Recap: Holman Ranch–an Awesome Wedding Venue & More!
This past Sunday, I was invited to Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, California. My stay was absolutely lovely.
On the little getaway, I brought the man in my life, and we had a wonderful time touring the property, learning the science behind wine, tasting some beautifully crafted wines, savoring a local organic dinner (by Taste of Elegance), playing darts (… I lost … both times!), and sitting around a fire, simply enjoying the moment.
Holman Ranch, is indeed, a working ranch with a fabulous winery and vineyard. In fact, the wine is SO beautifully crafted, we joined the wine club! We never join wine clubs. I’m super excited, particularly because with joining the club, we’ll get to try the Holman Ranch Olive oil. Holman is rumored to have an out-of-this-world olive oil! So out-of-this-world that they were out when we got there … and had been for months! The olive oil is hand-harvested, cold pressed and bottled–can’t wait to try it. I can smell it now!
What Holman is most known for; however, is weddings. And it makes sense! The views are breathtaking; there are overnight guest cottages, allowing all your family and friends to shack up; you can dabble in some wine tasting; taste some fabulous olive oil; get your workout on (they have a cute little fitness center, overlooking the hills, vineyards, and pool … LOVE it); and simply indulge in the sunshine, crisp fresh air, and toe-tingling breathtaking views. Need I say more?
Below are some fun photos for you! Hope you enjoy!
The view from the vineyards.
A cute little cow!
On the vineyard!
I simply adore this idea for a wedding! At mine … this is happening!
Tasting wine out of the barrel and learning the science behind wine crafting. The chemistry is coming back!
Opening the door to the cave. The cave regulates proper control of the wine temperature.
The beautiful decor for dinner.
Sometimes … I wish I lived in the country!
Local organic kale, spinach, & beet salad with greens, baby tomatoes, and radishes:) YUM!
Fun little mini-desserts. Love this idea … and the minniness!
Photo opp after dinner!
The view from the workout room! I couldn’t possibly imagine a better place to break a sweat!
Just love this photo of the gardens and vineyards!
All in all, Holman Ranch offers an amazingly delightful experience on so many different levels and caters to creating vibrant positive happy moments. If you’re looking to host a special occasion, love great wine (my favorite were Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir … adore pinots!), or get hitched, I recommend you give Holman a buzz. And yes, once the question gets popped, I’ll be right there with ya
Lots of love!