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Albatross Ridge Tasting Room - Downtown Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Albatross Ridge Tasting Room - Downtown Carmel

4.7
4.7
69 Reviews
$30 and under
Winery

Located on Dolores St, between Ocean and 6th Avenue, our Downtown Carmel Tasting Room is conveniently located next to fine dining restaurants, lodging, and other retail stores. Albatross Ridge Winery specializes in premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown on our Estate in Carmel Valley, just seven miles from Carmel by the Sea. Our recent 2014 release was rated by Wine Enthusiast 94 & 95 points! Albatross Ridge was also recognized by Wine Enthusiast as one of the most Dramatic Vineyards in California.

In the early 1930's my grandfather William Hawley Bowlus began launching his one of a kind Albatross sailplanes off the ridges of Carmel Valley. Today our family carries on his avant-garde legacy farming Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on a steep Carmel Valley ridge overlooking the Carmel Bay only seven miles in the distance.

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Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Winery

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 293-8896

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us at info@albatrossridge.com for information on private events.

Menu

Wine

Our wines are crafted exclusively from our estate vineyared which consists of 25 acres of premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varietals. Our vineyard is farmed organically and we only use native yeasts during fermentation to showcase the purest expression of our wines. Our wines are aged in the finest French Oak barrels to produce dazzling wines, with seductive aromas, elegant purity, and effortless charm. Our ultimate goal is to craft wines that are age-worthy, and food friendly

    Pinot Noir

    • 2014 Albatross Ridge Cuvée Vivienne Pinot Noir$50.00

      • Club Price$42.50
    • 2018 Albatross Ridge Pétillant Naturel Rose$45.00

      Produced in limited quantities using the Méthode Ancestrale, our sparkling Pétillant Naturel Rosé is sourced from just seven distinct rows of Pinot Noir at our estate

      • Club Price$38.25
    • 2017 Albatross Ridge Estate Reserve Pinot Noir$68.00

      Fresh cut roses, violets, raspberry, strawberry, and rhubarb unfurl in the glass. Tart flavors of cranberry, cassis, and a hint of blackberry framed by a subtle hint of toasted oak finishing with a very long and lingering tart pomegranate finish

      • Club Price$57.80
    • 2017 Albatross Ridge Cuvee Vivienne Pinot Noir$50.00

      A rich, red fruit driven wine with cherry, strawberry and cranberry joined by bright fall spice and soft oak influence. Racy acidity keeps it all together through a long finish

      • Club Price$42.50

    Chardonnay

    • 2017 Albatross Ridge Estate Chardonnay$65.00

      Bright apricot, poached pear and tart apple along with a flinty sea salt character unfold in the glass. Flavors of tart stone fruits alongside lip smacking acidity and toasted hazelnuts lead to a long rich saline finish

      • Club Price$55.25
    • 2018 Albatross Ridge Beton Chardonnay$48.00

      Refreshing Key lime and mandarin zest mesh with sea shells, chalk and honeysuckle on the precise, steely nose. 100% aged and fermented in concrete tanks

      • Club Price$40.80
    • 2018 Albatross Ridge Estate Chardonnay$65.00

      • Club Price$55.25

    Wine Vault

    These wines are of extremely limitied quantity and are avaiable to current wine club members only. They include special release wines and previous vintages from our wine library

    • 2017 Albatross Ridge First Flight Chardonnay$95.00

      Aromas of toasted brioche, sea salt, baked apple, stone fruit and white flowers jump out of the glass. Flavors of pear, and tart apple are framed by a subtle touch of vanilla spice and layered acidity and minerality leading to a long rich finish

      • Club Price$80.75
    • 2015 Albatross Ridge First Flight Pinot Noir$115.00

      • Club Price$97.75

    Virtual Package

    In order to stay connected we are now offering a unique opportunity to stay in touch and experience Albatross Ridge with the community, but from the comfort of home. As our founder, Brad Bowlus, has said, 'we can't be together, but we won't stay apart.' We hope to connect with you soon

    • Virtual Happy Hour 3-Pack$150.00

      The virtual 3-pack includes a bottle of Cuvee Vivienne Pinot Noir, a bottle of Pet Nat, and a bottle of Chardonnay. After your order we will email you the link for the Virtual Sunday Wine-Down Happy Hour, hosted every Sunday in April at 5:00 pm PST

      • Club Price$127.50

    Last updated: February 1, 2022

    What 69 people are saying

    Overall ratings and reviews

    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

    4.7
    4.7 based on recent ratings
    • 4.4Food
    • 4.7Service
    • 4.7Ambience
    • 4.3Value

    NoiseModerate

    Loved For

    • California Central Coast

      Good for Groups

    • Monterey / Carmel

      Best Overall

    • Monterey / Carmel

      Best Service

    • Monterey / Carmel

      Good for Groups

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    1. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      San Francisco

      1 review

      vip
      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 9, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      We always love this tasting room! Excellent wine and lovely snacks! A must do for those visiting downtown Carmel.

    2. MB

      MichaelB

      San Francisco

      15 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      15 reviews

      Dined on April 18, 2022

      overall4food3service4ambience4

      Our second time here after loving it least year. Whilst service and drinks are excellent, it’s disappointing that the city has decided to ban all outdoor seating. Please bring back - the city feels so different without outdoor seating. We both developed bad colds (first in over two years) soon after returning home to SF Bay Area and firmly believe that it is due to having to sit inside busy restaurants/wine bars .

    3. JF

      JenniferF

      San Joaquin

      6 reviews

      5.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on April 2, 2022

      overall5food4service5ambience5

      Great little tasting room. Clean good location. Our server was knowledgeable about the wines and polite. All wines we tasted were good. My favorite was the rose with a bit of sparkling

    4. BR

      BrianR

      Salt Lake City

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 2, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Awesome staff and fantastic wine! Can’t wait to come back.

    5. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Central Coast

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on March 26, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Always absolutely amazing! The wine and staff could not be better.

    6. SJ

      ScottJ

      Austin

      4 reviews

      4.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on March 18, 2022

      overall4food3service5ambience4

      A very nice, quiet wine tasting venue. Wine was good but great.

    7. TB

      TerryB

      Washington DC

      15 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      15 reviews

      Dined on February 24, 2022

      overall4food4service5ambience5

      Stopped here for food before a wedding. It was very nice. Good food and flight selection.

    8. N

      Nate

      Los Angeles

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on February 12, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great vibe, friendly staff who were very knowledgeable about their wines. very fun, and will definitely be back!

    9. PB

      PeteattheBeach

      Orange County

      6 reviews

      5.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on February 5, 2022

      overall5food4service5ambience4

      Lovely environment and friendly but unintrusive staff.

    10. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      San Francisco

      15 reviews

      5.0

      15 reviews

      Dined on January 30, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Wonderful wines. So glad we stopped in to taste!

    11. CA

      CAtoNYC

      New York Area

      35 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      35 reviews

      Dined on January 26, 2022

      overall5food3service5ambience5

      It was a Tuesday night and we were the only foursome in for the tasting. Our hostess was terrific. We enjoyed the tasting and their bread and charcuterie board was a perfect appetizer before we left for dinner. The newly updated location is beautiful and as locals we will return. It is a great addition to downtown.

    12. F

      Faithiee

      San Francisco

      3 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on January 16, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Absolutely loved our tasting and our server was fantastic as well. Great snacks if you have people in your party that don't drink but want to come along anyway.

    13. D

      Dahnelle

      Washington DC

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on January 9, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Dominic and Melissa were pros. They were friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent service!

    14. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Central Coast

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on December 31, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Had a great experience

    15. E

      Erin

      Central Coast

      3 reviews

      5.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on November 11, 2021

      overall5food3service5ambience5

      Fantastic service with a well educated wine server. She obviously loves her job and the wine she provided. The wine was wonderful and I actually loved the Chardonnay, which is very unusual for me. I will definitely be back!

    16. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Central Coast

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on October 31, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      It was great and Nicole was awesome. Never disappointed with Albatross wine.

    17. LP

      LindsayP

      Indiana

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on October 4, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Excellent tasting room in Carmel. Nicole was an amazing server and so knowledgeable about the wines. Highly recommend!

    18. JS

      JohnS

      New York Area

      6 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on October 3, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Beautiful interior, with wonderful staff pouring some very tasty juice. Our server Nicole was an absolute delight! Attentive and extremely knowledgeable.

    19. AN

      AmyN

      San Diego

      8 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      8 reviews

      Dined on September 25, 2021

      overall5food3service5ambience5

      We didn’t eat, just did wine tasting. Fabulous wines, wonderful host to explain them. Just very expensive wine.

    20. F

      Foodie22

      Denver

      2 reviews

      2.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on September 11, 2021

      overall2food1service3ambience4

      Unfortunately the worst wine we’ve ever had at a tasting

    21. DL

      DanvilleLife

      Tahoe

      75 reviews

      vip
      3.0

      75 reviews

      Dined on September 11, 2021

      overall3food1service4ambience4

      Friendly service, we did the flight of 5 wines. Of the 5 wines, only one was borderline decent. None of the other wines tasted good to our party or four. But keep in mind everyone has different taste. Wine can be very objectionable. We just hope they offer better wines to sample down the road as it really is a lovely location and setting and everyone working there is very nice.

    22. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      London

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on September 6, 2021

      overall5food4service4ambience5

      Great spot! Good wines, good board and great price! Would recommend!

    23. j

      johnson5

      San Francisco

      1 review

      1.0

      1 review

      Dined on September 5, 2021

      overall1food1service2ambience2

      They are trying to just make a buck. One of very few wineries open til 8 pm so always booked, but offering a fire affected super smoky rose from 2020 as a tasting because no one will biy it, and crazy high prices for the terrible quality wine. This place is an atrocity to wine lovers. Please avoid it! This place should be out of business. They care about dollars over wine.

    24. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on September 4, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Nicole was awesome. The wine was great. Everything was amazing!

    25. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Los Angeles

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on September 3, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Must visit wine tasting room in Carmel. If possible, try out their First Flight Pinot Noir. It is nothing short of amazing.

    26. PH

      PeteH

      San Francisco

      17 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      17 reviews

      Dined on August 28, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Very nice wine tasting room with great service and great wines

    27. DR

      DalaineR

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on August 7, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great service. Good ambience. Good food. Good wine.

    28. CG

      ChristineG

      Adelaide

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on August 7, 2021

      overall5food4service5ambience5

      The atmosphere was lovely. Our server was outstanding!

    29. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Richmond

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on July 25, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      I love this place!

    30. CD

      ChristopherD

      Central Coast

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on July 24, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Absolutely amazing tasting. The pinots are world class awesome. The service was super friendly and attentive even though it was busy. This place is a must!

    31. DE

      DeniseE

      San Diego

      10 reviews

      5.0

      10 reviews

      Dined on July 20, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Pinot Noirs and Rose wines are outstanding. Couldn't resist joining the winery even though we live in the Sacramento area. Best Carmel-by-the-Sea tasting room we've visited so far.

    32. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Birmingham

      5 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      5 reviews

      Dined on July 4, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great atmosphere and lovely wines! Make your reservation early. You won’t be disappointed.

    33. KD

      KathrynD

      Baltimore

      22 reviews

      vip
      2.0

      22 reviews

      Dined on June 23, 2021

      overall2food2service2ambience4

      Upon arrival we had to find someone to take us to our table. We had to ask for fresh glasses for the tasting and the server got the years of the wines mixed up. We ordered a charcuterie platter which took a while to come and very skimpy on cheeses

    34. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      San Diego

      3 reviews

      5.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on May 8, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      It was the start of our Mothers and Daughters Weekend! Wine tasting was our first stop as we headed to Carmel. My mom, cousin, and her mother had never visited Carmel. My cousin loves Pinot and the reviews were highly rated. Nicole was courteous, friendly, and very attentive! The owners both stopped by and made us feel welcomed. Truly a beautiful experience for our weekend get-a-way!

    35. JO

      JOSEPH

      Exclusive

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 6, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great service and very good wine. Nichole was outstanding!

    36. DF

      DanielF

      New York Area

      1 review

      vip
      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 1, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Brandon was an outstanding hostess.

    37. a

      atag

      San Diego

      2 reviews

      4.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on April 20, 2021

      overall4food4service4ambience3

      Good wine - could be priced slightly less for what you are getting, but overall we had a nice experience.

    38. PA

      PaigeA

      San Francisco

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 9, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Brandon was amazing! We definitely will be back :)

    39. MB

      MikeB

      Sacramento

      4 reviews

      3.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on April 3, 2021

      overall3food3service4ambience4

      Service was great but was underwhelmed by the wines and the price point

    40. KB

      KevinB

      Sacramento

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 1, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Nicole is awesome! Actually, everyone at albatross ridge is awesome

    FAQs

    Albatross Ridge Tasting Room - Downtown Carmel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 293-8896.

    Albatross Ridge Tasting Room - Downtown Carmel is rated 4.7 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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    Booked 5 times today
    Google Map for Albatross Ridge Tasting Room - Downtown Carmel

    Dolores Street, Between Ocean & 6th Avenues Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923

    Additional information

    • Cross street

      Located on Dolores St, between Ocean and 6th Avenue

    • Neighborhood

      Carmel

    • Hours of operation

      Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

    • Cuisines

      Winery

    • Dining style

      Casual Dining

    • Dress code

      Resort Casual

    • Parking details

      Street Parking

    • Payment options

      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

    • Additional

      Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

    • Phone number

      (831) 293-8896

    • Private party facilities

      Please contact us at info@albatrossridge.com for information on private events.

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