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Address: CA 93942
Phone Number: +1 831-761-8463
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Ag Venture Tours specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural...

Ag Venture Tours specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region. Wine tasting tours visit the Monterey Wine Country (Carmel Valley, Salinas) or the Santa Cruz Mountains. Agricultural education tours feature the Salinas Valley. Sightseeing tours include Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel or Big Sur. All our tours are designed to be fun and educational and customized to your interests. Each tour includes pickup and return at your residence or hotel.

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Sightseeing and Winery Tour

We had a great tour of the Monterey Peninsula including Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, (17 Mile Drive) and Carmel. Evan is fun and very knowledgeable about the history... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
Chris V
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had a great tour of the Monterey Peninsula including Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, (17 Mile Drive) and Carmel. Evan is fun and very knowledgeable about the history and vegetation of the area. We had wine tastings at two winery tasting rooms: Heller Estate and Bernardus. Since Evan is a degreed winery consultant, he is able to discuss wine... More 

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Pomona, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

If you would like to venture beyond the T-shirt shops of Cannery Row and gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Monterrey Peninsula, then this tour is for you. A drive through the area quickly revels that the fishing industry of John Steinbeck's era no longer dominates the local economy- today agriculture is king. With degrees from UC Davis... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We had a really great wine tasting tour with Evan in Santa Cruz. He took us to some interesting wineries, he was knowledgeable and funny and the wines we tried were superb. We loved it!

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Thank juliajb12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We first went on the half day agricultural tour of Salinas Valley. This was a great tour! You should take this tour! We drove around the area and saw every aspect of planting, growing, irrigating, harvesting and packing of many different crops. Evan was an excellent tour guide and was very knowledgeable about agriculture, labor, organic farming, local history, geography... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We booked this tour for a Monday morning with our two kids, ages 8 and 12. We all loved it and thought it was one of the best things we did in the area on our vacation. Evan was an excellent guide. It ended up just being us with him. He was great with engaging our kids. Our son got... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Great tour overall however cut a bit short due to 30 mins to ensure met cruise. We were 1st to book tour according to emails and specifically asked to spend time in Carmel and visit Pebble Beach Beach Lodge and assumed the tour was to be devised around this as a priority? We were therefore disappointed when time deducted from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Evan took us on a great tour of the Castroville area, showing us many of the crops being grown there and the different climates that make up the area and provide various growing environments. We saw cauliflower, many varieties of lettuce, berries, vineyards, and of course, artichokes. If you ever wondered "what's in those fields we pass by along the... More 

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Atwater, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

There were 10 people that went on a wine and salinas valley tour with Evan an ag ventures he was a top guide very knowledgeable about the Monterey area and wine very polite and helpful. Thanks!!

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

A group of 12 friends, visiting Monterey for a wedding, were looking for a fun activity. We found AgVenture tours online and contacted Evan Oakes to arrange a half day wine tour. It turned out to be a fun-filled, relaxing and educational experience that every one of us truly enjoyed. Lots of laughs, interesting info. on wine and California, and... More 

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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

My daughter asked for a custom tour of the Monterey area since we had visited the Monterey before. The only thing I asked her was to see something other than just another wine tour. She came across Ag Venture on Trip Advisor and contacted Evan for a custom tour of the Salinas Valley. We toured several farms and ended with... More 

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