Living in Carmel

Your gateway to the true bohemian culture of our fabulous municipality, the annual Taste of Carmel takes place this year from October 2 – 5. There are several events involved, which include local wine, food, music, culinary education, a silent auction, and more. The following provides you with a specific list of all the good things that Taste and living in Carmel offer.

Wine Walk-by-the-Sea

This anytime passport, priced at $65, provides you with a Wine Walk flight that includes your choice of 9 of the 12 available tasting rooms. Best of all, the Passport does not expire, and can be used during or after Taste of Carmel.

The Royal Bash – Thursday, October 2

Held at historic Carmel Mission Courtyard, the price (please see below) includes sampling local cuisine and sipping on Monterey County wines. The Money Bank will entertain you, plus you can chip in and place a bid in the silent auction. You are advised to dress for the event, in anything from medieval to modern attire.

• $75 before September 19, or $85 which includes a Commemorative Riedel Glass
• $55 after September 19

Carmel Food Tour – Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4

A three-hour walking tour taking in culture, architecture, and seven tasting stops in historic downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. The price is $69.

Bay Bikes Wine Tour – Friday, October 3

The $135 price tag for this great tour includes stops at four wine tasting rooms, lunch at and a private tour of Chateau Julien winery, and a gift bag with a souvenir glass.

Winemaker Event – Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4

Details will be announced soon on the event’s website.

Aubergine Dessert and Wine Tasting Lunch – Sunday, October 5

Executive Pastry Chef Ron Mendozza will serve up and describe in rich detail his three-course dessert, while Restaurant Director Nathaniel Munoz will offer up insight on the wines that are paired with each course. The price of this event is $114.58.


In addition to the silent auction, there will be a live auction, and an online one.

For more details about this annual, fun event, please visit the website at, drop them an e-mail in care of, or give them a toll-free call at 1-800-550-4333.

This list was accurate at the time of publication, please check directly with the venue to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same. All prices are per person.

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