Last year, Napa Wine Tours brought you ideas for romantic wineries and restaurants to visit for Valentine’s Day in Napa Valley. This year we’re continuing the tradition of sharing romantic winery ideas and introducing ideas for romantic lodging accommodations.
Our list of romantic wineries begins with Beringer Vineyards. Beringer Vineyards presents two ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, 2012. On Saturday, February 11th, Beringer invites guests to the winery’s Founders’ Room in the Rhine House for a decadent port and truffle pairing. On Tuesday, February 14th, Beringer presents their 9th Annual Valentine Dinner where each course will be perfectly paired with a Beringer wine. Click here for more information on both of these events.
There is a wait list for the event at the second winery on our list – Cakebread Cellars. Cakebread hosts a Cooking from the Heart Valentine’s Day Cooking Class on February 11th for a special adventure with your special someone. Play in Cakebread’s kitchen then enjoy your creations paired with outstanding Cakebread Cellars wines. The extensive menu starts with Hog Island Oysters and ends with Crème Fraiche Sorbet with Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies. Click here to view the entire menu.
If you are one of many fans of Domaine Carneros, this year’s Share the Love Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance is one of many occasions to enjoy Domaine Carneros’ sparkling wines. Also on February 11th, this festive event includes a three-course dinner paired with Domaine Carneros wines. Guests will enjoy the sounds of a romantic jazz trio and will be inspired to invite their partners onto the dance floor between courses and after a sumptuous dessert. Click here to make reservations.
An event for wine club members takes place at Castello di Amorosa. Their Royal Hearts Gala takes place on February 11th. The Gala begins with a reception and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a four-course dinner, and “the music of roaming operatic presentations.” Click here for more information on this exquisite Valentine’s Day event.
Now we turn our attention to romantic Napa Valley lodging. Napa is a romantic place throughout the year. Napa River Inn offers a Romance Package Getaway to The Napa Valley available every month of the year. This intimate experience begins with sparkling wine and chocolate dipped strawberries waiting in your room and continues until the next morning with breakfast in bed from Sweetie Pie Bakery. Located in the Historic Napa Mill, Napa River Inn is conveniently located near some of Napa Valley’s romantic and outstanding restaurants such as Angele, and Celedon. Click here for more information.
The Carneros Inn also offers a Celebrate Romance package throughout the year. This is a two night package that includes sparkling wine delivered upon arrival and breakfast in bed for two. The extra bonus in this package comes from the restaurants located on The Carneros Inn property – FARM, and Boonfly Café. This package includes dinner for two at either restaurant or you can choose to dine in by ordering room service. More details can be found by clicking here.
If you have a preference for truffles, the Westin Verasa Napa has a treat perfect for you. Their Embrace Romance package features a Napa Valley sparkling wine and handmade truffles for two. Breakfast for two is included at the Westin’s BANK Café & Wine Bar or you can choose to dine in your room. Chef Ken Frank’s La Toque restaurant is located at the Westin Verasa. Although not included in the package, a surprise visit to La Toque adds a delicious and elegant touch your Valentine’s Day celebration. Click here for more information, including additional amenities such as late departures and in-room massages, on this package offered year-round.
Auberge du Soleil has created a Heart and Soul Package just for Valentine’s Day. Guests can choose a one night stay checking in on February 14th or a two night stay checking in on either February 13th or 14th. This luxurious package includes a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, and a champagne greeting in the Auberge du Soleil Restaurant followed by a six-course tasting menu. Upon returning to your Garden View King Room you will be greeted by romantic ambience – the fireplace will be lit, romantic music will be playing, and the room will be glowing gently with candlelight. Breakfast for two is also included. Click here for full details.
Whether surprising a special someone or planning something special together, Napa Valley is the place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Contact Napa Wine Tours to enhance your celebration by including a private chauffeured sedan or limousine.