Peltzer Winery Offers Something for Everyone This Halloween

“Days of wine and roses laugh and run away, like a child at play.Johnny Mercer

Recently we were searching for a pumpkin patch that includes the whole family here in San Diego. (Check out our story on carving pumpkins The Bridges community in Rancho Santa Fe.) We were looking through ideas on Facebook, when suddenly our good friend Melissa’s photos and videos popped up from a WINERY in Temecula that is also a pumpkin patch! What a great idea!! Definitely fun for the adults and kids! We knew we had to learn more asap, so I asked Marissa a few questions. Here’s what she had to say about her experience at Peltzer Winery:


 Amanda: Marissa this winery/pumpkin patch looks amazing! Where is it located?
Marissa: The winery is Peltzer Winery in Temecula!
Peltzer Winery Halloween
Amanda: How long did it take you to get there, and how was the parking?
Marissa: It took about 45 minutes by car. The parking was FREE and easy! There really were not a ton of other people there, so it wasn’t crowded at all, which made for lots of perfect photo ops with the kids.
Peltzer Winery HalloweenAmanda: Tell me more about the wine? How did that work?
Marissa: They have a wine tasting experience for $20 in their new farmhouse-style Crush House; it’s a great way to unwind after you’ve picked out pumpkins with the family. There is ample room for kids to run around outside too.
Peltzer Winery Halloween
Amanda: That sounds amazing! Do they serve food or snacks?
Marissa: They had 2 food trucks while we were there. BBQ and German food. They seem to have a nice rotation of food trucks and events on their event calendar.
Amanda: Yum! And what about the pumpkins? Did you pick them out of a large variety?
Peltzer Winery Halloween
Marissa: Oh, yes! There were lots and lots of pumpkins to choose from when we were there. They have wheelbarrows available to help haul your pumpkins (and kids) to the car. They also have other fun activities for kids, including gem mining, a petting zoo, train rides, pig races, and pony rides! Make sure if you’re going with kids that you bring quarters for food at the petting zoo.
Peltzer Winery Halloween
Peltzer Winery Halloween
Amanda: Wow that is a lot to do all in one day!! How much does it cost overall?
Marissa: There is no entry free, but there are separate a la carte fees for the petting zoo and train or pony rides.  Pumpkin costs are based on size and not weight.
Amanda: Sounds amazing! Did you have fun?
Marissa: Our family had the best time. This is more of an idyllic setting, a nice change from the big tents that you find closer to the city. The adults were having just as much fun as the kids! We will definitely go back again next year!
Peltzer Winery Halloween
It was so great to get to talk to Marissa a bit more about her family’s experience at Peltzer Winery, and it really sounds like the perfect place for a full day pumpkin excursion. If you’re looking for a place to go before Halloween still, make sure to check out this winery and have fun with your family! Have you been here before? How was your experience?