It was my first time going wine tasting, and I was excited. My friend Chris and I went to the Wilson Creek Winery first. It's got a beautiful garden for having a glass (or bottle!) of wine and a pic nic or walking around enjoying the beautiful Temecula Wine Country views. We didn't actually taste any at this one as we were meeting more friends at another winery later on. In the afternoon we met my friends Tabitha, Michael and Kalece at the West Coast winery...and we were in for an afternoon of fun! Michael belongs to the winery's Wine club and was sweet enough to get us all the "tickets" for our wine tasting session and off we went to the wine tasting room. It's just an open space with minimal decor, with bars along the walls. We picked our corner and our bartender and we were ready for our tastings.
I'm actually not much of a wine drinker and was very happy that our bartender was very knowledgeable. She picked out each of our individual "tastes" and kept our glasses full. Even though the tickets were good for 5 tastings...I think she gave us quite a bit more...like 10! Or more...for those of us who kept on drinking. Since I was a designated driver...and started feeling tipsy, I stopped drinking after about 8 tastes! Turns out I could have kept on going for a bit! We had so much fun tasting that we decided to hang out at one of the tables in the outside patio for a while. The buzz went away, but the fun continued :) We hung out for a while, until all of us started feeling hungry and then we all headed to the Pechanga Casino for the Buffet. It turned out to be a really good day, because after dinner I decided to gamble a bit and ended up winning $160. Not too shabby for a 2 cent machine!