What to Do
The City of Gonzales is located 17 miles south of Salinas, 111 miles north of San Luis Obispo, and 35 miles southeast of the Monterey Peninsula. wind
Gonzales is surrounded by prime agricultural land in the heart of the 90-mile long Salinas Valley between the Sierra de Salinas and Gabilan Mountains. The valley has some of the most fertile soils in California making agriculture the area’s strongest economic industry.
Tours and tastings of local wines can be explored at: Constellation Brands, Robert Talbott, Pisoni Vineyards, Boekenoogen Winery, and Salinas Valley Vineyards.
The view traveling on Highway 101 is a patchwork quilt of farms ranging in size from 20 to several hundred acres. Continuing south-west, panoramic views open up to some of the most beautiful coastline in California. Several National, State, and local parks welcome visitors to spend the day hiking and enjoying the natural environment that locals cherish.