After nine years as evangelists for Monterey County wine in the nation’s toughest markets—such as New York and San Francisco—winemaker Ian Brand and his wife Heather are turning their attention to local wine lovers by opening their first tasting room and launching their third and most ambitious label yet.
“Outside of local sommeliers and the restaurant community, we haven’t taken time to showcase what we’re doing here,” says Heather, who runs the tasting room that opened in Carmel Valley Village in November.
Located at 19 East Carmel Valley Rd. and open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6 PM, the charming I. Brand & Family tasting room is reminiscent of a rustic country store from the outside. But a visit inside reveals a hip urban industrial décor, with a steel … Read More