Day 311: Sherry

Rancho De Philo Winery

Rancho De Philo Winery

We went to the Rancho De Philo Winery today for the opening day of their annual sale. Rancho De Philo makes one wine, an award-winning sherry. It’s a delicious dessert wine, something to be sipped and savored on special occasions.

The winery is on a beautiful property in Rancho Cucamonga and the family still lives there, so it’s only open to the public for about one week each year. Although I’m not much of a wine drinker, I always look forward to our yearly visit. It’s also my yearly wish to play Donkey Kong at the winery.

Day 136: Wine Tasting


We spent a relaxing day at the South Coast Winery. The weather was chilly at first, but warmed up later, which made  for  a pleasant afternoon.

We did the winery tour and wine tasting, which included a food pairing. The winery was crowded and for good reason: each wine we tasted was excellent and our tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate about wine.

I’ve gone on many tours like this one and they’re all enjoyable, even if they’re predictable: the tour group is  quiet at the start, but by the end of the tour and several tastings, everyone’s laughing and having a good time. It’s exactly why my wife and I keep going on them.