A Halloween Wine Trip to a “Scary” Cave

If you have kids around the house, I do not need to tell you that Halloween is exactly one week away.

(Disclaimer: Yes, I know that some communities and/or neighborhoods may opt to have the trick-or-treating on Sunday, or perhaps even Saturday, for any number of reasons. I’m just going by the calendar.)

For many adults—particularly those in the “empty nesters” demographic—Halloween means one thing and one thing only: find a way to get out of town.

If you’re in that group, consider making last-minute plans for a trip to California’s Central Coast wine country. Specifically, plan to attend Cottonwood Canyon Winery’s “Halloween in the Cave.”

It’s a fun-filled “mystery theatre” event that will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. this Saturday (Oct. 29)—yes, in the estate’s wine barrel caves.

The cost is $79 per person, which includes dinner, the “mystery theatre” and, of course, plenty of Cottonwood Canyon wine. Guests need not wear costumes, but it’s always a lot more fun when they do. So…do!

Sleep in on Sunday, visit a few more tasting rooms in the Santa Maria area, and then catch a late plane home on Monday—so you arrive well after the last of the trick-and-treaters have been tucked in for the night.

It could be your Halloween version of “Bah, humbug!”—with some restful wine touring tossed in.

Do you have any plans for Halloween that involve wine? Tell us about them in the comments box below.

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