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You Should Explore

Boekenoogen Wines


Carmel Valley Tasting Room

24 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley

831.659.4215 |

Downtown Dining Restaurants


Montrio - 831.648.8880 |

Rio Grill - 831.625.5436 |

Tarpy's - 831.647.1444 |

Tickle Pink Inn


In the beautiful Carmel Highlands

155 Highland Drive, Carmel

866.723.1418 |

Chalone Vineyards


Overlooking Pinnacles National Park

32020 Stonewall Canyon Road, Soledad

707.933.3235 |

In the News


Wine Business Monthly Names Alara Cellars to “Top 10” List

On February 6 it was announced that Alara Cellars in Gilroy has been selected as one of the “Top 10 Hot Brands of 2018” by Wine Business Monthly. For its annual “Top 10” listing, the magazine selects wineries that best exemplify their region or variety. Winemaker and owner Janu Goelz states, "2018 was an awesome year for Alara Cellars and it's a huge honor to be a part of Top 10 Hot Brands." In selecting Alara Cellars, Wine Business Monthly chose to feature the winery’s 2017 Grenache Blanc. Earlier this year, that same wine won “Best of Show,” “Best White Wine,” “Best of Class” and a “Double Gold” in the Central Coast Wine Competition. This marked the first time in the competition’s history that one wine was unanimously voted “Best of Show” by all the judges. Alara Cellars opened in the 2017 and already has been accredited with numerous awards and high scores from Wine Enthusiast, the Beverage Testing Institute and the San Francisco International Wine Competition. Rich in flavor, deep in artistic beauty, Alara wines are composed so you experience the expression of its fruit in each sip. Alara Cellars is located at The Stomping Ground, 6500 Brem Lane in Gilroy and the tasting room is open weekends from 12 to 5pm. For more information, visit