What You'll Get
Horses have traditionally been trusted with alcohol-oriented jobs such as pulling beer carts to thirsty townspeople and pulling ale casks into the Grand Canyon during Prohibition. Ride along with the designated driver of the animal kingdom with today's Groupon: for $85, you get a one-hour horseback ride, wine tastings at two wineries, and a picnic lunch from Temecula Wine Country Tours in Temecula (a $178 value).
Temecula Wine Country Tours lets tour-goers enjoy the scenic, vine-studded landscape of a winery from atop a horse, then pairs the experience with tastings at two additional wineries. Tours meet at Wilson Creek Winery and Vineyards, where oenophile-equestrians mount up for an hourlong tour of the grounds. Fresh air, wildflowers, and the soothing timbre of your horse's singing voice will calm your senses and heighten your appreciation for the natural beauty of the estate, which spans more than 70 vine-covered acres. After the ride, guests turn in their candy-cane spurs and magic lassos and make the short drive to Masía de Yabar Winery, where they have their first tasting of the tour, as well as a picnic lunch of assorted sandwiches, snacks, drinks, and desserts. From Masía de Yabar, tour members pack up their palates and pile into a group tour vehicle, which transports them to nearby Danza del Sol Winery, site of the second tasting and the final Aerosmith concert.
Like Little League Baseball, Temecula Wine Country Tours requires no previous equestrian experience. Tour groups tend to be small, and all three stops on the itinerary are located in Temecula, helping minimize intermissions between riding and savoring. Call ahead to schedule your tour.
- Wilson Creek is truly a great Winery. From the amazing Almond Champagne to their great customer service. It is a family owned Winery and it truly comes through in their customer service. – Erica S., Insider Pages
- I cannot believe wine can be so good and some in vast flavors! Staff is incredibly nice and helpful. – Grace A., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 3, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Reservation required. 48-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.