Temecula Adventures... Great Times

No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one. ~Elbert Hubbard

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!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
We arrive in the valley at 11:15... Perfect time for a glass of wine before lunch!

First Stop... Falkner

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Best dining in the valley!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
The weather was delightful but a tad warm... 90 degrees

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Decisions decisions.... We went left

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
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.

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
"They better card me or I will be mad!"

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
"They did... The nice blind gentleman asked!"

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Time for shopping

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
We shopped until we dropped!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Love those shirts!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Well... If you insist!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Deep in thought... Red or white or perhaps a nice chartreuse?

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Slurp... Gurgle... The sound of the wine is also important!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Cyndy made the mistake of leaving her glasses on the counter!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Do you smell something burning?

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Donna has made her selection.... One of each!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Cyndy battles with the moth... The moth is winning!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Betty takes excellent care of us

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
A work of art....

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
"I'm sorry... I do not have any money... Would you take Paul in trade?"

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
"Sure ... We will take him if we HAVE too"

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
"Oh Paul... I need you!"

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
"Sorry Paul... I traded you for a bottle of Port"

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Always an excellent meal with an outstanding staff!  We love Tina!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Cyndy studies the menu...which is wonderful! Something for everyone.

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Donna has made her decision... One of each!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
We are ready to eat!   Paul did the octopus and the ladies had salad?

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Yummy yummy... Freshwater desert octopus... Paul's favorite

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Brussel sprouts for the ladies...

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
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!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
A few minutes and we were ready to continue the adventure

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
They were ready for us... Had plenty!

 

Stop #3 - South Coast Winery

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Must taste in the new VIP tasting area!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
The wind was coming up... A good thing on this hot day

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Paul was the designated driver so he got to watch the girls...

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Checkout the necklace and earrings! In style

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Cyndy is looking for something unique... Paul makes a suggestion

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Cyndy decided not to take Paul's suggestion... Wise decision!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Discussing the finer things about wine!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
The wine cork artist was busy!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Slurp... Gurgle...Proper position for wine tasting... Wine goes in, foot leaves shoe!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
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

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Wow are they expanding...

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
We now know the opening date...

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Yes... We are ready!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
The Silver Bullet has to sit out in the heat!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
The garden was beautiful on this hot Temecula day!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Seats for the designated drivers

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
We took the corner spot

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
The water spray came on on our way out... Really cools the area down!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Cyndy was looking for a shower cap?

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
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.

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Greg tells great takes of things to be... Two years away

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Nicely decorated...

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Paul was Reserved... No, really!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
The mountain is be graded to get ready for construction of the three European villages

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Paul (the designated driver) sat outside and watched all the activities

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016

 

Stop #5 - Thornton

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
A beautiful chateau and grand place to sip champagne

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
The tasting room was closed for floor replacement so we tasted in the dining room

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Paul explains how to taste champagne

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Sue knows better

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
What is this man up to?

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
"Yes Dear"

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
We do have fun!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Cyndy turned her head away for a second... Paul got brave

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016
Sounds like fun!

Wine tasting in Temecula with the girls 7/18/2016