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Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley

4.5
#4 of 12 in Wineries in Carmel Valley
The storied origins of the Holman Ranch Tavern stretch back to 1928 when a quaint brick watering spot was built in the center of Carmel Valley Village to serve weary travelers on their way to and from the therapeutic Tassajara Hot Springs. From the day it was constructed through today, this roadhouse has gone by many names: The Carousel and Will’s Fargo Dining House & Saloon to name a few. From a teahouse to a steakhouse complete with its own butcher shop, this historic building has been home to locals and visitors alike and housed many a celebration.

In November 2014, The Lowder family from Alabama purchased this iconic building with the intent of restoring it and bringing it into the fold of their thriving wine and events business established at the 400 acre Holman Ranch, also built in 1928.

In Spring 2016, Holman Ranch Tavern completed its transformation into an establishment known for serving delicious concoctions alongside a menu that pairs these libations with food to share. Under every owner since it was built, the Tavern has been the site of California friendliness, now with a touch of Southern hospitality sprinkled in.

Whatever the name, it has always provided Visitors and Locals alike with a soft seat to rest, a hearty drink and comforting food. Welcome to the Holman Ranch Tavern.
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  • We stopped into this place right before dinner to try their wine. We were concerned since it was 30 minutes before closing, but they were more than happy to accommodate us. Nice sit down tasting at th...  more »
  • Visited Holman Ranch for a wedding--the ranch was absolutely beautiful and the perfect setting for a wedding. The view of the ceremony, the gardens, the dinner setting and the barn were all stunning, ...  more »
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  • Booked a private tour here for my moms birthday and it was absolutely perfect. Our tour guide Mitchell was so nice and welcoming and full of knowledge. The ranch is beautiful and the wine is very good. Such an amazing experience and will recommend to anyone looking for a wine tasting experience.
  • Everyone I have spoken at Holman Ranch has been so nice! The Ranch, the rooms, the winery, it is all just amazing and perfect for any event.

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