What else do you do the day after Thanksgiving besides wine tasting?

So this post is about 3 weeks late, oops! So lets pretend it is just a few days after Thanksgiving and this post is coming up then rather than now when we are practically opening up Christmas on gifts and frosting Christmas cookies and drinking hot chocolate with homemade peppermint marshmallows.
The day after Thanksgiving, Sean and I took his parents down to Temecula to do some wine tasting. In Temecula, there are two many areas to do wine tasting, the major, crowded wineries with like 5 tasting rooms or the De Portola road that has smaller tasting rooms with more individualized attention. We go there. We tried a new winery Frangipani and then we went to our usual Robert Renzoni. Robert Renzoni not only has great wines, they also make an incredible marinara sauce. I crave that marinara sauce.
It was a beautiful day in Temecula, temps were low 80s, it was just perfect!




Perfect wedding venue all set up already!
 





Ok now back to Christmas and all the regularly scheduled post for this holiday especially my second annual Christmas cookie week here on henning love, 5 days, 5 different Christmas cookies! And all cookies were given out to different Christmas parties or to my church :-) 

31 comments:

Kayla Peveler said...

That sounds amazing! A wine tasting! I've only been to one, but not as fancy ;)

Beth Lane said...

The ladies in my family and I have made it a tradition to go wine tasting the day after Thanksgiving as well. Love it!

Tiara Wasner said...

I think this is a much better way to spend Black Friday!

Sarah and Stewart said...

Wow it looks absolutely gorgeous there! I'm jealous of the weather...

Jenna DeSantis said...

Meg,

I love this post!! We were in Temecula around the same time!! We only live about 25 minutes away and go there all the time- our favorite wineries are Ponte, Wiens and Monte de Oro :-) I hope you had a happy Turkey day!!

XO Jenna
Demureindiamonds.blogspot.com

Ashley R said...

Yay, this is my hometown and where I currently reside again. :) Glad you had fun!
xoxo

Ashley R said...

I *love* Wiens- they have the most amazing reds, in my humble opinion! :)

Valerie Price said...

Beautiful photos! Temecula is such a great place for wine tasting! I've been there a few times and absolutely love it!

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

Pretty!

Megan said...

I love going to wine tastings! Super cute picture of you two!

Rachel said...

Beautiful pictures! I want to visit a vineyard so bad!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous photos! I have yet to go to a wine tasting or vineyard tour, but it’s on my bucket list!

Jenna said...

So fun! I've always wanted to go wine tasting in Temecula... I've done San Yzez and Napa before, but have never made it down south :) This post makes me want to squeeze it into my next Cali trip though!

xxx
Jenna

The Weir House said...

Oh golly jee i wanna join next time!!!!

Rachel Ashely said...

It looks beautiful! I have never been to Temecula or even Napa. Looks like a lot of fun! BTW I can relate, sometime I forget to post things and I just want to pretend I did it on the right day! Glad you had fun!

XO,
Rachel Ashley
http://fashionablyliving.com

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Wow what a beautiful place! I think this sounds like a great way to celebrate the holiday weekend!

Bev said...

Gorg my friend.... I tell ya.. GORG!!!

If I knew Temecula had the most perfect-est grapes, I would have visited that town more than I ever did while I was home!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Beautiful! Looks like a perfect way to wrap up Thanksgiving!

Angie said...

Ummm, I'm pretty sure it's a requirement to wine taste the day after Thanksgiving! Way better idea than fighting with dumb people at the malls!

Kristin @ w/milk and sugar said...

Ooh, I haven’t been to these wineries yet. I love Temecula wine country and since my appreciation for wine has been growing I’ve been meaning to try new places. Looks like you had a great time!

Jamie Van Nuys said...

This looks so fun! My husband and I love to go wine tasting, we got married at a winery so there is something special about visiting them! I love that little wedding area, it's perfect!

Kristin said...

We have been wanting to try the wine in temecula! but we would need to stay the night down there... i should plan it

Liz Brown said...

Looks like such a nice place and nice weather to enjoy it. :) And you and your husband are a fine looking couple!

Stephanie F said...

I'm not sure which part of the world that is in but it sure is beautiful! Great photos of you and your hubby :)

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Stephanie
http://sharelovealways.blogspot.ca/

wHiT | Black Little Button blog said...

ooo wine! :)
-wHiT

Maggie Donnelly said...

Oh wow what a fun winery!!! Great pictures of your day well spent. Thanks for sharing! =)

Caitie Schlisserman said...

beautiful pictures! You can never really go wrong with wine tasting :)

xxx
Lady à la Mode

Brooke said...

Looks like a beautiful place to do some wine tasting!

=) Brooke

Erica said...

Nothing wrong with taking an overdue look back at Thanksgiving time. ;)

Oh, I just love visiting wineries. We went to one here a little while ago and had a blast. It was so fun to taste multiple wines in a row and choose our favorites. We can't exactly open 10 bottles of wine at once at home.

Have a great weekend, Meg! :)

Kasey Lynne said...

We should do this for our next hang out with Jamie and Katie.
Oh wait...Katie won't be able to drink for a few months. Dangit!

Lisa said...

What a great time! My husband and I went to Temecula 6 years ago and absolutely loved it!