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“Hidden gem upstairs”

A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro
Ranked #2 of 25 Shopping in Monterey
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Owner description: This regional wine market and bistro is Cannery Row's 2nd largest attraction and is a must see when in Monterey. We invite you to come in and discover the culinary delights of Monterey Wine Country. Take in the magnificent ocean's edge location while sampling locally-sourced wine and food. An entire wall of windows overlooks the majestic Monterey Bay, providing a stunning backdrop for a wine tasting and/or dinning adventure. Housed in a renovated circa 1918 sardine cannery and showcases over 95 Monterey County wineries.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Hidden gem upstairs”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

I could hang out here for hours drinking wine and staring at the ocean. The views are wonderful. Joined the wine club and enjoyed great wines. I usually hit taste of Monterey multiple times every trip to Monterey.

Visited October 2011
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English first
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Room With a View ... A Wine Tasting Experience!”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Monterey County has a long standing history in the world of wines. In fact, the very first vines in California were planted in Monterey County. That being said, if you are a wine lover, In my humble opinion, no visit to Monterey would be complete without a visit to A Taste of Monterey. Situated right on the heart of Cannery Row, Taste of Monterey has a little something for every wine lover's palate. from light and sweet rieslings and sauvignon blans to bold and juicy cabernets and syrahs, Taste of Monterey covers all of the bases in style! Taste of Monterey has a helpful, friendly staff is always ready to answer any questions you may have about the wine you are sipping or potential purchases.

But Taste of Monterey is more than just a wine tasting room, it is one-stop shopping for all of the oenophiles out there. From decanters to stemware, from preservers to openers, from hats to shirts, from coasters to coolers, from nuts to chocolate, from postcards to pictures, Taste of Monterey has it all!! And then there is the wine .... wine, wine , wine!! Available by the glass, by the bottle, or by the case. They have gift packs, and offer shipping options to make sure you don't leave empty handed, but don't feel bogged down either.

I have been to Monterey 25-30 times, and Taste of Monterey has always been on my to-do list at some point during the visit, and you should add it yours as well!!

Visited August 2011
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Monterey, California
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55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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“Excellent View and Good Staff”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

This wine tasting room is in a great location with a fantastic view of the Bay. The staff is knowledgable and very friendly. They feature a wide selection of Central Coast wines.

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Reno, Nevada
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26 reviews
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“Sunny Toast”
Reviewed 25 January 2012

The view of the Monterey Bay, charming atmosphere & very friendly service gives happiness all over. I love the fact they have tables to enjoy a glass of your favorite taste & view the beauty God created outside a window. This is a place I hope everyone may visit and enjoy when visiting Cannery Row.

Visited July 2011
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Athenry, Ireland
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“Friendly town”
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Was in Monterey last March, what a town, great restaurants ,Parks, and places of interest , very child welcoming not like Carmel. Would recommend Monterey, give it 5 stars.

Visited March 2011
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