Bountiful Borrego

California Overland offers a wine tasting excursion aboard a refurbished M35A2 Troop Carrier through the Julian backcountry. Amidst working ranches and under bursting skies and canopies of oak, this unique 5.5-hour tour features a gourmet barbeque on the grounds of Menghini Vineyard, along with four wine tasting stops and pick up/drop off at your lodging.” The best part of our wine tour is bringing people together to share in an extraordinary outdoor experience,” notes owner Joe Raffetto. “By the end, not only have they basked in the beauty of the backcountry while tasting fine-crafted local wines, they’ve usually made new friends.” 760.767.1232, californiaoverland.com   Mia Stefanko