As you know Mark and I went to Temecula California Thursday November 1st to enjoy a day at the Wilson Creek Winery. We had a wonderful day. Weather was around 77 degrees and perfect. Funny how you can live in an area for 24 years and not know about the vineyards that are pretty darn close to where you live. I go to Temecula often to gamble at a local Indian Casino. For the vineyards you get off the exit before and within about 7 miles you are in a whole new world.
There must be over 20 vineyards, each one more grand than the other. I had bought a Groupon that I thought would be fun for us. I was so right! We started out with lunch and we both had delicious Chicken Caesar Salads. Then we headed over to the area for the horseback ride, filled out a little paperwork, got on our horses and went for our 90 minute ride through the vineyard.
I didn't take any pictures on the ride, it just wasn't possible. I just didn't want to feel off balance so I decided not to. So these pictures were all taken off of the horses except for the one they took of us sitting on our horses. We couldn't get any closer together since my horse wasn't fond of others close to her. She liked her space.
We ate lunch at the grill off to the right under
the open patio cover. They hold weddings here
so the building has banquet halls inside. Very pretty.
Arriving for our horseback ride.
We had the 90 minute ride around the vineyard. My horse was
named Rosie. Mark didn't know the name of his horse.
Loved the row of barrels.
Leaning tour of Piza with corks!
After the horseback ride we headed over to the wine tasting room. We had a ticket to taste 5 different wines. That was so much fun. I can't wait to go back and do that at the other vineyards. We bought a few bottles of wine and I got a cute little cork holder. I have often save our corks from New Year's Eve and date them so I have already put several inside the holder. Then we went and had coffee and cheesecake before we headed home for the day.
Being Friday there is a new post over at Debby's Tree!
Have a wonderful weekend.