Albatross Ridge Tasting Room - Downtown Carmel
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.
I love this place!
Absolutely amazing tasting. The pinots are world class awesome. The service was super friendly and attentive even though it was busy. This place is a must!
Pinot Noirs and Rose wines are outstanding. Couldn't resist joining the winery even though we live in the Sacramento area. Best Carmel-by-the-Sea tasting room we've visited so far.
Great atmosphere and lovely wines! Make your reservation early. You won’t be disappointed.
Upon arrival we had to find someone to take us to our table. We had to ask for fresh glasses for the tasting and the server got the years of the wines mixed up. We ordered a charcuterie platter which took a while to come and very skimpy on cheeses
It was the start of our Mothers and Daughters Weekend! Wine tasting was our first stop as we headed to Carmel. My mom, cousin, and her mother had never visited Carmel. My cousin loves Pinot and the reviews were highly rated. Nicole was courteous, friendly, and very attentive! The owners both stopped by and made us feel welcomed. Truly a beautiful experience for our weekend get-a-way!
Great service and very good wine. Nichole was outstanding!
Brandon was an outstanding hostess.
Good wine - could be priced slightly less for what you are getting, but overall we had a nice experience.
Brandon was amazing! We definitely will be back :)
Service was great but was underwhelmed by the wines and the price point
Nicole is awesome! Actually, everyone at albatross ridge is awesome
It had me rate food, we did not eat but the wine was amazing
Nice atmosphere, nice people. Go for the sparkling Rose, stay for the Pinot Noirs.
Didn’t order food
The wines were terrific and the staff was knowledgeable and friendly. It was a fun and educational experience.
Person working Sunday around 4:30 was rude. Did not know much about the wines
Are tasting was very enjoyable are SOM was amazing with all the details of the wines in the area would totally recommend especially the pinots.
Actually, we had a tasting only with no food, but JK was very attentive and made our tasting delightful.
Great! Glad we made this our first stop in Carmel.
Terrific experience! Jon Karlo is very knowledgeable and provided insight into the wines and vintages.
We loved our tasting at Albatross Ridge tasting room. We had a table outside and tasted 5 wines - all were great. The sommelier was very knowledgable and passionate about the wines. We got the mediterranean plate - it was good but nothing fancy. Would definitely recommend Albatross Ridge.
I love this place! Great wine, ambiance and service. Beautiful tasting room and fun experience. Jon Karlo is always very helpful and wonderful every time I have been.
We always enjoy dining at Flahterys and Aw Schucks. The food and ambiance was fantastic as always.
We went on a Thursday so it was pretty quiet and we enjoyed it a lot. I didn’t catch the guys name that was helping us but he was awesome! Would recommend this place during the week when it’s more quiet.
Visited for wine tasting, and had one of the best experiences/ service from a wine tasting room. Thank you for the great experience.
Pretty skimpy pours for a $20 tasting. They only gave 3 pours which seemed a lot for the price. The ambiance is was ok outside. Food was also pricey - not a lot for basically a food tasting as well. Quality of everything was good. Service was average.
Excellent experience. Highly recommend. Excellent wines. Great service
Service was great! Once we were in the shade, it was great!
Awesome. Can’t wait to go back. Beautiful day.
This is my favorite tasting room in Carmel!!! I love that the physical vineyard is located just a couple miles up the road toward Camel Valley (they even offer private tours of the vineyard which are also super fun!) You can’t go wrong with any of their wines but my faves are the 2017 First Flight Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, next is the 2019 Rose all day and last but surely not least their 2017 Pinot Noir is full bodied and absolutely fantastic. Additionally they have paired with The Cheese Shop here in Carmel and make a nice little charcuterie if you’re looking to munch on something while tasting!
Wonderful service and great wines!
Amazing service and wine! I would definitely come back
We visited in mid-August the day after they put in the outdoor porch seating. The wine was delicious, and the seating was comfortable and spacious. I think they are doing a great job following the state guidelines, and I would recommend coming here now and in the future.
The Tasting Room location in Downtown Carmel was closed due to construction work, but no one took care of cancelling previous reservations. So when we showed up there was only a sign at the door announcing the daily closure. Very disappointing.
My partner and I really enjoyed our wine tasting experience at Albatross Ridge. Our server was friendly and extremely knowledgable. I would recommend ordering the charcuterie plate along with the 5 wine taster. We will definitely be visiting when we return to Carmel.
We reserved a table outside on their new patio. Richard was our server and he was amazing, charming, knowledgable and an overall joy to spend our time with! The wines were fantastic! It was the perfect way to kick off our girlfriend getaway weekend!
The service here was excellent! We were running a little late but greeted so warmly. Sat outside on a big table with 5 friends, just 2 or 3 other tables out front.
The wine was lovely! And we got an expected meat and chessboard too!
Our server couldn’t have been more helpful! So much fun
Great tasting. Cardonay was our favorite. Best tasting room in dt Carmel.
Nice wine tasting, had five selections. We did not try any food.
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 41 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.