Saturday, December 7, 2013
While in California, we checked out a winery called Malibu Wines. It is located in a beautiful area, with mountains and desert surrounding the vineyard. We went on a Monday, which means we practically had the whole place to ourselves (who else gets to take off work to enjoy some wine at 11 o'clock in the morning?). There were picnic tables, stools made from barrels, and Adirondack chairs scattered throughout the area, with little twinkly lights crisscrossing over our heads. We were given our flights of wine ($12 each, not bad) by a very cute guy, and we enjoyed our beverages just lounging in the sun. The whites were my favorite, and we even bought a bottle of the Saddlerock Chardonnay. But beware of the Saddlerock Zinfandel: I disliked it very much. I thought it tasted like hookah, and when I learned that tobacco was one of the ingredients for flavoring the wine, I was very proud of myself that I picked up on that all on my own! After deciding on the white wine, we ate our picnic lunches and listened to the country music playing throughout the place (great radio station, whatever it was!). They do have live music, but only on the weekends. Our cute "bar tender" (if you will) told us that they can easily have 600 people on a Saturday night there! We liked having the quiet time, but if I were to come back, it could be a lot of fun to experience the night life there! I definitely recommend this winery!