Albatross Ridge Tasting Cottage - Carmel Valley
We are excited to announce our newly renovated Carmel Valley Tasting Cottage is opening Saturday, July 4th! The beautiful Carmel Valley location features an updated bar and indoor tasting room and an expansive garden patio for a wonderful al fresco tasting experience. Proper distancing measures are in force to ensure the safety of all of our guests and team members.
Located on Carmel Valley Road, our Tasting Cottage is conveniently located next to a handful of neighboring tasting rooms and other retail stores in Carmel Valley Village. Albatross Ridge Winery specializes in premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown on our Estate in Carmel Valley not too far from the Cottage. Our vineyard has been recognized by Wine Enthusiast as one of the most Dramatic Vineyards in California.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
This is our first time at Albatross Ridge Tasting Cottage. The tasting room in Carmel by the Sea is one of our favorites. So happy to see it open in Carmel Valley so that we could do some wine tasting after hiking at Garland Ranch. Lovely patio that had a very relaxed feel to it on a Friday afternoon. Fantastic wines. My husband and I each did a different tasting so that we could try all the wines. The server and I apologize that I can't remember his name was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and poured the wines in the perfect order for us to taste. The two chardonnays were very different, but we loved both! The estate Chardonnay was probably the most interesting Chardonnay we've had. The two Rose were again very different. Both good, but like one better than the other. The Pinots were all very yummy and we enjoyed the vertical tasting of the 2017 and 2018 Estate Pinot. We ended up leaving with 8 bottles, 3 of the estate Chardonnay, 2 of the other, a Rose and two of the 2018 Pinot. We are looking forward to enjoying these over the next year. Can't wait to come back.
Jk was an exceptional host. Will definitely be going back!
Have been a fan of Albatross Ridge for several years. The new Tasting Cottage in Carmel and Valley is lovely; obviously, the same designer as the very swank Tasting Room in Carmel by the Sea. Even more adorable than the Cottage, however, was Nicole -- wanted to adopt her!
I can’t say enough great things about Albatross’ wines and the people that work there. The outdoor ambiance is amazing and they have a way of transporting you to another level of happiness. Their flight options are fantastic and their cheese and charcuterie boards are on point!! My absolute go-to whether friends and family are visiting or just need a quick getaway.
No food, but the wines were excellent! Great service and a lovely outdoor patio.
The man that was serving us that night was so incredibly knowledgeable and kind! I can't recall his name, but he was a pleasure to be served by. If we are ever in the area again, we will definitely be stopping by for another bottle!
We had a server Juan Carlo I believe who was super friendly and really made our tasting experience more enjoyable. The backyard is very cute with picnic tables. We ordered snacks with wine and everything was really yummy! Will definitely come back!
No appetizer pairing with the wine was available due to Covid so I could only rate one star. Beyond that, this was their first weekend open after the SIp was recalled. Awesome staff, awesome wines.
I will recommend them to any of my friends.
Straight up Great Service, atmosphere, etc
Brendan who was running the tasting room was so friendly and helpful! He answered our questions about the wines. The food was excellent! The wines were delicious!
We didn’t have any food but if there was, I’m sure it would be great! Wonderful people and very educational tasting. Great time!!
Just went to enjoy wine tasting which was enjoyable but did not eat any food so can’t make any comments there.
We had a 5:30 reservation and the table we chose to sit at had leftover wine glasses and water glasses. Our waiter seated us without cleaning the table and sanitizing before we sat. He poured us our first flight and then removed the leftover glasses from the previous patrons. We were never offered water. For $25 a tasting, I felt like the price was not worth the experience.
AMAZING WINE!! The best in Carmel!! Chardonnay & Pinot Noir 💯
We were the only ones there. It was a really great experience and wine tasting.
Wonderful Birthday experience!
I wasn’t sure how to rate our experience because they were not open, we had a reservation but there was no one at the tasting room.
I tried to call ahead of time but there was no way to speak to a real person.
Disappointed since we drove 15 minutes but we ended up at Boekenoogen which was very good.
Everything was amazing from knowledge to being spot on with describing there wine. They had an amazing concrete made wine. I e never had but great place, not busy, and very friendly!
Wine was amazing! Richard is an incredible host! Can’t wait to go back as we joined the wine club!
Exquisite wines served with lots of expertise from Richard who is fantastic!
Cute outdoor wine tasting cottage
This restaurant is relevantly new to the Carmel scene and I think that is why it had so much availability for resos during our stay. It turned out to be so good for brunch, we came here twice!
Very excited to visit the tasting cottage for the first time. The wines were outstanding, as always, and AR keeps adding additional wines to their selection that are great. The setting is great, and can't wait until everything can be opened up and things get back to normal! Thank you, Jon Karlo, for another outstanding tasting!
Quiet, pleasant outdoor seating and very pleasant, informative staff. The one food item I wanted in early afternoon was truffles, but they were out of the truffles, which was a disappointment, although it might have been a problem with the supplier, rather than their ordering. The wine was pleasant, but not my favorite type of wine, but if you like Chardonnay, their wines would be worth checking out.
Excellent wines full of exquisite flavor. The service was superb! The outdoor tasting room reminds me of an Italian backyard. A must stop when in Carmel Valley.
Great ambience, good wine, and fantastic service. Ally was very personable and she did a great job trying to make it an individualized experience. Would absolutely come here again.
The service and ambiance were outstanding, wines were goods, not outstanding, over priced.
Friendly atmosphere. Unpretentious excellent tasting. No food probably due to CV19
Albatross Ridge Tasting Cottage - Carmel Valley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 298-7388.
Albatross Ridge Tasting Cottage - Carmel Valley is rated 4.7 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.