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Albatross Ridge Tasting Cottage - Carmel Valley, Carmel Valley, CA

Albatross Ridge Tasting Cottage - Carmel Valley

4.7
4.7
44 Reviews
$30 and under
Winery

We are excited to announce our newly renovated Carmel Valley Tasting Cottage is open! The beautiful Carmel Valley location features an updated bar and indoor tasting room and an expansive garden patio for a wonderful tasting experience.

Located on Carmel Valley Road, our Tasting Cottage is conveniently located next to a handful of neighboring tasting rooms and other retail stores in Carmel Valley Village. Albatross Ridge Winery specializes in premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown on our Estate in Carmel Valley not too far from the Cottage. Our vineyard has been recognized by Wine Enthusiast as one of the most Dramatic Vineyards in California.

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Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Winery

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 298-7388

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel Valley

  • Cross street

    Carmel Valley Road and Via Contenta

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Wine

    Pinot Noir

    • 2018 Albatross Ridge Pétillant Naturel Rose$45.00

      • Club Price$38.25
    • 2017 Albatross Ridge Estate Reserve Pinot Noir$68.00

      • Club Price$57.80
    • 2017 Albatross Ridge Cuvee Vivienne Pinot Noir$50.00

      • Club Price$42.50

    Chardonnay

    • 2017 Albatross Ridge Estate Chardonnay$65.00

      • Club Price$55.25
    • 2018 Albatross Ridge Beton Chardonnay$48.00

      • Club Price$40.80

    Wine Vault

    These wines are of extremely limited quantity and are available to current wine club members only. They include special release wines and previous vintages from our wine library

    • 2014 Albatross Ridge Cuvée Vivienne Pinot Noir$55.00

      • Club Price$46.75
    • 2017 Albatross Ridge First Flight Chardonnay$95.00

      • Club Price$80.75
    • 2015 Albatross Ridge First Flight Pinot Noir$115.00

      • Club Price$97.75

    Virtual Package

    In order to stay connected we are now offering a unique opportunity to stay in touch and experience Albatross Ridge with the community, but from the comfort of home. As our founder, Brad Bowlus, has said, 'we can't be together, but we won't stay apart.' We hope to connect with you soon

    • Virtual Happy Hour 3-pack$150.00

      • Club Price$127.50

    Last updated: February 1, 2022

    What 44 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
    • 4.7Ambience
    • 4.4Value

    NoiseModerate

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    1. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      San Francisco

      7 reviews

      5.0

      7 reviews

      Dined on April 3, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Nice tasting with friends and family. Nicole was an outstanding Hostess

    2. A

      Amanda

      Salt Lake City

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on March 19, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      We are a part of their wine club now. The servers are so attentive and I recommend to everyone!

    3. TE

      TonyE

      San Francisco

      24 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      24 reviews

      Dined on February 13, 2022

      overall4food4service4ambience4

      Great wine and awesome hang-out spot.

    4. CS

      ChanceyS

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on February 5, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      It was wonderful! Service was excellent and the atmosphere was amazing! So peaceful and relaxing. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and the wine was great!

    5. S

      Steve

      London

      6 reviews

      5.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on December 30, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      We did the smaller tasting of 3 wines. There was a great Chardonnay, a superior Sparkling Rose’, and a very good Pinot Noir. Paired with the charcuterie, a most enjoyable experience. Highly recommend!

    6. MF

      MilunaF

      San Francisco

      5 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      5 reviews

      Dined on September 3, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      This review is for our wine tasting, not food tasting. Albatross does offer a couple of food options to accompany your wine should you choose. We were warmly greeted at the door, and happened to be the only visitors that afternoon. Our wine host was warm, friendly, funny, and he educated us about the differences of Albatross. Their philosophy, way of harvesting, and "don't-mess-with-the-grapes-much-if-any" way of wine making are unique to the industry. The back patio area is gorgeous, and we sat outside where it was clean and quiet. My husband and I elected to split a library tasting, and the pours were very generous. We headed home with two bottles, and will make Albatross a frequent wine tasting destination.

    7. S

      Shannon

      Richmond

      13 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      13 reviews

      Dined on August 21, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience3

      Tasty wine and great, friendly service. The outdoor are has a beautiful garden with olive trees.

    8. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Austin

      3 reviews

      3.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on August 6, 2021

      overall3food2service5ambience1

      Came to take my partners grandparents here. I specifically booked the cottage to sit out on their patio but it was occupied by what we were informed was a wedding? Either way we got sat at a high top table with elderly grandparents who struggled to get comfortable next to boxes… it was not what I had hoped for. The gentleman leading our tasting didn’t seem knowledgeable about the product and it was honestly quite a boring experience. Pretty embarrassing considering this is not what is shown on website. We drove 20 mins out of the way to go there versus their tasting room closer into town but it was honestly not worth it.

    9. D

      Doggoneit

      San Francisco

      2 reviews

      vip
      2.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on July 25, 2021

      overall2food1service5ambience4

      Ambiance was great, but the reds/roses were not.

    10. S

      Sarah

      Hawaii

      4 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on July 17, 2021

      overall4food5service3ambience4

      Service was a bit slow. Wine overall was good and the ambiance is beautiful.

    11. N

      Natasha

      San Francisco

      32 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      32 reviews

      Dined on July 10, 2021

      overall4food4service5ambience5

      Great Ambassador, Kylie is amazing and extremely accommodating, knowledgeable and humble. Wines were okay, kind of uneven in quality. some very, very good others not so much. We loved the 2018 Beton Chardonnay, the 2020 still Rose, the 2017 reserve Pinot and the 2018 Owen Pinot Noir. The 2020 Pet Nat is fun because of its' smoky nature due to fire exposure, I can see it with BBQ. Other Pinots need time in the bottle to fully express. Fun experience.

    12. BL

      BeckyL

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on July 9, 2021

      overall5food3service5ambience4

      It was a very nice and relaxing experience, I was expecting maybe some vineyard. Overall we really enjoyed it. Branden was very knowledgeable and friendly.. Gave us alot of information for next time

    13. SD

      SteveD

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on June 20, 2021

      overall4food4service4ambience5

      VERY NICE EXPERIENCE. WOULD SUGGEST THIS PLACE TO OTHERS.

    14. AF

      AlexeyF

      San Francisco

      6 reviews

      vip
      3.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on June 6, 2021

      overall3food5service3ambience4

      I paid for the 5 drinks flight, but got only 3 drink

    15. L

      Lindsay

      San Francisco

      1 review

      vip
      3.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 30, 2021

      overall3food5service2ambience4

      We've visited once before and love the wines—so we were excited to return, however we received a seemingly new tasting room host this most recent visit who clearly has never worked in the service industry. He kept picking up our wine glasses off the table to pour or would rest the opening of the wine bottle to the edge of our glass to pour. That may not seem like a big deal, but during Covid it made us feel pretty uncomfortable. He also would pour the wine and then walk away—sometimes not even telling us what we were having and then didn't smell/taste a corked Pinot before serving it to us in our flight, which is tasting room 101. If it was his first day there, that's fine—then just tell your guests instead of winging it, only to leave your guests feeling disappointed by the experience.

    16. JM

      JodiM

      Richmond

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 28, 2021

      overall5food3service5ambience5

      JK was very attentive and explained the tasting wines very nicely. He was training a new staff member while we were there and I couldn’t help but think that person will be excellent after watching JK. Thank you!

    17. DF

      DavidF

      New York Area

      6 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on May 22, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Albatross is a great experience and is making outstanding wines😊

    18. NT

      NormaT

      San Francisco

      6 reviews

      5.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on April 9, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      This is our first time at Albatross Ridge Tasting Cottage. The tasting room in Carmel by the Sea is one of our favorites. So happy to see it open in Carmel Valley so that we could do some wine tasting after hiking at Garland Ranch. Lovely patio that had a very relaxed feel to it on a Friday afternoon. Fantastic wines. My husband and I each did a different tasting so that we could try all the wines. The server and I apologize that I can't remember his name was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and poured the wines in the perfect order for us to taste. The two chardonnays were very different, but we loved both! The estate Chardonnay was probably the most interesting Chardonnay we've had. The two Rose were again very different. Both good, but like one better than the other. The Pinots were all very yummy and we enjoyed the vertical tasting of the 2017 and 2018 Estate Pinot. We ended up leaving with 8 bottles, 3 of the estate Chardonnay, 2 of the other, a Rose and two of the 2018 Pinot. We are looking forward to enjoying these over the next year. Can't wait to come back.

    19. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      San Francisco

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on March 21, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Jk was an exceptional host. Will definitely be going back!

    20. b

      bugzie

      San Francisco

      170 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      170 reviews

      Dined on March 19, 2021

      overall5food4service5ambience5

      Have been a fan of Albatross Ridge for several years. The new Tasting Cottage in Carmel and Valley is lovely; obviously, the same designer as the very swank Tasting Room in Carmel by the Sea. Even more adorable than the Cottage, however, was Nicole -- wanted to adopt her!

    21. KS

      KristenS

      San Francisco

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on March 13, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      I can’t say enough great things about Albatross’ wines and the people that work there. The outdoor ambiance is amazing and they have a way of transporting you to another level of happiness. Their flight options are fantastic and their cheese and charcuterie boards are on point!! My absolute go-to whether friends and family are visiting or just need a quick getaway.

    22. J

      Jane

      San Francisco

      3 reviews

      5.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on February 26, 2021

      overall5food3service5ambience5

      No food, but the wines were excellent! Great service and a lovely outdoor patio.

    23. ER

      EmilyR

      San Francisco

      69 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      69 reviews

      Dined on February 13, 2021

      overall5food4service5ambience4

      We had a server Juan Carlo I believe who was super friendly and really made our tasting experience more enjoyable. The backyard is very cute with picnic tables. We ordered snacks with wine and everything was really yummy! Will definitely come back!

    24. J

      Jasmine

      San Francisco

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on February 13, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The man that was serving us that night was so incredibly knowledgeable and kind! I can't recall his name, but he was a pleasure to be served by. If we are ever in the area again, we will definitely be stopping by for another bottle!

    25. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      San Francisco

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on February 6, 2021

      overall5food1service5ambience5

      No appetizer pairing with the wine was available due to Covid so I could only rate one star. Beyond that, this was their first weekend open after the SIp was recalled. Awesome staff, awesome wines. I will recommend them to any of my friends. Straight up Great Service, atmosphere, etc

    26. JL

      JackL

      San Francisco

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on December 13, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Brendan who was running the tasting room was so friendly and helpful! He answered our questions about the wines. The food was excellent! The wines were delicious!

    27. M

      Michelle

      San Francisco

      4 reviews

      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on November 9, 2020

      overall5food1service5ambience5

      We didn’t have any food but if there was, I’m sure it would be great! Wonderful people and very educational tasting. Great time!!

    28. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      San Francisco

      2 reviews

      4.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on October 25, 2020

      overall4food3service5ambience5

      Just went to enjoy wine tasting which was enjoyable but did not eat any food so can’t make any comments there.

    29. W

      Winetaster

      San Francisco

      2 reviews

      vip
      3.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on October 18, 2020

      overall3food1service3ambience4

      We had a 5:30 reservation and the table we chose to sit at had leftover wine glasses and water glasses. Our waiter seated us without cleaning the table and sanitizing before we sat. He poured us our first flight and then removed the leftover glasses from the previous patrons. We were never offered water. For $25 a tasting, I felt like the price was not worth the experience.

    30. H

      Hooter

      Houston

      6 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on October 5, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      AMAZING WINE!! The best in Carmel!! Chardonnay & Pinot Noir 💯

    31. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      San Francisco

      4 reviews

      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on October 2, 2020

      overall5food4service5ambience5

      We were the only ones there. It was a really great experience and wine tasting.

    32. k

      kimba

      San Francisco

      11 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      11 reviews

      Dined on September 6, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Wonderful Birthday experience!

    33. b

      band

      Sacramento

      85 reviews

      vip
      3.0

      85 reviews

      Dined on September 1, 2020

      overall3food1service1ambience3

      I wasn’t sure how to rate our experience because they were not open, we had a reservation but there was no one at the tasting room. I tried to call ahead of time but there was no way to speak to a real person. Disappointed since we drove 15 minutes but we ended up at Boekenoogen which was very good.

    34. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on August 29, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Everything was amazing from knowledge to being spot on with describing there wine. They had an amazing concrete made wine. I e never had but great place, not busy, and very friendly!

    35. TP

      TammyP

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on August 14, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Wine was amazing! Richard is an incredible host! Can’t wait to go back as we joined the wine club!

    36. LL

      LorinL

      San Francisco

      35 reviews

      5.0

      35 reviews

      Dined on August 13, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Exquisite wines served with lots of expertise from Richard who is fantastic!

    37. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Central Coast

      2 reviews

      4.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on August 12, 2020

      overall4food3service4ambience4

      Cute outdoor wine tasting cottage

    38. R

      Remy

      San Diego

      7 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      7 reviews

      Dined on August 8, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      This restaurant is relevantly new to the Carmel scene and I think that is why it had so much availability for resos during our stay. It turned out to be so good for brunch, we came here twice!

    39. GP

      GregoryP

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on July 27, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      Very excited to visit the tasting cottage for the first time. The wines were outstanding, as always, and AR keeps adding additional wines to their selection that are great. The setting is great, and can't wait until everything can be opened up and things get back to normal! Thank you, Jon Karlo, for another outstanding tasting!

    40. MP

      MarjorieP

      San Francisco

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on July 24, 2020

      overall4food1service5ambience5

      Quiet, pleasant outdoor seating and very pleasant, informative staff. The one food item I wanted in early afternoon was truffles, but they were out of the truffles, which was a disappointment, although it might have been a problem with the supplier, rather than their ordering. The wine was pleasant, but not my favorite type of wine, but if you like Chardonnay, their wines would be worth checking out.

    Safety precautions

    • Cleaning & sanitizing

      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
      • Contactless payment available
    • Physical distancing

      • Limited number of seated diners
      • Distancing maintained in common areas
      • Extra space between tables
    • Protective equipment

      • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Screening

      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

    FAQs

    Albatross Ridge Tasting Cottage - Carmel Valley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 298-7388.

    Albatross Ridge Tasting Cottage - Carmel Valley is rated 4.7 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

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

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    Booked 4 times today
    Google Map for Albatross Ridge Tasting Cottage - Carmel Valley

    19 E Carmel Valley Rd Suite A Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9703

    Dining areas

    Additional information

    • Cross street

      Carmel Valley Road and Via Contenta

    • Neighborhood

      Carmel Valley

    • Hours of operation

      Mon, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

    • Cuisines

      Winery

    • Dining style

      Casual Dining

    • Dress code

      Casual Dress

    • Parking details

      Public Lot

    • Payment options

      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

    • Additional

      Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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