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Albatross Ridge Tasting Cottage - Carmel Valley

4.7
16 Reviews
$30 and under
Winery
**Due to extreme heat and poor air quality from the surrounding fires, we will be closing the tasting room at 4 pm. Thank you and stay safe!***

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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 16 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWinetaster
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING WINE!! The best in Carmel!! Chardonnay & Pinot Noir 💯

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were the only ones there. It was a really great experience and wine tasting.

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vipkimba
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Birthday experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
68 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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TammyP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine was amazing! Richard is an incredible host! Can’t wait to go back as we joined the wine club!

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LorinL
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite wines served with lots of expertise from Richard who is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Cute outdoor wine tasting cottage

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Remy
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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GregoryP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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MarjorieP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

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.

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Angie
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GaryD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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Andaz5
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service and ambiance were outstanding, wines were goods, not outstanding, over priced.

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vipRonnyV
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience4

Friendly atmosphere. Unpretentious excellent tasting. No food probably due to CV19

FAQs

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 16 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.