I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I recently was invited to a wine tasting in Temecula and because both wineries were so unique, I had to break it up into two posts. The first one is here. My second winery that I visited was Wilson Creek Winery. I received a complimentary wine tasting, but all photos, views and opinions are my own.
What is special about Wilson Creek?
What is different about Wilson Creek is it is like a college campus for grown ups. A campus where you study and learn about wine and grapes in a beautiful and sprawling setting. In each direction you look, there are people relaxing, listening to music, playing games and drinking wine at Wilson Creek Winery.
The servers will ask you questions about what you like in a wine and offer you tastings of wines that suit your palette. There were many tasting areas in the main building and every one of them was very busy. We saw quite a few bachelorette and birthday parties that day.
Some of my favorites from the tasting that day were:
Reserve Malbec - a medium bodied wine with plum, fig and raspberry.
ReserveMourvedre - American oak aged and cherries and rasperries and absolutely delicious
Winemakers Select Zinfendel - a taste of black pluns and sage White Cabernet Sauvegnion Golden Jubilee
Everyone was having a great time in this festive and casual atmosphere. Talk about a great place to spend an afternoon.
There is a nice outdoor cafe, the Creekside Lounge, which includes a kids menu. A nice place for a meal that everyone can enjoy.
Their gift shop had some beautiful gifts for any wine lover.
Where is Wilson Creek?
Wilson Creek Winery is located at:
35960 Rancho California Road,Temecula, CA 92591
The Tasting Room is open daily from 10am to 5pm. You can taste their fine wines (including our famous Almond Champagne) for: $15 per guest on the weekdays $20 per guest on weekends -or- there is a Winery Tasting Tour for $20 (weekends only) All fees include 5 tastes - does not include souvenir logo glass You can get more details at the Wilson Creek Winery website at http://www.wilsoncreekwinery.com . You can also follow Wilson Creek Winery on Twitter and Facebook.
If you are traveling to Southern California, be sure to check out the happenings in Temecula. The famous Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival is going on this weekend. I have never been, but I hear it is amazing. Have you been to Temecula?