Friday, January 28, 2011

An early Valentine's

Back in November I got this awesome deal on a private villa/spa package for South Coast Winery in Temecula.  We decided to take advantage of this beautiful January weather we have been having and have an early Valentine's weekend. Let me just tell you is was the perfect way to start 2011! Here's some pictures from our weekend.

Our first stop, Ponte Winery. We did a 6 flight tasting and it was yummy!  We left with a bottle of wine and a nice buzz!

I had been told several times that we had to try The Smokehouse restaurant at Ponte and let me tell you it did not disappoint! The food was unbelievable and the weather was perfect!

After lunch we took a walk through the vineyard and stopped to take a few pictures.

The sunset was so beautiful that night! A perfect way to end the day!

Because we had a villa at South Coast we had several complimentary tastings with them.  Two 6 flights, and two 3 flights, the wine was amazing and we were feeling really good! We left the tasting room with 2 bottles of wine and sass in our step.

After drinking wine all day we were craving a yummy burger, so Five Guys it was and it was the perfect choice!

We had fun that night drinking more wine, looking at the stars, talking and taking pictures.  Our villa was beautiful! Fireplace, great view of the vineyard and the mountains, jacuzzi tub, huge shower, and a comfy bed, we really enjoyed it, hence the no pictures....well at least none for the blog (wink)!

The next morning we headed to the spa for our day of relaxation. Here's the view from the veranda of the Grapeseed spa. There I am on the right taking it all in.  Snow on the mountains in the distance and 75' and sunny at the pool, it was heavenly!

Hot stone massages, wine on the veranda, lunch in our cabana next to the pool, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and a relaxing swim in the salt water pool.  Delicious!

After spending the day next to the pool we headed back home.  I don't know if I have ever had such a relaxing, rejuvenating weekend before.  It was exactly what we were needing, and a perfectly delicious early Valentine's weekend!

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