The vinyards of Monterey and Santa Cruz counties offer some of the finest varieties of wines in the world as well as some of the United States' best known vintners. A wine tasting tour of the Napa Valley Region is a memorable experience for both the wine enthusiast and the novice. The rustic charm of local family owned wineries is present in the many small towns throughout Monterey and Sant Cruz counties.
The climate and geography of the region combine to provide a long, mild season and a variety of wines that is found in few other places. The Monterey Wine Country is known to produce exceptional Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet and Syrah.