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“nice views,great variety”

A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro
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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.
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“nice views,great variety”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

features a great view and samples many of the area's wines. If you do not have the time to visit the individual tasting rooms around the countryside. Get over to Ventana if you can.

Visited October 2011
Thank michael117
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English first
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great wine and view!”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The staff were very nice and helpful and we enjoyed a wine tasting of red wines. The building overlooks the bay and is very peaceful. I would definitely recommend going here, there are a ton of different wines from a variety of wineries to taste, the price is reasonable and the staff is great. Make sure to find a coupon for a two-for-one tasting in one of the tourist brochures or online though first!

Visited January 2012
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Santa Barbara, CA
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111 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
Reviewed 23 March 2012

Local wines served with a great view of the bay. They do offer a nice enticement of a group of restaurants that waive corkage for wine bearing their seal. Generally I find wine tasting venues such as this a problem in that they seem more like a fast food place--get in and get as much as you can to sip with the result that no one can believe the purpose is actually to "taste" wine in the sense of gaining knowledge. But with some discipline one might do that here as the staff was knowledgeable and the selection mostly appropriate for the place it exists in.

Visited March 2012
Thank RHSSantaBarbara_CA
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Jefferson City, Tennessee
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cindy H.”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Most beautiful wine tasting area on the Peninsula. Amazing views of Monterey Bay as you sip wine and watch sea otter, seal and a variety of birds! Excellent tasting of Monterey County wines, and a variety of wine gifts in the shop.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank Cindy H
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Paradise California
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100 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“The best place to taste wine”
Reviewed 5 March 2012

You wont get a better view, anywhere! Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Excellent wines and if you buy it there they will put a sticker on it and you can take it to your favorite restaurant and have free corkage. Can't beat that.

Visited February 2012
1 Thank motherpw
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