It might still be January but it's not too early to start making plans for Valentine's Day for you and your sweetheart. And of course we suggest taking him or her on a wine trail expedition.
Since the holiday falls on a Friday this year, several of our member wineries are offering their specials and promotions all weekend long. And don't forget that passports to the upcoming March Passport Program event make a great gift!
Amore will be serving white chocolate with Strawberry Seduction, and dark chocolate with Blackberry Bliss to customers all Valentine’s Weekend.
Big Creek has several great wine choices for your Valentine celebration. Their semi-dry white "Joi" is a blend of Muscat and Seyval and goes very well with lobster. For sweeter wines they have La Brusca, which is great with chocolate-covered cherries, and Moscato, a wonderfully aromatic match for rick, dark chocolates.
With its raspberry undertones, Victoria’s Passion brings out the best in any chocolate dessert. For something drier, try the award-winning Merlot grown at their Leaser Vineyard. Taste these and other wines February 15 and 16 along with a delicious chocolate sampling by Mary Dworski of Sweet Finesse from 1 – 5 p.m. both days. Her gourmet chocolates will also be available for purchase. Adam Motto will be providing entertainment from 1 – 4 p.m. on February 15.
Bring someone you love to Clover Hill Winery to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They will be featuring chocolates from Premise Maid Candies paired with Clover Hill wines on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 from noon - 5 p.m. Linger and enjoy wine by the glass in the Chambourcin room. This is a free tasting, however wines, chocolates and wine by the glass are available for purchase.
Bring your sweetheart to any Franklin Hill Vineyards location for Friday Happy Hour to start your Valentine’s Day. From 4 to 6 p.m. on February 14, each store will have a different drink special paired with its perfect culinary partner. They'll keep it going all weekend long at all locations with brownies, chocolates, and more. All stores will offer complimentary tastings and tours of the winery will be available at noon and 2 p.m.
On Saturdays, February 8 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, February 9 and 16 from noon to 5 p.m., Galen Glen Winery will host a complimentary pairing that will delight any chocolate lover. The winery will be offering their triple crown of chocolate, which includes something to enchant every facet of the palate. The treats being offered in this pairing are all locally and Pennsylvania-made. The largest gem in the crown is Galen Glen's own Chambourcin truffles. A recipe will be provided so that customers can make these indulgences at home. The pairing will include one of Galen Glen's dessert wines.
Enjoy Valentine's Day with that special someone at Pinnacle Ridge. We will be featuring a "Wine Lovers" package - a bottle of bubbly, our Brut Rosé with a special pairing and two custom complimentary flutes. Reservations required - call for details: (610) 756-4481.
For Valentine's Day Weekend, Friday, February 14 - Sunday, February 16, Vynecrest will be featuring their 2013 PA Farm Show Bronze medal-winning Cherry DiVyne and Wilbur Buds gift set for $19.99. They will also be debuting their new adult sippy cups, a perfect gift for the man or woman on the go. Finally, they will have live Jazz in their Vyneskeller on Saturday from 1 – 4 p.m.