Romantic Retreat to Sonoma Wine Country

Special Events & Things To Do During Valentine's Day
*Updated for 2014!

Celebrate romance and love this Valentine's Day in Sonoma Wine Country with special dinner reservations at Sonoma restaurants & winemaker dinners at Sonoma wineries. In addition, enjoy wine tasting experiences (chocolate and wine pairings), cooking class with your sweetheart, or dance the night away in the arms of the one you love at Rodney Strong Vineyards.


  • Applewood Inn 
  • Have a lovely dinner with your sweetheart in a rustic and romantic setting that balances warmth and elegance at Applewood Inn. Michelin Starred Chefs Shelly Cerneant and Tyja Taube are preparing a special menu that includes entrees like confit pork belly, oven roasted halibut, grilled fillet of beef tenderloin and much more!
  • Dry Creek Kitchen
  • Experience a romantic evening with your loved one at Dry-Creek Kitchen this Valentine's Day. Executive Chef Dustin has created an exquisite tasting menu using a variety of fresh and local ingredients. Courses include Wild Salmon Tartare with Avocado Mousseline, Preserved Lemon and Lavash Hearts and Nori Roasted Maine Lobster with Ponzu Butter, Yuzu Powder and Jade Rice.
  • Partake K-J
  • Indulge your senses with a special Prix Fixe Menu! Explore a wide range of wine flights to satisfy your curiosity and thirst. Dive into a selection of seasonal bites driven by our gardens and Sonoma County's culinary artisans.
  • St. Francis Winery
  • Celebrate with great wine and food at St. Francis Winery as Executive Chef David Bush creates an exquisite menu for you and your special someone. Share an intimate candlelit experience, with each tantalizing course expertly paired with our premium Artisan Series wines. There's no place quite as romantic as the rolling vineyard-covered hillsides of Sonoma Valley!
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Wine & Chocolate Tastings!

  • Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery
  • Enjoy a wine and chocolate pairing featuring artisan chocolate delights paired with Ferrari-Carano and Lazy Creek Vineyards wines. Chocolate pairings include delicious morsels like Mexican Chocolate Panna Cotta or a Red Velvet Bite with Scharffen Berger Milk Chocolate Buttercream. Stop in at the winery or at the Season of the Vineyard Wine Shop on the Sonoma Plaza.

  • dargenzio_winery_valentinesDay.jpgD'Argenzio Winery
  • Get ready to set the mood for an unforgettable evening of romance! We will provide you with a mouth-watering chocolate fondue fountain, accompanied by a myriad of succulent treats for dipping and our wine flight of the week.  Enjoy some of our sweeter wines, as well as a few of our crisp white wines, while cuddling on our beautiful patio with your significant other.

  • Valentine's Day Cooking and Couples
  • There's just something sexy about a beautiful meal. Chefs Ciara Meaney and Christopher Greenwald are returning to lead another Valentine's Day class at Relish Culinary Adventures designed for cooking couples. Tonight's flavorful menu is inspired by Argentina. Participants will create this delicious menu under the guidance of our chefs, learn tips and tricks throughout the evening. Each course will be paired with a lovely local wine.

  • rodneyStrong_roses.jpgDance & Dine with Your Valentine
  • Join Rodney Strong Vineyards for a sensual night out with an Argentine flair. Start with Tango - the dance of love! Learn the moves with your sweetheart in a one hour lesson followed by a beautifully prepared 3-course meal in our Artisan Cellar.

  • My Vintage Valentine: Burlesque, Comedy, Magic
  • Come indulge in a cornucopia of sweetness for your eyes, ears & tastebuds! We have comedy, magic acts, and countless burlesque acts to delight and entice! Come solo or bring your sweetheart, friends, co-workers! The night includes Dancing~Music~Raffle~Photo Ops~Dessert Buffet~Audience Participation.

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