This past weekend about a dozen of my friends and I piled into a party bus and headed to wine country.
We drank and chatted and a little over an hour later, we pulled up to Wilson Creek Vineyard in Temecula. Gorgeous, isn’t it? Perfect spot for a wedding, in my humble, wine-loving opinion.
We bought our tasting tickets and headed through the gift shop to the tasting area in the back of the building. There were wine barrels stacked to the sky and tasting stations scattered throughout. I looked around and pinched myself. Yup, still alive.
We each got five drink tickets. I started with the almond champagne. It was nutty and slightly sweet with all the effervescence you’d expect from a sparkling wine. I enjoyed it a lot. They also served bellinis and mimosas created with it. I saved the rest of my drink tickets for reds, but Jason got one of the bellinis and I stole a sip. It was delicious.
The tasting room spilled out into a tented area with tables and more tasting stations. We ended up congregating there, where the boys could smoke stogies while their wives stole their drink tickets.
My favorite red was a blend called “Molly’s Medley” (Molly being the plantation’s pet pig). I could have stayed all day. They practically had to drag me home. Next time, I might bring a sleeping bag! At least a bottle of almond champagne came home with us, so the fun hasn’t quite ended yet! I hope we go back to Temecula soon.