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Albatross Ridge Tasting Room - Downtown Carmel, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Albatross Ridge Tasting Room - Downtown Carmel

4.7
4.7
82 Reviews
$30 and under
Winery
Located on Dolores St, between Ocean and 6th Avenue, our Downtown Carmel Tasting Room is conveniently located next to fine dining restaurants, lodging, and other retail stores. Albatross Ridge Winery specializes in premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown on our Estate in Carmel Valley, just seven miles from Carmel by the Sea. Our recent 2014 release was rated by Wine Enthusiast 94 & 95 points! Albatross Ridge was also recognized by Wine Enthusiast as one of the most Dramatic Vineyards in California.

In the early 1930's my grandfather William Hawley Bowlus began launching his one of a kind Albatross sailplanes off the ridges of Carmel Valley. Today our family carries on his avant-garde legacy farming Pinot Noir and Chardonnay on a steep Carmel Valley ridge overlooking the Carmel Bay only seven miles in the distance.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Winery
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 293-8896
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us at info@albatrossridge.com for information on private events.

What 82 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

82 Reviews
  1. CindyS

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time visiting Albatross Ridge and we had a wonderful afternoon of wine tasting! Jonathan was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the wines--he really made the afternoon for us. What a great relaxed atmosphere for tasting delicious wines! Thank you so much - we will be back again and again...

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  2. Elo22

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious & great service!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the experience and especially their generous pours! Their premier flight was my favorite although the last two pinots on the grand flight are really good too!

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  4. MollyM

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dominic was marvelous!! I had made a reservation with my aunt with minimal knowledge on red wines and Dominic was amazing in giving us tips on pointers for how to taste and enjoy wines. He answered all questions and was so sweet and patient. Would highly recommend visiting. Definitely going back!

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  5. NedMtnMan

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful relaxed experience tasting the fine wines from Albatross Ridge.

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  6. Glennder

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hanna was excellent, attentive and knowledgeable about the wine and winery. Nicole and Sara were so nice.

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  7. AdeleK

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    At the beginning of our tasting a family with 3 young and not well behaved children were in the tasting room. I feel wine tasting is an adult activity and parents should leave the kids at home!!! After the family left, it was a lively tasting- good wines and the educator was excellent.

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  8. cindyw

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well run tasting room with great selection of wines to taste and very knowledgeable, energetic and friendly staff.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and service!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely tasting room. Friend staff, good wine, dog friendly. Overall great!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasting flights and bottles of wine are overpriced. Chic interior and friendly waitress

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  12. NateE

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Prices for a single glass of wine were on the expensive side for what was an average quality wine. Staff was knowledgeable but relatively inattentive.

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  13. KarinaM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Natalie was awesome! She was very educated on all the wines and was super helpful! The chocolates were also amazing they paired well with the wines. Also their 2020 “Cuvée Beaudry” Chardonnay is my new obsession!! It is sooo delicious and beautiful I can really taste the floral notes. If I was a wine I would definitely be the Cuvée Beaudry. All around great experience will come back again :)

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love this tasting room! Excellent wine and lovely snacks! A must do for those visiting downtown Carmel.

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  15. MichaelB

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our second time here after loving it least year. Whilst service and drinks are excellent, it’s disappointing that the city has decided to ban all outdoor seating. Please bring back - the city feels so different without outdoor seating. We both developed bad colds (first in over two years) soon after returning home to SF Bay Area and firmly believe that it is due to having to sit inside busy restaurants/wine bars .

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  16. JenniferF

    San Joaquin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little tasting room. Clean good location. Our server was knowledgeable about the wines and polite. All wines we tasted were good. My favorite was the rose with a bit of sparkling

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  17. BrianR

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome staff and fantastic wine! Can’t wait to come back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always absolutely amazing! The wine and staff could not be better.

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  19. ScottJ

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very nice, quiet wine tasting venue. Wine was good but great.

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  20. TerryB

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped here for food before a wedding. It was very nice. Good food and flight selection.

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  21. Nate

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe, friendly staff who were very knowledgeable about their wines. very fun, and will definitely be back!

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  22. PeteattheBeach

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely environment and friendly but unintrusive staff.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful wines. So glad we stopped in to taste!

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  24. CAtoNYC

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a Tuesday night and we were the only foursome in for the tasting. Our hostess was terrific. We enjoyed the tasting and their bread and charcuterie board was a perfect appetizer before we left for dinner. The newly updated location is beautiful and as locals we will return. It is a great addition to downtown.

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  25. Faithiee

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved our tasting and our server was fantastic as well. Great snacks if you have people in your party that don't drink but want to come along anyway.

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  26. Dahnelle

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dominic and Melissa were pros. They were friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent service!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience

    1 person found this helpful

  28. Erin

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service with a well educated wine server. She obviously loves her job and the wine she provided. The wine was wonderful and I actually loved the Chardonnay, which is very unusual for me. I will definitely be back!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great and Nicole was awesome. Never disappointed with Albatross wine.

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  30. LindsayP

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent tasting room in Carmel. Nicole was an amazing server and so knowledgeable about the wines. Highly recommend!

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  31. JohnS

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful interior, with wonderful staff pouring some very tasty juice. Our server Nicole was an absolute delight! Attentive and extremely knowledgeable.

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  32. AmyN

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn’t eat, just did wine tasting. Fabulous wines, wonderful host to explain them. Just very expensive wine.

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  33. Foodie22

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately the worst wine we’ve ever had at a tasting

    1 person found this helpful

  34. DanvilleLife

    San Francisco

    94 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service, we did the flight of 5 wines. Of the 5 wines, only one was borderline decent. None of the other wines tasted good to our party or four. But keep in mind everyone has different taste. Wine can be very objectionable. We just hope they offer better wines to sample down the road as it really is a lovely location and setting and everyone working there is very nice.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot! Good wines, good board and great price! Would recommend!

    1 person found this helpful

  36. johnson5

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    They are trying to just make a buck. One of very few wineries open til 8 pm so always booked, but offering a fire affected super smoky rose from 2020 as a tasting because no one will biy it, and crazy high prices for the terrible quality wine. This place is an atrocity to wine lovers. Please avoid it! This place should be out of business. They care about dollars over wine.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicole was awesome. The wine was great. Everything was amazing!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Must visit wine tasting room in Carmel. If possible, try out their First Flight Pinot Noir. It is nothing short of amazing.

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  39. PeteH

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice wine tasting room with great service and great wines

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  40. DalaineR

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Good ambience. Good food. Good wine.

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FAQs

Albatross Ridge Tasting Room - Downtown Carmel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 293-8896.

Albatross Ridge Tasting Room - Downtown Carmel is rated 4.7 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Albatross Ridge Tasting Room - Downtown Carmel

Dolores Street, Between Ocean & 6th Avenues, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located on Dolores St, between Ocean and 6th Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Carmel
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Winery
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 293-8896
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us at info@albatrossridge.com for information on private events.
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