Red Wine and Chocolate

February 10th & 11th – 17th & 18th 2018

CELEBRATE THE MONTH OF LOVE WITH ARTISAN WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRINGS

For two weekends in February, the Lake Chelan Wine Valley hums with couples on romantic retreats and friends gather for a much needed winter getaway. Our tasting rooms fill with smiling faces and the sound of surprised delight at each taste of red wine and chocolate.

Romance, limousine rides, library wines, chocolate, wine… For nine days, immerse yourself in all things love!

Here is what is happening at the wineries:

Alta Cellars Winery

5 Bordeaux’s to taste. Dark and milk chocolate covered caramel corn.

 

Ancestery Cellars

We are going all out this year with Judy’s Sweet Shop, a celebrated Manson original. Our lineup of 5 wines is perfectly matched to 5 different chocolates and we’ve even included a white wine pairing on the list! Click here for the full pairing.

 

Benson Vineyards Estate Winery

Open daily 11am5pm with complimentary tasting.
 Pairing estate reds with roasted California almonds exquisitely served in 3 chocolate interpretations.

 

Cairdeas Winery

At Cairdeas Winery, we are featuring our 2014 Caislén an Papa, a traditional French Chateauneuf du Papé style blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsault and Counoise paired with a French style Orange & Spice (fresh orange zest, cinnamon, ginger, clove) truffle made by Intrigue Chocolate, crafted specifically to pair with this wine. Also join our winemaker Saturday, February 10th for a dinner and wine pairing by Chef Aaron of Surrell or for a chocolate making class with on Saturday, February 17th with pastry chef Laurie Pfalzer of Pastry Craft for a demonstration on working with chocolate, chocolate tempering and ganache.

 

Chelan Estate Winery

For the 8th year we will be serving delicious truffles from Johnson Candy Company of Tacoma. The Johnson hand-made candy tradition has lasted for over 90 years. A perfect pairing with our 100% estate grown 2011 Pinot Noir and our 2014 Merlot. Also pouring our 2014 Stillwater Creek Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. We welcome your visit.

 

C R Sandidge Wines

Handmade chocolates sourced from The Sweet Shoppe will be paired with our fine red Bordeaux styled Caris or TriUmph wines. If red wine and chocolate are not to your liking, we are also pairing a delicious blue cheese with our red wines and port!

 

Fielding Hills Winery

Become pampered during Red Wine and Chocolate at Fielding Hills Winery.  Throughout the weekends, guests will be able to choose from two tasting menus. Our “Signature Tasting” features currently released premium red wines.  The 2nd option, the “Chocolate Flight”, showcases our limited production Barrel Select wines alongside locally handmade Belgian Chocolates exclusive to Fielding Hills.We ask groups of 7 or more make a reservation to ensure personal service 509-888-WINE.

 

Four Lakes Winery

Cousin Devoney’s famous chocolates include Lavender Ganache, Praline, Honeycomb Toffee, and Barley Habanero. We will be pairing them with our Estate Syrah, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Estate Bordeaux Blend.

 

Hard Row to Hoe

Cabernet Franc paired with Chocolate bacon peanut brittle
S&M paired with Milk chocolate toffee
Primitivo paired with white chocolate
Land Ho! port style dessert wine paired with dark chocolate

 

Lake Chelan Winery

Sip and stroll through our 3,000 square foot Gift Shop while you dip goodies into our Belgian Chocolate Fountain. Winery tours are held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Join in on the fun!

 

Napeequa Vintners

Napeequa Vintners will be featuring a Chocolate Chip Brownie made in collaboration with Lindsay at Lake Chelan Bakery. It will be paired with barrel samples of our 2017 Zweigelt/Lemberger Port.

 

One Wines Inc.

We will be pairing our 2013 One Red Wine, a Bordeaux style wine, with #15 different artisan dark chocolates.

Our 2016 One White Wine, a Sauvignon Blanc, will be paired with handmade fruit truffles from Scott’s Cakes.

 

Rio Vista Wines

We have nothing short of a fabulous Wine and Chocolate pairing in store for you. Indulge in 4 award winning wines paired alongside the magnificent JCoco Chocolates of Seattle. Wacky White, Pinot Noir, Smoky Owl Port, Cabernet Sauvignon

Chocolates to be paired include…
Wine Infused Dark Chocolate Truffle: Dark Belgium chocolate with cocoa powder coating.
Cayenne Veracruz Orange: White chocolate with fresh sliced orange and a light dusting of chili powder.

We look forward to seeing you all this beautiful winter in Lake Chelan.

 

Rocky Pond Winery

We will be featuring a $14 tasting fee ($10 waived with bottle purchase) that includes your choice of one pairing from J Coco Chocolates! Your choice of the following pairings: 2016 Stratastone Red Blend with Arabica Cherry Espresso, 2016 Syrah with Black Fig Pistachio, and Domaine CheValle Sparkling with Cayenne Veracruz Orange. Chocolates will be available for retail purchases as well.

 

Tildio Winery

Tildio will be offering tastings of our award winning Estate wines for your pleasure. There is nothing like delicious glass of dry red wine alongside a hunk of dark chocolate, so we will have some for you to try! Join us February 17th for “Fire and Wine Experience” This year, Tildio is joining forces with CheffyK and CA to bring you a food and wine experience like none other you’ve ever experienced. Imagine the flavor and aroma of our estate wines, paired with CheffyK and CA’s elevated and tumbling food-scapes of delicious dishes, hand-crafted with the same care that goes into our wines, with great respect for the ingredients. CheffyK and CA’s strolling, infinity food-scapes are a love story to food. $75 Go to www.Tildio.com for Tickets and Menu.

 

Tsillan Cellars

We will be pairing a truffle infused with our 2015 Estate Bellissima Rossa. Chocolates will be prepared by Scarlata Chocolates.

 

Ventimiglia Cellars

We will be serving Port style wine paired with chocolate sorbet. 

We will also be serving pizza on Friday & Saturday-both weekends. 

 

Vin du Lac Winery

Sample complimentary gourmet house made chocolate bark while enjoying a glass of wine or wine flight in the Tasting Room.

We will also be serving a cocoa inspired wine dinner on both Saturdays, 2/10 and 2/17, at 6:00 pm.  $75.00pp

 

Wapato Point Cellars

We’ll assist you in pairing our wonderful Wines with the decadent flavors of Chocolate Bark prepared by Chef Jenny Davidson. Join us for dinner in The Winemaker’s Grill. Seating begins at 5 PM!

 

WineGirl Wines

WineGirl Wines brings you two palate-rich, hedonistic weekends celebrating Cupid’s finest work, a match made in Heaven: Red Wine & Chocolate. And to be sure we’re the best, we go the extra mile to bring in chocolate by Tempurr Artisan Confections. Try creamy truffles, creative mendiants and WineGirl’s personal favorites the incredible chocolate salted caramels: all to-die-for and paired alongside a perfect selection of our red wines. Then, top it all off with a shot of our Port-style wine in a chocolate cup. And if that’s not enough, we’ll have our famous chocolate-covered strawberry decorating competition.