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Address: 700 Cannery Row, 2nd Floor, Monterey, CA 93940-1063
Phone Number:
+1 831-646-5446
Today
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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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 24 October 2016
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Suffolk, Virginia
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Modesto
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went on a Friday afternoon. We were seated in front a very dirty window that looked like it hadn't been cleaned for ages and had bird feces all over it. After sampling some different wines we bought a bottle and decided to share a glass out of the bottle and were charged a "sipping" fee that... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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 24 October 2016

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

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Thank Johnny G
Sonoma Country, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

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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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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