Villa Vallecito Spring Event

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When you live in a wine tourist town, there’s always something fun to do. The wineries all have “wine clubs” – commit to buy so many bottles per month and you are part of their club, get a discount (that goes up depending on the number of bottles you commit to) and are invited to “club only” events. As a resident, I could not possibly belong to clubs for all the wineries I like – so I abstain rather than pick favorites. The benefit for me comes in where my friends belong to a club and I get to join them as a guest at a members only event.

This past weekend, it was a wonderful event at Villa Vallecito Vineyards.
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One side of the property looks out over the vineyards and the other side over New Melones Resevoir.


We were treated to delectable hors d’oeuvres and dinner with wine pairings while soaking in the breathtaking views. I love the potato empanadas they had at both this and the fall barrel tasting event. The ceviche though, stood out as everyone’s clear favorite.

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They kindly provided a shuttle service to and from downtown Murphys, where it’s easy to connect with a taxi service. I tend to nurse a glass of white all evening as I’m not much of a drinker and don’t have a taste for red wine (that this area excels at).

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The hot tub and pool are available to guests who book the cottage or room they have on the property.


This is “my gang”, comfortably enjoying the views and company.  I had dibs on that dark corner spot safely in shade (it’s empty, I’m on the other end of the iPhone 🙂 ).

This post is participating in Unknown Mami’s Sundays in My City.