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Galante Vineyards

Galante Vineyards At Galante Vineyards our philosophy is simple: grow the finest grapes possible and let the fruit express itself in the wine. Since all of our grapes are estate grown, each bottle of wine we produce embodies the characteristics of our unique region, exhibiting the natural flavors that are born from the land. The Galante Family has a long history in the Monterey area. Owner Jack Galante's great grandfather, J.F. Devendorf, was the founder of the town of Carmel. He later built the Pine Inn and the prestigious Highlands Inn. In 1969, Jack's parents purchased a 700-acre cattle ranch in rustic Carmel Valley. While still maintaining a working cattle ranch, the Galantes, in 1983, began growing premium grapes on their property, specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1994, Jack Galante decided to build a winery and use some of his grapes to produce ultra-premium estate bottled wines. Today Galante is recognized as one of the premier Cabernet Sauvignon producers in Monterey County and all of California.

From San Francisco (3 hours) / San Jose: (2 hours): Take Highway 280 South to Highway 85 at Mountain View. Take Hwy 85 to 101 South at Gilroy. Take 101 South all the way to Salinas. (Coming from San Jose take 101 directly to Salinas). Once in Salinas take the Sanborn Road, Monterey Peninsula exit. (There is another Monterey Peninsula exit before you reach Salinas. If you take this exit it will take you past Fort Ord to Monterey - a longer route). At the first light make a right going west on Sanborn. Stay on this road (it turns into East Blanco) through three lights until you reach Highway 68 (the Salinas-Monterey Highway). Turn left on Hwy 68 and go approximately 10 miles until you see the sign for Laureles Grade, Carmel Valley. **Turn left (the only way you can) onto this road which takes you over the hill and into Carmel Valley. At the bottom of the hill take a left onto the Carmel Valley Road. After a few miles you will come to the Carmel Valley Village. After passing through the village you will follow the road for approximately 4.5 miles until you see the turnoff for the Cachagua Road, Los Padres Dam. Turn right on this road and follow it for 5 miles. The road is very narrow and winding. You will see a tall (8 foot) mesh and barbed wire fence with greenish posts on your left and you will come to a green metal double gate. Pass this gate and follow the road another 1/2 mile to the next gate on your left. Enter here the gate code is #4444. Follow the main dirt road (marked with bottle direction markers) to the winery at the top of hill (white/green building with cupola on top).

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18181 Cachagua Road, Carmel Valley, CA, US, 93924 Email:
Phone: 831-624-3800 Web:
Fax: 831-659-9525
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  Blackjack Pasture
Our Blackjack Pasture is soft and opulent, combining rich chocolate and black currant flavors with an elegant, long finish. Wonderful now, this wine will age well for the next 10 years.
Bin fermented and aged in new French oak, our limited production Merlot is truly unique. This wine offers lively, concentrated flavors of strawberry and plum.
  Pinot Noir
Available only through the winery. This inaugural vintage of our Pinot Noir is made from three distinct clones of estate grown grapes. The vineyard is located 1000 feet above our premium cabernet vineyards and is influenced by the coastal marine layer of Monterey Bay
  Rancho Galante
Combining grapes from several of our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard parcels, this wine offers a burst of distinctive fruit flavors with a hint of oak and soft tannins on the finish.
  Red Rose Hill
Bright, fresh and lively, our Red Rose Hill explodes with the characteristic cherry and berry flavors of our Carmel Valley vineyards. Delightful upon release, modest tannins provide the character that will allow this wine to age well over the next 7-12 years.
  Sauvignon Blanc
The true varietal nature of the Sauvignon Blanc grape is expressed in this wine. Abundant with aromas and flavors of peaches and pears, this wine has an ample underlying acidity that provides a crisp and fresh


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