FEBRUARY 10+11, 17+18
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… immerse yourself in all things love!
Here is what is happening at the wineries:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
We will be pairing two types of chocolate with our estate red wines. One will be a salted caramel chocolate and the other will be a truffle infused with our 2015 Estate Bellissima Rossa. Both chocolates will be prepared by Scarlata Chocolates.
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
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.
from Lake Chelan http://www.lakechelan.com/2018/01/red-wine-chocolate-in-the-lake-chelan-wine-valley/