Welcome to ag venture tours: about us

Specializing in wine tasting, sightseeing, and agricultural education tours of the Monterey Bay region of Central California since 1997. We are the oldest operating tour company in the area offering both half and full-day tours with advance reservations. We are also available for large group tours and can provide a step-on guide service if necessary.

Our Mission is to educate our guests about wine, agriculture, and the rich history and beautiful environment of the Monterey Bay region. Our reputation and experience are second to none in the local tourism industry. We especially value our guests, the community, and the environment, sustaining both the hospitality and agriculture industries of the area.

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Van transportation, private wine tastings, or educational lectures (wine or agriculture) are also available by reservation.

Book your tour with us directly or click on the Peek booking links to access our 2024 tour calendar. Tours can also be booked through GetYourGuide.

We guarantee that you will love our tours and be safe in our hands!

Disabled guests can be accommodated on van tours with advance notification as a special vehicle needs to be hired. Please call Ag Venture Tours directly to discuss your options and tour prices.

Gift Certificates starting from $100 are available for any of our tour options.

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Meet Your Guide

Evan Oakes is the owner and tour coordinator for Ag Venture Tours, founded in 1997. Prior to Ag Venture Tours, Evan has been working as an agricultural research scientist for the University of California Cooperative Extension office is Salinas, California, since 1992. He has agricultural degrees from both the University of California, Davis, and Fresno State University, with a specialty in viticulture (grape growing). Evan spent two years working in Australia for a large vineyard and winery before moving to the Monterey Bay area. He is active in many local wine, agriculture, and hospitality organizations and is on the Board of the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Insitute of Wine and Food. Evan currently lives in Watsonville, California.

Evan Oakes, Owner And Tour Coordinator For Ag Venture Tours & Consulting