Wines and Wineries in the Monterey AVA & Santa Lucia Highlands: Tasting Rooms, Varietals that Grow Here, Best Wines to Buy
If you love wine, then the Monterey AVA and Santa Lucia Highlands are two wine regions that you will want to explore. These two areas have been producing some of the best wines in California for generations. The area is known for its carefully tended vineyards and spectacular scenery. In this blog post we will discuss why these two regions are so great and what makes them stand out from other places in California. We’ll also talk about tasting rooms, varietals that grow here, and some of the best wines to buy!
Monterey AVA and the Santa Lucia Highlands are known for producing some of the best wines in California. These two areas are home to many different varietals including Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo, and Lagrein.
There are six AVAs in Monterey County: Arroyo Seco, Carmel Valley, Chalone, Edna Valley, Salinas Valley, and Monterey.
There are many tasting rooms in Carmel-by-the-Sea and Carmel Valley, but the best ones have a variety of wines that you can try. They also offer wine flights that allow you to sample different varietals. Our top picks in Carmel? Wrath, Hahn, and Talbot (full reviews coming soon!)