Salinas Valley Wineries – 12 Great Wineries

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Salinas Valley WineriesSample delicious wine at Salinas Valley Wineries. Find 12 great wineries located in the cities of Salinas, Soledad, and Gonzales.

The Salinas Valley lies along the Salinas River 120 miles south of San Francisco. This valley is known as “America’s Salad Bowl” due to the large amount of vegetables and fruits grown here.

Also check out other wine regions along California’s Central Coast:

Monterey | San Luis Obispo | Paso Robles |Alameda
Santa Barbara | Santa Cruz | San Benito |Livermore Wineries
 

The conditions are ideal for growing the winegrapes needed for producing great quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Most wineries are located in the towns of Soledad, Salinas, and Gonzales. Plan a visit soon!

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Salinas Valley Wineries

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Most of this wineries are small. Call ahead to verify their hours before you leave!

Blackstone Winery
Address: 800 South Alta St., Gonzales, CA
Telephone: (831) 675-5341
Open daily 11 AM – 4 PM.


Boekenoogen
Address: Salinas, CA
Telephone: (831) 675-3549
Open by appointment only.


Chalone Vineyards
Address: 32020 Stonewall Canyon Rd., Soledad, CA
(831) 678-4555
Open Friday-Sunday 11:30AM -5:00PM
Taste their estate grown red and white wines. The tasting room is 20 minutes off Highway 101. It borders Pinnacles National Park. Click on the link to their website for map and directions. It’s a little remote, but the reward is excellent wines to taste!


Hahn WineryHahn Family Wines
Address: 37700 Foothill Blvd. Soledad, CA
Telephone: (831) 678-4555
Open daily 11AM – 5PM
*Tours by appointment
Enjoy the scenic view from this winery. In fact, the picture at the top of this page was taken at Hahn Estates. Take an ATV vineyard tour; by appointment only. They produce both red and white wines. A great stop as you tour Salinas Valley wineries!


Joyce Vineyards/Chateau Christina
Address: 1354 Dayton St., Salinas, CA
Telephone: (831) 659-0312
Open by appointment only.
Joyce Vineyards has opened a tasting room in Carmel Valley. Address: 19 East Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley.


Marilyn Remark
Marilyn Remark
Address: 645 River Rd., Salinas, CA
Telephone: (831) 455-9310
Open Weekends 11 AM – 5 PM.


Manzoni EstateManzoni Estate
Address: 30981 River Rd., Soledad, CA
Telephone: (831) 675-3398
Open weekends 11 AM – 5 PM.
Manzoni Estate has opened up a second tasting room in Carmel. Reds: Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Syrah. Whites: Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.

 


ParaisoParaiso Vineyards
Address: 38060 Paraiso Springs Rd., Soledad, CA
Telephone: (831) 678-0300
Open Thurs.-Monday 11 AM – 5 PM
Paraiso has opened a second tasting room in Carmel. Check their website for directions to either tasting room. They produce Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah.

 


Passagno WineryPessagno Winery
Address: 1645 River Rd., Salinas, CA
Telephone: (831) 675-9463
Open Friday – Sunday 11 AM – 5 PM.
Great wines! While wine tasting at Salinas Valley Wineries, Pessagno is a “must stop”! They have a second tasting room in Monterey. Whites: Chardonnay and Riesling. Reds: Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Port, and blends.

 


Scheid VineyardsScheid Vineyards
Address: 1972 Hobson Rd., Greenfield, CA
Telephone: (831) 386-0316
Open daily 11 AM – 5 PM.
Small, friendly tasting room with a variety of great wines. Whites: Chardonnay, Gewürtztraminer, and a blend. Reds: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and blends. Scheid has a second tasting room in Carmel.

 


Ventana
Ventana
Address: 38740 Los Coches Rd., Soledad, CA
Telephone: 800-237-8846
Open Fridays 11 AM – 4 PM; Open weekends 11 AM – 5 PM.


Wrath Wines
Address: 35801 Foothill Rd., Soledad, CA
Telephone: (831) 678-2212
Open Friday-Monday 11 AM – 5 PM.
Enjoy stunning views of the Santa Lucia Highlands and the Salinas Valley. Wrath has opened a second tasting room in Carmel. White wines: Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Reds: Pinot Noir and Syrah.


Have a blast wine tasting at these 12 Salinas Valley Wineries!


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