The Carmel Valley is located between the Pacific Ocean and the Salinas Valley. Grapes are grown both within the Carmel Valley itself and within the warmer and higher elevation Cachagua Valley. Carmel Valley has about twenty wineries, three quarters of which are open for tasting without an appointment. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah do particularly well in this warm, high altitude environment.Scroll down for a comprehensive list of Carmel Valley wineries and click “map view” to access the advanced winery search. Whether you would like to visit a winery that provides beautiful vineyard lodging, has food available to complement its wines, hosts vineyard weddings, or produces wines from organic grapes, we make it easy to find the best Carmel Valley wine tasting and touring destinations.