Activities in the Carmel, CA Area

Carmel CA Tours and Wine Tasting

No trip to the Carmel area is complete without experiencing wine country or one of many tours that gives you a first-hand view of the scenic California coast. Be sure to make necessary arrangements ahead of time. It's going to be an unforgettable trip to Carmel! The Carmel Mission Inn is just minutes from fabulous wine tasting spots and Monterey Bay tours.

Carmel by the Sea Wine Tasting Adventures

Galante Vineyards
San Carlos between Ocean Ave. & 7th  (831)624-3800 
Tastings daily 10-6pm 
Family-owned and estate grown in Carmel Valley. Great Reds 
Galante Vineyards

Cima Colina
San Carlos between Ocean Ave. & 7th ( 831)620-0645 
Thursday - Monday 11-7pm 
Hand-crafted family-owned Monterey County & Carmel Valley Vineyards 
Cima Colina

Vino Napoli 
Corner of Dolores & 7th  (831)626-2032 
Daily 1-10pm 
A new fun wine tasting bistro next to Little Napoli Italian Restaurant

The Bountiful Basket
San Carlos between Ocean Ave. & 7th in the Doud Arcade  (831)625-4457 
Daily tastings 11-6 pm 
Boutique local wines, specialty foods, & over 101 olive oils & vinegars 
Bountiful Basket

The Cheese Shop
Corner of Ocean Ave. & Junipero downstairs in the Carmel Plaza  (831)625-2272 
Daily 11-5:30p 
World renowned for cheese, gourmet foods, & wine 
Cheese Shop

Carmel Valley Wine Tasting Adventures

Chateau Julien Winery & Tasting Room
8940 Carmel Valley Rd. Mid-valley 5 miles east of Hwy 1 (831)624-2600
Tasting and weekend tours available by appointment. Please call. 
Chateau Julien 
Heller Estate Organic Vineyards Tasting Room
69 West Carmel Valley Rd. 831-659-6220
Boutique shopping and tasting room 
Heller Estate

Talbott Vineyards Tasting Room
53 East Carmel Valley Rd. (831)659-3500
Family-owned & renowned for their Diamond T Chardonnay & Pinot Noirs Very fine wines from Santa Lucia Highlands & Carmel Valley Appellations 
Talbott Vineyards

Georis Winery Tasting Room
4 Pilot Rd. (next door to Talbott) 
Georis Winery

Bernardus Winery Tasting Room
5 West Carmel Valley Rd. (831)659-1900
More good wines from the Promising Viticulture Region of Carmel Valley Good Chardonnays and their excellent red called Marinus
Bernardus Winery

Joullian Vineyards Tasting Room
2 Village Drive (831)659-8100
Good medium priced Carmel Valley wines. 
Joullian Vineyards

Parsonage Winery Tasting Room
19 East Carmel Valley Rd. (831)659-7322
Family owned, estate bottled, Cabernet Franc 
Parsonage Winery

Monterey Bay Tours 
Ag Venture Tours—831-761-8463
Ag Venture Tours specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region of California. Wine tasting tours visit either the Monterey Wine Country (Salinas, Carmel Valley) or the Santa Cruz Mountains. Agricultural education tours feature the Salinas Valley. Sightseeing tours include the Monterey Peninsula (Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, and Carmel) or Big Sur. All our tours are designed to be fun and educational and can be customized to your interests, offering both half and full day excursions. Our guides are friendly and knowledgeable with extensive backgrounds in the agriculture and the wine industry.

Carmel Walks—831-642-2700
Carmel's famous guided tour. Stroll through secret pathways, hidden courtyards, award-winning gardens, and by enchanting fairytale cottages, the homes, haunts, and history of artists, writers and movie stars.

California Nature Treks & Team Adventures—877-433-8735
Experience the best that Monterey County has to offer by joining our naturalist/guides on an exciting guided trek through some of the most beautiful and interesting areas in the world. We offer full-service, customized natural history treks with unmatched personalized service and quality for private and corporate groups.

Ghost Tour of Old Monterey—831-624-1700
Relive the Fantastic Tales of Old Monterey. Once the capitol of Mexican California, Old Monterey was the center of fiestas and balls, the glamour of dashing Spanish horsemen and the throb of guitars played by romantic suitors. It was also a town of intrigue, murder, swindles and shipwrecks. Epic lives full of lost treasures, found romance, and amazing adventures. Visit the sites of the ghost in the garden, ancient burial grounds, hidden treasure, hauntings, hangings and frequent ghostly sightings. This 90 minute trolley tour, led by longtime residents and local historians, will bring you into a Monterey that few alive today have seen. 

Monterey Movie Tours —800-343-6437
See the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula including 17-Mile Drive through the eyes of Hollywood. Visit sites where movies were filmed and watch the actual scene on overhead monitors in a luxury tour coach. Daily and specially scheduled group tours available.

The Wine Trolley—831-624-1700
Experience an unforgettable journey wine tasting in the aesthetic beauty of Carmel Valley aboard “Hattie the Magnificent Trolley”. We will pick you up at the Portola Plaza-Downtown Monterey at 11:00 AM and trolley you to Ventana Vineyards out at Tarpy's Flat. We then travel over the Salinas Mountains to visit the many tasting rooms in the Carmel Valley Village including: Bernardus Vineyards, Parsonage Vineyards, Chateau Sinnet, Heller Estate Organic Vineyards, Joullian Vineyards and Georis Winery. Our last stop is Mid Valley where we can visit Boete Winery and Chateau Julien. You will then be returned to Portola Plaza with all the wonderful memories, new friends and wines you have collected.

Let our courteous staff know if you have any questions about area wineries or tours and call 800.348.9090 for rates and availability.