Folktale Winery & Vineyards
Surrounded by five acres of sustainably-grown vines and a dazzling garden that’s in full bloom come summer, this organic vineyard serves up a clean, crisp menu and a three-glass wine flight of the area’s best organic bottles, however small the plate you order. Relaxed and unpretentious, Folktale makes a point of showcasing this region’s newest bins: all bright, acidic chardonnay and pinot noir. Pick at sharing boards of charcuterie and cheese, snack on wood-fired flatbreads and sip the estate’s Nouveau 2021 or the oaky shiraz and grenache Joseph’s Blend from neighbouring Le Mistral vineyard. Stop by the homeware store Provisions before you leave – it’s a masterclass in elegant kitchen implements and perfectly packaged pantry items.
8940 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923