Friends of ours live in Temecula, California. They, too, are members of the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association.
Just minutes from Old Town Temecula and the subdivisions that house the 100,000+ population, the Temecula Valley offers a Mediterranen climate that is perfect for growing cool, moderate, and warm climate grape varieties.
Most of the wineries are small and family-owned.
The wine experience is personal for everyone – from the winemakers to the wine appreciators.
Grapevines clutch rolling hillsides.
Italian cypress stand tall.
Hitching posts are available for guests who arrive by horseback along a network of horse trails.
We joined our friends, Susan and Todd Montgomery life-uncorked.com, Linda Milks, Linda Stewart, and Carmen Micheli at different wineries in the late afternoons.
Friends of friends gathered to sip, catch-up on the day’s events, and watch the sun go down.
We talked about wine, writing, and food. Travel, too. And we laughed a lot.