The largest California wine region, Monterey County consists of 45,000 acres of seven winegrowing appellations. Visit the tasting rooms of Bernardus, Chateau Julien, Talbott and Galante vineyards in Carmel Valley. Drive south to Riverland Vineyard, Smith & Hook/Hahn Estates or Chalone Vineyards. In November the Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association hosts the Annual Great Wine Escape Weekend, which features wine and food tastings, winery tours, and winemaker dinners.
There are so many unique attractions in Monterey that it can be hard to pick just one! Here's an overview of Monterey County’s top attractions.