The Summit to Sea wineries welcome Valentine’s Day with a Wine & Chocolate LoveFest, Feb. 12 & 13, featuring antioxidant-laden red wines that are good for your heart and good for your sweetheart. The four wineries on the Summit to Sea Wine Trail, Burrell School, Loma Prieta, Poetic Cellars and Vine Hill are featuring chocolate and amour-friendly red wines paired with delicious locally-sourced chocolates.
Loma Prieta Winery will pour delicious mocha-smooth Cabernet and lip-smacking Merlot, perfect for chocolate pairing. With each two-bottle purchase of these wines, receive a complimentary mini-box of chocolates by Scotts Valley confectioner, Chocolate Visions.
Poetic Cellars appeals to romantics at heart with gorgeous Valentine labels, featuring a special Valentine’s poem. Winemaker Katy Lovell releases her new blend, Serenade, a well-versed way to say “I love you.” Special logo chocolates also available for purchase, and J.L. Naegele will read poetry throughout the weekend.
Pick your favorite Poetic Cellars wine (Ballad, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, Syrah or Petite Sirah); email a photo of you and your sweetheart and Katy will personalize one of her labels on a magnum (1.5 liters), $75.00 or $65 for wine club. 831-462-3478
Vine Hill Winery is open on Saturday only, with a wine and chocolate pairing, offering five wines and five local chocolates from Ashby Confections, Aptos. Time: Noon-5 p.m. Purchase a four-pack and receive a five piece box of Ashby Confection chocolates! Five-piece boxes will also be available for purchase at $9.00. Tasting fee cost: $10 per person.
Burrell School offers fudge samples, along with new release 07 Ryan Oaks “Detention” Zinfandel. This wine will be available as part of the Valentine four-pack of 07 Chardonnay, 06 Pinot, 07 Zinfandel and 07 Syrah for $89. Or, a special Chocolate Lover’s Lava Cake basket, including The Red Crane’s amazing lava cake mix, to be enjoyed with Late Harvest “Probation.”
Burrell School is part of the second Summit Wine group. A Wine Lovers Weekend has also been set by The Summit Wineries of Silver Mountain, Regale Winery and Burrell School on both Feb. 12 and 13 from noon – 5 p.m.
They proclaim, “Love is in the air…enjoy a heartfelt celebration at our wineries! Yes, love is in the air…and it tastes and looks like Pinot Noir. Or maybe your paramour is a Cabernet, or Chardonnay, or Merlot, lovely by any name.”
Enjoy wine tasting, wine specials, gifts for the wine lover on your list and a special ‘heartfelt celebration at each winery. Note: each winery’s tasting room fee and policy applies.
Silver Mountain: chocolates and cupcakes for your heart’s desire – open Saturday, Feb. 12 only.
Regale: treats to swoon over and music
Burrell School: sweet treats and romantic live guitar music
By June Smith