The Carmel Valley is located between the Pacific Ocean and the Salinas Valley. Grapes are grown both within the Carmel Valley itself and within the warmer and higher elevation Cachagua Valley.

Carmel Valley has about twenty wineries, three quarters of which are open for tasting without an appointment. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah do particularly well in this warm, high altitude environment.

Scroll down for a comprehensive list of Carmel Valley wineries and click "map view" to access the advanced winery search. Whether you would like to visit a winery that provides beautiful vineyard lodging, has food available to complement its wines, hosts vineyard weddings, or produces wines from organic grapes, we make it easy to find the best Carmel Valley wine tasting and touring destinations.


Top Varieties


Cabernet Sauvignon



Pinot Noir

Sauvignon Blanc

Carmel Valley Wineries - Highest Visitor Ratings

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Carmel Valley Wineries - Highest Wine Critic Ratings

1.   Bernardus Vineyards & Winery  
2.   Boekenoogen Vineyards & Winery  
3.   Talbott Carmel Valley Tasting Room  
4.   Galante Vineyards - Carmel Valley Estate Wines  
5.   Georis Winery  
6.   Heller Estate  
7.   Holman Ranch  
8.   Holman Ranch Tasting Room  
9.   Joullian Vineyards  
10.   Joyce Vineyards  

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All Carmel Valley Wineries (27) [map view]

Bernardus Vineyards & Winery

Boekenoogen Vineyards & Winery

Bunter Spring Winery

Chateau Sinnet

Chesebro Wines

Chock Rock Tasting Room

Cima Collina Art Gallery and Wine Tasting Bar

Cowgirl Winery

Crist Family Vineyard

Dawn's Dream Winery

Galante Vineyards - Carmel Valley Estate Wines

Georis Winery

Heller Estate

Holman Ranch

Holman Ranch Tasting Room

Idle Hour - Central Coast Tasting

Indigene Cellars

Jarman Wines

Joullian Vineyards

Joyce Vineyards

Mercy Vineyards - Carmel Valley

Parsonage Village Vineyard

ROMBI Estate Wines


Talbott Carmel Valley Tasting Room

Twisted Roots - Carmel Valley

Windy Oaks Estate - Carmel Valley