A family that tastes wine together… has fun!

An annual tradition ‘grew up’ this year – we chose wine-tasting in Escondido, just north of San Diego, as the destination for our get-away. Some families have a reunion, my three adult-age kids and I have Family Therapy Weekend! It’s something we started several years ago, as catch-up time, during their breaks back from college and jobs in other cities. For the four of us to be in one place at one time is rare, unfortunately. So, we planned our first weekend away and had so much fun, it became “our thing”. We book great Southern California hotels, eat out, play games, talk, reconnect.

We spent some great time together exploring the beautiful Escondido area. When it came to wine tasting, though, one place that really stood out was Orfila Vineyards and Winery. The staff was incredible – knowledgeable, friendly, and poured some great wines. Listening to the blue grass band playing on the patio, sipping wine and gazing off at a spectacular view… what could be better for Family Therapy Weekend 2013?! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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4 Comments on “A family that tastes wine together… has fun!”

  1. Gail Thomas
    Sep 10, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    Beautiful spot you picked out. You were in my neck of the woods. I live just south of Escondido in Poway. I’ve been here over 30 years & I’ve never been to that winery. I will have to check it out.

    • Sep 10, 2014 at 9:50 pm #

      It’s such a pretty spot! And the area you live, wow!!

  2. Nov 25, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    What a fantastic idea! I’ll have to remember this for later. I’m about to be the first sib to move away and my younger sibs are still too young for this yet…but duly noted!

    • Nov 26, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

      Thanks so much for writing! We’ve had lots of fun together and it’s really nice to reconnect and have “just us” together, without anyone else! ~SueBee

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