Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Self Guided - Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea - Wine Tasting Passport

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Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea is home to 18 (at last count) wine tasting rooms.  Twelve of these are part of the Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea Passport, available for purchase on line or at the Visitor's Center on San Carlos between Fifth and Sixth Avenue.




The current cost of the Passport is $65 which entitles the buyer to one $10 flight of wine at nine of the twelve wine rooms listed on the passport. A flight of wine being three, four or even six pours of about two ounces depending on the wine room.

Now I love wine but thankfully the Passport does not have to be used all in one day.  It can be used over a weekend, a month, or even several months.


Another good reason to purchase the Passport is that a bottle of wine purchased at participating wine rooms may be taken to selected restaurants and the corkage fee is waved! There are rules for this, so please make sure you inquire at the wine room of your choice how to enjoy their bottle of wine at your dinner.  

Currently corkage fees for one bottle of wine per visit per party will be waved at Allegro Gourmet PizzeriaAndre's BoucheeBasil's CarmelBig Sur LodgeBig Sur River InnCantinetta LucaCarmel BelleLe St. TropezLittle NapoliRio GrilleVesuvio, and Village Corner

The wine must be purchased while using the Wine Passport at Blair EstateCaraccioli CellarsDawn's DreamDe Tierra VineyardsFigge CellarsGalante VineyardsManzoni CellarsShale CanyonScheid VIneyards, Silvestri VineyardsVino Napoli and Wrath


In the following four posts I have put together a self guided walking tour of the wine rooms on the passport which can be used with this street map. On the map tasting rooms with a red marker are on the Carmel Wine Walk Passport. Blue marker denote tasting rooms not on the Carmel Wine Walk Passport. 

Please note that flight prices and hours of operation are subject to change as are the restaurants waving corkage fees. 

So in no particular order enjoy the
 Carmel Wine Walk by-the-Sea 
 Salute!


Part One  De Tierra Vineyard, Wrath, & Scheid

Part Two Manzoni Cellars, Blair Estate & Shale Canyon

Part Three Dawn's Dream, Silvestri, & Vino Napoli

Part Four Figge Cellars, Caraccioli Cellars, & Galante