Your Summer Adventure in Monterey Wine Country

Looking for an unforgettable summer adventure? Look no further than Monterey Wine Country, where many activities await you beyond the delicious wine-tasting experience. Get ready to sip, swirl, and savor through an extraordinary lineup of events and attractions. 

Envision yourself grooving to the rhythm of live concerts and melodious tunes in wine garden of Folktale Winery. Situated on 15 acres of sustainably-farmed vineyards and gardens along the Carmel River, Folktale Winery is an idyllic setting to discover and enjoy Carmel Valley, California’s great wines, food, natural beauty, and hospitality. Folktale’s concert series brings popular and emerging artists to an intimate scene creating unforgettable and intimate experiences. 

Music abounds at other local wineries most weekends – Pessagno Winery on River Road in the Salinas Valley, Scheid Vineyards winery location off of Hwy 101 in Greenfield, and Pierce Ranch Vineyards in Monterey above Cannery Row.

But that’s not all! Embark on a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation in the vines. Step onto your yoga mat or immerse yourself in sound baths at Holman Ranch vineyards in Carmel Valley amidst breathtaking vineyard vistas as you. Imagine finding your inner Zen surrounded by rolling hills and endless grapevines. In Monterey Wine Country, yoga enthusiasts are invited to harmonize their mind, body, and soul in the most picturesque settings imaginable.

For thrill-seekers, buckle up and embark on an ATV ride through the heart of Hahn Estate vineyards on the east side of the Santa Lucia Highlands mountain range. Feel the breeze on your face as you navigate through scenic landscapes, capturing panoramic views of sprawling vineyards. It’s an exhilarating way to learn about the art of wine growing while experiencing the region’s beauty and enjoying the thrill of an off-road escapade.

Seeking an exclusive wine exploration? Embark on a private vineyard and winery tour in deep Carmel Valley on the exquisite Tira Nanza Wines winery and vineyard setting, where you’ll receive an insider’s perspective on winemaking and viticulture. Learn the secrets behind crafting the finest wines as you wander through vine-covered landscapes, discovering the stories and traditions that have shaped Monterey wine country into a premier destination for wine enthusiasts.

And as if that weren’t enough, discover new tasting rooms that have recently opened their doors, offering an exciting array of wine varieties and flavors. Pelio Estate Wines recently opened its expansive, elegant tasting room in Carmel Valley Village. The Pelio family has been growing wine grapes on their sustainably farmed vineyard in coastal Carmel Valley for decades – with a strong demand for their high-quality grapes.  In 2017, the family began crafting elegant estate wines. Delve into the vibrant wine scene, where innovative winemakers are pushing the boundaries and crafting unique expressions of their craft. 

Rustiqué Wines is another exciting newcomer to the vibrant wine scene of the Salinas Valley, nestled on the east side of the Santa Lucia Highlands along scenic River Road. This hidden gem has quickly captured the hearts of wine enthusiasts with its unique blend of flavors and captivating experiences. Rustique Wines is a haven for those seeking more than just wine tasting. It is a destination where music, art, and entertainment harmoniously converge, providing a unique experience in the heart of the Salinas Valley with a fun and diverse array of events – including music, maker shopping experiences, painting, and Burlesque shows.

Monterey Wine Country beckons this summer with an irresistible blend of wine, music, adventure, and discovery. Unleash your senses and embark on an extraordinary journey where the world of wine intertwines with unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, a music lover, an adventure seeker, or a curious soul, Monterey Wine Country promises to be your ultimate destination for an epic summer getaway. Maps of tasting rooms and event listings can be found at

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