You: Winemaker for a Day

Grape harvest is full-on this month in Northern California. In Monterey Peninsula you could make the usual tasting-room circuit. But we suggest a special kind of tasting room, one where you don’t simply drink but make your own blend. 

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At the Wine Experience on Cannery Row, become winemaker for a day.

With a palette of locally produced vino and some professional guidance, you experiment until you create a blend that suits your taste. Not only do you get to drink it, but you also get to bottle it, add a custom label and take it home. Best doggie bag ever.

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For those who prefer a little less work, the tasting room’s menu should fit the bill. On it, choose a glass from 12 single varietal wines and one proprietor’s blend, most from California’s Central Coast vineyards (beer is also available). There are also bites to pair with the juice.