Virginia (Wine) is for Lovers: Celebrate Valentine’s Day Accordingly
Valentine’s Day is here, and Virginia Wine Pass has brought you some of our most loved happenings from around Virginia Wine Country to help you celebrate your sweetheart in style. Your style. Hey, we get it…every couple is different.
Looking for a five course, candle lit dinner or pizza? An afternoon or evening outing? Live music or a comedy show? Diamonds or chocolate? Maybe a even weekend away from the kids? Whatever it is, rest assured, all of the below events promise plenty of Virginia Wine, so what’s not love?
Destination: Drymill Winery
Date: February 13 7:00PM – 9:00PM
The Romance Classics: Valentine’s Day Edition
February 14th is fast approaching and so is the tidal wave of teddy bears, chocolates, and cheesy cards! Join Dry Mill Winery as we explore the classic romance wines of history. From the powerful and deep of Amarone to the subtle and seductive of classic Bordeaux, we will taste the wines that made the drink synonymous with love! We will teach you the traditional method of decanting wine over candlelight, discuss food pairing tips, and sample wine styles from those that whet your appetite to those silky, sweet finishers. This Valentine’s Day, let us bring Old World romance to you!
Destination: Notaviva Vineyards
Date: February 13 8:00PM – 10:00PM
Notaviva Vineyards presents the 4th Annual My Funny Valentine comedy night
4th Annual My Funny Valentine at Notaviva Vineyards With NBC Series Last Comic Standing semi-finalist Jason Weems! Friday 2/13/15 Host: Stavros Halkias Feature: Adrian Rodney Headliner: Jason Weems Saturday 2/14/15 Host: Josh Kuderna Feature: Stavros Halkias Headliner: Jason Weems Doors Open: 7:00p Comedy Show: 8:00 – 10:00p $37.00 per person * Light fare will be available for purchase during the show.
Destination: Chateau Morrisette
Date: February 14 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Valentine’s Puppy Love Lunch & Dinner
Fall in love with your valentine again while candles flicker atop white tablecloths and a softly crackling fireplace lends its smoky scent to the crisp winter air. Spend the most romantic day of the year enjoying a sensual selection of wine, soft music, magical ambience and Chef’s own Puppy Love multi-course menu. $100 per couple exclusive of wine, tax and gratuity. Puppy Love Menu available from 4-8 on Friday, 11-8 on Saturday, and 11-3 on Sunday of Valentine’s Day Weekend. Reservations are required. Visit the website for complete menu. No food substitutions will be available. Please call 540-593-2865 to make reservations. You may also purchase a Valentine’s Day Wine and Romance Weekend Getaway package that includes Puppy Love, Wine and Chocolate, and lodging for $274.
Destination: Veramar Vineyards
Date: February 14 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Diamonds are a Girls’ Best Friend
Love is in the air! Make your valentine smile and join us for a day of chocolate, wine and live music! Bring your special someone to this popular, annual Veramar event and you will have the chance to win a diamond!!! Savor wine and quality time together treat your sweetheart to a special Wine and Chocolate tasting. Decadent chocolates paired with Estate Club wines in Bella’s corner, $25 per person Reservations are required.
Destination: North Gate Vineyard
Date: February 14 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Lobster & Jazz for Valentine’s Day
North Gate welcomes you to our Tasting Room on Valentine’s Day! Lobster Maine-ia returns to North Gate on Saturday February 14th, bringing the area’s freshest source of Maine Lobster this side of the Potomac! They will be set up outside, serving the freshest lobster dishes just for you from noon until 5:30pm, including lobster bisque in the tradition of our Soup Saturdays! Musician Quentin Walston also returns by popular demand, performing his style of jazz piano, creating the perfect atmosphere for a Valentine’s Day afternoon. Special heart shaped truffles by The Perfect Truffle complete the day!
Destination: Bogati Bodega
Date: February 14 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Love is in the Air
Join us for Champagne & Pizza. Don’t save the bubbly just for special occasions — we are serving sparkling wine with pizza!. Pizza and Champagne, yes, Champagne! Come to Bogati Bodega for a Valentine day filled with new tastes and sounds. Join us from Noon until 5 pm for the newest rage with food & wine; Champagne & Pizza! Enjoy a gourmet a pizza with your glass of champagne accompanied with a delicious mouth watering truffle for dessert! ONLY $20 pp. All of this plus LIVE music by the fire! Get your romantic day started off right! RESERVE your special spot and make this Valentines and unforgettable romantic memory!
Destination: Desert Rose Ranch and Winery
Date: February 14 2:00pm-4:00 pm
The Any Wed Game
Join us for a round or two of this classic game with a twist! How well do you know your Valentine?
Destination: Narmada Winery
Date: February 14 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Valentine’s Day Exotic Chocolate Workshop
Are you tired of the same old packaged chocolates? Be hands-on about your Valentine’s Day plans! Narmada is hosting two chocolate workshop sessions led by master chocolatier Thu Hoang from Raw Desserts. You’ll help make the chocolate that you take home, spiced up with cardamom, chili and other out of the ordinary ingredients! Only $12 per person; participants receive a 10% discount on all wine bottle purchases at the end of the class. With roses for all, preferred pricing on wines, and handmade chocolate, this is an event that you don’t want to miss. Thu will also bring a complete line of Raw Desserts organic and gluten free chocolates this afternoon for you to purchase to go, because you can never have enough chocolate! Sign up now!
Destination: 8 Chains North Winery
Date: February 14 6:30PM – 9:30PM
8 Chains North 2015 Vino Valentine Dinner
Celebrate your love for each other at 8 Chains North Winery on Saturday, February 14. You and your sweetheart will enjoy an evening of romance with a gourmet meal catered by Maison Culinaire, your choice of a bottle of 8 Chains North wine upon arrival, and live music performed by Mike O’Connell on our baby grand piano. Doors open at 6:30 pm with a glass of sparkling wine to start, and dinner seating at 7:00 pm. You may purchase tickets on Eventbrite (service fees apply), or avoid the fees and call the Tasting Room Thursday-Monday, 12:00–6:00 pm to purchase over the phone. A vegetarian/gluten free menu is available. Please specify if you would like this option when purchasing your tickets.
Destination: Rural Retreat Winery
Date: February 14 6:30PM – 9:00pm
Valentines 5 Course Dinner, Music & Wine
The Rural Retreat Winery invites you to join us for a relaxing, romantic Valentine’s evening featuring the handmade music of RON IRELAND and a wonderful VALENTINE’S 5 COURSE DINNER SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14, 2015 6:30 P.M. – 9 P.M For More Information & Reservations, Call 276-686-8300 Appetizer: Seasonal Fruit, Assorted Cheeses, Crackers and Dips Soup Choices: Tomato Basil, Corn Chowder, or Roasted Pumpkin Salad Choices: Tossed Garden, Spinach-Cranberry, Apple Feta Entrée Choices: Herbed Salmon, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Egg Plant Parmesan, or Slow Roasted Steak Sides with Entrees (choose 2): Roasted Cabbage with Walnut Rosemary Dressing, Orange Glazed Carrots Mashed Potatoes, or Steamed Broccoli Dessert: Red Velvet Cheese Cake or Chocolate Layer Cake with Fudge Icing And of course a glass of Rural Retreat Wine of Your Choice $40 per person
Destination: 868 Estate Vineyards
Date: February 14 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Valentine’s Dinner at 868 Estate
Love is in the air and in every sip at 868 Estate Vineyards this Valentine’s Day weekend when you and your loved one join us for dinner on either Friday, February 13 or Saturday, February 14. Linger with your sweetheart at your table for two in our elegant, candlelit tasting room, where you’ll be served a delicious and indulgent five course meal from Grandale Restaurant, expertly paired with wines from 868 Estate and other vineyards. Our partner, Comfort Suites in Leesburg, will shuttle you to and from the dinner when you stay with them on their 868 Estate Valentine’s Package. See our web site for details and to purchase tickets.
Destination: Gray Ghost Winery
Date: February 15 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Gray Ghost’s 21st Annual Irresistible Chocolates and Cabernet
Gray Ghost’s Irresistible Chocolates and Cabernet is the premier and original Valentine’s winery event in Virginia! Enjoy a decadent array of chocolate desserts while sipping Gray Ghost’s gold-medal winning red wines! Admission includes a limited edition, collectible Valentine glass (this year’s design by Andrea Payette, Al and Cheryl Kellert’s granddaughter)! $20 per person includes all wine tastings, unlimited desserts and collectible glass. No reservations necessary. Snow, rain or shine.
Destination: Philip Carter Winery
Date: February 15 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Be with the One You Love at Philip Carter Winery
All weekend long, lose yourself with your loved one at Philip Carter Winery. Enjoy live music and our Cupids Chocolate Special – A long stemmed Rose, two glasses of select Philip Carter wines and some delicious chocolate pastries. When you have concluded, keep your Philip Carter stemware as a reminder of your romantic outing in Virginia Wine Country.
Destination: Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery
Date: February 15 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Sweet Heart’s Weekend at Hill Top
Hill Top is having it’s annual Sweet Heart’s Weekend on Feb. 14 & 15 in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Warm up your sweetie with the world’s oldest aphrodisiac, mead. Several styles of authentic honey meads will be served paired with samples of food. We will also be pairing gourmet truffles with several of our “True to the Fruit” wines. Keep your logo glass this weekend! Admission is $10 per person. Come see us and let us help you treat your sweet heart to a very special day of wine, mead and honey tasting.
Destination: DuCard Vineyards
Date: February 15 11:30AM – 2:00PM
Valentines Day Brunch
Enjoy a lovely Valentine’s Sunday Brunch catered by Chef Mark Gresge of L’Etoile Catering of Charlottesville and featuring the beautiful harp music of Vicky Lee. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains serve as your scenic backdrop for this elegant date with your loved one. $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity (Wine Club Members get 15% discount). Limited seating, and advance reservations are required. For reservations please call or sign up on our website at https://www.ducardvineyards.com/valentinesbrunch.html. (540-923-4206; www.ducardvineyards.com)