Monterey Wine Country has the land, climate, and comprehensive approach to wine growing and wine making that makes it one of the leading producers in California. The history of the wineries, the families behind them, and the area itself, tell a unique story that is captured in the many varietals that can be found in the Salinas Valley and throughout Monterey County.

The bond that this area has with the earth is unparalleled. As a well-known wine growing region, and  “The Salad Bowl of the World”, growers in the area have the utmost respect for the land and the bounty that it brings. Come share in this wonderful harvest with us.

Are you a winery who would like to showcase your wines at the 7th Annual Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival? Click on the packet below!

2017 SVFW Wine Packet



De Tierra Vineyard

De Tierra Vineyard is a family-owned and operated winery producing handcrafted, award-winning wines from the Monterey County. Our grapes are sourced from a handful of distinctive sites with cool microclimates and favorable yet unique soils. As our name suggests, we have focused on providing the best representation ‘of the land’ in Monterey County. Great wines begin in the vineyard, and it is our goal to translate unique flavors of place, into great Monterey County wine.

Hahn Estates

The Hahn Estate Tasting Room is nestled in heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands. As you sip on our award winning wines, take in the sights and sounds of true wine country as you look out over the Salinas Valley. Our tasting options include award winning wines from Hahn Winery, Hahn SLH Estate, Lucienne, and Smith & Hook. Also, sample reserve and small lot selections that are only available here at the winery. All of our tasting flights are available daily and without reservations. Picnic areas available on our patio deck and lawn. Touring and private tasting options are available by appointment only.

Puma Road

Ray Franscioni is a third generation Monterey County farmer. Ray and family have gained a reputation for providing the finest grapes to some of the industry’s best known producers. It is only recently, though, that wine lovers could collect wines from the Franscioni vineyards under the family’s own labels. From the Santa Lucia Highlands, San Benito County and Monterey County, Ray Franscioni and family have introduced their limited Puma Road, Pedregal, and Lilia releases. Wines with a delicious sense of place, the result of two decades wine growing experience…

Pessagno Winery

Pessagno Winery fulfills a twenty-year dream to produce limited quantities of exclusive luxury wines from prestigious single vineyards throughout Monterey and San Benito Counties. The winery is known for creating wines of distinct character and elegance. It will forever prosper as one of California’s finest wine sources.

Antle Wines

Antle Wines Pinnacalitos de Chalone varietals are 100% estate grown from Antle
Vineyard grapes grown in the Chalone appellation, high in the Gabilan Mountains
of Monterey County, California. Neighboring the Pinnacles National Monument, the

Chalone appellation is characterized by distinctive limestone and decompressed granite soil, concentrating the flavor and mineral character of the wine. With high daytime, and low nighttime temperatures, this unique region produces some of California’s finest wines. We hope you will enjoy drinking them as much as we enjoy bringing them to fruition.

Blair Estate Wines

Pinot Noir is very particular. There are few places on earth where climate and soils combine to provide just the right conditions for this noble grape. The Arroyo Seco district in Monterey County is one of  those sites. For five generations, our family has lived and farmed here. We are proud to share these limited release wines from our home with you…

Austin Harlow Winery

Austin Harlow Winery was established in 2014 by Bill Austin of Monterey Peninsula, a long time wine enthusiast. The flagship brand is “Mid Life Crisis Wines”, officially released in March 2015. Drawing grapes from some of the best vineyards in California, the Mid Life Crisis Wines offer both intense and complex flavors at a great value. The Mid Life Crisis lineup consists of Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel (from a vineyard planted in 1935), a San Benito County Zinfandel, a Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon (from grapes planted in the Clements Hill region), a  Santa Lucia Highlands Monterey County Pinot Noir (from an appellation considered to be one of the best in the world), and Santa Lucia Highlands Monterey County Chardonnay.

Wrath Winery

Wrath produces site-driven Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc from its estate vineyard and respected properties in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Its production is small, its distribution is limited and its wines reveal a passion and inherent respect for what a vineyard can give us. Wrath’s viticultural and winemaking methods are designed to showcase the topography, geology and climate of a finite, naturally defined piece of land. While all of Wrath wines possess accurate varietal characteristics, their real strength is their ability to deliver the unique aromatics, flavors and textures of a specific terroir.

Chalone Vineyards

High atop the Gavilan plateau the ocean breezes sweep the remarkable terroir of the Chalone vineyard, with it’s volcanic limestone soils that give the wines distinctive flavor.

Marin’s Vineyard

Thoughtfully hand-crafted wines that reflect our grass root efforts and ranching heritage – specializing in Syrah and Viognier of southern Monterey County.

Pierce Ranch Vineyards

Pierce Ranch Vineyards is a small, family-owned operation centered in southern Monterey County’s San Antonio Valley appellation. We produce limited-run, estate-grown wines with an emphasis on Spanish and Portuguese varieties.

The Wine Experience

At the Wine Experience, we provide a unique set of services – from wine tasting and custom blending to label personalization to interactive classes, and much more. Our wide range of products offer something to both wine novices and enthusiasts alike, and all at affordable pricing. We will provide everything you need and coach you in the process of making wine. Our wine blending sessions will give you a chance to experience a crucial part of the wine making process, and you can leave with a bottle of wine to drink that day – we’ll ship you the rest. Work on the perfect blend with a group of friends or coworkers, or simply concoct a little something for a special event to impress your friends.