Jeff Pack Staff Writer Fans of Santa Claus, young and old, were thrilled to see the big man make a stop at Ponte Winery for a special event at the winery on Sunday, Dec. 8. Visitors could enjoy refreshments and cookies while waiting their turn to be photographed with Santa — mom and dad could sneak a glass or two, also. When the rain cleared, guests could take a ride on a horse-driven carriage ride through the vines as well. The winery will next host a Last Chance Shopping Night at the tasting room on Friday, Dec. 20. Ponte Winery is at 35053 Rancho California Road in Temecula. Visit www.pontewinery.com. Jeff Pack can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.