Temecula is approximately 58 miles north of downtown San Diego. J.J. and I have seen the highway signs to Temecula numerous times but this is the first time we actually exited.
Our first destination with Jim & Kay was the Saturday Farmers’ Market in the Old Town.
Pauline, originally from England, is a photographer who sells her art as metal prints. The 11” x 14” size for $69 and a smaller size for $34 were well-priced. We especially admired some of her landscapes photographed in and near Temecula Valley.
Taste of Argentina, Nora’s Empanada Factory was a perfect place to buy snacks. I also purchased 5 different specialty nuts of Nature’s Harvest Brand.
Cafe Champagne at Thornton Winery located at the start of the Temecula Valley Wine Country was our lunch venue. Perched on a higher ground, we enjoyed the ambiance of wine country. Jim and Kay being a member of Thornton Winery, we were treated to a sampler of 5 chocolate wines. They are all flavorful with distinctive individual bouquet. My favorite was “The Kiss of Mint”.
Aloha -- Cathi