Right down the street from Falkner, we stopped and enjoyed their wines and scenery!
We made it on one piece despite of the street construction
Did You Know? - The Clydesdale is a breed of draught horse derived from the farm horses of Clydesdale, Scotland, and named after that region. Although originally one of the smaller breeds of draught horses, it is now a tall breed.
Often bay in color, they show significant white markings due to the presence of sabino genetics. The breed was originally used for agriculture and haulage, and is still used for draught purposes today.
The Budweiser Clydesdales are some of the most famous Clydesdales, and other members of the breed are used as drum horses by the British Household Cavalry. They have also been used to create and improve other draught breeds.
The breed was developed from Flemish stallions imported to Scotland and crossed with local mares. The first recorded use of the name "Clydesdale" for the breed was in 1826, and by 1830 a system of hiring stallions had begun that resulted in the spread of Clydesdale horses throughout Scotland and into northern England
The Roberts followed us
This will be a kick!
"I brought flowers"
"Barkeep... One of each... In a single gallon jar... please!"
A beam of light from up above lands on Kathy...
What could this portend?
They have a great upstairs.... Handles weddings and overloads
Up they go into the wild blue yonder...
"You guys look so small from up here"
"Yup... But we have the wine!"
View out the upstairs window
Ask Jan about this little device
An interesting chandelier
The home of the winery owner....
Life indeed tough!
"I'll drink to that!"
Donna searches for pictures for Haley's 21st Birthday
(Bob and Donna's granddaughter turned 21 today!)
The horses were enjoying the picture taking
Meanwhile back inside... Wine is flowing
"I am not tasting... Like Paul... I am the driver"
"Just teasing.... You should not drink and drive....
In fact... You should not even putt"
Caught in the act
"This is jolly good!"
What are they grinning about??
Kathy and Donna are into serious wine comparisons....
This glass in full and this glass is empty....
Savoring the finish....
Lots of kick in this little "Port Boot"
Did You Know? - Port wine is a Portuguese fortified wine produced exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal.
It is typically a sweet, red wine, often served as a dessert wine though it also comes in dry, semi-dry, and white varieties. Fortified wines in the style of port are also produced outside Portugal, most notably in Australia, France, South Africa, Canada, India, Argentina, and the United States.
Under European Union Protected Designation of Origin guidelines, only the product from Portugal may be labelled as port or Porto.
In the United States, wines labelled "port" may come from anywhere in the world, while the names "Do", "Oporto", "Porto", and "Vinous do Porto" have been recognized as foreign, non-generic names for wines originating in Portugal.
Chomp! 19,675,345 calories per nibble
Capturing the moment
Donna shows us how to dunk a boot into a glass of port
Bob tries the port-boot
"I did good even with all the help"
Wine Van is ready to go
Bob saw the beer barrel and started doing the polka ...
Freightening thre farm animals
Sue is looking worried about the recent behavior
Please no more polka... You are scaring the horses!
Pablo has his delivery so we are off...
Doors open... Ready to load
"We we going next??"
Did You Know? - Over 200 years ago, winemaking made its debut in California at Mission San Juan Capacitors. The first wine makers were the mission padres. The tradition of wine making still exists only 18 miles (29 am) east in Temecula, where mission vineyards were established in 1820.
Did You Know? - The Maurice Carrier Vineyard & Winery is nestled amidst the rolling hills of beautiful Temecula Valley. The winery was founded in 1986, and designed after a Victorian-style farmhouse. The 46 acres of vineyards were the first vineyards established in the region in 1968.
Owners, Bud and Maurice Van Recoil, and wine maker, Gus Vizgirda, are focused on wines that are ready to drink at a fairly early age. They handcraft 14 varietals that have received hundreds of awards and accolades in a long list of competitions.
The Maurice Car'rie tasting room provides wine tasting to guests who are invited to relax in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The winery is known in Temecula Wine Country for its lovely picnic grounds and famous Baked Brie and Sourdough Bread baked on weekends only, available unbaked every day. A heavenly experience not to be missed!
A "Flyby" is a stop to pick up wine and not taste!
Bob and Donna run in quickly
All this wine and so little time
Our favorite also... What is it??
Flowers make the tasting room even more inviting
Second glass on the left is calling our name
Out and at em'
Halloween is on display
Boo-Day... Our favorite
Can you tell it is football season
Jule seems to be enjoying the day
Great shirt... Great wine... Great day
"Wine is apparently good for my complexion"
"There are scary things in the next room.... In fact
There are scary things in this room"
Bob stays away from the tasting....
He is the designated backup driver
The gang is all here
Jule and Jan catch up on things
Just a few awards...
Coordinating 21st birthday plans for Haley
Ed has the giggles
"Well.... I never"
Pablo is enjoying the day
Hawking tickets at the front door...
"Glad you brought the van!"
Was a beautiful day
"Wait for me!!"
"OK... Wiens and Hart next... Got it?"