WineCountry Staff: January 2007 Archives

Visit wineries across Wine Country during the first 2 weeks in February and you will feel the love of not only wine...but food. Chocolates, cheeses and gourmet dinners are prepared with the specific intent to honor the Valentine's holiday. That is why I encourage a visit to one of our wine regions as a quick escape to celebrate the sweetie and sweet tooth in your life. Who needs elaborate gifts of jewelry and long-stem roses? You can quickly create a long-term gift by spending a memorable day among the vines attending special wine tastings and indulging in a decadent winery dinner.

Take Napa Valley for instance you can indulge in "Sweet Delights to Pair with Wine" includes 5 wines and sweet pairings for $10 in downtown Napa at Wineries of Napa Valley. "Romance in the Cellar" is going at St. Supery Winery in Rutherford and Raymond Vineyards up the road invites you for a new release Cabernet and Chocolate tasting. For a truly decadent evening, Merryvale hosts their 'Seasons of the Napa Valley' Valentine Dinner on February 10.

Sip in Sonoma to your heart's content with creatively themed events like the Healdsburg Winery Walk "Heart and Sole"- just in time for the Valentine's Weekend on February 10 and 11, sip specially selected wines as you stroll from tasting room to tasting room in the heart of downtown Healdsburg. In Glen Ellen, drop in on the "Valentine Moon at Valley of the Moon Winery" or the "Valentine's Day Port and Truffles at B.R. Cohn Winery." Up the road in Kenwood, you two can sneak some "Kisses at the Castle at Ledson Winery" where women are greeted with a red rose and each guest treated to wines paired with a aphrodisiac culinary appetizers. And for that big night out on February 10, join St. Francis Winery near Santa Rosa for the Valentine's Winery Dinner in their beautiful dining room.

You can also get away for a long weekend of wine and wooing with Passport Tasting Events in Monterey County, on February 16-18, and in the Sideways famous Santa Ynez Valley region on February 10. These "Passport Tastings" provide access to most of the region's wineries on the same day and allow you to sample the latest releases, all at a set ticket price.

So forget the flowers and take your wine lover out for a day of breathtaking wine country vistas and heart-felt toasts. WineCountry.com even offers a special Valentine's package complete with dinner at Domaine Chandon winery. Buy now online here: http://www.winecountry.com/exclusive-experiences/offers/CF00006/

And the WineCountry.com events calendar has details on these and newly posted events for February. Read More

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