Malibu Wine Safari

What do you get when you put together friends, wine tasting, and an actual giraffe?! Malibu Wine Safari!

Malibu Wine Safari Tour

Jill turned 23 this past March and she knew exactly what she wanted to do… a Malibu wine tour! There are a ton of Malibu wineries, but after a bit of research we came across Malibu Wine Safari. We had seen a bunch of friends of ours go and so we decided that would be the perfect place. We had wanted to visit for a super long time and when the opportunity finally arose we were beyond excited. The drive there was absolutely spectacular. It didn’t even feel like we were in LA anymore! Since we got so much rain this year the mountains were green and lush. We had perfectly blue skies and we couldn’t have been more excited.

Malibu Wine Safari - meeting Stanley the giraffe

Stanley the Giraffe

Malibu Wine Safari - meeting Stanley the giraffe

After we checked in we headed into our open air bus and took off on our tour! Our first stop was the one we were most excited for by far, Stanley the Giraffe! It has long been a dream of Jill’s to be able to interact with a giraffe, so having that opportunity was so exhilarating. Stanley was friendly and HUNGRY, so we each got to go up to him and feed him lettuce. Feeding a giraffe is like nothing else. Their tongues are SO long and if you put a piece of lettuce in your mouth he’ll just snatch it right out of there too!

There are two different areas where you can meet Stanley. We went up on the upper deck where you’re at his level. There’s also an option to stand down on the ground and have him lean down to say hello to you. In my opinion, being on the ground is probably cuter for the instagrams. But, getting to go up on the deck means getting to interact with Stanley more! It’s much easier to pet him and hang with him when you’re on his level.

Wine Tasting in Malibu!

Malibu Wine Safari - wine tasting in the malibu mountains

We had a nice long visit with Stanley and then the wine tasted began! They brought us to a spot with a gorgeous view and we enjoyed sipping on a few different types of wine. We even got to taste a delicious moscato named after Stanley! It was probably our favorite wine of the day.

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Barack & Michelle O’llama

Once we had spent a bit of time relaxing and enjoying ourselves we headed out to our next destination, more animals! We met llamas and alpacas and even a super sweet donkey. They feasted on lots of carrots straight out of our hands and were seriously adorable. Added bonus that they had two llamas that were named Barack and Michelle O’llama! You gotta appreciate a good pun like that.

Malibu Wine Safari - taking cool pictures in malibu Malibu Wine Safari - taking cool pictures with the volkswagen bus from Little Miss Sunshine

Instagram Heaven

We only had one more stop after this for some more tasting and even some snacks! The area that we stopped in this time had some seriously awesome instagram spots. Our favorite spot to take photos was in front of a VW bus they had in that area that’s the actual bus from Little Miss Sunshine. So cool! Aside from that they had a ton of trailers that you can peek inside and never ending, rolling green hills. If you’re a nature freak, you’re seriously going to love this tour.

FYI- they’re also starting a new tour where you get to hike through the mountains and taste wine. It’s probably going to be super cool!

Book your tour here!

We hope you enjoyed our Malibu Wine Safari review!

Seriously, our day at Malibu Wine Safari was one of our absolute favorites. It was the perfect place to enjoy hanging with friends and a unique experience you can’t have anywhere else. If you’re lucky enough to go on as beautiful of a day as we did there’s also lots of hiking trails nearby that you can stop at on your way back. So grab a group of wine loving friends and head to Malibu for a fantastic day!

xo Jill & Bren


  1. Alexia Andrea
    July 21, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    You guys were lucky to go when it was so nice out I feel like all of the beautiful green that the rain brought is all gone now, at least we’re I’m from it did👎🏼 loved the review and the pics of jill with the llamas😂😂

    • themillennialaffair
      July 21, 2017 / 11:33 pm

      We were super lucky! It felt like we were in Hawaii!! x J&B

    • July 23, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      I love this I recently have a new love in my life giraffes after the craze with April the giraffe seeing how gentle they are..all the pictures are beautiful and your experience there is so exciting to read.

      • themillennialaffair
        July 23, 2017 / 10:11 pm

        They really are the most amazing animals!! x J&B

  2. Kate
    July 21, 2017 / 10:29 pm

    This seems so fun!!! I’d love to do it sometime!!! Definitely on my bucket list now. Always loved these animals, expecially giraffes and besides…there’s wine, which means I probably won’t ever want to leave 😅

  3. LuLu Garnett
    July 21, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Love this!! The review was very genuine which I appreciate and is awesome. Also the llamas are so cute and gotta love a good pun! Thank you for picking me for the preview!!

    • themillennialaffair
      July 21, 2017 / 11:33 pm

      hahah gotta love a good pun!! x J&B

  4. Alexis Swinson
    July 22, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    so excited about this blog! ahh! congrats on the launch, I know I’m going to love this blog for sure. its now a new addition to my saved tabs, along with Tara’s blog haha

    • themillennialaffair
      July 23, 2017 / 6:14 pm

      Thank you!! We’re excited to show you all that we have planned!

  5. Rochelle C
    July 22, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    That place sounds like so much fun!! Sounds like you guys had a blast!😃

    • themillennialaffair
      July 23, 2017 / 6:14 pm

      Thanks! It was awesome!

  6. Anonymous
    July 23, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    Love the blog Jill and Brendan! Sure I will be spending a lot of time reading your stories in the future xx

    • themillennialaffair
      July 23, 2017 / 10:12 pm

      Thanks you! We can’t wait to share what we have in store! x J&B

  7. July 23, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    I loved watching the vlog of this adventure! It was so great to read more detail about it. I can’t wait to read more of what you guys write!💕

    • themillennialaffair
      July 23, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      And we can’t wait to share it with you! xJ&B

  8. July 24, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    I think it’s so cool that you and Brendan started a blog together! I just watched your vlog about the launch! I can’t wait to see more details of your adventures. I also have a blog (and a vlog channel)!

    Darrian |

    • themillennialaffair
      July 24, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      I’m so glad you’re as excited as we are!! Your blog is super cute too, I love it!! 🙂

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