Monterey’s climate was once thought to be too cold for vineyards, now it is one of the prime growing regions of California. The coastal weather makes for the perfect complexity and ripeness in the grapes. The Wharf Marketplace is the most ideal place to crack a bottle of wine and relax this summer. The Wharf Marketplace carries local wines from Monterey County and our surrounding areas. We serve wine by the glass and we offer no corkage on purchased bottles for enjoying outside on our bay side patio. Have you been to our Taste It Thursdays? Every Thursday, we offer complimentary wine tastings to show of the excellent local wines we carry - check the TWM Events page for the schedule.
Carmel Road Winery was named after the back road which connects the growing region to the ocean, while passing through the Santa Lucia highlands and Arroyo Seco. Carmel Road is known for their minerality and uniqueness of their unoaked chardonnay and pinot noir. Whether it be chardonnay or pinot noir, all the grapes are picked according to the soil, ripening patterns, and the grapes are specially aged in French oak barrels. Drew Barrymore and the talented Kris Kato, are the makers of this amazing, local wine. It is a top seller at The Wharf Marketplace; we sell the pinot noir and chardonnay by the glass. We also carry the 375ml bottles; perfect to take to the beach or on a picnic! Just in…the rose of pinot noir!
Joyce Vineyard is a family business founded by Russell Joyce in 1980; it all began on his small property in Carmel Valley. Joyce started off as a micro winery, and now has an urban winemaking facility in Salinas. The wines are produced throughout a variety of appellations within Monterey County and along the Central Coast. Come by The Wharf Marketplace to taste a glass of their merlot. We also carry their cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, and chardonnay by the bottle. Come by The Wharf
Marketplace to talk to our wine expert about the exceptional Joyce varietals!
DE TIERRA VINEYARDS
De Tierra Vineyards has become a thriving, reputable brand by focusing on the utilization of organic and sustainable farming practices within the county. 90% of their grapes are estate grown and they are one of the first vineyards in Monterey County to produce organic wines. De Tierra is a vegan, solar powered company that hand picks their very own grapes. At TWM we carry many of their varietals, including their syrah, chardonnay, and red blends. Their Vindegard 2014 Chardonnay is a favorite, perfect for summer time.
You know what they say: a glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away! Come down to The Wharf Marketplace tonight and enjoy a taste, a glass or a bottle by the bay!