Monterey, California: Historic Cannery Row and John Steinbeck Walking Tour
Monterey Canning Company Cannery 700 Cannery Row
At the end of the Monterey Canning Company building, turn right and keep walking alongside the building. Just ahead on your right is Bargetto Winery Tasting Room. Stop in front of it for a moment.
Alexander’s original Monterey Canning Company cannery and reduction plant was destroyed by fire in the late 1970’s but the building was authentically reconstructed by the Cannery Row Company and now hosts 40 businesses.
One of the 40 businesses here is Bargetto Winery Tasting Room. The original Bargetto family winery opened in 1910 in San Francisco and relocated to Soquel, just north of here, at the onset of Prohibition in 1917. The next generation introduced modern technology to the business and the winery sourced grapes from the Santa Cruz Mountains. The third generation of Bargetto’s now runs the oldest continuously operated winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Stop in and try one of their varietals; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio. They are open from 11 am daily.
Or, just go in and explore some of the other 40 shops. There is something for just about everyone from Candyland, Monterey Wine Market, Monterey Bay Harley-Davidson to the Spirit of Monterey Wax Museum. You can also find a talking pirate and a great upstairs bay lookout which opens at 11.
With the Bargetto Winery Tasting Room behind you, walk straight ahead to the bench outside of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. It will be just past the check-in counter for Bubba Gump restaurant.