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A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro

700 Cannery Row, 2nd Floor, Monterey, CA 93940-1063
+1 831-646-5446
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Wine Tasting & Whale Watching

What a great find! The tasting room is located upstairs in the touristy Cannery Row area. Back in a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fabulous find! Loved it

We visited yesterday afternoon - I had bought a groupon that morning - $30 for 2 wine flights along... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Rebecca M
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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700 Cannery Row, 2nd Floor, Monterey, CA 93940-1063
+1 831-646-5446
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great find! The tasting room is located upstairs in the touristy Cannery Row area. Back in a secluded corner is the hidden gem: wine tasting with a spectacular view of the bay. Our host, Scott, was very knowledgeable of wine but also of...More

Thank Ddeboer05
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We visited yesterday afternoon - I had bought a groupon that morning - $30 for 2 wine flights along with cheese. We chose the white wine and the Cabernet flight and the server gave great information about the wines. All the wines were very delicious...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We visited Monterey during Concours week. It was jam packed and difficult to get around. Seeking a respite we found this restaurant on the second floor in abuilding housing several shops. It was quiet and the food delicious. We had a flight of wines, all...More

Thank Mariellen S
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Walking back to our hotel and decided to stop in. So glad we did. We have been doing wine tastings for at least 20 years and Scott here was easily one of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides we have ever had. When PA joins...More

Thank JonnWinterWilson
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Wonderful little place! If you take the free trolley, get off at Prescott Street and walk into the entrance of 700 Cannery Row - it's on the 2nd floor, with stairs to access it inside the building toward the back. I used a Living Social...More

Thank C P
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch after the aquarium. It's not really a kid-friendly place, but after finding the elevators for our stroller (they do exist!), we weren't about to give up. And there was another well behaved little girl out with her parents. The view is...More

1  Thank waterangel21
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Wine tasting was a riot. Whales entertained us for hours while we tasted the best of California wines. Servers were professional and knowledgeable. Went back every day for lunch. Flatbread pizzas were delicious.

1  Thank Diane W
Ken R, Owner at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

So happy to hear of the whale watching while wine tasting. Such a special spot. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Monterey. Cheers! Ken

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

With Cannery Row over supplied by garish tourist traps, eateries and bars we were relieved to find ourselves up stairs here. Beautiful views, excellent wine and craft beer choices. Plus good food and service.

1  Thank Xen_Paul
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Great staff with excellent wine recommendations. You can do wine tasting or sit at one of their tables and get a glass of wine and food. The view at sunset was amazing and was a nice complement to the great wine and food. I believe...More

Thank JimmyD098765
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Visited here for lunch on a recent visit to the Aquarium. The restaurant is a difficult location to find....upstairs and at the back of a shopping mall on Cannery Row. The place was wide open for seating and the service was great. However, it appears...More

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12 October 2017|
Response from Ddeboer05 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I do not have any details regarding the Private Reserve Club. The wines that I did taste there were from local wineries and delicious. As we were in Pinot country, that is what I tasted. My guess is that if... More