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: So Cal Wine Tasting Part Deux: Valentine's Day


Chris Hansen
01-25-2009, 10:10 AM
We had a lot of fun the first time we took our dirty jeeps out to Temecula to do some wine tasting, so Puddlz and I thought we'd take the wives out there for Valentine's Day.

There are a few hotels around, but I'm booked in at the Embassy Suites on Rancho California Road (same street all the wineries are on). For now, let's plan on meeting in the Embassy Suites parking lot at 1030 hours.

We'd like to get a feeler for how many couples might be showing up so we can explore the possibility of a limo or party bus to cart us around for the day...so post up and let's get a head count.

Tasting usually ends around 4 or 5pm at the wineries. The restaurant at Callaway Winery stays open until 5 (but they're usually pretty mellow about staying open) and has really good food, so I figure we can end up back there for an early dinner. Then, we can take our bottles back to the hotel and do some more "tasting" and find some late night grub.

If we only get a few folks or decide the limo thing just isn't for us, I'm more than happy to line the winery parking lots with dirty jeeps!

PUDDLZ
01-25-2009, 05:56 PM
Here is what I found,
http://affordalimousine.com/vehicles.htm

Got a 26 passenger PARTY BUS lined up for the event, we need 10 couple's to make this happen, its going to be a fun time, meeting up in Temecula, we got the bus blocked out from 11-4, @ the head count of 10 couple's included, the cost will be $75.00-$90.00 per couple, keep in mind if we hit max capacity (13 couple's) the rate would be split amongst everyone, let me know if interested, the sooner the better.
:blender::beer:

After the day trip we also have a couple rooms that we are going to continue the event to those who would like to stay and hang out.

P.S. we know how to party, no one left behind.

Riverkid
01-25-2009, 07:02 PM
Mommy says we are in! :beer:

PUDDLZ
01-25-2009, 07:52 PM
Any who plan on a room mention the JK OWNERS group upon booking for a group rate's and early check-in, if you plan on staying.

dayton1999
01-25-2009, 08:00 PM
Team Dirty Girls (minus the Children) are in! :grinpimp:

We're confirmed at Embassy Suites, too.

smalcomson
01-25-2009, 09:35 PM
Try "Public House" for Dinner.

My wife and I went last night and they have amazing food, Beer (no Coors, bud, or miller), and a great wine list (they support local breweries (Stone, Black Market, etc...) and wineries). Good live music and out door patio.

I don't have any connection to the establishment (they don't even have my favorite beer) but had a great time.

I live in Temecula, if you need any help or suggestions feel free to let me know
.:beer::beer::beer:

Chris Hansen
01-25-2009, 10:30 PM
I like the party bus idea way better than a limo (with my knee and Greg's feet!). If we can get enough people, let's make that happen!

If not, like I said...let's clog the fancy schmancy parking lots with dirty jeeps.

We'll figure out dinner plans as the day approaches.

PUDDLZ
01-25-2009, 10:33 PM
Bailey's is my pick:thefinger::smokin:

Tycoon
01-27-2009, 10:10 AM
I'll hit up the boss and see if she's in. We have done the party bus a couple of times down there and it's pretty sweet.

Chris Hansen
01-27-2009, 11:54 AM
UPDATE: The Embassy Suites is now sold out (online).

If you call the hotel itself and speak to Jason the manager, let him know that you are part of the JK Owners group and they will do their best to get you in (sold out, in hotel terms, means they are at their publicly sold limit, but have a stash of space still available).

If you are a Hilton Honors member like me, you can call the Honors desk and get hooked up.

However, there are other hotels around the area, such as the Hampton Inn and Suites, which is starting at $189 per night.

SDMF
01-27-2009, 11:58 AM
You bunch of pansy-ass wine drinkers.

Chris Hansen
01-27-2009, 11:59 AM
Don't hate....you know you want to be there.

PINKIES UP, *****ES!!!!!

jacktuttle
01-27-2009, 02:30 PM
UPDATE: The Embassy Suites is now sold out (online).

If you call the hotel itself and speak to Jason the manager, let him know that you are part of the JK Owners group and they will do their best to get you in (sold out, in hotel terms, means they are at their publicly sold limit, but have a stash of space still available).

If you are a Hilton Honors member like me, you can call the Honors desk and get hooked up.

However, there are other hotels around the area, such as the Hampton Inn and Suites, which is starting at $189 per night.

OUCH! and how much is the other?:shaking:

Riverkid
01-27-2009, 02:35 PM
I think I'll control my wifes drinking so she can drive us back. Lol.:thefinger:

Chris Hansen
01-27-2009, 02:50 PM
OUCH! and how much is the other?:shaking:

Base rate for ES is $199.

There are plenty of lower level hotels in the area, too....or you can go upscale at some of the wineries.

jacktuttle
01-27-2009, 03:38 PM
Base rate for ES is $199.

There are plenty of lower level hotels in the area, too....or you can go upscale at some of the wineries.

Wow. You do understand that this would come out of my Jeep Upgrade Budget! What can I get for under $5.00. How about tent camping and a bottle of beer? Maybe set up the tent near some flowers....... :D

Chris Hansen
01-27-2009, 03:43 PM
Wow. You do understand that this would come out of my Jeep Upgrade Budget! What can I get for under $5.00. How about tent camping and a bottle of beer? Maybe set up the tent near some flowers....... :D

There is always the Los Pinos County "Outdoor Hotel For Young Men" off the Ortega. :shaking:

jacktuttle
01-27-2009, 04:05 PM
There is always the Los Pinos County "Outdoor Hotel For Young Men" off the Ortega. :shaking:

Somehow I'm sure that would end up being over my $5.00 budget! :shaking:

PUDDLZ
01-28-2009, 06:06 PM
Anyone who is planning on being a part of this needs to confirm their spot no later than Saturday night, for we are filling all other opening's in the party bus.

1) Chris Hansen
2)Puddlz
3)Dayton
4)Riverkid
5)Tycoon

Tycoon
01-28-2009, 06:59 PM
We're in.

-Tycoon

Chris Hansen
01-29-2009, 12:34 PM
Anyone who is planning on being a part of this needs to confirm their spot no later than Saturday night, for we are filling all other opening's in the party bus.

1) Chris Hansen
2)Puddlz
3)Dayton
4)Riverkid
5)Tycoon

Good job. :thefinger:

dayton1999
01-29-2009, 03:55 PM
WAIT! Chris Hansen put this together...? Is there a camera welcoming us when we get on the bus and PD welcoming us when we get off??? :thefinger:

4x4LOYR
01-29-2009, 09:23 PM
Alright, I think we have confirmed babysitting for the evening . . . we're not planning on getting our own room, just partying and maybe crashing with others (or, depending on the drinking amount, we're pretty close; and/or we have numerous friends in the area).


1) Chris Hansen
2) Puddlz
3) Dayton
4) Riverkid
5) Tycoon
6) 4x4loyr

Thanks for the reminder call, Greg.

Ty...

Chris Hansen
01-30-2009, 10:10 AM
WAIT! Chris Hansen put this together...? Is there a camera welcoming us when we get on the bus and PD welcoming us when we get off??? :thefinger:

Greg will be filming when you get on the bus and I will be there to "welcome" you.

"Have a seat. Why are you taking this young girl on a wine tasting expedition? Where are your pants? And what's with the Jello?"

Riverkid
01-30-2009, 10:14 AM
LOL.:beer:

PUDDLZ
01-30-2009, 10:16 AM
Chris Hansen will be interviewing for the sting part of the trip,:laughing:

dayton1999
01-30-2009, 02:21 PM
Greg will be filming when you get on the bus and I will be there to "welcome" you.

"Have a seat. Why are you taking this young girl on a wine tasting expedition? Where are your pants? And what's with the Jello?"

No pants and Jello... man, you know us already. :smokin:

Chris Hansen
01-30-2009, 02:57 PM
Archive footage.

PUDDLZ
02-01-2009, 10:20 PM
Here is the status, bus is @ full looking forward to a great time as usual.

Chris Hansen
02-09-2009, 12:00 PM
FYI....we may have a few spots open on the party bus, but we need to know ASAP to reserve your spot.

dayton1999
02-09-2009, 02:39 PM
FYI....we may have a few spots open on the party bus, but we need to know ASAP to reserve your spot.

Scared people off, eh? :smokin:

PUDDLZ
02-09-2009, 02:41 PM
Scared people off, eh? :smokin:

BEEN TO THE PO OFFICE TWICE TODAY

dayton, no more Dirty Shirts then:shaking:

Chris Hansen
02-09-2009, 02:46 PM
Scared people off, eh? :smokin:

All I did was ask them to have a seat.... :innocent:

BigO
02-09-2009, 03:01 PM
Dammit....if we were out your way, we'd be all over this.

We loves our wines. Sounds like a good time. Have fun.

jacktuttle
02-09-2009, 03:34 PM
Dammit....if we were out your way, we'd be all over this.

We loves our wines. Sounds like a good time. Have fun.

I Love mine too! I just have to love her with in my budget! I could go up to the price of a box of candy ...... Maybe even toss in some flowers from the freeway off ramp guy .... Anything more than that would be getting into my upgrade money.... :shaking:

Riverkid
02-09-2009, 04:45 PM
I Love mine too! I just have to love her with in my budget! I could go up to the price of a box of candy ...... Maybe even toss in some flowers from the freeway off ramp guy .... Anything more than that would be getting into my upgrade money.... :shaking:

You get a lot more upgrade fundage when Mommy is happy....:beer:;) Come out and drink some wine...

PUDDLZ
02-09-2009, 04:47 PM
You get a lot more upgrade fundage when Mommy is happy....:beer:;) Come out and drink some wine...

Then where is the pup there cowboy, that's leverage too.
Now the boss wants a yeiper,:shaking::shaking::shaking:

so_calif_rubi
02-09-2009, 08:46 PM
iam sorry guys was planing to go but i forgot about this.ill be in Dumount drinking:beer::beer:;):thefinger::beer::beer::beer :

jacktuttle
02-10-2009, 07:55 AM
You get a lot more upgrade fundage when Mommy is happy....:beer:;) Come out and drink some wine...

:laughing: Yes that may be true.... But still we can not do the over night thing. Sorry.

Riverkid
02-10-2009, 08:50 AM
We aren't spending the night either...

Chris Hansen
02-10-2009, 03:54 PM
We aren't spending the night either...

So you think......:beer: :puke::D

SDMF
02-10-2009, 03:57 PM
So you think......:beer: :puke::D

They could walk home....he lives in BFE.

Chris Hansen
02-10-2009, 04:26 PM
They could walk home....he lives in BFE.

If he can walk and puke at the same time, then I'd be more impressed with him than I am with his Jeep!

Heck....I can't even walk and chew gum!

Riverkid
02-10-2009, 05:50 PM
They could walk home....he lives in BFE.

Jason gets pissed when he has to drive to Yorba Linda LOL

Riverkid
02-10-2009, 05:51 PM
So you think......:beer: :puke::D

LOL Me likey wine. We'll have you guys come out for our next wine tasting party. Fun stuff!

Gotta come back - babysitter issues...

PUDDLZ
02-10-2009, 06:01 PM
So you think......:beer: :puke::D

Beer and water will be served on this ride, also they may install a Pole for the trip,:grinpimp:

PUDDLZ
02-11-2009, 04:21 PM
We are meeting here
29345 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 676-5656 @ 10:30 a.m. the bus will be loaded and debark @ 11:00 Sharp, some have rooms, some don't, I recommend a dinner reservation if you plan on a quiet night dining, I called the place where the better 1/2 and I are going to, they are already full for the night with a 25 person waiting list, so don't be left out in the cold.

Riverkid
02-11-2009, 07:33 PM
None of you guys want to party? LOL. Let's do this!:beer::D

4x4LOYR
02-12-2009, 11:02 AM
We are meeting here
29345 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 676-5656 @ 10:30 a.m. the bus will be loaded and debark @ 11:00 Sharp, some have rooms, some don't, I recommend a dinner reservation if you plan on a quiet night dining, I called the place where the better 1/2 and I are going to, they are already full for the night with a 25 person waiting list, so don't be left out in the cold.

My wife and I are planning on partying in your room, Greg, while you and and your better 1/2 are at dinner.


Ty..

PUDDLZ
02-12-2009, 11:03 AM
My wife and I are planning on partying in your room, Greg, while you and and your better 1/2 are at dinner.


Ty..
You know me well TY, never a problem.:beer::beer::beer:, that is ou the front room couch

Chris Hansen
02-12-2009, 11:21 AM
Ew.....hope nobody travels with a blacklight.

Riverkid
02-12-2009, 01:01 PM
Lol!:D

Riverkid
02-14-2009, 09:08 AM
Foggy this morning, so lets hope for some sun!

4x4LOYR
02-14-2009, 11:10 PM
To all of those who joined us on the wine-tasting trip:

WE HAD A GREAT TIME!!! Thanks to Greg for putting this whole thing together! As soon as the next one is organized, we are there. Superb time! Thanks again.

Lisa and I are already putting together the next Big Bear run; so, those of you who are interested, stay tuned . . . Spring Break (for those that have kids) time frame.

Good times!!!

Ty….

4x4LOYR
02-14-2009, 11:16 PM
To Chris Hansen (Brian):

We went to Stone Brewery for a quick beer (or four) and some food to finish off our V-day celebration. Whenever you and the beautiful wife want to join us at Stone Brewery (my treat), just let us know --> we'll make it happen. :D :laughing2::stirthepot:

Ty...

Riverkid
02-15-2009, 12:03 PM
Man, that was fun. Great group of people. We had a blast.:D:beer:

PUDDLZ
02-15-2009, 07:59 PM
Got back earlier this afternoon, what a great time, as for the VINO girls, there was lots of goodies, and we share our thanks for the effort, Team Dirty girls wants to start having GET TO GETHERS to generate a fun time for all, Riverkid how was the second party, Team LandRover called, said they had a blast,also and said they are looking forward to the Buffett parking lot party, they even want to have our own private beach there too.

dayton1999
02-15-2009, 11:07 PM
Team Dirty Girls (minus the Dirty Girls) had a great time! Thank you Greg & Roberta for a fantastic time and thank you again for lunch today!

We have 28 wine glasses now... so, yes we want to start having some regular get togethers here and there. Stay tuned!

Ty, the whole familia is looking forward to a Big Bear run and we have inked the whole of Spring in prep for your party. :innocent:

Chris Hansen
02-16-2009, 01:09 PM
Kori and I had a great time with all of you. Unfortunately, my cold kicked back around dinner, so I took some drugs and we crashed after that. Been laying on the couch ever since.

Looking forward to some more tasting parties....and Ty, we will definitely set up a time to hit the Stone Brewery. Will have to be in April, as I'm off the beer until then.

dayton1999
02-16-2009, 01:25 PM
Will have to be in April, as I'm off the beer until then.

Lent? Or some kind of new Dateline expose???

Riverkid
02-16-2009, 02:33 PM
Kori and I had a great time with all of you. Unfortunately, my cold kicked back around dinner, so I took some drugs and we crashed after that. Been laying on the couch ever since.

So did mine. The "after party" here went well. In fact so well somebody else drove us home and we live two streets down LOL. Did NOTHING on Sunday tho haha.

jacktuttle
02-16-2009, 03:17 PM
Team Dirty Girls (minus the Dirty Girls) had a great time! Thank you Greg & Roberta for a fantastic time and thank you again for lunch today!

We have 28 wine glasses now... so, yes we want to start having some regular get togethers here and there. Stay tuned!

Ty, the whole familia is looking forward to a Big Bear run and we have inked the whole of Spring in prep for your party. :innocent:

WOW! 28 Glasses! That is a lot of wine! We stopped at one Winery and did tasting. 2 Glasses and 12 tastes of wine. How much do you get for 28?

PUDDLZ
02-16-2009, 03:55 PM
WOW! 28 Glasses! That is a lot of wine! We stopped at one Winery and did tasting. 2 Glasses and 12 tastes of wine. How much do you get for 28?

BLOCK JACK TUTTLE,

Cant believe you didn't party with us :shaking::shaking::shaking:

JACK JACK JACK :thefinger:

Riverkid
02-16-2009, 04:08 PM
There's a whole bunch of wine glasses in my ice chest too...:beer:

PUDDLZ
02-16-2009, 04:16 PM
There's a whole bunch of wine glasses in my ice chest too...:beer:

You mean the party was around your ice CHEST too.:beer::beer:

dayton1999
02-17-2009, 11:32 AM
WOW! 28 Glasses! That is a lot of wine! We stopped at one Winery and did tasting. 2 Glasses and 12 tastes of wine. How much do you get for 28?

Jack,

We had 16 glasses from past years OC Fair Wine tastings... we got 12 over the weekend... averaged 5 tastings per glass, plus a few chocolate shots (thanks Puddlz). Had a great time... :smokin:

SDMF
02-17-2009, 11:50 AM
Bunch of damn lushes.

dayton1999
02-18-2009, 11:24 PM
Bunch of damn lushes.

Uhm, F You. Put a bottle of Middletons in front of you and say goodnight. :thefinger:

PUDDLZ
02-19-2009, 02:13 PM
Finally got around to get the pic's uploaded
Team Chris Hansen
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg134/greg_hoffner/Parties/f2551d1e.jpg
Team 4x4loyr
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg134/greg_hoffner/Parties/4120402d.jpg
Team Dayton
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg134/greg_hoffner/Parties/59fe3742.jpg
Better 1/2 Team Riverkid
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg134/greg_hoffner/Parties/c20c316b.jpg
Can't help but to post this one, hunney, can I get one too...
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg134/greg_hoffner/Parties/54cc9507.jpg
Yes Cory the camera was on...
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg134/greg_hoffner/Parties/79a06179.jpg
I swear, she was not buzzed yet
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg134/greg_hoffner/Parties/4671415b.jpg
Team Tycoon
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg134/greg_hoffner/1d3ad8b4.jpg
Team PUDDLZ better 1/2
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg134/greg_hoffner/013ebb81.jpg
There was no alcohol on the bus Jack, I swear
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg134/greg_hoffner/43265396.jpg
But you noticed River kids beverage...