April went by way too quickly! As part of my pre-birthday celebration, this weekend we made our way down to Temecula valley for a day of wine tasting. The region is about 45 minutes south from where I live and has become quite the hot spot for Southern California wine lovers. I’ve been several times and even had my wedding in Temecula almost two years ago! This weekend, I wanted to try some new to me wineries, including Akash Winery.
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Top (similar) | Jeans | Sandals (similar) | Bag (similar) | Hat | Sunglasses
With the weather being in the high 60’s/ low 70’s, I wanted to be comfortable yet still stylish. I have been loving the high-waisted jeans from the Elizabeth & James collection at Kohl’s. They fit nicely and accentuate, but are relaxed enough to be comfortable all day long. I paired with an oversized top from Zara that I’ve had for years with a stylish side tie. For shoes, I opted for my super-comfortable sandals from Tom’s… I feel like I can walk miles in this pair!
Wine Tasting at Akash Winery
The award-winning wines at Akash Winery are delicious! Each wine tasting card allows you 5 pours– I tased rosé, estate reds and wines from their Dreamville collection. My favorite was their 2020 Dreamville Brosé– a dry, bold rosé with notes of berries and citrus. Funny enough, I had actually tasted their other rosé and my husband picked this– he definitely had it right!
Akash Winery, like many in the region, is owned and ran by the Patel family. You can tell they put their heart and soul into the property– it’s beautiful and so tasteful! The beautiful tasting room is surrounded by vineyards and they have created such a relaxing and chic space. You can sit and sip your wine around a fireplace, enjoying the beautiful views and sunset.
To be fair, all of their wines are excellent. I loved them so much I decided to join their wine club. You know you’re ‘adulting’ when you get excited over wine club memberships! If you are heading to Temecula for a day of wine tasting, I recommend putting Akash Winery on your list… you won’t be disappointed!
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Love it! I love Temecula and going wine tasting. It’s so fun!
This is definitely the way to celebrate a birthday! I almost always wind up at the Charlottesville wineries around February (but also several other times throughout the year since I love wineries so much haha). Your outfit is so perfect for a day sipping rosé – and the rosé you mentioned sounds delicious!
Sarah Lindner says
May need to add this place to my wine tasting bucket list…thanks for sharing! xoxo, Sarah
Wine tasting sounds amazing especially now that I can drink again haha!! This winery sounds amazing and love that the Patel family put their heart into this.
Temecula is so pretty!! My husband’s cousins live there. Love these photos! Hope you had lots of fun!
Tara Fuller says
I haven’t been to the california wine valleys in a few years now. I’m really really wanting to escape away there sometime this year – maybe in the fall. It looks like you had a fun time!
Looks like such a fun time! I love that hat!
Jaimie Tucker says
This looks like an incredible experience! Thank you for sharing, you’re inspiring me to make some plans for spring!
Laura Leigh says
definitely adding this place to my list! looks so beautiful and sounds amazing – thank you for sharing!
xo Laura Leigh
Ahh I can’t wait to go wine tasting again soon!