It’s a wonderful time of year to escape to Conejo Valley. The weather is warming up, the crowds are mellow, and there’s never a bad time to relax and catch your breath. Make Conejo Valley your home-away-from-home for a few days while you hike, golf, swim, shop, eat…and meet some four-legged friends at Malibu Wine Safari!
One of the coolest (and cutest!) experiences Conejo Valley has to offer is the much-buzzed about Malibu Wine Safari. This is a totally new way to discover the beautiful wines of the Santa Monica Mountains while mingling with exotic animals (who just happen to be retired movie stars). These cuddly celebrities – including zebras, alpacas, camels and bison – are now relaxing at Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyard, home to Malibu Family Wines, after a busy career in the spotlight.
Just 30 minutes outside of Los Angeles, adventure awaits with Malibu Wine Safaris. Guests are in for a fun, memorable experience as open-air safari vehicles transport them across the expansive, picturesque 1,000-acre Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyard.
The tour includes scenic stops where groups will get to take in stunning vista views while sampling some of Malibu’s best boutique wines, all from locally sourced grapes. Come ready to sip, savor and learn about the local, casual wine-making culture that creates unique yet palette-friendly blends – always better when enjoyed with new friends.
The best part? Each stop on the safari includes a chance to feed, pet and snap photos of some of the cutest animals you’ll ever meet (not cuter than your dog, of course!). They love a good carrot, and go nuts for bananas. And remember, these are former movie celebrities, so they are not camera shy and always hit the perfect pose.
Dress casually and be ready for a little rugged walking – you’re on a safari, after all! Leave flips flops and heels at home, and hey, if a little wine or dirt gets on your shirt, that’s OK. No one will judge you in Conejo Valley.
When you think of this adventure, think: the kind of fun you had as a kid at the zoo with all of the perks of being an adult!
After the excursion, head back into town to relax and have dinner. There are several great restaurants and brewpubs to choose from as you update Instagram with your favorite animal pic of the day. With wine and cute mammals in the mix, there’s sure to be something shareworthy.
So grab a friend, decide where to stay and start planning your trip to Conejo Valley today – the exotic animals are waiting to meet you!