Saddlerock Ranch in California holds daily "wine safaris" where visitors can feed exotic animals and taste six to eight different wines.

Lauren Wicks
August 05, 2019

Photo: Kali Funk

If you enjoy wine but are more of a casual drinker than a full-fledged sommelier, you should forget the pretentious, stuffy experience in Napa and head down the California coast for an experience you'll never forget-a Malibu Wine Safari!

Malibu Wine Safaris are held daily at Saddlerock Ranch, a sprawling winery, event space, hotel and ranch, located in the gorgeous Santa Monica Mountains. Here, you'll hop aboard an animal-print, open-air vehicle with a hilarious tour guide, driver and about 20 others to embark on a journey through the breathtaking estate.

Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to taste six to eight different wines made with Saddlerock grapes, either accompanied by hors d'oeuvres, pizza, a picnic lunch or a mimosa brunch, depending on the package you choose. You can even accompany your tasting with a five-course dinner under the stars if you're feeling fancy!

No matter which tour you choose, everyone gets to meet and feed different exotic animals-from alpacas to zebras-and they all have some pretty clever names. Safarianna Grande and Barack and Michelle O-Llama are a few fan-favorites. Some even get the chance to meet and feed Stanley the Giraffe-a stunning family pet you may have seen in The Hangover 3 or Water for Elephants. Now you have a guaranteed celebrity sighting!

Tickets start at $65 per person for a basic package that includes a tasting of six wines on a 90-minute tour with a snack, and can reach up to $185 for a five-course dinner and wine pairing with a gorgeous backdrop.

Visit to learn more or book your tickets today. Cheers!