Monterey’s 53 Varietals

With 53 varietals grown, you are sure to find your new favorite wine in world-renowned Monterey Wine Country.

Monterey wineries grow a vast array of varietals thanks to its diverse microclimates. Because of this, many people regard Monterey as a kind of ‘viticultural laboratory,’ which is a testament to the region’s constant, innovative experimentation with new clones, trellising, water management, and harvesting systems. Monterey grows 53 varietals and makes red, white, rosé, dessert, and sparkling wines.

Monterey County Grapes

Due to their conscientious ‘green’ farming initiatives,’ Monterey implements sustainable regimens tailored to unique micro-climates to produce 53 varietals on over 349 vineyards. Ultimately, this has helped establish us as one of the best California wineries.

Red grapes grown in Monterey County include:

  • Barbera
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Carignane
  • Charbono
  • Dolcetto
  • Graciano
  • Grenache
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Mourvèdre
  • Nebbiolo
  • Petit Sirah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Primitivo
  • Sangiovese
  • Syrah
  • Tempranillo
  • Tinta Cao
  • Tourga Nacinal
  • Touriga Francesca
  • Trousseau
  • Valdiguie
  • Zinfandel

White grapes grown in Monterey County include:

  • Albarino
  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Gerwutzaminer
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Marsanne
  • Muscat Canelli
  • Muscat Giallo
  • Muscat Orange
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Riesling
  • Roussanne
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sauvignon Musque
  • Semillon
  • Tocal Fruilano
  • Viognier

Select the varietal below to see wineries with that selection:

  • All
  • Aequalis (Grenache-Syrah)
  • Albariño
  • Arbolitos
  • Barbera
  • Barbera (Italian)
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Blends)
  • Carbonic Red
  • Carignan
  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Claret
  • Cosecheir
  • Dolcetto
  • Falanghina
  • GSM
  • GSP
  • Gamay Noir
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Graciano
  • Grenache
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Grenache-Syrah
  • Gruner Veltliner
  • HIstoric Vineyards
  • Macon
  • Malbec
  • Marsanne
  • Merlot
  • Moscato
  • Mourvèdre
  • Muscat
  • Olonde
  • Petit Manseng
  • Petit Sirah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Petite Syrah
  • Petite-Sangio
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Piquette
  • Port
  • Pét-Nat Rosé
  • Pétillant Natural
  • Red Blend
  • Reisling
  • Rhone Blend
  • Riesling
  • Rosé
  • Roussanne
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sparkling
  • Syrah
  • Tannat
  • Tempranillo
  • Tinteiro
  • Tinto Cão
  • Tourbillon
  • Touriga Nacional
  • Verdelho
  • Vermentino
  • Viognier
  • White Blend
  • White Blends
  • Zinfandel