In France, vendange means the annual grape harvest. In Carmel, it means a celebration of the bounty of Monterey County’s vineyards at Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites. Vendange creates a unique guest experience through its partnership with 15 local wineries, each sponsoring one room or suite by providing their own creative touches. For 2017 Vendange has put together some interactive packages that combine the luxury and convenience of the inn’s Carmel location with the adventure and romance of the nearby wine country.
Holman Ranch Vine to Wine Experience: Stay in the Vendange Holman Ranch Room and add on a Holman Ranch Vine to Wine experience that consists of a series of educational tours for wine lovers. The tour will take guests from the Holman Ranch Tasting Room to the vineyard for an in-depth look at how their estate grown wine is made — from barrel to bottle. Each tour is 2 hours and by reservation only. Vine to Wine Tour includes:
Begin at the Holman Ranch Tasting Room at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road with a full tasting of Holman Ranch wines.
Holman Ranch will give you an ATV tour of the vineyard to experience the vines and learn about how Holman Ranch makes wine.
End at the exclusive Holman Ranch estate for small bites, your favorite glass of wine, and time for questions and answers with the owners and winemaker.
Tours are from 2-4 p.m. available daily and by reservation only. 48 hour notice required.
Cost is $100 per person.
Add promotional code WINETOUR when booking the Holman Ranch room.
Twisted Roots Wine Experience: Stay in the Twisted Roots Room at Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites and add on a Personal Wine Tasting Experience with Twisted Roots winemaker Josh Ruiz. Step into the beauty that is the Twisted Roots Wine Tasting Room in Carmel Valley to experience a wine journey like no other. Vendange guests get a rare chance to indulge their senses, and experience the winemaker’s passion and knowledge of his craft. Sit in the Twisted Roots Mediterranean-inspired courtyard, meet the winemaker, and taste hand-selected wines.
Minimum of 2 people Saturday and Sunday only
Cost per person to upgrade $75
Vendange’s Unique Partnerships: From the McIntyre Vineyards room with its impressive 100-year-old grapevine section to J. Lohr’s wine barrel on the balcony, every winery’s room offers a signature luxury experience. The participating wineries include: Blair, Cima Collina, Dawn’s Dream, Galante, Holman Ranch, J. Lohr, Joullian, Manzoni, McIntyre, Otter Cove, Tudor, Twisted Roots, and Ventana. Each room boasts sleek, modern bathrooms, with imported Spanish marble. Sleeping areas have memory foam-top beds, deluxe linens, and high-definition flat-screen televisions. The separate Cottage Suite offers 650-square-feet of space, with a California king bed, 50-inch HD television, and a kitchenette. It’s the perfect place for a honeymoon or romantic getaway. The Inn offers breakfast daily and wine tasting on weekends. Special discounts through March 31st. Vendange is celebrating the wine with a special discount from January through March 31. Book your stay directly at http://www.vendangecarmel.com/ during the months of November and December and receive 10 percent off your booking. Must enter the promotional code ILOVEWINE on the website. The 10 percent off is valid for all rooms except standard queen rooms. Offer not valid on holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as blackout days. Promotional code must be entered at http://www.vendangecarmel.com/ in order for the discount to apply. About Vendange: Vendange is at 24815 Carpenter St. in Carmel, a short drive from the Monterey Peninsula Airport, just off of scenic Highway 1, with free parking for guests. It’s minutes from downtown Carmel’s shopping, fine dining, scenic 17-Mile Drive, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.