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Wine Tasting

Hi Charmers!

Remember that bucket list I shared with you all last month? Well, I finally started crossing things off the list. Starting with Wine Tasting.

Recently, I took a little weekend getaway to San Diego to visit my friend. We then went wine tasting in Temecula. For those of you that do not know where Temecula is– it is about a 40 minute drive from San Diego, California. It is also known for their many, many vineyards.

I have never been wine tasting before, but have always wanted to go, so this was quite the experience. It’s really cool to be able to test all the different wines– especially if you don’t drink wine enough to know what it is you like and don’t like. I have always preferred white wine– and this trip certainly proved that I am definitely a white wine kind of girl.

While some reds are good– it isn’t really my cup of tea– or shall I say, glass of wine. Often Red has a bitter taste to it and I just prefer sweeter wines. Moscato has always been my go-to wine. However, I do like Rose’.

There was a total of five of us and we each got to try about six glasses of wine. I tried maybe one or two glasses of different reds. And although they were okay– I am just not a red wine kind of girl. So, white wine is just the kind of wine I will be sticking to. While their moscato was really good– I ended up falling in love with a wine that reminded me more of Rose’. It is called River Rhodes. And it was definitely my favorite wine– almost wish I bought two bottles instead of one. But I suppose that just means I will have to go back.

While I didn’t get to check out the whole vineyard, the grounds were pretty from where I was sitting. We even ended up at a second winery– Ponte Winery, I believe that is the name. Those grounds were beautiful. We arrived there just before sunset. Unfortunately, Ponte Winery doesn’t allow dogs– and we had two pups with us. So we ended up having to sit in the patio area–where, when that sun starts to go down it gets pretty chilly.

The first winery were visited was Oak Mountain, and what I loved most about it was the fact that it is a winery that allows dogs on the grounds. Which is pretty nice, especially, if you want to bring your little pup with you. They even have a doggie menu.

I had an overall great experience wine tasting, and I look forward to wine tasting at other wineries in the future.

Below are a few photos from my experience:

 

If any of you have any recommendations of places for great wine tasting– comment below, as I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thank you!

Xoxo,

Kristen

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