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.