An amazing 42 varietals are grown within Monterey Wine Country. Ninety miles from north to south, the various microclimates allow for the planting of this vast array of grapes. Monterey is known as a region wide “viticultural laboratory”- constant experimentation with new clones, trellising, water management, and harvesting systems.

Red Grape Varietals Grown in Monterey County

  • Barbera
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Carignane
  • Charbono
  • Dolcetto
  • Graciano
  • Grenache
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Nebbiolo
  • Petit Sirah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Primitivo
  • Sangiovese
  • Syrah
  • Tempranillo
  • Tinta Cao
  • Tourga Nacinal
  • Touriga Francesca
  • Trousseau
  • Valdiguie
  • Zinfandel

White Grape Varietals Grown in Monterey County

  • Albarino
  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Gerwuztaminer
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Marsanne
  • Muscat Canelli
  • Muscat Giallo
  • Muscat Orange
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Riesling
  • Roussanne
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sauvignon Musque
  • Semillon
  • Tocal Fruilano
  • Viognier