Planning Your Trip

We’ll help plan your trip and provide a roadmap to the optimum wine-tasting experience.

Things to do abound in Monterey. However, the abundance of opportunities can make planning a time-limited trip difficult. With 10 distinct AVAs, 53 varietals, and over 349 vineyards, the possibilities are endless, and we are here to help you narrow them down and create the perfect experience for your tastes and needs. (And, of course, to entice you to keep on coming back.)

Ultimately, Monterey County may have built its reputation on premier wine. Still, it creates unforgettable experiences with stunning vistas, luxurious lodging, world-class restaurants, quaint towns, innumerable activities, and unrivaled hospitality. Let us help deliver you to the Monterey wine-tasting experience of your dreams:


The first step to planning a successful getaway starts with an itinerary. Fortunately, we have several itinerary ideas at your disposal for inspiration. Explore our guides and itineraries to lay the foundation for an unforgettable experience.

Tasting Rooms

An authentic immersion into Monterey Wine Country requires exploring the region’s premier tasting rooms. Peruse our comprehensive list of some of the best California wineries and tasting rooms by region to experience the character, history, and excellence of Monterey wines.

Useful Maps & Directions

Monterey County is vast, and regardless of which AVA and tasting rooms you choose to explore, it can be daunting to navigate alone. Whether you are interested in how to get to your destination or maps of towns and regions, we can help.

Fun Activities

There are ample attractions and activities in historic Monterey County to enhance your wine-tasting experience. Whether you want to explore the breathtaking terrain, soak up art and culture, play golf on the ocean, or shop in quaint, fairytale towns, we offer it all and more!