The Wineries with Tasting Rooms

Hahn Winery

Mon.- Fri. 11 - 4, Sat. & Sun. 11 - 5
37700 Foothill Road, Soledad, CA, 93960
(831) 678 - 4555

Hahn Estates is owned and operated by the Nicolaus Hahn Family. Nicolaus (“Nicky”) Hahn is a Swiss businessman, adventurer and philanthropist whose venturesome spirit brought him and his family to Monterey in the mid 1970's. While living in England , the Hahns had discovered a love for California wines. A two-year search guided them to Monterey County with its breathtaking beauty and ideal growing conditions. Nicky quickly realized that this region had as much potential to produce world-class wines as any other in the state. He and his wife Gaby purchased Smith & Hook Winery in 1980, laying the groundwork for their long-term commitment to bring out the full potential of Monterey.


Manzoni Winery

Sat. - Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
30981 River Road, Soledad, CA, 93960
(831) 675-3398

The lush Manzoni Estate Vineyard is located on six acres in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Here, amidst the beauty of central California's Salinas Valley, we produce a premium brand founded on our family name. It is our hope that you enjoy consuming these artful vintages as much as we enjoy creating them.


Odonata Wines

Odonata Wines is a small family winery based here on the west side of Santa Cruz. We do our best to focus on local grapes that are organic and grown sustainably. We work closely with the growers to ensure the highest quality wines from the vines to the glass.

The credo I subscribe to is blending of old world winemaking methods and attitudes with new learning and a continuous search for improvement. - Denis Hoey, Winemaker/Owner
(831) 566 - 5147

River Road Tasting Room
645 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908
Open in June

Santa Cruz Tasting Room
2343 Mission St. Santa Cruz CA 95060
Friday - Sunday 12-5pm
Tuesday night Pizza night year round 4:30 to 8pm
Every First Friday 4:30 to 8pm for First Friday Art Tour.


Paraiso Vineyards

Fri - Sun. 11 - 5 p.m.
38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad, CA 93960
(831) 678 - 0300

Paraiso Vineyards is owned and managed by three generations of the Smith family, one of the pioneering wine grape growers of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Their estate vineyard is the first in the region to be SIP Certified Sustainable. While the focus is on estate Pinot Noir, Paraiso also produces small lots of Chardonnay, dry Riesling, Syrah and Souzao Port. Additionally, the Paraiso gift boutique offers a unique collection of home and garden decor, and the scenic grounds are the perfect setting for weddings and private parties.


Pessagno Winery

Monday - Thursday 11-4, Friday - Sunday 11-5
1645 River Road, Salinas, CA, 93908
(831) 675 - 9463

Steve Pessagno has been producing award-winning wines for over 20 years. In 2005 he and close associates purchased a winery in the heart of the beautiful Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, (which is becoming one of the world’s premier wine-growing regions) that will provide our guests with a picturesque setting in which to enjoy these great wines. Pessagno Winery is the culmination of Steve Pessagno’s vision to produce limited quantities of exclusive, prestigious, single vineyard wines from Monterey and San Benito Counties. Please come and visit us soon ….and visit often!


Puma Road / Ray Franscioni Wines

Saturday & Sunday, 11-5pm
32720 River Road, Gonzales

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. Vintners like Kendall-Jackson, Mer Soleil, Morgan, Cru, and Joullian purchase fruit for their best vintages from the various Franscioni estates.

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 winegrowing experience...


Scheid Vineyards

Daily 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1972 Hobson Avenue, Greenfield, CA 93927
(831) 386 - 0316

As one of the largest independent growers of premium wine grapes, the primary business of Scheid Vineyards is the production and sale of wine grapes to wine producers. Many people do not realize that the majority of California's wineries grow only a portion of the wine grapes they need in their own vineyards. For the rest, they depend on growers to supply quality wine grapes grown to their specifications. What our customers value most is a relationship where our viticultural team works closely with them to produce the flavors and other qualities that make their wines special. Throughout the years, we have strived to create such partnerships with our winery customers and have delivered wine grapes to many of the state's outstanding winemakers.


Talbott Vineyards

OPEN Thursday - Monday
1380 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 675 - 0942

Now open to the public, our new Tasting Room is set in the majestic rolling hills of the Santa Lucia Highlands at our winery. Our Sleepy Hollow Vineyard has earned a reputation for producing wines of great depth and voluptuousness. Sleepy Hollow’s River Road block is home to the winery’s state-of-the-art winemaking facility, where Robb Talbott and renowned winemaker Dan Karlsen guide Talbott’s storied Chardonnay and Pinot Noir programs. These estate wines have gained a reputation for their lushness, grace and great aging potential, and have become benchmarks of quality on the Central Coast.


Ventana Vineyards

Arroyo Seco Estate Tasting Room
Hours: Friday thru Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
Address: 38740 Los Coches Rd.
Soledad, Ca. 93960
Phone: (831) 678-2306

The Ventana Vineyard was planted in 1974.  The vineyard was named "Ventana," Spanish for "window," because the vineyard lies up against theVentana Wilderness in Monterey County, but also because it symbolized a "window to the future" in California viticulture.  At the time, there were very few vineyards in the area, but today, Monterey has taken its rightful place beside Napa and Sonoma as one of the great wine regions of California. Great wines are made in the vineyard, and the Ventana Vineyard has the perfect combination of water, soil, climate, art and science to create superb, world-class wines. Ventana is known for its unique planting style and phenomenal Estate wines.  This sought after vineyard is owned by a small group of local growers who have lived and worked in the region for generations.


The Wineries by Tasting Appointment Only


by appointment
33520 Fairview Road, Gonzales
(831) 675 - 3549

Nestled atop the foothills in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands lies Boekenoogen Vineyards and Winery. Family owned and operated, we are dedicated to creating exceptional limited production wines. We are one of the few estates in the region that takes the grape from the vine to the bottle without ever leaving the vineyard. Our varietals include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah.With the joining of superior clones, rocky well drained soils, meticulous viticulture practices, complemented by foggy mornings and sunny afternoons, moderated by a cooling maritime breeze, makes the perfect marriage in outstanding fruit. With enthusiasm we ask you to share in the romance of our signature wines. Cheers!


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