May 7, 2013

Wineries set to celebrate Mother’s Day 2013

Happy MD

What a difference a few years can make!

Just a generation ago few, if any, wineries planned a Mother’s Day event. Today, in California at least, exceedingly few wineries don’t have something very special lined up to celebrate good ol’ Mom on Sunday, May 12. There are events designed for foodie moms, for bold moms, for moms who love to relax, and on and on…

As an example, here’s a look at a few events planned for “Bold Moms” this Mother’s Day:

  • Zip-Lining with Mom Over Vineyards at Ancient Peaks Winery in Paso Robles Wine Region (Central Coast):  Soar over vineyards, valleys and oak trees on four epic zip-lines with Margarita Adventure Tours, then head over to the Ancient Peaks tasting room to discuss your adventures over artisan wines from the vines you both flew over ($99 per person).
  • Horseback Ride and Music at Cooper-Garrod Estate Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Region (Central Coast):  Start your morning at Garrod Farms where you can take a guided horse ride through Cooper-Garrod’s certified sustainable vineyards ($45 per hour). Order a delicious lunch from Picnic Guild (by May 8 for delivery to the winery on Mother’s Day) to enjoy in front of the historic Fruit House tasting room with wines ($5tasting). That afternoon, the winery is hosting Music at the Vineyards, featuring flamenco guitarist Tans Gauntlett under the trees with wines for purchase by the bottle or glass.

To learn about more events, visit Discover California Wines, the website of the Wine Institute of California. You can either enter “Mother’s Day” into the search box at the top of the page or click the Events link on the right side and scroll to May 12.

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