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“Up & away with Grape Escape Balloon”

A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure
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Owner description: A Grape Escape Balloon Adventure offers surnise hot air balloon rides daily over the Temecula Valley wine country in Southern California. One hour scenic flights include champagne, orange juice, continental breakfast, souvenir certificare and two for one wine tasting.
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Had a great time, I was scared at first and Bill our Balloon pilot, told stories and was funny and it calmed my nerves. After getting up, Bill pointed out places of interest and explained the wind and what he was doing in steps going up or down and how we will land. Landing is where ever the wind takes you! I would do it again! Beautiful in the sky!

Thank Armymom8587
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

From Holland and visiting family we want to ride a hotair balloon. We choose A Grape Escape and what a great experience from take off to landing!! Clear sky and what a view. The guys were awesome and next year we will ride again with them. Thank you guys for the adventure, champagne and stories!

Thank Quita G
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had a party of 8 doing this excursion. Everything went like clockwork from check in to lift off to landing. The weather was perfection, very little wind which allowed for smooth sailing. The lack of wind didn't allow us to travel far, however the beautiful clear sky offered great views. The landing was absolutely amazing as the pilot was able (with an assist from the ground crew) to land this enormous basket on the trailer that it was removed from earlier. No small feat as this basket weighed 1,500 pounds. The pilot was engaging and knowledgeable with his narrative during the flight. The only reason I can't give it a 5 rating is the comfort issue, we had 15 people cramped in this basket. It was hard to take photos and to not invade somebodies personal space.

Thank Dragon69
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

I've taken two flights with Rusty, myself; and, just recently sent some friends on a balloon ride with A Grape Escape. My friends were a little hesitant before taking the flight (which I'm sure most people can relate to) but I assured them that A Grape Escape is the best company to fly with. I can honestly say that after personally having had bad experiences with other balloon companies.

A Grape Escape has always been a smooth ride. The communication from them before the day of your flight is great, and they go the extra mile to make the experience special by sometimes letting you do photos while they blow up the balloon. They have a cute little champagne toast at Europa Cellars before the day is done. I love this company!

(PS - dress in layers. It gets COLD up in the air)

1  Thank Emily F
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

My girlfriend and I went hot air ballooning this past Sunday morning and truly enjoyed ourselves. Rusty, the Owner, was our pilot and he sure made sure we had a wonderful ride. Even though the clouds were low and we didn't get much above 700 feet, it was an unforgettable experience!
I would highly recommend Grape Escape for anyone looking for memorable aeronaut experience.

Tip: We booked for a Sunday morning and we only had 4 riders (plus the pilot) in the basket; it seems Sundays are less busy than Saturdays.

Thank pgswim
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