There’s more than one way to enjoy a “wine country experience.” Here are two you may not have thought of…
1. The Ferme Equestre “Les Abrons” offers a unique way to see the Bordeaux region of France — on horseback.
Rides are offered during the harvest season and in the spring, and include gourmet food and lots of French wine along the way. Each excursion lasts a full week, so those with weak backs would be advised to find another mode of transportation for exploring France’s famed wine region.
To learn more, visit: http://www.les-abrons.com
2. For those who enjoy learning about wine grapes, the Black Stallion Winery, located along Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail, provides an opportunity to analyze the cluster sizes and leaf shapes of 17 different varieties.
Once visitors have worked up an appetite, they can purchase gourmet flatbread pizzas to accompany their Black Stallion wine samples (weekends only; call 707-227-3250 for details).
You can learn more about the winery here: http://www.blackstallionwinery.com