Hike and Wine Tasting in Temecula Valley

Randy Smith @randysmith

Robert Renzoni Vineyards - Temecula, CA
37350 De Portola Rd

Sat, Oct 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM

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ABOUT THE HIKE: We will hike along a beautiful two lane wine country road and visit five premium wineries for a tasting at each. This is a relaxed pace, three mile, beginner hike with approximately 300 feet of elevation gain as we climb over the dale and up the hills to the wineries. The valley is beautifully covered with grape vines, dotted with a few estate residential properties, and of course featuring the architecturally unique wineries with their production facilities and tasting rooms. The hike will begin with a late morning meetup at the Robert Renzoni Winery on De Portola Road.... walk next door to the Frazelli Cellers to begin the tastings.... cross the road heading north to visit Gershon Bachus and Leonesse.... proceeding across the road and south to visit Oak Mountain.... returning to our last tasting at the Renzoni meetup location.... that will accompany a late afternoon dinner picnic. Restrooms are available at each winery. Expect to be amazed by the beauty of the Temecula Valley and the quality of its award winning wines. You will need to be a member of Sunrise to Sunset Hikers Meetup to RSVP this event. ABOUT THE WINE TASTING: Each person on the hike will be assigned a winery from which to select one bottle of wine available for purchase from their cellars to share with the group. The number of hike participants will determine the number of wines that we will be tasting on the tour and at each winery. (We will not be participating in the for sale wine bar tasting that usually costs $15-20 at each winery.) The premium wines that we will be tasting will typically cost $20-40 per bottle.... much less than the cumulative cost of buying an individual tasting at all five locations.... and we will be having the fun of a hiking group tasting experience. Please bring your own wine tasting glass(s) and snacks to share along the way. ABOUT THE PICNIC: We will return to Renzoni in the late afternoon for our last wine tasting and potluck dinner. Picnic items will be coming out of our cars. We will be selecting wines from Renzoni to consume with our potluck dinner. Renzoni has plenty of parking, restrooms and a lovely outdoor seating area for our picnic. DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Take the 91 Freeway east.... take the 15 Freeway south.... exit Rancho California Road heading east through Temecula proceeding about four miles into the wine country.... turn right at the traffic circle on to Anza Road proceeding about three miles... turn left on De Portola Road proceeding about one mile.... turn left into the Keyways Vineyard Winery. ADDITIONAL EVENT NOTE: We will need to be mindful of responsible spirits consumption and driving. Note the disclaimer below. You will be hiking, drinking, and driving at your own risk. DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.