Parsonage Village Winery
74 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley
With a glass of big, bold, juicy, rich, complex, lush, silky, 2010 Estate Syrah oozing clove, black currant and earthy bacon essence in your hand, you could be hanging out in a cardboard box and it would be beautiful. But here you can admire giclee renditions of co-owner Mary Allen Parsons’ quilts, try some 15 different wines and rap until the sun goes down with easygoing people-lover Michelle Mendoza. And pop over to one of the other dozen neighboring tasting rooms too.