Valentines: Love in the Air & Wine in your Glass

by Shona Milne on February 4, 2011

Well, Valentine’s Day is on the horizon once again. If you are venturing out you need to know what is going on otherwise you will just wander aimlessly. It will probaby involve some Red Wine & Chocolates. I did receive a press release from Woodinville Wine Country to help you navigate all the love, red wine, and chocolates.

If red wine is as important to you and your sweetheart as red roses, visit Woodinville Wine Country this Valentine’s Day for a variety of tempting treats and perfect pairings designed to celebrate romance.  More than 20 Woodinville wineries will be offering a variety of tastings; creative and traditional wine and food pairings, cooking and art classes; and multi-course dinners to share with the one you love.  A portion of proceeds from several events benefit the American Heart Association. 

 Here’s a sampling of various events beginning, Friday, Feb. 4th and continuing the following weekend through Valentine’s Day:

No Reservation Required

 Friday, Feb. 4th and Saturday, Feb. 5th

Woodinville Wine Cellars red wine and chocolate tasting from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday and noon – 5 p.m. Saturday; woodinvillewinecellars.com

 Saturday, Feb. 12th – Sunday, Feb. 13th

Airfield Estates “Cabtastic” cabernet and chocolate tasting from noon – 6 p.m.; airfieldwines.com

Anton Ville Winery red wine & chocolate tasting; antonvillewinery.com

Challenger Ridge Vineyard & Cellars will donate a portion of all wine sales to the American Heart Association; challengerridge.com

Convergence Zone Clears & Michael Florentino Cellars red wine & chocolate tasting from noon – 5 p.m.; 10% of all sales donated to the American Heart Association; czcellars.com or michaelflorentinocellars.com

Davenport Cellars chocolate truffle samples from Intrigue Chocolates from noon – 5 p.m.; davenportcellars.com

Novelty Hill-Januik wine and cookie tasting with Pinckney Cookie Café from 11 am – 4 p.m.; $10 per tasting; noveltyhilljanuik.com

Otis Kenyon red wines, chocolate fountain and seasonal fruits; otiskenyonwine.com

Patterson Cellars cheese, chocolate and wine tasting with door prize drawings from noon – 5 p.m.; pattersoncellars.com

Tefft Cellars red wine, port and chocolate tasting with Patricia’s Chocolate Emporium from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; tefftcellars.com

William Church “Red Wine & Chocolates Galore” with Wellington Chocolates from noon – 5 p.m.; $5 per person; williamchurchwinery.com

Monday, Feb. 14th

DeLille Cellars from noon – 4:30 p.m. tasting fees donated to the American Heart Association; 4 – 7 p.m. special discounts on wines to take to dinner; delillecellars.com

 Silver Lake Winery “I Hate Valentine’s Day Celebration” wine & chocolate tasting 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. silverlakewinery.com

 RSVP Required

Several wineries are also offering more intimate gatherings, including special dinners and classes requiring reservations.  Check with individual wineries for more information.

Thursday, Feb. 10th

Challenger Ridge Vineyard & Cellars Valentine’s Dinner Cooking Class; 6 p.m.; $25 per person; challengerridge.com

Friday,  Feb. 11th

Apex at Alder Ridge “Corks & Canvas Couples’ Paint Party” with artist Angela Hoskins  from 6 – 9 p.m., $45 per person; corksandcanvasevents.com

 Columbia, DeLille Cellars and Novelty Hill-Januik progressive dinner from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. $125 (plus tax) columbiawinery.com

  DiStefano Winery “Hand Dip Your Own Valentine’s Day Truffle & Dinner” from  7:30 – 9:30 p.m.; $100 per couple (plus tax, gratuity); distefanowinery.com

 Woodhouse Wine Estates “Chocolate Truffle Demonstration Class” from 6:30 – 9 p.m.; $70 per person or $100 per couple; thewoodhousewineestates.com

 Saturday, Feb. 12th

Covington Cellars six-course Valentine’s Day Winemaker Dinner from 6:30-9:30 p.m.; $99 per person (plus tax, gratuity); covingtoncellars.com

 Matthews Estate “Share the Love” appetizer cooking class from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.; $30 per person; matthewsestate.com

 Hollywood Hill Vineyards “Wine & Cheese Pairing” from 4 – 7 p.m.; $25 pre-paid, $30 at the door; hollywoodhillvineyards.com

 Monday, Feb. 14th

Apex at Alder Ridge “Corks & Canvas Couples’ Paint Party” with artist Sarah Ingersoll instructing on how to paint “Tasteful Nudes” from 6 – 9 p.m., $45 per person; corksandcanvasevents.com

 Matthews Estate four-course “Sweetheart Dinner” $85 per person; 6:30 p.m.; matthewsestate.com

Woodinville Wine Country is conveniently located 25-mintues northeast of downtown Seattle and is home to more than 80 Washington wineries and tasting rooms.  For more information about touring and tasting in Woodinville, visit woodinvillewinecountry.com.

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