Here's a little rundown...
Once you arrive at the Malibu Wines shuttle parking lot, head to the Malibu Wine Hikes silver airstream trailer to check-in. Once you check in the guide will take your group on a loop hike through the estate. After the hike portion you will shuttle over to Malibu Wines Tasting Room where you receive a tasting of 5 different wines. Once your tasting is over we allow guests to stay a maximum of 1 hour at our reserved tables. After that we ask that you give up the designated Wine Hikes table for our next group of hikers. Feel free to grab another open table or lawn space and continue the good time. We are pretty busy these days, so we HIGHLY recommend booking a table directly through Malibu Wines if you plan to stay for a couple hours.
What do I need to bring on the hike?
Save the earth and hydrate at the same time! Don't forget your reusable water bottle. Extra thirsty? We'll make a stop for filtered water halfway through the hike and provide water during the tasting.
We're psyched to have you so, also, don't hesitate to bring a smile and a positive attitude :)
How long is the hike?
A typical hike, plus the tasting at the end of the hike, last approximately 2 hours depending on your group size and pace.
The hike covers about 2 and a half miles in total, so make sure you have your walking shoes on.
How hard is the hike?
We would classify the hike as easy to moderate. You'll definitely work up a little sweat but it's nothing too strenuous.
What if we arrive late?
Fashionably late does not apply in this case. It is important that you arrive on time for your hike. We've got a schedule to keep! Please let us know if you are running late so we can make necessary arrangements.
We HIGHLY recommend arriving AT LEAST 15 MINUTES prior to the tour start time.
IF YOU ARRIVE LATE WE CAN NOT WAIT FOR YOU AND YOU WILL BE CHARGED THE FULL AMOUNT.
What to wear, you ask?
We recommend wearing clothes you would be comfortable doing a light workout in. Make sure you have proper footwear i.e. tennis shoes, hiking boots. CLOSED-TOED SHOES ARE MANDATORY. This is no stroll; we call it Malibu Wine HIKES for a reason.
Also, it gets pretty sunny up in the mountains, so a hat is always a good idea.
Can we stay on the property after the hike?
Hikers are invited to stay at our public tasting room directly across the street from the estate. However, access to the private estate is only allowed during your hike.
Can we bring food?
It's likely you'll work up not only a thirst but also an appetite on your hike. Once the hike portion of the tour is over we will head to the Malibu Wines Tasting Room where you can bring any food or non-alcoholic beverages you would like. After the tasting, feel free to grab a table or spot on the grass and enjoy the tasting room for as long we are open!
Want to leave the food up to us? Check out the cheese and cracker baskets we make when you checkout.
Can we bring people under 21?
Our hike concludes at the Malibu Wines tasting room, which is 21 and over.
Please make accommodations for any persons under 21 once the hike portion is finished.
PERSONS under 21 are NOT allowed at our tasting room.
The serious stuff...
No smoking or open fire is allowed anywhere on property.
No pets allowed. This is for the safety of our animals as well as yours.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made within 48hr of scheduled hike will be refunded 50% of total order. Cancellations made more than 48 hours from scheduled hike will be charged $20 service fee.
RAIN POLICY: We still run hikes rain or shine. If it is raining guests have the option to reschedule at no additional charge.