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Located in Carmel Valley, Bernardus Winery specializes in Bordeaux and Burgundy varietals. Every part of the winemaking process is handled with extreme care and precision. This includes adding carefully selected yeast types and careful French oak treatment. Mark Chesebro has been head winemaker since 1999.

Owner Ben Pon had an opportunity to plant vines anywhere in the world, but he decided on the Carmel Valley because of its unique climate and terrain. His wines are known for the texture and spice that the oak adds to them.

Bernardus owns two distinct vineyards that are very different from each other. The 50 acre Carmel vineyard is committed to growing red Bordeaux varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petite Verdot. The other vineyard is located in a cooler, more coastal part of Monterey County, and grows Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Bernardus currently has four categories that their wines fall into: Estate Wines, Vineyard Designate, Limited Release, and Monterey County. The Estate Wines are produced from grapes grown in their vineyards and include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and a Bordeaux blend called Marinus.

The Monterey County collection includes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Marsanne, and Sauvignon Blanc. Bernardus Winery’s Vineyard Designate and Limited Release wines include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc

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Comments & Reviews

November 14, 2006 | Ryan Fujiu

I recently tried their Monterey County Pinot Noir and it was one of the better wines ive had in a while.

November 27, 2006 | Jessica Diamond

I've also had their Monterey County Pinot, its amazing...

December 26, 2006 | win04life

One of my favorite Pinot Specialist wineries in Cali.

February 21, 2007 | iheartwine

Love their pinot...

February 22, 2007 | Stephen Homs

Very pleasant Chardonnay and Pinot. We had our wedding at Bernardus and will always have a soft spot.

February 22, 2007 | Jessica Diamond

How romantic! Needless to say you had good wine at the reception.

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