Orange County Branch Newsletter

March 2018

ASCE OC Younger Members Forum

Annual Wine Trip

By Chirath "Chuck" Karunathilake

OC YMF had the pleasure to host their annual Temecula Wine Trip on December 2, 2017. Like last year, this year’s trip was a full house, a fun filled event where participants enjoyed FOUR unique Wineries. Everybody had the pleasure of socializing with YMF members, friends and family who attended at these award-winning wineries in the Temecula Valley, offering their delicious, locally made wines at affordable prices.

With their great history and beautiful vineyard, “Callaway Winery” was the first stop of the trip. “Leoness Cellars” which was the second stop where attendees had the pleasure to enjoy some of the most beautiful views in the wine country from this family owned winery's unique vantage point, perched above the vineyards.

The third location, another great winery, but also famous for their ‘brie bread’ the “Maurice Car’rie Winery” was the designated spot for lunch during the wine trip. Our last winery on the trip was the “Long Shadow Ranch Winery” which was filled with history and charm of the “Old West” where Stables and horses surround the vineyard. All together, the wine trip was a great event where everybody who attended had the chance to learn and try new wines while having a great relaxing fun filled day. I definitely recommend attending this trip if you have not. 

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