Media Picnic Tasting Opportunity – Experience a Special Picnic From Will’s Fargo

Media Picnic Tasting Opportunity

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Summer is Almost Here!

Celebrate with a Special Picnic from Will’s Fargo 


CARMEL VALLEY, CA — With the summer season almost here, it’s that time of the year to grab your basket, get outside, and enjoy a picnic with family and friends! Picnics are the perfect time to indulge in delicious meals with great friends, while also enjoying the fresh air and great outdoors.  Beginning June 1 visitors can purchase specialized picnic experiences with three distinct themes from Holman Ranch Tasting Lounge, Jarman Wines Tasting Room and Will’s Fargo.

Themed Picnics:


  • Chicken Club Sandwich or Roasted Vegetable Sandwich, House made Sweet Potato Chips, Fruit Salad, House made Brownie, Bottle of Still or Sparkling Water


  • Charcuterie Board, Grilled Kale Salad, Bottle of Still or Sparkling Water


  • Smoked Salmon Rillette, House Made Pate, Lemon Hummus, Grilled Bread, Seasonal Preserves, 1 Split of Chandon Rose Sparkling Wine


  • House made Pate, Charcuterie Board, Cheese Plate, Seasonal Preserves, Grilled Bread, Grilled Kale Salad, 1 Split of Chandon Rose Sparking Wine

Upgrade your picnic to include a bottle of wine, flowers, blanket, and/or photography. Or book time at the idyllic Holman Ranch through your Premier Cru or Grand Cru wine experiences. Create your own unique afternoon, basking in the sun and the glow of friends and loved ones; perfect for proposals, anniversaries or any other celebration. All picnic orders must be placed 24 hours in advance. 
To experience a picnic in the vineyard, please contact one of our team members to check availability. or go to

Jarman Tasting Room
18 W. Carmel Valley Road, 
Carmel Valley, CA
 Phone: 831-298-7300

Will’s Fargo 
16 W Carmel Valley Rd., 
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Office: 831-659-2774

Holman Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room & Offices
19 E Carmel Valley Rd., 
Carmel Valley, CA, 93924
Office: 831-659-2640

Reservations required: or call (831) 659-2774.

Background on Will’s Fargo:

Will’s Fargo became a landmark steakhouse in 1959 and has been a peninsula favorite for over 55 years. Entering Will’s is stepping back into a time when fine food and service were the rule, rather than the exception. An intimate courtyard patio offers seasonal outdoor dining. Will’s also features an intriguing small saloon with a full bar that pours an honest drink and features a lighter menu, including such standards as salads, burgers, and other delectable items.  Need to update new hours. Lunch available Monday, Thursday and Friday at 11:00am. Brunch available Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11:00am. Dinner from 4:30pm nightly. Indoor and outdoor seating available as well as a pet friendly patio.

About The Owners:

Carmel Valley’s iconic steakhouse Will’s Fargo is operated by the husband-and-wife team of Nick Elliott and Hunter Lowder, who also team up to run nearby Holman Ranch, a wedding and special event venue that also produces wine and olive oil. Lowder formerly served as manager of Rio Grill in Carmel, while Elliott is a culinary school graduate. The couple maintains Will’s Fargo’s reputation as a popular locals’ hangout known for its comfort food and full bar, while also using the property as an off-site option for Holman Ranch guests.

The History of Will’s Fargo:

The Will’s building was constructed in the late 1920’s to be a tea room and later served as a Road House located on the “milk run” between Monterey and Tassajara, eventually becoming a dinner house named The Carousel. Will Fay established Will’s Fargo Restaurant in 1959; the name simply a take-off on his first name which seemed appropriate for what he called the “dressed up saloon” interior. With the use of antiques and collectibles, Will merged the gracious aura of a Victorian parlor with a western “Fargo” way station. An evening at Will’s Fargo brings back a bygone era.

Address:  16 W Carmel Valley Rd Carmel Valley, California

Phone Number:  (831) 659-2774

Hours:  Monday through Thursday: 4:30pm-9:00pm, Friday through Sunday: 11:00am-closing


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