Recipe for Fun: A trail of clues, a sprinkle of gnomes, a dash of country and a splash of wine!

Updated: Apr 19, 2021

Many of us have been living and breathing by our technology during the Pandemic. Zoom meetings are essential and watching reruns of “The Office”, “I Love Lucy” and “Seinfeld” admittedly helped many a soul get through some tough months. Using our tech devices has been a lifeline, but has also brought about increased anxiety, Facebook fights and Twitter wars. This summer the Unplug Collaborative is helping San Diego become an Unplugged Village, and to find the spirit of having fun again. Gnomes have been hiding out during the Pandemic just waiting to be discovered. This May, take a little time to unplug and recharge while participating in a gnome scavenger hunt with some of the wineries in the Ramona and Escondido valleys!

Wherever you spot a gnome-- that’s a good place to unplug and unwind.

If you've never been to the Ramona region you may be surprised to find an amazingly large network of family-owned wineries, just a quick 30-40 min drive from San Diego (or 2 hours from LA). These unpretentious wineries feature outdoor tasting rooms which are ideal for social distancing and showcasing unique, award winning wines in serene settings. Visiting a winery in Ramona is like taking a step back in time where days are enjoyed at a slower pace. As you go through town, you can enjoy the old western style buildings followed by winding roads en route to the vineyards where you’ll find boulders as far as the eye can see and grapevines whose tiny buds are emerging, proving that Spring is here and Summer is finally on it’s way.

Eight wineries are participating in the scavenger hunt with gnomes hiding and clues posted about each winery. See below for an outline of the hunt.

Start out on the east end of Ramona, picking up a free smartphone bag and scavenger hunt instructions at Correcamino’s Winery. Visit with the owners