We’ll let you in on a little secret: Monterey County is the new “It” wine region, and we’re at its epicenter. With a climate and topography comparable to Napa’s, the Carmel River Valley and neighboring Santa Lucia Highlands are a wine lover’s mecca, home to award-winning small production vineyards, wineries, and tasting rooms all within driving distance of The Ranch. But why get in your car when you can just walk out the door of your suite?
This fall marks our fifth annual harvest of the deep-purple grapes that produce our signature Swing Pinot Noir Reserve. Situated on three and a half acres of ideal soil with good drainage, bathed in warm sun and cool ocean breezes, our young vineyard epitomizes the region’s recent coming of age in the wine world.
With the help of Ian Brand, San Francisco Chronicle’s 2018 Winemaker of the Year, our Swing label tells the story of Monterey County’s varied terroir. Brand produces our Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, along with a Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, and Pinot Noir made from vineyards further inland.
Pick up a bottle at The Market, order a glass at dinner, or just enjoy a stroll down our beautiful, winding Vineyard Path—the walk back up will earn you an extra dessert.And then there’s our 60-minute winetasting experience every Saturday. You’ll sample Swing varietals along with wines from down the road and around the world—without ever leaving The Ranch. Call 831.626.2577 to reserve your spot or enjoy Swing wines by the glass at The Market.