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Rolling Winos - Day Trip to Temecula

  • May 11, 2013 · 12:30 PM
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Hey Winos!

Back by popular demand, I'm pleased to announce our first (and last) trip to Wine Country for 2013! Join us for guaranteed good times and new friends with a bus load of winos!! We've got everything covered for a ridiculously fun day of VIP private wine tastings with some of the friendliest peeps in town, including an on-board raffle for some winolicious prizes as soon as we start rolling. Please read all event details and especially note the early bird deadline of May 1st.

THE PLAN: We'll be visiting two fab wineries, both with spectacular views and of course some VIP treatment for the winos and winettes on board! Our first stop will be Monte de Oro Winery for a truly unique PRIVATE tasting of 6-9 wines in the Subterranean Barrel Room, which has a glass ceiling that looks into the upstairs main tasting room. Winos will also receive a 15% discount on any wine purchases made that day! Outside food is not allowed but the restaurant menu items can be purchased on site and range from $5-$16. If you prefer to pack your own lunch, save it for our second stop, Frangipani Winery, where we will be treated to another PRIVATE tasting of at least 6 more wines held smack in the middle of the grape vines and bocce ball court. Winos will receive 10% discounts on all bottle purchases, and souvenir logo glasses can be purchased for $3 each.

ROLLING RAFFLE:Once we get on the road, we'll get the good times started with a quick raffle. Each person will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win one of several winolicious prizes, including several pairs of tickets to Belly Up Tavern concerts (The Ultimate Stones, Pato Banton and Tainted Love), bottles of wine, and limited edition 20 oz. etched Winos R Us wine glasses, to name a few. It's our way of saying 'thank you' for spending the day with us!

OUR RIDE: Deluxe motorcoach that seats up to 56 winos and winettes, has a bathroom (YAY, no pit stops!), sound system and reclining seats (these will come in handy for some of you on the ride home!). There's plenty of storage space underneath the bus as well as overhead compartments for your personal items. Drinking IS allowed on the bus so please come prepared with your bubbles, mimosas, vino, coffee, etc. We will supply plastic cups, a few corkscrews, and a large cooler with ice and bottled waters.

PAYMENT: The event fee covers the 6-hour round-trip transportation, taxes and driver gratuity, private VIP tasting fees, set up and gratuity at both wineries, raffle prizes and supplies. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis and PAYMENT MUST BE MADE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT ON THE BUS!!! The $55 fee will be increased to $65 at 10pm on Wednesday, May 1st. Please refer to the refund policy posted at the top of the page.

PICK-UP/DROP OFF LOCATIONS: There are 2 pick-up/drop-off locations with free parking. Please note the pick up time and aim to arrive EARLY. We are on a schedule with the wineries and the on-time winos will not be happy with the stragglers! After you RSVP, you will be asked to provide your pick-up/drop-off location...please provide a response so we know exactly how many to expect at each location. In case of emergency only, a contact number will be sent out a few days prior.

1) Old Town Transit Center - pick up at 12:30pm. Address: 4009 Taylor Street, San Diego 92110 (entrance on Pacific Hwy). We'll meet on the sidewalk under the freeway. Return at 6:30pm.
2) Edwards Cinema, Mira Mesa - pick up at 12:50pm. Address: 10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126. Return at ~6:10pm.

The more the merrier so please feel free to invite some friends…good times guaranteed! See ya on the bus! CHEERS! laughing

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  • Mistie B.

    Awesome!!! Give me some RREEEDDD!!!! hahaha LOL!!!

    4 · May 13, 2013

    • Su

      Hilarious!!!

      May 13, 2013

  • Mistie B.

    I'm so excited! I didn't know what i was going to do today. Mother's Day present to myself!

    2 · May 11, 2013

    • Su

      Did you drive back home ok? Give me some Red!!

      May 12, 2013

    • Mistie B.

      Giveme some red!!!!!

      1 · May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Seriously enjoyable trip. The troupe on the bus was A LOT of fun, and Temecula was beautiful (some really tasty wine, too).

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Kyle K.

    Lots of fun!

    2 · May 12, 2013

  • Su

    Thx, Karen & all....i had so much fun with great people....!

    3 · May 12, 2013

  • Darren

    Thanks Karen for organizing another great event!! What a perfect day all the way around, great work, your talents will be missed, but I know Michael will do a awesome job keeping the festivities going!

    4 · May 12, 2013

  • Terry L.

    Another great event! The trip to and from Temecula wineries were alot of fun! Thanks Karen for putting this together. Great group of people!

    3 · May 12, 2013

  • Terry L.

    On my way to old town

    May 11, 2013

  • Michelle

    Very fun and great people. Wish we could've gotten in one more winery, but was great fun.

    2 · May 12, 2013

  • Anna M.

    Definitely a fun trip on a beautiful day. Thanks, Karen.

    2 · May 11, 2013

  • Susie Q

    I cannot believe I FORGOT about this!!! Such a bummer!
    I hope everyone is having a great time!

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummer have a friend in town that day

    April 10, 2013

    • Terry L.

      Su, is my +1 guest.

      1 · May 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Su but taking my mom out for early Mother's Day lunch at the Beachouse in Cardiff catch you at the next event :)

      May 10, 2013

  • Pilar

    Looking forward to meeting fun wine lovers near me! Hugs

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Michael P.

    Is there still room on the Mira Mesa Bus?

    May 10, 2013

    • Karen

      Michael...there's still room if you want to join us.

      May 10, 2013

  • Sean

    Meet you all in Old Town! Looking forward to the trip!

    2 · May 10, 2013

  • Fran T.

    Can coolers,backpacks be left on the bus during wine tasting?

    1 · May 9, 2013

    • Terry L.

      The answer is Yes! Lol...I will... Stacked!!! Enjoy!!!

      May 9, 2013

    • Karen

      You are more than welcome welcome to leave that stuff on the bus during the tastings, but I'd suggest bringing your wallet/cc/camera/anythin­g of value with you inside the wineries.

      1 · May 9, 2013

  • Joanna Day J.

    Hi, can't wait for Saturday...I've never been on a wine tasting tour. Ladies, what are you going to wear? (The weather forecast is in the 80's.)
    P.S.-Guys, so as not to leave you out, feel free to post what you're going to wear also!

    May 7, 2013

    • Karen

      The winettes always look fab and mix it up...some go casual with shorts and others wear sundresses. Up to you and what you feel most comfortable in. Personally, I won't know what I'm wearing until I get out of the shower that morning! :0)

      2 · May 8, 2013

    • Su

      Good question! Agree with Karen!

      May 9, 2013

  • Terry L.

    Wine Diva, I have one more that would love to join!

    2 · May 9, 2013

  • Matt

    I'm really sorry but I can't make it now! Have a great time.

    May 8, 2013

  • Michelle

    Just jeans and T for me, but I'm sure others might go more upscale.

    1 · May 8, 2013

  • Karen

    FYI....these trips always fill up at the last minute. Courtesy reminder that the price increases by $10 after May 1st so if you have any friends who may want to join us, give 'em a heads up :) Can't wait to rock and roll with y'all!

    April 30, 2013

  • ELLEN

    Bummer I have a work event that day. Enjoy!

    April 25, 2013

  • Terry L.

    This bus trip is going to be rocking and rolling!

    2 · April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    this sounds fun. I'll try to make it! I love Temecula and especially when I have a ride. yippie

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will actually already be in Temecula for a birthday celebration. Will keep an eye out for the Winos.

    April 15, 2013

  • Maria S

    Darn I already have plans.

    April 10, 2013

    • Karen

      You will be missed!

      April 10, 2013

    • Tina

      Bummer. Yes you will be missed.

      April 10, 2013

  • Tina

    Oh he** yeah! And Karen...I would buy a "wiinos" wine glass from you if you make an extra! (It's a must have) I never win raffles, especially if Barb Cronin ends up going. lol

    1 · April 10, 2013

    • Karen

      There are ten left in existence! A great momento if I do say so myself! Designed a few years ago by me and former AO :) Glad you are joining us and if Barb comes you may have to lock her in the bathroom during the raffle lol!

      April 10, 2013

    • Tina

      Doesn't matter. she will still win!! Or maybe I will just steal her tickets! haha So, if you raffle off 9.... how $$$$$ ??? :)

      April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a fun day with wine, food and new friends. Cheers

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Terry L.

    Road Trip! Yea!

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • renee

    Sounds like fun but I'll be doing the ROC race.

    April 10, 2013

  • NELLIE A.

    Going to try to make this one ,but need about a week to be sure ,sounds like tons of fun ~

    April 10, 2013

  • Karen

    Yes, this is the last trip to Temecula that I'll be organizing for Winos R Us before I step down. Some of my best memories from the last 6 years are from these bus trips....and remember what happens on the bus stays on the bus and you've all been sworn to secrecy! haha

    3 · April 10, 2013

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Additional notes: if member requests refund by 10pm on Wednesday, May 1st (nonrefundable deposits are due to wineries and bus company!). If you need to cancel your spot after this date, it will be YOUR responsibility to sell your spot to someone else and inform the organiz

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