Easter Brunch in Wine Country

There is no more beautiful portmanteau in the English language than “brunch.”

While brunch can be enjoyed on any day of the week, it is most commonly offered by restaurants on Sundays. Historically, the idea was to give revelers who stayed out a little too late on Saturday night the opportunity to sleep in without missing out on traditional breakfast fare. Exactly who coined the word—which morphs “breakfast” and “lunch”—is open to debate.

But no matter who came up with the word…or the idea…we’re sure glad they did. Especially each Easter Sunday, when many restaurants really ramp up their brunch offerings.

A handful of wineries also roll out the carpet for brunch fans on Easter Sunday, including South Coast Winery, Resort & Spa in Temecula, Calif.

On April 8, the winery’s Vineyard Rose Restaurant will open its doors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering a delectable assortment of salads, meats, omelets, entrees and desserts.

The cost is $42 per adult (which includes two glasses of sparkling wine) and $19 per child (ages 5-10). Tax and gratuity are not included. The kids’ buffet will include chicken fingers, so even the most persnickety of young diners should be satisfied. (Trust Grandpa on this one.)

The six-hour serving span should provide ample opportunity for all who are interested to enjoy what promises to be a wonderful meal. But if you’d like to dine at a specific time, a reservation would be a good idea. Call 951-491-8077.

And since one good portmanteau deserves another, when you go to brunch, don’t forget to bring along your camcorder. Then plan a little time for jazzercise afterward. Oh, and if Brangelina are there, be sure to say “hi” for us!

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