• Attractions
  • Local Wineries
  • Pinnacles National Park
  • Mission Soledad
  • Monterey Coast

 

 

We are located in an area rich in beauty, history and agriculture. The rugged and beautiful Pinnacles National Monument, just 15 minutes away, is a wonderful spot for a picnic or hike. Soledad Mission, established in 1791 by Spanish Friars, is only five minutes away.

Salinas Valley is the richest farmland in the United States. Many famous wineries are located here, with tours and wine tasting available. A short scenic drive will take you to the Monterey Peninsula, where you will find Monterey Bay Aquarium, the great annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Cannery Row, Pebble Beach's world famous golf courses and more

When one travels the sacred “El Camino Real “commonly known as California state route HWY 101, known by the Spanish as the” Kings Highway” it is easy for one to lose sight that they have entered into a micro cosmism of very rich history and folk lore that has lasted through the ages.

Terms such as “Salad Bowl of the Nation” or the” Heart of California” make it is easy to see why John Steinbeck would use this expansive area as a back drop for many of his novel s in the 1930s.  He was inspired to use the town’s name in of his most famous books, Of Mice and Men which depicted Soledad and the surrounding area, with its Green rolling mountains and every changing landscape. 

 

Hahn Wines-
36154 Foothill Road, Soledad, CA
Phone: (831) 678-2132
http://www.hahnestates.com

Ventana Wines –
38740 Los Coches Road, Soledad, CA
Phone: (831) 372-7415
http://www.ventanawines.com

Paraiso Vineyards
38060 Paraiso Springs Road, Soledad, CA
Phone: (831) 678-0300
http://www.paraisovineyards.com

Manzoni Wines-
30981 River Rd, Soledad, CA
Phone:(831) 675-3398
http://www.manzoniwines.com

Wrath Wines-
35801 Foothill Road, Soledad, CA
Phone: (831) 678-2212
http://www.wrathwines.com

Pisoni Vineyards-
PO Box 908, Gonzales, CA
Phone: (800) 270-2525
http://pisonivineyards.com

 

 

NEWLY DESIGNATED NATIONAL PARK

Pinnacles National Park gets its name from rock spires and crags that are remnants of an ancient volcano. The volcano eroded over millions of years as it moved northward along the San Andreas Fault. Rock debris in the form of boulders has weathered and settled, leaving behind spires of volcanic rock and talus caves.

 

For further information please go to:

http://www.nps.gov/pinn/index.htm

 

Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, also called Mission Nuestra Señora Dolorosísima de la Soledad or Soledad Mission, is the thirteenth of the twenty-one Missions in the chain of Alta California missions.  Established on October 9, 1791, at the site of an Esselen Indian village recorded by Pedro Font as Chuttusgelis. A temporary church was constructed in 1791 shortly after its founding and the first annual report was issued in 1794.

 

For further information please go to:

http://www.ci.soledad.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=328

 

 

 

Monterey is a waterfront community on the central coast of California with a temperate climate year-round. Kayaking, scuba diving, surfing, whale watching and beach-going are just some of the activities to be enjoyed in and around Monterey. Golf, shopping, and driving the spectacular coastline to Big Sur are a few of the many land-based adventures.

 

For further information go to:

http://www.monterey.org/