|Our wonderful group of ladies.|
First stop, Faulkner Winery.
|How cute is the "wine tasting" model?!|
Faulkner had some fabulous wine, with the 07 Amante ringing in as my favorite.
Our second stop of the day was Monte De Oro Winery.
Monte had the most stunning views. With their fountains over looking their vineyards, and the mountains quietly nestled on the horizon, it's easy to see how our group was able to spend a lofty amount of time at this winery.
Though Monte focuses a majority of their production on reds I found their Nostimo was too amazing for words.
|I quickly learned had I had more time, I would have taken as many pictures of vineyards as the number of tastings we enjoyed.|
The third stop on our tour, Lorimar Vineyard and Winery.
|I may have held my group up, as I was blissfully wandering through the rows of grapes.|
|Temecula is so much more than I could have ever hoped it would be.|
Bel Vino is known for its reds, and I enjoyed each that I tasted. By the fourth winery things become a smidge fuzzy. :) I do believe their Zinfandel and Syrah made more than one appearance in my glass.
Our day went by much too quickly. If there is any way we could go back and re-do the day the only thing I would wish for is more time.
To the ladies that made the trip so memorable, thank you, thank you, thank you!
And ladies, don't think I forgot some of our quotes from the day:
- "It smells like a pine tree, but it still tastes good!"
- "I didn't take my wine with me!"
- "Now I know [I've had too much] when I look at that girl and say 'Oh, she looks like Catherine!' and then say, 'Oh, it is Catherine'... That took me about eight seconds."
- "Rudy (our limo driver), you'll forever be in my blog."
There are more, many, many more. But, we'll save those for another day and another glass of wine.
I look forward to our trip in 2013!