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10:00 - 16:00
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Ag Venture Tours specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural...

Ag Venture Tours specializes in wine tasting, sightseeing and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region. Wine tasting tours visit the Monterey Wine Country (Carmel Valley, Salinas) or the Santa Cruz Mountains. Agricultural education tours feature the Salinas Valley. Sightseeing tours include Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel or Big Sur. All our tours are designed to be fun and educational and customized to your interests. Each tour includes pickup and return at your residence or hotel.

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Turn on your ears and brains and get fascinated by how agri-business works in the Salinas valley. Not midwest monoculture here! -- varieties of crops rotated through the fields... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Turn on your ears and brains and get fascinated by how agri-business works in the Salinas valley. Not midwest monoculture here! -- varieties of crops rotated through the fields. Evan is easy to listen to and very interesting. Many implications for US labor and immigration policies as well (I'll let you draw your own conclusions). You'll be glad you did... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I have search long and hard to find a good agricultural tour in California. We travel thru here at least once a year and am always left wondering what is growing over there. Well yesterday my search ended with Evan and his Salinas Valley Agricultural tour. It was well worth the wait and price. Evan shared his wealth of knowledge... More 

Thank Poulsbofoodie
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Evan was so incredibly knowledgeable. This was exactly what we wanted when planning a wine tour for our group of friends. Highly recommended!

Thank tsimmons21
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Our two Carmel Valley Wine Tasting Tours were outstanding. Evan has a wealth of knowledge about the history of Carmel Valley wineries and wine making that he shares. His selection of wineries was great, and he knew the people running each of the tasting rooms so we were given excellent, personalized service. I would definitely use him again.

Thank Hilda B
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had a great tour of the Monterey Peninsula including Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, (17 Mile Drive) and Carmel. Evan is fun and very knowledgeable about the history and vegetation of the area. We had wine tastings at two winery tasting rooms: Heller Estate and Bernardus. Since Evan is a degreed winery consultant, he is able to discuss wine... More 

Thank Chris V
Pomona, California
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

If you would like to venture beyond the T-shirt shops of Cannery Row and gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Monterrey Peninsula, then this tour is for you. A drive through the area quickly revels that the fishing industry of John Steinbeck's era no longer dominates the local economy- today agriculture is king. With degrees from UC Davis... More 

Thank Lori Z
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We had a really great wine tasting tour with Evan in Santa Cruz. He took us to some interesting wineries, he was knowledgeable and funny and the wines we tried were superb. We loved it!

Thank juliajb12
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We first went on the half day agricultural tour of Salinas Valley. This was a great tour! You should take this tour! We drove around the area and saw every aspect of planting, growing, irrigating, harvesting and packing of many different crops. Evan was an excellent tour guide and was very knowledgeable about agriculture, labor, organic farming, local history, geography... More 

Thank ranann1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

We booked this tour for a Monday morning with our two kids, ages 8 and 12. We all loved it and thought it was one of the best things we did in the area on our vacation. Evan was an excellent guide. It ended up just being us with him. He was great with engaging our kids. Our son got... More 

Thank nikolaik
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Great tour overall however cut a bit short due to 30 mins to ensure met cruise. We were 1st to book tour according to emails and specifically asked to spend time in Carmel and visit Pebble Beach Beach Lodge and assumed the tour was to be devised around this as a priority? We were therefore disappointed when time deducted from... More 

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