Horses were once considered man’s best friend, but after the invention of the dog, the horse was rebranded as man’s eccentric, oat-obsessed uncle. Take a journey with the kindest of kinsmen with today's Groupon: for $150, you get a couples' experience including lunch, a wine tasting, and a guided horseback ride from Wine Country Trails by Horseback in Temecula (a $300 value).
Wine Country Trails by Horseback takes determined duos on stallion-studded tours of Temecula Valley's wine country. Twosomes arrive at Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards to learn about the wizardly world of winemaking while tippling tastes of the season's newest grape juice. Pinot-loving pairs then enjoy lunch al fresco or indoors at the Creekside Grille, which features ingredients from local farmers. After tasting fresh vino and whispering sweet nothings to each gorgeous glass, carafe-wielding couples take a guided tour on horseback through grape-laden vineyards, where they can scribble heartfelt verses to their equine companions and pin them on their favorite vines.
Wine Country Trails by Horseback
Diana Lefort frolicked with horses as a child on her family's Arizona ranch, developing a passion that led to her owning and caring for several of her own quarter steeds as an adult. Now with 30 years of professional equine experience, she welcomes every opportunity to blend her two passions: horseback riding and the gorgeous scenery of the Temecula Valley's wine country. She and her team begin their stallion-studded tours at various wineries in the region, where experts demonstrate the incantations used to summon tears from grapes and participants tipple seasonal fermented juices from at the chosen winery. The team then saddles participants on well-seasoned steeds with gentle temperaments and good credit ratings for tours through lush vineyard trails as the morning dew evaporates under the rising sun or as daylight slowly unspools around them into a glorious sunset.