Thursday, February 7, 2013

Northern California Chocolate Valentine's Events

February is Chocolate Month. That shouldn't be a surprise, especially with everyone gearing up for a Chocolate-y Valentine's Day celebration--all month. 

Wine and Chocolate are the Perfect Pairing... but so are Bourbon and Chocolate, and Beer and Chocolate, and Port and Chocolate.  So grab your favorite Valentine and attend one or more of these great events in Northern California to jumpstart your Chocolate Valentine's Celebration.


February 9: 12-5:00: Mountain Winery: Wine & Chocolate. Perfectly paired Gourmet Wine & Chocolate Tastings. Indulge in six perfectly paired decadent chocolate and divine wine pairings.  Enjoy lively music and a spectacular view. 


February 9: 12-5.  Domenico Winery. Noon-5 p.m. Annual Wine & Chocolate Festival. 9 wineries pouring wines at Domenico. Each winery will pair their wines with chocolate.

February 9, 1- 4. Wine & Chocolate Fantasy. Rodney Strong Winery.  24th annual event at one of Healdsburg's great wineries! 

February 16 & 17: Valentine's Weekend Wine & Chocolate Pairing. Ferrari-Carano's Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique, in the Enoteca.


February 9 & 10: 11-5. Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend. Taste delicious Lodi wines and decadent chocolates at over 40 wineries in the Lodi appellation.


February 11: 7-9 p.m. Savvy Cellars. Port & Chocolate Class.


February 10: Wente Vineyards. Romance Wine & Chocolate. 1 p.m and 4 p.m. Sit down -- five decadent chocolate desserts paired with Wente Vineyards wines.


Friday, February 8: 5:00 p.m  Aurea, Renaissance San Francisco Stanford Court Hotel. Mark Gleason leads a wine and chocolate tasting, featuring TCHO artisanal chocolates.

Saturday, February 9:  3:30-4:45 Hog & Rocks. Bourbon and Chocolate Pairing. Tasting includes three pairings, with chocolates from Dandelion's single-origin batches and half-ounce bourbon pours from Hog & Rocks' selection..

Thursday, February 14: 6-8 p.m. Dogpatch Wineworks Hosts Wine and Chocolate Date Night. Recchiuti chocolates and wine pairings.


February 16. Wine & Chocolate Tasting. Silverado Vineyards. Sit down special pairing of Annette's Truffles and Silverado Vineyards wines...


February 9-10. 10-5 Wine & Chocolate Weekend. Along the Madera Trail.


February 16. 12-6. 4th Annual Chocolate & Beer Festival. Craneway Pavilion. Gourmet chocolates and local craft brews (part of SF Beer Week)


February 15. 6-9 p.m. Viva Amore, Viva Wine. Alameda's Rock Wall Wine Company. Third wine-pairing fest. includes Coco Tutti chocolate tasting.

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