If you love wine, Monterey is a great area to explore. While there are plenty of nearby places to explore during your time in Monterey such as the Moss Landing Antique Fair, you’ll definitely need to set aside time to explore the wineries in the area. If you’re looking for the best Monterey sparkling wines, plan some time to visit these nearby wineries.
Located in Carmel-By-The-Sea, the tasting room for Caraccioli Cellars is a sophisticated yet welcoming space that also offers some light bites to enjoy alongside your wine. This family run winery enjoys perfecting Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays among others. As a result, their sparkling wine which is composed of 40% Pinot Noir and 60% Chardonnay is a joy to taste. Small bites include cheese and charcuterie, caviar, olives and more.
Also located in Carmel-By-The-Sea, this beautiful winery will have you believing you just walked into a fairy tale. But don’t just take it from us, one local says, “Folktale never disappoints. The atmosphere is chill and the views are lovely. You can see the vineyards and the indoor/outdoor tasting area is gorgeous! Not to mention aesthetically pleasing with a fairytale rustic vibe, sparkling lights, fire pits and even cornhole. You really do feel you are in a fairytale with their castle-like buildings”. The wine is of course delicious too! Try the Folktale Sparkling Rose offering soft watermelon and kiwi notes to start and bursting with a bright and floral finish.
Located 7 miles in from the Pacific Ocean, Albatross Ridge puts forward excellent Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Over at the tasting room, enjoy glasses of a wide variety of wines as well as tasty eats. As you walk into the tasting room, “you'll be greeted not only by the incredibly friendly staff, but also immaculate stone work and dazzling decor. The atmosphere is surmounted only by the amazing wine selected from Albatross's own vineyard”.
One of the most popular wines at McIntyre Vineyards is the Rose, which is actually grown entirely from Pinot Noir, which is grown in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Their sparkling wine is another favorite that features a bold combination of both elegance and power. If you don’t visit, you can still try these delicious wines by ordering them online straight to your door! Learn more by visiting the official website.