FUN FACTS

  • The year John Steinbeck’s Cannery Row was published in 1945, nearly a quarter million sardines were processed on Cannery Row.

  • Monterey’s Ocean Avenue was officially renamed Cannery Row in 1958 after the success of John Steinbeck’s novel.

  • Monterey County’s grape growing districts are classified as Region 1 and 2, ranking them with the famed regions of Napa, Sonoma, and Bordeaux. The grapes produced are the most premium grapes in North America.

  • Backdrops around the Monterey Peninsula have been used for over 180 films, including Treasure Island, Star Trek: The Voyage Home, Basic Instinct, East of Eden, From Here to Eternity, and Lassie Come Home.