There are some wonderful vineyards in the Carmel Valley appellation. Vaillard Vineyard, which is the scene of so much action and romance in Blood Red Vines, is fictitious of course. But it shares much with the many real vineyards and wineries that make our valley famous. Here are some you might want to visit:

All of these have tasting rooms in Carmel Valley Village. The wines of Carmel Valley are some of the finest in California. Any lover of fine wines should sample them. Let me know what you think!