A trip for TWO to the Wine Enthusiast's Best Wine Travel Destination of 2013, Monterey, California!
Two nights, three days stay at Hotel Pacific: This boutique hotel is conveniently located in downtown Monterey, California, just a few minutes from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and other top area attractions. The luxury, all-suite accommodations feature fireplaces, complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments and luxurious feather bedding.
VIP tasting & tour at Bernardus Winery, valued at $350: Introduce yourself to Monterey Wine Country with a visit to Bernardus Winery in Carmel Valley. You'll spend the day in the Carmel Valley Village sipping award-winning wines and touring the Bernardus estate vineyard. Vineyard manager Matt Shea will begin the tour with an educational walk through Ingrid’s Vineyard in front of the Bernardus Lodge. Enjoy a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and an artisinal cheese plate as you learn what makes the Carmel Valley region especially well suited for wine production.
VIP tasting and tour at Paraiso Vineyards, valued at $300: Embark on a tour of Paraiso Vineyards, located amongst the fabled Santa Lucia Highlands. There, winemaker David Fleming will guide you through the ultimate tasting adventure of their sustainable farming methods. In addition, you'll sip on a selection of Paraiso wines alongside a wine country lunch overlooking the majestic Salinas Valley to truly round out the wine-and-food experience.
A $100 dining certificate to Jacks Restaurant & Lounge: Here, you'll find the finest local cuisine the Central Coast has to offer. The restaurant supports local farmers, fishermen, ranchers and dairymen. The new menu, designed by Chef Giles, features some of our most popular dishes including Harris Ranch Beef and our Friday and Saturday Prime Rib Dinners. In addition to exquisite entrees and appetizers Jacks recently unveiled a new Oyster Bar and Live Action Kitchen, where guests can choose from three different oyster options including Baked Oysters Rockefeller, Seasonal Oysters on the Half Shell with a Shallot Mignonette and Barbecued Oysters served with a Chipotle Wash.
Prize must be redeemed by May 1, 2014.