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Robert Talbott Vineyards

53 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-3500

Tasting:   Open 11-5 pm daily
Tasting fee $8.50
10% case discount
Price Range:   $15 to $75 per bottle
Established:   1982
Vineyards:   584 acres
  40,000 cases

Robert Talbott Vineyards Description

Twelve miles east of Carmel is the village of Carmel Valley, home to some eight wineries and tasting rooms. On the corner of Pilot Road is the rock-walled tasting room of Robert Talbott Vineyards. The name might be familiar due to the success of the local family’s international tie business that was started back in the 1950s.

With three vineyards in the region, they produce a number of offerings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with each vintage being named after a family member. Their “Diamond T” vineyard was planted in 1982 and was their first foray into viticulture. At 1,200 feet elevation, this 24-acre tightly spaced vineyard grows in an almost soilless mixture of shale and granite on a mountaintop eight miles from Carmel Bay. Planted with the Corton-Charlemagne Chardonnay clone, it has produced many memorable wines. The family purchased additional property in the Santa Lucia Highlands and recently built a new 28,000 square-foot-winery to replace their aging facility in nearby Cachagua.

The tasting room has a pleasant entry that features a bubbling fountain. Inside is a cozy spot with family photos, comfortable couches, chairs and antique cabinets. On the walls hang White House menus featuring Talbott wines. There is a lovely outdoor patio in their garden for taking in the scenery while enjoying a glass of wine.  To show the soil profile of one of their vineyards, a six-foot transparent tube is on display showing the various layers of rock, shale, and soil that make up their property. Next door is a restaurant that can serve you food.


Robert Talbott Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Family Run
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Storefront only
Pinot Noir
Gift Shop - Special
Picnic Sites
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New facility
Ryan_S, San Luis Obispo
Newly built winery located right in Carmel Valley. The new facility, which was relocated from an older one, is large. Very comfortable seating inside and outside the tasting room.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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