Briar Rose Winery is located in Temecula, California, 60 miles southeast of Anaheim, where Imagineers once worked to keep improving Disneyland. Fields designed the cottages to look as if seven dwarves might step out the door at any moment, for they are crafted with the charm and character that we identify with our Disney memories and experiences. The winery was named Briar Rose, after the princess in the original story of Sleeping Beauty.read more
Edna Hall was built in 1900 as a General Merchandise store. Two weeks after it opened, it burned to the ground. By 1908, it had been rebuilt and opened again, becoming not only the town store, but a post office, a hotel, and a dance hall.read more
Ah, sitting on a terrace at a French Chateau, sipping champagne and enjoying a spectacular view of vineyards and the countryside. All of this is possible without jetting off to France when you visit Domaine Carneros Winery in Napa Valley. All, that is, except for...read more
How do you hide a 120,000 square foot winery on top of a hill? The answer lies at Artesa Winery. Barcelona architect Domingo Triay is an illusionist, for despite the modest facade, entering the space is an experience of unexpected light, warmth and sweeping vistas....read more
Here I am having my Lucy moment at one of my favorite wineries. Something you just have to do once, although wearing white capris to a grape stomping wasn't a well thought out wardrobe choice.
Although I may not be able to tell you the difference between a Malbec and a Mourvedre, there is no better weekend trip than one spent in wine country. So join the adventure as I explore California's wineries in search of interesting design and great visual experiences. Wine tasting will happen, but will not be the main focus of my posts.
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