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robert renzoni vineyards in temecula recently held their 2nd annual spaghetti western festival. i captured this bird soaring over the foothills as i left.

tending the roses

as you walk into the courtyard at temecula’s briar rose winery, you’ll see this young woman taking special care of her rose garden. as you can see, they respond to her touch.

going nowhere fast

nick palumbo has some vintage cars at his palumbo family vineyards. one of these days he’ll get around to fixing them up. in the meantime, he’s busy producing quality wines.

world of wine temecula barrel tasting

here’s joe di lullo hard at work at cougar winery with the able assistance of diego.

hot air

valentine’s day served up perfect weather in the temecula wine country. it’s rare to see a hot air balloon in the afternoon, but i spotted this one at about 3:30.

june vines

as you drive through wine country in december, the grapes have long been harvested, the fruit crushed and the juice is in barrels or tanks. this past june, here’s how they looked at mt. palomar in temecula.

june vines

all wrapped up

on a recent visit to temecula’s ponte winery, i was pleased to see it all decked out for the holidays. that’s one big bow!

all wrapped up

christmas lights at keyways

each year, keyways winery flips the switch on 1000s of lights in the vineyards. it’s worth an evening drive to see the lights alone.

green lights

who knew?

this past weekend was harvest celebration in the temecula valley. here’s a sign i’d never seen before. i would say it’s pretty good advice.

do not enter

temecula valley harvest celebration

28 wineries are participating the the two day harvest celebration, with bites to eat and barrel samples to drink. here’s joe hart perfecting his sauce.

joe hart

hyatt schoolhouse

it’s harvest time in temecula wine country. tonight we will celebrate with marcello, damian and zulma at doffo winery. on their property is the century old one room hyatt schoolhouse.

hyatt school

wine country horse

a friend invited me to take pictures of her with her son and her horses. this was taken at her ranch in temecula, california.

doucett horse