AN ENLIGHTENING EXPERIENCE:
A visit to our tasting room provides the opportunity to Experience, Taste and Learn about our wines, our “research” vineyard (a study of cold-climate viticulture) and our history. Viticultural leadership in wine making has become a hallmark at Ventana; we invite you to come in and see why. Ventana Vineyards represents a wine heritage that has brought acclaim, attention and awards to the magnificent grapes and wonderful wines made here in Monterey County.
Taste wines that are unique to Ventana Vineyards, such as “Due Amici” (a blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon), Rubystone (a Rhone style blend of Syrah and Grenache) and Dry Rosado (a Spanish style Dry Rosé). You also cannot miss the other classic reds, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Grenache and white varietals, such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, plus many more. It’s a taste experience you won’t forget!
VENTANA IN THE NEWS:
Here's an excerpt from the Monterey Herald about the Wine Trolley's stop at Ventana. "First stop: Ventana Vineyards next to Tarpy's Roadhouse. Before his rapt audience seated comfortably in the upstairs flower-strewn patio of the tasting room, a dapper man in a navy blue sweater vest affectionately dubbed Sir Richard, the Sultan of Swirl, teaches a half-hour crash course in wine. Richard soberly reminds his students, "This is a wine tasting, not a wine drinking, trip." His tutorial in the fine art of tasting — look, swirl, swish, swallow — is nothing short of masterful. Even novices can tell whether they will enjoy a wine in only two sips, according to Richard, if they follow this time-honored technique. Varieties of wine and the shapes of their unique bottles are demystified, and a short discussion of food pairings, including a short quiz, ensue before the trolley departs with its tasting pilgrims." Read the full article: http://www.montereyherald.com/food/ci_14008122?nclick_check=1
Surrounded by beautiful pine and oak trees, the Ventana Patio is splashed with color and fragrance from the potted flowers. The intrigue of the Old Stonehouse Historic building, built in 1919, is sure to make an enjoyable visit. Picnic lunches are encouraged!
Relax and enjoy World Class Wines in a new intimate room within the historical Stonehouse at the Ventana Vineyards Tasting Room. The focal point of this luxurious room is a hand carved Burmese thirteen and a half foot grape motif table with seating for fourteen guests. Elegant draperies and a Parisian tapestry are gently illuminated by firelight. The room is finished off with groupings of family and vineyard photographs and large format wine bottles.
>Educational wine tasting, with a friendly, knowledgeable, courteous Tasting Room Staff.
>Join the Ventana’s Family Estate White & Red Wine Club
>Gift shop items
>Only 5 minutes from the Monterey Airport. Its fast and easy to fly direct to Monterey.
>Just minutes away from Downtown Monterey and Carmel
>Just down the road from Laguna Seca Golf Course and Laguna Seca Race Track. Stop by before or after the races or a day of golf.
>Private wine tastings for groups of 8 or less are available in the beautiful, French style Salon du Vin or on our outdoor patio! (Please call for appointment)
>Open from 11:00am to 5:00pm daily
DINING NEXT DOOR:
After your wine tasting, take a bottle of Ventana next door (complementary corkage) to Tarpy's Roadhouse, a fabulous establishment that has been recognized in Wine Spectator and many other dining guides. Relax in this 1917 Roadhouse and enjoy creative, Five Star American Country Cuisine. The wood-burning grill provides wonderful flavors for wild game, the freshest seafood and prime steaks. Set on five landscaped acres, the patios and extensive gardens provide a refreshing backdrop for hearty sandwiches, vegetarian entrees and tempting salads. Seven private and semi-private rooms are available for banquets, meetings and celebrations. The full bar, award-winning wine list and knowledgeable professional service ensure a terrific dining experience. Reservations are recommended. Tarpy's also offers affordable full-service, off-site catering. www.tarpys.com