Saturday, June 1, 2019

Newport Beach Vineyard and Winery Tour

A visit to Newport Beach’s best kept secret
Is a visit you will not ever regret
Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery at the head of the Back Bay
3 acres of grapes basking in the sun as jets overhead to and from destinations away
The noise of departing jets from John Wayne does not upset the grapes in the aging cave
And the wine when released to be sold and consumed produces great raves
Owned by a man who used to orchids raise and collect classic cars
Now producing wines that merit 5 stars
A band of Stanford Alums touring and entertained by stories of the history of Orange County wine
Before Orange County became famous for its orange groves the center of wine growing was in Anaheim
Alas not to continue as the vineyards were decimated in the 1880’s by a blight
Orange groves remained and expanded while vineyards faded in sight
A fitting event for alumni of a school called The Farm
Bolstered by fact the Sun chased away a May storm alarm
Five tons of premier grapes turned into wine
The perfect company when at home you dine
No public tasting only private events
An oasis where your group by reservation would want to be sent
© June 1, 2019 Michael P. Ridley the Alaskanpoet

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