Carmel Valley Village wine tasting rooms, restaurants & shopping

Real Estate Broker/Owner CA#01772851 HI#RB21268

Yesterday, I spent the whole afternoon walking around Carmel Valley Village here in Monterey County. It's a 13 mile trip up Carmel Valley Road from the ocean. To the west is Carmel-by-the-Sea where my office is, and to the south is the fabulous Big Sur Coastline.

Because I have a website called that is so popular with both residents and visitors, I decided it was time to update it with new and more information.

One thing I'm adding is MAPS. I had a gentleman call me who is coming to the area and he wanted to know about shopping. Although I have a bunch of photos on the "shopping" page, it doesn't tell you anything specific so that needs to be changed. Even "services", where are gas stations, the post office, business services, etc. 

And, of course, things change in a little village, some businesses leave, others open up. And that includes the many wine tasting rooms of prominent vineyards. There are about 20 of them now in Carmel Valley. Many remained the same, but others have come in including:

Big Sur Vineyards, 1 Del Fino Place:  Here are a couple of photos. Check out that fabulous outdoor seating area.

Big Sur Vineyards Wine Tasting Room in Carmel Valley CA

Big Sur Vineyards Wine Tasting Room in Carmel Valley CA

Bunter Spring Winery, also on Del Fino Place. Loved the sign!!! Have you ever heard of a HIPPIE SYRAH? Love this sign.

Bunter Spring Winery Tasting Room in Carmel Valley CA

Bunter Spring Winery Tasting Room in Carmel Valley CA


After several hours of walking around, it was time for me to just sit and relax so I went to a relatively new restaurant called ROUX on Pilot Road. Check out this grilled asparagus topped with sun-dried tomatoes plate. The glass? Peach & Orange Juice Mimosa. Heavenly! It was so good, I'm going back there today, Sunday, for brunch with a friend.

Roux Restaurant in Carmel Valley CA


There is so much more in Carmel Valley Village, I'll probably be writing more about it in the coming days, especially after my photo shoot today.




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Comments (7)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Carmel is one of those enchanted places on the globe.  I am so ready to escape from my home environment.  Perhaps, I'll pay my neice a visit, who lives there!

Wonderful scenes, Hella!

Aug 28, 2016 03:44 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Myrl Jeffcoat - Give me a call, it would be delightful to finally meet personally!

Aug 28, 2016 11:25 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hella,  I have a friend (also an agent) visiting me in October.  She wanted to do some wine tasting.  I believe I will need to add Carmel to our list of daily outings. 

Aug 28, 2016 03:52 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Kathleen Daniels - Both Carmel-by-the-Sea (any day of the week) and Carmel Valley (best on weekends) have loads of wine tasting rooms--and restaurants, shops. Plus, of course, our fabulous beach. Let me know, and we will get together.

Aug 28, 2016 11:27 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Sounds like the perfect day.  I spent some time wine tasting this weekend at well at a Meadery!!!

Aug 28, 2016 04:45 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Belinda Spillman - and they usually have some great edibiles to go along with the wine. Love it!

Aug 28, 2016 11:28 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Carmel is truly one of the most charming places are very lucky to call it home.  

Aug 28, 2016 04:48 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Susan Haughton - It is truly a magical place. And I love being a "Carmelite" and never take it for granted.

Aug 28, 2016 11:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Hella... one of the most beautiful spots I've ever been to. Unfortunately, haven't been to Carmel-by-the-Sea since 1975, when I was still living in San Francisco.

Aug 28, 2016 04:55 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Nina Hollander - Happily, it's still as beautiful and charming as ever. Even with some makeovers here and there.

Aug 28, 2016 11:31 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hella great idea about the maps and then I can click on it too and tell you I have been to this one, that one, but could not remember because I probably tasted one too many:))Endre

Aug 28, 2016 01:52 PM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Endre Barath, Jr. - It's been known to happen!

Aug 28, 2016 04:05 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

What a great idea to have this website for residents to see what fun they can have in  your area.

Aug 29, 2016 02:56 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®

Chris Ann Cleland - Yes, I have literally thousands of people come to every month. My tracker tells me most are from out of town, which means they will be visiting at some point and, hopefully, be looking for real estate. And that they will call me.

Aug 29, 2016 07:22 AM