Saturday, March 7, 2009

Perfect Saturday

I woke up early to prepare Kylie for a hopefully productive lesson. Since it had rained this week she didn't get out much. She was perfect! It was great feeling to jump around a course on her and have her listening, staying straight, and nailing every distance.

After a great morning riding, Chad and I went wine tasting at Malibu Winery. We received special treatment because a friend of Chad's dates the owner's daughter and she called the tasting room to tell them we were coming. We did the Estate tasting of Semler Malibu Estate wines (the 100% Malibu Estate grown fruit) Our tasting included 2005 Semler Merlot , 2003 Semler Cabernet Sauvignon, 2002 Semler Cabernet Sauvignon, 2002 Semler Syrah. They were all really good!!! The hard part was figuring out which one we likes best.

The jaw-dropping rolling hills planted with Semler’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah are within a hidden setting between Agoura and Malibu, off of Kanan Road. Semler Malibu Estate wines in on the 1,000-acre Saddlerock Ranch property nestled into a coastal valley between Highway 101 and the Pacific Coast Highway. The estate features gently sloping hills, spectacular
views of the Santa Monica Mountains and 65 acres of vineyards. Horse facilities make up a large part of the estate’s grounds, which include boarding stables, trails and arenas. This place is amazing! We went to a "White Trash" party last fall in one part of the estate. See September 16th entry. We then drove a few miles down to the water in Malibu to catch the sunset. It was beautiful.


storybeader said...

great pics! Is that the winery, all those non-leafy stubs sticking out of the ground? Looks like the aftermath of a forest fire!

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