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Address: 700 Cannery Row, 2nd Floor, Monterey, CA 93940-1063
Phone Number: +1 831-646-5446
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00

This regional wine market and bistro is Cannery Row's 2nd largest...

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.

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great place to taste good wine and catch a bite

the wine was flowing and the food (hummus and panini) hit the spot for wine tasting, and the view was great.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Johnny G
Suffolk, Virginia
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San Jose, California, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be one of our favorite places to go while in Monterey. Over the years they have made changes to squeeze every dime out of their customers. Our most recent visit was this past Saturday, we arrived around 12:00 to an completely empty restaurant/wine bar - that should have been our first clue. We had 5 adults and... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

the wine was flowing and the food (hummus and panini) hit the spot for wine tasting, and the view was great.

Thank Johnny G
Sonoma Country, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

After a long walk to the Cannery Row area we decided to stop for lunch. We chose this spot because we thought it would be quieter then the main restaurants along the Row and we were right. This wine bar/restaurant is upstairs and out of the way but worth finding. It has a nice vibe to the interior, a spectacular... More 

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Vacaville, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife and I visited A Taste of Monterey. It is a small market and wine bar located on top of one of the buildings in Cannery Row area of Monterey, CA. The view is nice ... but that is about it. Wine tasting is $20, and the wines are of poor quality. They use a measuring pour spout, so... More 

1 Thank DennisAtkinson
Ken R, Manager at A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro, responded to this review

We do offer a $10 tasting option. Both tasting fee amounts are rebated with a purchase of two bottles or more of wine. The tasting line ups of wines are changed every month. More 

Cupertino, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Had a fantastic appetizer lunch there while watching the ocean from the second story table. Also, an interesting store filled with wines at a decent price and lots of wine related gift and decorator items.

1 Thank Jerry T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Was looking for a glass of wine and a view. Found it. However, the staff wasn't very friendly. Wine was good, acceptably priced. Had one appitizer, the bacon wrapped date, a little too greasy.

1 Thank George H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

My husband and I were visiting Monterey for only two evenings and we wanted to go to a place that was non-touristy and had excellent food. It was very difficult to find something that got consistent good reviews on TA and it was not a Taurus trap. We had eaten at one the night before and spent a fortune for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

What a nice place. I'm not sure what I expected but I didn't expect this charming, laid-back place. The bistro/wine market is located in a shopping plaza along Cannery Row. You can go to the bar and do a tasting of Monterey area wines or you can sit at a table and order the "table flights" and food. We were... More 

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San Diego, Cal.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This is steps from Monterey aquarium hidden on the top floor of a tourist mall. Seek it out! Fantastic view of the bay, wine tasting and great clam chowder! Perfect place for lunch after the aquarium.

1 Thank youngboo
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Take a short break from your day on the Row and treat yourself to some great local wines and a stunning view. Bring binoculars, a good camera and an appetite. The wines are worth a visit on their own, but the flatbreads, crab cakes, sausage trio, and smoked salmon plate are all solid options either on their own or as... More 

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