Surely you have heard of the outdoor quilt show in Sisters, Oregon. Well, as I was looking for another quilty thing to get me out of the house while on sabbatical (I have been shooting for one adventure a month) I stumbled across the Temecula Outdoor Quilt Show.
I live in San Diego and Temecula is about an hour inland from here so it wasn’t a huge haul and to sweeten the pot it has a bunch of wineries that I had never been to.
I planned a lovely get-a-way with my partner in crime (mom). We got there on a Friday and went wine tasting. Our first stop was a winery called Doffo. I chose them not so much for their wines but their motorcycles!
Note the motorcycles adorning the walls!
That picture is of an outdoor tasting area, there main tasting area is inside and there are a few motorcycles there too but I didn’t take any pictures.
Take a look at that old bicycle on the left! Why motorcycles? Mom and I love them, that is all 🙂 As for the wines we found them okay but not worth buying however I did get a sparkling that will be saved for New Years and we both got this stuff called Chimichuri that goes on top of little pieces of bread. It is Argentinian and hand made by the wife of the winery.
Next stop was right across the street at Chapin Family Vineyards. Heaven I tell you. If you ever go to Temecula and would like a great wine tasting experience go there. First off you get to sit down which is apparently not common when wine tasting…who knew? Second the views are lovely and most importantly the wines are fabulous. It was a little slice of heaven I tell you. I had such a good time I forgot to take pictures….okay, there is one from my phone that I texted to my husband but its not in the computer just yet. We both bought wine here and mom even became a member of their wine club (she partakes a bit more than me). I’m looking forward to returning.
From there we went to the hotel, took a nap and had a lovely dinner at a restaurant called Sorrel which was in a hideous strip mall. The food was fabulous but the atmosphere was…hmmm…noisy and dark…and small…and there was a guy in the kitchen who was screaming a lot…odd. I’d go back though, the food was great.
On to Saturday morning. The quilt show.
It’s really sweet, they have this street the call Old Town and all of the quilts are hung up outside on all of the railings and eaves and anywhere they can figure to hang them. As you can see the weather was great. They even had a little tiny vendor hall for the purchasing of whatnots…you know how the quilters must have more whatnots. Here are some highlights:
Close-up of one of the birds in the last quilt. I was really tickled by this applique quilt. …you get the idea.
All in all it was a great 24 hours. I can’t believe I had never heard of this quilt show before…big fun.