Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Wilson Creek Winery

Life has been so busy. We haven't had much time for adventures. I tend to get a little antsy when I don't get out and explore as much as I like. Luckily for me, a friend asked me to join her at a local winery for a trunk show. I didn't hesitate to say yes.

Now that we've moved from the Camp Pendleton military base, we are near the heart of wine country. Not quite Napa Valley status but we are getting there. Wineries are the place to be... girls' day, entertaining visitors, or local lunch dates. The setting really can't be beat.

The thing is I've kind of gotten stuck on South Coast Winery. Not sure if you remember my post about South Coast. Or our recent blogger meetup there. We even took my family during their recent visit.  South Coast Winery is about as pictureque as can be. However, there are quite a few wineries in town to be discovered. I just needed a little nudge to branch out.

Wilson Creek Winery is just a couple steps down the road from South Coast. Not as big or renowned as South Coast Winery but equally appealing. Wilson Creek is known locally for their Almond Champagne and sparkling wines. Prior to our visit, I was a fan of the almond champagne which I had tried at a birthday party. I sampled the Peach Bellini sparkling wine during the trunk show and loved it!

 There is a lot of discussion around these parts about which winery is best. South Coast is a favorite because it has pretty great wine across the board. White, Red, Sweet, Sparkling. You can't go wrong. But Wilson Creek takes a close second because of the property. It is pretty amazing out there as you can see!

The set up inside the tasting room gets a lot of good reviews. Apparently, there are a number of tasting bars which helps with crowd control. Super important on the weekend.

Another plus for Wilson Creek Winery is this amazing local military tribute wall. Marine Corps and Navy are heavily represented due to the area. San Diego is heavily concentrated with both branches and bases. Wine talk aside... how cool are all these pictures and plaques? I love to see the support for our military from our local businesses!

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  1. Wow this place looks amazing! I love visiting wineries.

  2. Ah! That is so amazing! I absolutely love wineries and vineyards. That one is beautiful!