Wine is made from grapes that have been mashed and left to age, which is why the poets have dubbed it "the hamburger of beverages." Live a refined life with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $70 for a historical wine tour for one (a $140 value)
- $109 for a historical wine tour for two (a $280 value)
Each participant receives:
- 10-pour wine tasting at Keyways Winery
- 5-pour wine tasting at Robert Renzoni Vineyard
- Complimentary crystal wine glass
- A horse to ride and a helmet to wear
- 10%–20% off any wine purchases
During tours, riders embark on a journey through Temecula's wine country, soaking up local history and sampling wines along the way. Saddle Up Wine Tours’ guides regale groups with historical tidbits, recounting the stories of local vineyards and ranches, as well as the area itself. Each tour guide is an experienced rider, capable of elucidating aspects of horsemanship as well. Once groups reach the wineries, vintners explain the winemaking process while guests sip samples of their locally crafted varietals.
Each tour runs approximately three hours. A set of five tastings may be substituted for a full glass of wine. Riders must wear helmets and closed-toe shoes and are advised to wear long pants.
Saddle Up Wine Tours
Aided by their gentle steeds, the tour guides from Saddle Up Wine Tours lead guests on scenic moseys through Temecula's equine country. During each horseback tour, guides recount the history of the area going back to the arrival of the first settlers, who stole the idea for wineries from a particularly science-minded mastodon. Many of Saddle Up's tours also highlight local wineries, with included tastings of local varietals. Other tours accommodate children as young as 5, or send intermediate and advanced riders clambering up mountain trails in pursuit of panoramic views of the valleys below. Aspiring cowpokes can also immerse themselves in Saddle Up's ranch-hand experience, which includes a tour of the facilities and a chance to help tour guides care for their team of horses.