In the world of great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the words “cool climate” have become shorthand for a more refined and elegant style of wine, where complex and delicately layered aromas evolve into beautifully delineated flavors, underscored by racy natural acidity. Those who aspire to make the most thoughtful and sophisticated expressions of this kind of wine practice their craft on the extreme cool-climate edges of California viticulture. Perched seven miles from the Pacific Ocean on a mountaintop, Albatross Ridge is a vineyard on this edge.

Our twenty-five acres of pinot noir and chardonnay are rooted upon a rolling Carmel Valley ridge rising 1250 feet in elevation overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Carmel bay in the distance. Planted in 2008, the vineyard came into production in the fall of 2010. Our creed and passion is to grow wine of distinction and to honor the unique soils, setting, and micro-climate that we are privileged to call our own.


Our Tasting Room

We invite you to elevate your tasting experience with us and savor a diverse flight of wines from our estate vineyard. As you taste through our portfolio you will be guided by one of our educating team members that will share our story and winemaking philosophy with you. You can enhance your wine flight with a variety of small bite appetizers.





Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Dolores St., between Ocean & 6th Ave.
Open Daily
Sun-Thurs | 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri & Sat | 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

info@albatrossridge.com | (831) 293-8896

Wine Club

When you decide to be a member of Albatross Ridge we welcome you as a member of our family. Our promise is to provide you with exceptional wines that we give you exclusive access to in each allocation. All of our member events are designed to cater to the wine aficionado with the highest of expectations at our tasting room and our estate vineyard. Join one of our exclusive clubs today.




Join us on our journey through paradise as we host luxurious events at our tasting room by the sea and mountain top vineyard. Each event is designed to create unforgettable moments and stories that we can share with each other over time. Only the highest caliber caterers, chefs, musicians, and entertainers are chosen to collaborate with us at each of our events. We hope that you may join us.

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