Your children may take naps to rejuvenate themselves. Your husband may turn on SportsCenter to unwind. Why not treat yourself to a little “me time” as well. Leave the whining at home and head out for some real wine. This week’s Great Escape pick is to grab a glass of that delicious red or white vino. Our suggestions include a wine bar, wine tour and local winery. Cheers!
- Wine Steals in Cardiff has some awesome happy hour and tasting specials all week long. From 4 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, stop in for $4 glasses of select wines. On Saturdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m., try a tasting of 10 to 15 samples for $10. On Sundays you can taste a flight of six white or red wines for $10. Wine Steals is located at 1953 San Elijo Ave. and can be reached at 760-230-2657.
- La Jolla Wine Tours allows you to create your own walking tour with stops at four or five local restaurants in La Jolla. Tours run daily by appointment only. The all-inclusive tour includes gourmet food pairings and chocolate, and costs $62.50 per person. The tours start at the Empress Hotel, 7766 Fay Ave. To make a reservation call 858-551-5115.
- Witch Creek Winery is not your typical winery. While you won’t see rolling hills of grape vine after grape vine, it is located just one block from the beach. Witch Creek wines are available exclusively through their tasting rooms, wine club membership and website. The tasting room is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (these are winter hours). Witch Creek is located at 2906 Carlsbad Blvd. in Carlsbad and can be reached at 760-720-7499.