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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
77 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 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.

What 77 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • California Central Coast

    Kid Friendly

  • California Central Coast

    Fit for Foodies

  • California Central Coast

    Good for Groups

  • California Central Coast

    Hot Spot

  • California Central Coast

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Overall

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Food

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Service

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Ambiance

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Value

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Kid Friendly

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Fit for Foodies

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for Groups

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Hot Spot

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. G

    Glennder

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hanna was excellent, attentive and knowledgeable about the wine and winery. Nicole and Sara were so nice.
  2. AK

    AdeleK

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    At the beginning of our tasting a family with 3 young and not well behaved children were in the tasting room. I feel wine tasting is an adult activity and parents should leave the kids at home!!! After the family left, it was a lively tasting- good wines and the educator was excellent.
  3. c

    cindyw

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well run tasting room with great selection of wines to taste and very knowledgeable, energetic and friendly staff.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and service!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely tasting room. Friend staff, good wine, dog friendly. Overall great!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Tasting flights and bottles of wine are overpriced. Chic interior and friendly waitress
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Prices for a single glass of wine were on the expensive side for what was an average quality wine. Staff was knowledgeable but relatively inattentive.
  8. KM

    KarinaM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Natalie was awesome! She was very educated on all the wines and was super helpful! The chocolates were also amazing they paired well with the wines. Also their 2020 “Cuvée Beaudry” Chardonnay is my new obsession!! It is sooo delicious and beautiful I can really taste the floral notes. If I was a wine I would definitely be the Cuvée Beaudry. All around great experience will come back again :)
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  10. MB

    MichaelB

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 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 .
  11. JF

    JenniferF

    San Joaquin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. PB

    PeteattheBeach

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely environment and friendly but unintrusive staff.
  18. 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!
  19. CA

    CAtoNYC

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 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.
  20. 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.
  21. D

    Dahnelle

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dominic and Melissa were pros. They were friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent service!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience
  23. 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!
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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
  29. DL

    DanvilleLife

    Tahoe

    78 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    78 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.
  30. 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!
  31. 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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicole was awesome. The wine was great. Everything was amazing!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 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.
  34. PH

    PeteH

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice wine tasting room with great service and great wines
  35. DR

    DalaineR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Good ambience. Good food. Good wine.
  36. CG

    ChristineG

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was lovely. Our server was outstanding!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place!
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and lovely wines! Make your reservation early. You won’t be disappointed.

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 77 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 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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