Temecula Adventures... Great Times

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

Just Little Ol' Us On October 18th 2016

We were notified we had wine to pick up plus Old Ranch is closed for work so what better to do that to go to Temecula.

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino

We were going to have lunch with Jeanette but alas, she had to work! So, it is "Just Us"... That will be a load of fun although we will miss her recommendations and company!

Quotation To Remember: "I love everything that’s old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine." --- Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
Sue looks worried!

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
We arrived at Falkner to taste a little bit before dining at Pinnacle

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
Falkner was all decorated up for Halloween

Quotation To Remember: Where there is no imagination there is no horror. ~Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
Excellent choice with a nice blood red wine!

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
We kept looking... Didn't find any!

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
Sue comes around the corner heading for lunch....
WARNING: Do not get in her way!

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
We got there early and we were alone!

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
We just finished a great meal and are ready to continue tasting down the valley

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino

Did You Know? - Situated on the hilltop above Rancho California Road, Avensole is Temecula's newest winery. Purchased in 2014 by the Lytton Family, this hilltop estate has long been known for its old-growth vines producing some of Temecula's finest grapes.

The Lytton Family is committed to using this premium fruit to produce some of Temecula's finest, premium wines. The property has been extensively remodeled, and includes a new restaurant, a marketplace with both wine and craft beer bars, a tasting room, a new indoor-outdoor wedding venue, and park-like setting with pond.

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
The tasting room was huge and the wall treatment amazing!

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
We are just simple romantics

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
Wow... The wedding area was amazing...

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
The property was nicely landscaped!

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
We stopped in and made our pickup but
Paul forgot the camera on our way out....
Yes, we returned from Europa to get the camera

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
Almost bought the Halloween Special!

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
The construction is proceeding post haste! Mountains of mountains!

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
We both came in but it was so busy we picked up and left... Time for champagne

Quotation To Remember: Where there is no imagination there is no horror. ~Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino

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A picture perfect day!

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
Thornton is always romantic even when Halloween is here!

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
We did a white wine and champagne flight...

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
We had to drive home now so we did not finish them off....
This would have broken Donna's heart!

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
We had the feeling we were being watched!

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino

Quotation To Remember: Where there is no imagination there is no horror. ~Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
It's amazing... Two minutes difference... We took Hwy15 to Hwy55 to Hwy22

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
Five huge shrimps in a magnificent sauce

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino
Just as pretty in black and white

A pre-Halloween visit to Temecula for a taste of the vino