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Carmel Magazine, Spring 2018

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business that sells ranching supplies to those still engaged in those activities. Fur ther on, the appropriately named Mid-Valley Center is home to Safeway, the lone large grocery store in the Valley. Here too are restaurants, including local's breakfast favorite Jeffrey's Grill and Catering. Carmel Valley Village: Considered the heart of Carmel Valley, the Village is the cultural home of the Valley. It's here that most of the region's wine tasting rooms are located, along with many restaurants. The Center Street Marketplace is home to Jerome's Carmel Valley Market, a local landmark recently transformed into a gourmet food and wine destination by Chef Jerome Viel, and several artists' studios and galleries. There's more along the way, of course, includ- ing world-class resorts such as the aforemen- tioned Quail Lodge and Golf Club, the bucolic Carmel Valley Ranch (and golf club), the exclu- sive, old-California Stonepine Estate and the ele- gant, European-influenced Bernardus Lodge. Businesses aside, the overarching feel one gets here is just how gobsmackingly gorgeous it is. And there's never a downtime to its beauty. 154 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 8 Photos: Kelli Uldall (Clockwise from top) Center Street Marketplace is the heart of Carmel Valley Village; The Wine Trolley leads visitors on wine tasting tours from Monterey; Cowboy Pete shepherds them between local attractions with his John Deere tractor.

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