Carmel Valley is the wine country of Monterey County, a quiet place tucked into the Santa Lucia Mountains east of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The Carmel River spills gently to the sea here between vineyards and rolling hills. The main artery, Carmel Valley Road, meanders thirteen miles up from Highway One to the shops, inns, and tasting rooms of Carmel Valley Village. If you’re drawn to the outdoors, check out the riverside trails of Garland Ranch Regional Park or the three championship golf courses throughout the valley. Come here to enjoy a bucolic retreat and some of the best wine in California.