For those of us that live in the Southern California LA area, Malibu Wines has to be one of the best places to go wine tasting for a day, without having to drive all the way to Santa Barbra; it’s is only about an hour away from Los Angeles. It’s very nicely tucked away right off of Kanan Rd, on Mulholland Hwy, in the Malibu Mountains. On any sunny day (aka: normal day) in Southern California, you’re guaranteed to have the perfect atmosphere set to enjoy the beautiful views that this winery has to offer. As always, below is a compiled list of highlights and tips to help make your visit to Malibu Wines a little easier.
It doesn’t matter which way you come from, the drive to Malibu Wines is pretty great (off the 101 of course); it’s a definite plus to the whole experience for a lot of people.
Visit this page for more information on getting there.: http://malibuwines.com/visit-us/
You can either pay $12 for valet, or park just up the street and take their shuttle to the winery. You have to have a ticket from the shuttle or valet to be allowed in.
Read more about their parking situation here: http://malibuwines.com/parking/
All the seating is outside and the tables fill up fast so you may want to bring a blanket as backup, just in case. From the entrance you’ll see the “downstairs” seating, and to the left is the walkway to the “upstairs” seating.
Check out their gallery for some pictures and videos of the winery: http://malibuwines.com/gallery/
They don’t serve food, but you’re free to bring any munchies that you’d like to enjoy with your wine… and water. The only thing they don’t allow people to bring in is alcohol; they search all bags at the door.
There are mixed reviews about the wine. Most tend to like it, others not so much. What people tend to like the best about Malibu Wines is the experience, the atmosphere, and enjoying a beautiful day outside with great friends… while sipping on a glass wine of course.
View their wine menu here: http://malibuwines.com/wines-and-menus/
They don’t have live music every day, only on certain days and times. When they do, it really adds a nice touch to the place.
Check out their calendar of events for more information: http://malibuwines.com/events/
Some other things you may want to bring with you: sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and comfortable shoes since it’s a mostly grass and dirt area.
Also, Malibu Wines is a 21+ location.
And most importantly… Enjoy!
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