Wine With The Girls 7/18/2016
We were ready to go and in came the phone call... Bob has to work. So, Paul, being a brave man decided he would escort the ladies to taste wine... alone! We had Donna, daughter Cyndy, and of course Sue. It made for an interesting day!
We arrive in the valley at 11:15... Perfect time for a glass of wine before lunch!
First Stop... Falkner
Best dining in the valley!
The weather was delightful but a tad warm... 90 degrees
Decisions decisions.... We went left
The flowers put a touch of art into the tasting room!
Did You Know? - A tasting room is a part of a winery, typically located on the premises of the winery's production facilities, at which guests may sample the winery's products.
Originally an informal public relations outreach effort of wineries to encourage visitors and build brand awareness and loyalty by dispensing free wine, tasting rooms have increasingly become sophisticated profit centers of winery operations, earning money by charging tasting fees, selling wine directly to consumers, signing new members to the winery's wine club, hosting weddings and other public and private events, and selling various wine and gift-related goods.
"They better card me or I will be mad!"
"They did... The nice blind gentleman asked!"
Time for shopping
We shopped until we dropped!
Love those shirts!
Well... If you insist!
Deep in thought... Red or white or perhaps a nice chartreuse?
Slurp... Gurgle... The sound of the wine is also important!
Cyndy made the mistake of leaving her glasses on the counter!
Do you smell something burning?
Donna has made her selection.... One of each!
Cyndy battles with the moth... The moth is winning!
Betty takes excellent care of us
A work of art....
"I'm sorry... I do not have any money... Would you take Paul in trade?"
"Sure ... We will take him if we HAVE too"
"Oh Paul... I need you!"
"Sorry Paul... I traded you for a bottle of Port"
Always an excellent meal with an outstanding staff! We love Tina!
Cyndy studies the menu...which is wonderful! Something for everyone.
Donna has made her decision... One of each!
We are ready to eat! Paul did the octopus and the ladies had salad?
Yummy yummy... Freshwater desert octopus... Paul's favorite
Brussel sprouts for the ladies...
Big smile goodbye... "Come back soon... Make sure you take Paul with you!"
Stop #2 Was A "Fly By" At Maurice Carrie
Our turn to buy a case of pomegranate champagne and slip with Donna... Some of it might even make its way home!
A few minutes and we were ready to continue the adventure
They were ready for us... Had plenty!
Stop #3 - South Coast Winery
Must taste in the new VIP tasting area!
The wind was coming up... A good thing on this hot day
Paul was the designated driver so he got to watch the girls...
Checkout the necklace and earrings! In style
Cyndy is looking for something unique... Paul makes a suggestion
Cyndy decided not to take Paul's suggestion... Wise decision!
Discussing the finer things about wine!
The wine cork artist was busy!
Slurp... Gurgle...Proper position for wine tasting... Wine goes in, foot leaves shoe!
By the time we departed, the wind turned into a tycoon!
We told Cyndy she could not go into the fountain... In any condition!
Stop #4 Europa
Wow are they expanding...
We now know the opening date...
Yes... We are ready!
The Silver Bullet has to sit out in the heat!
The garden was beautiful on this hot Temecula day!
Seats for the designated drivers
We took the corner spot
The water spray came on on our way out... Really cools the area down!
Cyndy was looking for a shower cap?
The tasting room was cooling down with the water spray
Did You Know? - Spray atomization can be formed by several methods. The most common method is through a spray nozzle which typically has a fluid passage that is acted upon by different mechanical forces that atomize the liquid.
The first atomization nozzle was invented by Thomas A. DeVilbiss of Toledo, Ohio in the late 1800s His invention was bulb atomizer that used pressure to impinge upon a liquid, breaking the liquid into a fine mist. Spray formation has taken on several forms, the most common being, pressure sprayers, centrifugal, electrostatic and ultrasonic nozzle.
Greg tells great takes of things to be... Two years away
Paul was Reserved... No, really!
The mountain is be graded to get ready for construction of the three European villages
Paul (the designated driver) sat outside and watched all the activities
Stop #5 - Thornton
A beautiful chateau and grand place to sip champagne
The tasting room was closed for floor replacement so we tasted in the dining room
Paul explains how to taste champagne
Sue knows better
What is this man up to?
We do have fun!
Cyndy turned her head away for a second... Paul got brave
Sounds like fun!