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I will never go to Napa again

Folktale is a magical, beautiful, friendly place. Great for kids, pets & love! .. I actually joined... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Monterey, California
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Excellent Food, Wine, Ambience

Enjoyed a lovely business dinner and tour of the barrel room here. Be sure to ask for wines... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
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“barrel room”(5 reviews)
“cheese board”(6 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93923-9577
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Folktale is a magical, beautiful, friendly place. Great for kids, pets & love! .. I actually joined the wine club. I’m very excited about that. There Pinot ,Bubbley & Chardonnay are may favorite! Beautiful open space magical castle pet friendly. The best winery in California....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely business dinner and tour of the barrel room here. Be sure to ask for wines specifically from this winery, if you are eating here. One of the offerings from our meal was from another winery & not nearly as good, IMO. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jg3arrow
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Our family (myself, my husband, and our 2 sons--12 and 2 years old) just visited Folktale. It was incredible. The tour is a must. Our guide, Ellis, was fantastic and you could tell she really loved her job. She was very informative, and knew a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amanda W
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Could have sat here for hours....what an amazing way to spend an afternoon, soooo relaxing and such a fabulous way to taste wine. Customer service was the BEST!!! Took home six bottles of wine, a MUST stop if you are in the Carmel Valley

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TeamMoccio86
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I came here from a cruise excursion. There are many acres of land filled with grapevines and buildings. Everything is done on the property from planting the grapes to selling the wine. They have some beautiful rooms and gardens where they host many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We were welcomed to the wine patio with complimentary glasses of brut bubbles. When a gust of wind knocked one of our glasses over, breaking it, the servers couldn’t have been nicer about it. We shared a tasting flight (6 pours), a full glass, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Angellocks84
Reviewed September 18, 2018

The patio and grounds are lovely and worth a quick stop. We did a tour and that was so-so, it was more like a tour if you potentially wanted to rent the place. Which it does have several areas that you can rent and I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 3deltas
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Great patio area to enjoy the great CA weather. Wine is pretty good. Not comparable to Sonoma/Napa, but nice. Food menu looked good, but we had just had lunch.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Folktale is a winery that makes outstanding wines but doesn't take itself too seriously. Their Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are first rate but so is their Grenache Blanc, Syrah and a host of others on their tasting menu. Speaking of menus, the food available is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 831ord
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Attended a Rose and BBQ Summer Event at the winery and really enjoyed the whole vibe of this place from the property to the people. Nice outdoor seating, live music, flatbread pizza and light food options.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Laura D
July 13, 2018|
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Response from greenham01 | Reviewed this property |
No particular dress code that I can recall, was 'enforced'. We were quite casual, jeans/slacks & Tshirts. I saw visitors with shorts, couples with dogs, all in a casual relaxed environment, lounging on chairs outside... More
March 4, 2017|
Response from 3CatMom | Reviewed this property |
I would ask the winery directly. I'm just a user of TripAdvisor who posted a review. In any case, I hope you have fun.