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Valentine’s Day in Napa Valley

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

“To get the full value of a joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.” ~Mark Twain

Napa Valley is the perfect place to visit for a special Valentine’s Day joy to share with someone special. The abundance of award-winning Napa Valley wineries and restaurants combined with impeccable Napa luxury hotels invites romantic getaways throughout the year. Here is a list of special events offered only during the Valentine’s Day holiday.

Grgich Hills Estate Wine & Chocolate Festival

Grgich Hills Estate Vineyards

Grgich Hills Estate Vineyards

Guests are invited to reserve a special tasting of limited production Grgich Hills Estate wines and a library Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon paired with chocolate sweets from Napa’s Le Belge Chocolatier. The festival takes place each day from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on February 14th – February 16th.

Valentine’s Day Swing Dance Celebration at Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater

The Martini Brothers Band

The Martini Brothers Band

This event offers three options for guests on Friday, February 14th. General Admission provides a ticket to the dance in the Grand Foyer. VIP Reserved offers admission to the dance plus a private table with a bottle of sparkling wine. VIP Dinner includes dinner and dessert prepared by Chef Cindy Pawlcyn, a private table, a bottle of sparkling wine, and admission to the dance. Highlights from Chef Pawlcyn’s Valentine’s Dinner menu include chocolate-chili braised short ribs and double chocolate cake for dessert. Live music performed by The Martini Brothers Band.

Castello di Amorosa Royal Hearts Gala

castello di amorosa gala

Walk the red carpet and be greeted by with a glass of sparkling wine. Enjoy chocolates and hors d’oevres at the VIP reception but save room for the four-course dinner paired with Castello di Amorosa wines. Entertainment provided by Opera Amore. Make your reservations now for this incredible gala taking place on Valentine’s Day.

Domaine Carneros Share the Love Valentine’s Dinner & Dance
Also taking place on Valentine’s Day, dinner consists of three-courses paired with Domaine Carneros wines. Live entertainment throughout dinner and during the dance provided by a jazz duo. Reservations required.

Raymond Vineyards Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner

Raymond Vineyards Annual Valentine's Day Dinner

Raymond Vineyards Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner

Reserve your seats for an incredible three-course dinner paired exquisitely with Raymond Vineyards wines by Chef Michel Cornu. Space is limited to maintain an intimate, romantic ambiance on February 14th.

Silverado Resort & Spa Be My Valentine Vacation Package
With so many choices for celebrating the holiday weekend, you’ll need romantic accommodations during your stay in Napa Valley. This package at the Silverado Resort & Spa begins with sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival and includes breakfast for two.

Auberge du Soleil Heart and Soul Valentine’s Day Package

Heart and Soul Valentine's Day Package Accommodations at Auberge du Soleil

Heart and Soul Valentine’s Day Package Accommodations at Auberge du Soleil

Indulge in a Valentine’s Day celebration that requires you and your Valentine to enjoy a three-day escape to Napa Valley. This three-night stay also begins with sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries. Breakfast for two is included for each day. This package includes dinner for two at the Auberge du Soleil Restaurant for the special Valentine’s Day menu. Upon returning to your room, an ambiance of romance will have been created by a lit fireplace, romantic music playing, and the soft flame of votive candles.

While making reservations for your special Valentine’s Day celebration, remember to contact Napa Wine Tours for your private, chauffeured transportation.

Valentine’s Day 2012 in Napa Valley

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

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.

Beringer Vineyards Historic Rhine House

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.

Cakebread Cellars

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.

Domaine Carneros, photo by Leslie S.

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.

Castello di Amorosa

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.

Napa River Inn

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.

FARM at Carneros Inn

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.

BANK Cafe & Wine Bar at Westin Verasa Napa

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.

Garden View King Room at Auberge du Soleil

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.