Weather in the valley had been warm, but as evening settled over Idyllwild an almost wintry chill set in. We visited with Ed and Claire Kruger from Sunshine Mountain Vineyard and tasted their San Marcos wines and also spent time with Chris and Melody Johnston from Middle Ridge Winery. Later, Laura and I joined Crispin and the Johnstons at their beautiful Idyllwild home. Crispin prepared some tasty treats for us in the kitchen while we enjoyed a good visit.
It was a crystal clear night and we took advantage of the clear mountain air to indulge in a little star gazing. Idyllwild is a special place and the two of us plan on spending more time there. It’s an artist’s delight and an easy drive from the Temecula Valley. Next year we’ll make sure our calendar is clear so we can participate in the art walk.