Carmel Road Winery

Where vines meet ocean winds. Where the foothills meet the valley.
Where a tranquil state of mind meets artisan style. This is Carmel Road Winery.

Inland from Monterey's rugged coastline, yet still directly in the path of the ocean's relentless influence, Carmel Road Winery creates vibrant Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling that captures the essence of this remarkable region.

We were drawn to the area two decades ago, attracted by the combination of cool, foggy nights and warm, sunny, days that ripen fruit to perfection. Once thought too cool for vineyards, Monterey is now considered one of the premiere growing regions in California. Our sustainably farmed vineyards stretch across windswept benchlands, where the maritime climate and well-drained, alluvial gravel soils produce highly expressive wines. The first vintage of Carmel Road wines was released in 1999.

There's a back road that stretches from the town of Carmel by the Sea, traversing the Arroyo Seco and through scenic gaps in the Santa Lucia hills, connecting the inland growing region with to the ocean. This winding trail was the inspiration for our name, our own Carmel Road.

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Carmel Road 'Unoaked' Chardonnay 2017
“The 2017 Unoaked Chardonnay is a bright and beautiful wine.Juicy tropical aromas and stone fruit flavors take the lead here, withmouthwatering acidity rounding out a crisp and clean finish.”
Item Number: 30734
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Carmel Road Pinot Noir 2016
“Our 2016 Monterey Pinot Noir is spectacular. The wine has bright cherry aromas that are layered with notes of spice, Earl Grey tea, and hints of vanilla and toasted oak. On the mouth, you get juicy black cherry flavors, with hints of mocha and well balanced tannins. A silky texture leads to a long
Item Number: 28867
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Carmel Road 'Unoaked' Chardonnay 2016
“The 2016 Unoaked Chardonnay is a bright and beautiful wine.Juicy tropical aromas and stone fruit flavors take the lead here, withmouthwatering acidity rounding out a crisp and clean finish.” ~Winery Notes

Carmel Road Pinot Noir 2015
"The 2015 Monterey Pinot Noir is spectacular. The wine has bright cherry aromas that are layered with notes of spice, Early Grey tea, and hints of vanilla and toasted oak. On the mouth, you get juicy black cherry flavors, with hints of mocha and well balanced tannins. A silky texture leads to a long

Carmel Road 'Unoaked' Chardonnay 2015
"Crisp, tangy coastal acidity brings balancing freshness to the rich, ripe flavors of nectarines and peaches. Suggestions of breadfruit, guava, golden mango, tangerine and golden apricot. There’s a honeyed sweetness, but the finish is dry." ~Winery Notes

Carmel Road 'Unoaked' Chardonnay 2014
"Crisp, tangy coastal acidity brings balancing freshness to the rich, ripe flavors of nectarines and peaches. Suggestions of breadfruit, guava, golden mango, tangerine and golden apricot. There's a honeyed sweetness, but the finish is dry." ~Winery Notes

Carmel Road Pinot Noir 2014
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"The 2014 Monterey Pinot Noir opens up with aromas of black cherry and strawberry, with subtle notes of spice and toasty oak. The palate is rich and round, bright and juicy berry flavors leading to a long, textured finish. Made with 100% Pinot Noir." ~Winery Notes

Carmel Road Pinot Noir 2013
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"Fruit-forward, with flavors of raspberries, cherries, mulberries, cranberries, pomegranates and persimmon, balanced with savory notes. Oak adds just a touch of smoky wood. Racy acidity and a saline character that’s classic in Monterey wines." ~ Winery Notes

Carmel Road 'Unoaked' Chardonnay 2013
"Crisp, tangy coastal acidity brings balancing freshness to the rich, ripe flavors of nectarines and peaches. Suggestions of breadfruit, guava, golden mango, tangerine and golden apricot. There’s a honeyed sweetness, but the finish is dry." ~ Winery Notes

Carmel Road Pinot Noir 2012
87  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 87"Offers a modest, pleasing core of ripe blueberry, creamy oak, spice and sassafras notes, maintaining focus and ending with a clean, flinty finish. Drink now through 2020."—J.L.

Carmel Road Pinot Noir 2011
"The 2011 Pinot Noir opens with bright, fragrant red berry tones, complemented by a lovely spice nuance and deep earthy notes. The palate echoes the nose, with vibrant acidity balanced by supple texture on a long, velvety finish kissed by the classic mineral undertones of the region.' ~ Winery

Carmel Road Chardonnay 2011
"Our Monterey Chardonnay offers a rich palate and crisp framework with citrus blossom aromas and tropical flavors of pineapple and pear and a touch of vanilla. The flavors are luscious, fruit forward and distinctly mineral thanks to our unique inner-coastal soils. As with all of our wines, the

Carmel Road Pinot Noir 2010
85  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 85"Shows ripe, grapey raspberry and cherry jam flavors, with a bite of citrusy acidity. A good Pinot Noir for drinking with roast salmon or a juicy hamburger." ~S.H.

Carmel Road Chardonnay 2010
89  Wine Enthusiast 
 Wine Enthusiast 89 Editor's Choice "The underlying wine, before the winemaker put it in oak barrels, was delicious in tangerine and pineapple fruit, brightened with brilliantly crisp acidity and a fine steely minerality. The oak, which is modest adds a richer coating of buttered toast. A great

Carmel Road Pinot Noir 2009
"This is a fruit forward vintage with aromas of strawberry, raspberry, mulberry and a hint of rose petal. Silky tannins add structure without overwhelming the fruit flavors of strawberry jam and ripe red cherries." ~Winery Notes