Experience wine country without the crowds in these under-the-radar spots for sipping
Photo by Thomas J. Story
Within an easy drive of Monterey, discover under-the-radar vineyards tucked against the mountains south of Salinas. Follow Monterey Country's Wine Trail to the 20 or so wineries along River Road. Along the way, pick up organic farmstand produce, stop for a picnic lunch, and even visit a ranch where lions and lynxes roam.