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Now, we know what you’re thinking: yawn! Another story about the Napa Valley wineries. Oh, were they picturesque maybe? Did the wine taste better surrounded by such beauty?
No, we didn’t go to Napa Valley. We went to Malibu.
Wine-ing in Malibu:
How did we have a wine experience in Malibu, you ask? Did we rent a beachfront house and order a crap-load of wine off wine.com? Did we ransack Woodland Hills and pretend that it’s close enough to Malibu to count?
Neither. There is wine country in Malibu.
To be specific, we went on a Malibu wine safari. You heard me right: a safari for wine. There’s a 1,000 acre vineyard and ranch just 15 minutes up the coast from the PCH (that’s the Pacific Coast Highway for non-Californians).
It’s a beautiful drive through the mountains. You’ll need to pop your ears at least once as you drive up.
But the drive is absolutely worth it.
First, you get to go on a tour to see alpacas, zebras, camels…even a giraffe named Stanley.
Then you get to try a bunch of wines made here in Malibu. The wines themselves, because of the lower elevation tasted similar to German Rieslings. Which are a great thing to drink on a hot, sunny day (which is most days in Malibu).
Visit their website here: http://www.lasafaris.com/