We have more wineries in and close to Los Angeles than movie studios. Yes, that’s hard to believe and a terrific discovery for wine lovers. In fact, we can maintain our “custom” tour philosophy – every tour is different and tailored specifically for our guests with changes to our route and itinerary made along the way – and pick and choose from among a large number of fabulous wine tasting destinations. One special place we like to go is up into the Santa Monica Mountains and to the Cornell Winery and Tasting Room. With “winery” in quotes, the establishment is now dedicated to the presentation of locally produced wines of which there are many. It is a super wine tasting room with a lot of local history in an informal setting. It is low key like the businesses all around are and a fine place for a relaxed drink for Malibu celebrities looking for a quiet escape from the entertainment industry and paparazzi. If our guests are inspired by a particular winery’s product we can head over to that winery afterwards. Wine connoisseurs will not be disappointed. The beauty of this wine adventure staying local is that we can visit more locations in a shorter amount of time. If time is what our guests have and they fondly remember the novel or film SIDEWAYS, we can drive (or fly) up to the Santa Ynez Valley and spend the day (or days) in a fabulous wine region that rivals Napa-Sonoma in many ways.