola, and cello. Razz has toured throughout the United States with her intimate, self-sustained, and volume-controlled setup; delighting listeners in concert halls and street corners since 2013. Razzvio has released two albums, “Mercurial” and “Perpetual Hybrid.” Her newest album “Song of the Explorer” is scheduled to be released in June 2017. Seating is first come, first served. No cover necessary, simply stop by the tasting patio and enjoy!
The 8th Annual Pigs, Pinot & More is around the corner! Hosted by the Salinas Rotary Club, this event brings the flavor of Monterey County’s wine country combined with gourmet nibbles to create the Valley’s premier food and wine gathering. Featuring a dozen local chefs and over twenty local wineries, this event offers more than just mouth watering pork creations and Pinot Noir. Food and wine will be served until 7:45 PM and the party continues with dancing and no-host bar until 10:00PM. Dress is Festive Party Attire
Come enjoy some “soul & roll” with singer/guitarist Taylor Rae from 4:30-7:30 in Folktale Winery’s Wine Garden! Taylor Rae is a Santa Cruz based artist has a style gravitating towards indie-pop and blends southern rock, blues, folk and soul into a beautiful melting pot of organic music she calls “Soul and Roll.” Her husky, soulful vocals are a pleasure to listen to. With an extensive background in musical theatre, singing in church, and a natural gift of melody, Taylor began writing original songs at age 10. She has recorded three CDs, including her newest album, “Getting’ High to Stay Low.” Come out and enjoy! No cover necessary. Seating is first come first served.
Folktale Winery & Talking Animals Music are excited to welcome back Barns Courtney for another rockin’ Live in the Vines Concert sponsored by KRML! After touring with Ed Sheeran, Barns Courtney released his new EP with Capitol Records “Glitter & Gold” which hit #1 on the UK Spotify Viral Chart and #2 on the iTunes Alternative Chart. Named “The Best of What’s New” by Paste Magazine, Barns will be bring in his rock and roll/R&B/swampy, stompy, blues to the stage at Folktale Winery and Vineyard’s Barrel Room on Wednesday, February 28th, from 6pm – 10pm. Barns Courtney’s band will include Rob Ketchum on drums, Yosi Mizrachi on guitars, plus special guests. Last November, Barns Courtney and his band tore the roof off of the Barrel Room with their high energy performance – a remarkable feat since Barns had laryngitis and performed anyway, with his drummer Rob Ketchum helping out on vocals. Barns vowed to return soon and perform full voice, and he is more than keeping his promise! He and his band are staying at Folktale for a month, writing and recording his new album, working with Mark Governor and the Talking Animals Music team. Now YOU have the opportunity to […]
Join Pierce Ranch Vineyards for a live jazz performance by the Gary Meek Quintet! Featuring: Eddie Mendenhall – Piano Kanoa Mendenhall- Bass Skyler Campbell – Drums Dave Hoffman – Trumpet Gary Meek – Tenor $8 cover , 21+ only please
Come join Pessagno Winery at their 4th Polenta and Stew Feed! They will start serving at noon and will have dine in or takeout options available. The price is $20 for a generous portion with a glass of wine or $15 with a soft drink/bottle water or for take out. We will see you there!
Folktale Winery is excited to welcome Along Came Betty to the stage for their first performance in Folktale’s Jazz In The Gallery series! From 4:30pm-7:30pm, Along Came Betty will be playing some hard-bop, a seminal movement of 50s and 60s jazz music. Pianist and prolific composer Biff Smith’s sophisticated yet highly accessible compositions blend elements of that era with modern sensibilities. The rich sound of harmonized sax and trumpet backed by the classic piano, bass, and drums result in fun, fresh, straight-ahead jazz. The evening’s lineup will be – Brian Stock: Trumpet and Flugelhorn – Paul Tarantino: Saxophone – Biff Smith: Piano – Heath Proskin: Bass – Patrick Tregenza: Drums Along Came Betty plays regularly around the Monterey area and even opened the 1999, 2003 and 2007 Monterey Jazz Festivals and performed at the Big Sur Jazz Festival in 2000 and 2002. To find out more, check out their website. No ticket necessary, simply stop by and enjoy.
Folktale Winery and Vineyards welcomes back The Black Donnelly’s in Concert!!! Kick off your St. Patrick’s Day early with The Black Donnelly’s in Concert!! Enjoy genuine Irish music straight from Dublin, along with delicious Irish food for purchase by Chef Todd Fisher and your favorite Folktale wines. Originally from Dublin, this duo consisting of multi-award winning guitarist and lead singer/songwriter Dave Rooney and Guinness World Record breaking guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Dave Browne are known for their original heartfelt ballad, raucous vocals, and rip-roaring fretwork. The Black Donnelly’s have played with a wealth of well-known Irish artists such as: Ronny Drew, The Fureys, Johnny Logan, Aslan, The Pogues, and The Dubliners. Their hit, “Notorious,” is the theme song of UFC champion fighter Conor McGregor. The song has been taken in with open arms by the UFC, and has been published globally. Rooney has written a second track ”We Are All Fighters” for the UFC’s social responsibility campaign, which will be published in the first quarter of 2018. Come see The Black Donnelly’s at Folktale Winery and Vineyard’s on Friday, March 9th!! Doors @ 6pm, Show Begins @ 7pm General Admission Advance: $25 General Admission Day Of: $30 VIP: $35 (Reserved Seating First Two […]
The Great Taste of PG is a popular affair on the peninsula. It features the culinary delights of the Monterey Peninsula’s finest restaurants, elegant vintages from local wineries, unique local brews, and an exciting silent auction. Schedule of Events 4:00 PM – Food & Beverage Tastings 5:30 PM – Announcements 5:50 PM – First Round of Silent Auction, Tables Close 6:10 PM – Second Round of Silent Auction, Tables Close 6:20 PM – Checkout Opens For tickets and more information visit the Taste of PG website!