SANTA CRUZ, CHILE - MARCH 12: Grapes hang from the vine at the Montgras winery which continues to operate after the recent earthquake damaged its facility on March 12, 2010 in Santa Cruz, Chile. The winery is working at about 80 percent of capacity due to the damage. The quake caused damage to the heart of the country's largest wine production areas causing substantial damage in areas including the Cachapoal, Colchagu, Curic� and Maule valleys. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Updated at 11:34 AM PDT on Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010
Your job: Decide to get out of town and fast. Our job: Help you find where you're headed. This week, Worth the Drive takes us to...
Winery and Vineyard Walk: Take a stroll through the winery and vineyards in Santa Maria. We promise it will have you feeling like you’re in the hills of Tuscany or the South of France.
Tour de Vineyards: Make sure to go on the second Saturday of the month up until October so you can a personal tour of the winery or vineyard by a Santa Maria vineyard manager or winemaker. The guided jaunts begin at noon.
Highlights: You'll receive a firsthand look at different winemaking techniques that take place throughout the year. And, you'll get the chance to unwind from your busy life in lucious wine country.
Cost: Since it’s a free stroll why not treat yourself to a wine tasting or a bottle of vino for a picnic while you’re there?
RSVP, please: Reservations are required so visit www.shop.smvwines.com to reserve your free ticket or email email@example.com to RSVP.
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Published at 7:15 AM PDT on Jun 19, 2010