Dawn Galante built her winery with the goal to produce approachable wines of exceptional quality and elegance, sourcing fruit from the finest vineyards in California. With a focus on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rosé, the vineyards range from the coastal regions of Monterey County, to the warm, golden hills of Carmel Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands. Dawn’s Dream wines have been publicly awarded and widely recognized for their elegant, bright, and complex characteristics.
With the winery, Dawn has combined her love for exceptional wines with her dedication to helping children and women in need as her winery is aligned with assisting various non-profit organizations. Stop by and see us; we are located on the corner of 7th and San Carlos, in the courtyard behind Thinker Toys.
Established in 2011.
“I started Dawn’s Dream Winery to produce approachable wines of exceptional quality and elegance. Sourced from the finest vineyards in California, I create vintages that reflect the refreshment of the satisfied life and the gentle magic that can be captured in a moment. This is my dream, and I hope you enjoy the wines as much as I enjoyed making them for you! After all, the best dreams are meant to be shared.”
Meet the Business Owner
Dawn G.
Business Owner
With a passion for life and a head for business, Dawn Galante had a dream of producing approachable wines of exceptional quality and elegance. With the loving support of her husband, Jack Galante, her dream has come true. Born and raised in Michigan, Dawn traveled to California in 1985 where she built a life with Jack and their five children: Nicole, John, Alyssa, Evan, and Rachael. Approachable and easy to talk to, Dawn cherishes her family and friends above all else. Dawn has a mischievous, adventurous side, and is always eager to take part in her favorite outdoor sports, snow-skiing, scuba diving, and hiking.
As living proof that dreamers exist and excel, Dawn has built her life on free-thinker Henry David Thoreau’s belief that “Dreams are the touchstones of our character.” Between managing almost every aspect of her winery, Dawn can occasionally be found strolling hand in hand with Jack through the vines at twilight.

Opening Hours


12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


12:00 pm - 7:00 pm


12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Our Address:

NW 7th and San Carlos, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921



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