All activities, meals and accommodations on this trip were paid for by the hosts.
Mark Schooling owns and operates Gondola Paradiso, a real honest-to-goodness Venetian style Gondola traversing the Channel Islands harbor. The next morning Mark took three of us on a leisurely tour of the harbor and stopped
Dinner was again in two stops. We went to the kitchen, owned by Cathy Moreno, Michelle Kinney’s sister. Cathy loves beer and has 12 microbrews on tap. She loves talking about the frothy beverage and she’s very good at pairing food with it. She served bacon wrapped dates, won tons and mini hot dogs, all perfectly paired with the beers. Guy Fieri was in a few years ago for an episode of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and you can still see where he signed the wall.
Oxnard is an easy drive from anywhere in Southern California. With seemingly endless possibilities, it’s ideal for a couple of days of unwinding.
Tom Plant launched WINEormous in 2009 and is a member of the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association. Based in Temecula, California, he offers intimate winery tours for no more than seven people. Tour details and pricing are available at www.temecula-tours.com. Call now to book your Temecula Winery Tour at (951) 907-9701! Ask about special discounts.