Attention Bubbleheads… Wilson Creek Winery and Vineyards is the perfect place to kickstart your weekend wine warrior tasting! Wilson Creek Winery and Vineyards features five sparkling wines (you know we can’t call them Champagne!), with the Almond Sparkling Wine topping the wine list. Personally, I prefer the Peach Bellini Sparkling Wine, with hints of peach, which is not as sweet or the Orange Mimosa Sparkling Wine, which combines the Almond Sparkling Wine with the essence of orange. There’s even a Sparking Sangria Wine, naturally fermented in the Southern Mediterranean style, tasting of red berry, pomegranate, lemon and blood orange. Refreshing and delightful! [Read more…]
One of the most architecturally impressive and trendy new wineries in Temecula is Monte de Oro. Fashioned with a contemporary Tuscan theme, the soaring floor-to-ceiling windows are absolutely magnificent! Opulence surrounds you in the center tasting room, in every direction.
One of the most unique features at Monte de Oro is the glass-floored tasting room, which looks into the Barrel Cellar below. I have to admit, it’s a little unnerving to walk across the glass floor. You might be surprised to look down and see someone looking up!
Founded in 2002, Monte de Oro has 68 family owners from the Americas, South Africa and the United Kingdom who call themselves the OGB Parnters (One Great Blend).
When it comes to Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard, nothing is understated! The grounds are perfectly manicured and stretch endlessly in all directions. Weddings are commonplace here and dogs are welcome!
Baby boomers will recall that Fess Parker was an American film icon in the 1950’s and 1960’s, playing the roles of frontiersmen Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett.