Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with today’s Groupon to Green Acres Ranch in Temecula. For $129, you get a wine-country outing (a $300 value) that includes the following:
- A 75-minute guided horseback trail ride for two
- A wine tasting for two at Leoness Cellars
- A wine tasting for two at Robert Renzoni Vineyards<p>
Rides are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. through May, with hours varying depending on weather from June to September. Riders must make reservations in advance and cannot weigh more than 240 pounds. Guests must provide transportation to each location.
The experienced guides at Green Acres Ranch pair guests with a gentle team of saddled companions before exploring Temecula’s scenic wine country during guided trail rides. After completing a safety lesson centered on equine-bonding essentials, riders follow guides into an endless realm of rolling foothills, sun-drenched valleys, and wine-stained clouds. After savoring the sight of rolling vineyards from atop their mounts, explorers continue journeys by tasting five varietals in the Leoness Cellars tasting room and six wine samples at Renzoni Vineyards. At each tasting, wine specialists introduce palates to a spread of blends from crops of cabernet sauvignon, pinot grigio, and brunello sangiovese grapes.
Green Acres Ranch
Green Acres Ranch opened as a private ranch in 1957 where one family bred, trained, and showed arabians. Now, the 50-acre ranch is open to all and can house up to 200 steeds. Experienced instructors train riders during lessons in english, western, and dressage styles and take competitors to regional and national horse shows. They also lead groups through the surrounding wine country's rolling foothills, sun-drenched valleys, and wine-stained clouds during guided trail rides and introduce youngsters to riding through seasonal horse camps, scouting programs, and birthday parties.
Opening the world of riding and animal care to individuals of all abilities, Green Acres' interactive animal therapy program gives kids and individuals with special needs the chance to interact with small animals and ride horses. The fully functioning ranch also trains and boards clients' horses.