Temecula Winery Tour

A couple of months ago I was lucky to spot a Groupon for a tour of Temecula wineries. This one stood out in that it was a horse drawn trolley tour, which really sounded like a wonderful way to spend the day. Hubby has talked about doing a winery tour for some time and with his birthday approaching I thought it would be a fabulous way for him to celebrate. Since I am not a wine fan I would be the designated driver. The perk for me, tho, was that I would have some gorgeous scenery to shoot pictures of.

I emailed and received a quick reply confirming our reservation. It also included where we would be picked up, the wineries we would be visiting and how long the tour would take.

We drove down, arriving a little early. As we waited a several other people joined us in our wait. The hostess, Marika, arrived at the scheduled time and gave us a brief run down on the cost if we wished to participate in the wine tastings, how long we would have at each stop and even her favorite stops and wines. We purchased the discounted wine tastings and very soon the trolley arrived and we clip clopped off on our tour.

The horse drawn trolley arrived.

The horse drawn trolley arrived.

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Mark, our host and driver

Mark, our host and driver

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Mathew

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We look forward to trying the B&B when it opens

We look forward to trying the B&B when it opens

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Our dinner, hand tossed pizza.

Our dinner, hand tossed pizza.

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We wrapped up our tour at Lorimar Winery where they served the best hand tossed pizza. It took us back to our dating days and The Tavern, a little pizza place we went to often.

This was a wonderful way to spend our Saturday. We came home with several bottles of wine, glasses from the tastings and a few goodies I picked up in the gift shops. We definitely plan to do it again, hopefully staying at the Bed and Breakfast after it opens.

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