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“Great wine, lackluster service”
Review of Ventana Vineyards

Ventana Vineyards
Ranked #43 of 105 things to do in Monterey
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Reviewed 16 October 2014

We stopped here on our way out of Monterey. The grounds are lovely but we were hoping to be able to "stroll the winery" a little more. Both staff members were helping another group when we arrived, so we started the tasting by ourselves. I thought that someone might come check on us when they were done with that group, but another group arrived and they were helped right away. In the time we were there, no one ever came to check on us. That being said, we didn't learn much other than what was on the sheet of paper that tells you what kind of wine you're drinking. That was a little disappointing given that it was the first time to a winery for all 4 of us and we were excited to gain some knowledge in addition to tasting the wine. The wine was great and the landscape made for a perfect afternoon of sitting outside sipping wine with friends.

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Ventana was our first stop on our wine trolley tour. We had a great time and we learned so much useful information about the wines and wine etiquette. I really loved the atmosphere of the patio and my husband and I will definitely go back on our next trip to Monterey.

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

The Ventana wines are great! We were introduced to the medal winner Chardonnay on a fishing trip 2 years ago. We certainly do appreciate the quality and the price if these fine local wines.

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Reviewed 25 December 2013

Not only were the wines excellent, but our host was fantastic! As we were new to the "wine tasting arena", we didn't know a lot about what to do. Our host showed us everything and answered all our questions. It was incredible. And since it was Sunday before Christmas, it was a small group. It was amazing that he took so much time with us. Thank you and we will definitely come again when we visit...and buy wine from your website!

Thank juliek66
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We spent a very delightful hour here. Ashley was our 'guide' was VERY knowledgeable about the wines, vineyards and the wine process. We learned a lot and enjoyed her "presentation". The wines were very good. We are glad we decided to stop here!

Thank Malena N
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