Come see why Ventana Vineyards has won awards and acclaim both for its wonderful wines and for its friendly and entertaining staff. We love to share our wines and more than thirty years worth of fascinating stories about wine, grapes and Monterey County.
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Visiting the Winery
Take Highway 1 to Santa Cruz. Keep on Highway 1. Follow all signs South to Monterey. As you near Monterey you will pass the old Fort Ord, continue South, As you begin to see the white sand dunes, look for the Highway 218 Exit (Sand City), there will be Monterey Beach Hotel on the Ocean Side and a K-Mart on the other side of the freeway. Hwy 218 is also Canyon Del Rey. Follow 218 through the cross streets of Del Monte and Fremont. Continue on 218 until it dead ends at highway 68. Turn Right onto Hwy 68 and make an immediate right into the parking lot. There is a sign that says 'Stone Chapel', & 'Langdon & Williams Antiques'. Look for the Ventana Window to the left of the Tarpy's Restaurant. Come up the stairs to find the Tasting Room.
Directions from Highway 101 - San Francisco
From San Francisco, take either Hwy 101-South or (280 South to 85 Gilroy South) to 101-South. From 101 South when you reach Prunedale, CA take the 156-West Exit (says Monterey Peninsula). This road takes you to Highway 1 South. Now follow the directions above from "as you near Monterey" on. Approximately 2 1/2 hours from San Francisco.
Directions from Highway 101 - Southern California
From 101-North -- Take first exit that says Monterey Peninsula. This takes you through the town of Salinas and will run onto Highway 68 West which is the Monterey/Salinas Highway that takes you to the Monterey Peninsula. Drive approximately 20 minutes. When you reach the intersection of Canyon Del Rey (Highway 218), watch for signs on the right hand side of road for the Stone Chapel & Langdon & Williams Antiques in the next 20 feet. Turn right inside the parking lot right after you go through intersection of Canyon Del Rey and Highway 68. If you miss this first exit to the Monterey Peninsula, try next option.
From 101 North of Salinas -- when you get to the town of Prunedale, (approximately 10 minutes north of Salinas, take the 156 West exit to the Monterey Peninsula. This will connect you to Highway 1 south. Now follow directions above from "as you near Monterey" on. Approximately 30 minutes from 101 at Prunedale Exit.