Napa Valley is known across the world for its wines but it has more to offer. Napa Valley offers romance. With wineries ranging from small, family-owned boutique wineries to incredible architectural feats and lodging ranging from cozy bed and breakfasts to luxury resorts, Napa Valley offers a myriad of choices to fulfill anyone’s romantic dreams. If you’re considering spending time during Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day weekend in Napa, here are some romantic ideas to help get the planning started.
For an incomparable Valentine’s Day experience Cakebread Cellars presents a special cooking class on Saturday, February 12, 2011 that will titillate your taste buds. The Way to Someone’s Heart begins with the preparation of four luscious foods; white truffle popcorn, smoked salmon croquet monsieur, Dungeness crab soufflés, and horseradish–crusted filet mignon. For dessert you’ll learn the art of truffle making. After your cooking adventure, you’ll enjoy the delicious rewards paired with Cakebread Cellars wines.
Raymond Vineyards offers two romantic options on February 12, 2011 to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Cab, Coals, & Chocolate invites you to treat yourself and your special someone to a 3 hour tasting and chocolate-making adventure. Learn the secrets to making hand rolled truffles while sipping Raymond Vineyards current and library Cabernets by the fireplace. A Valentine’s Dinner to Remember takes place in the enchanting barrel room. Each course will be paired perfectly with Raymond Vineyards wines and features 2009 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, 2006 Rutherford Merlot, Library Cabernet, and 2006 Eloquence.
During Valentine’s Day weekend February 12 & 13, 2011, Hall wines invites you and your valentine to Hall St. Helena for a decadent tasting of chocolate-inspired cuisine paired with Hall Wines Estate Cabernets. Along with an intimate tasting room decorated with a deep shade of wood and rich red splashes of color, Hall Wines St. Helena displays sculptures throughout the property and art in the tasting room.
Grgich Hills Estate
On February 12, 2011 the legendary Grgich Hills Estate hosts an unforgettable, intimate Valentine’s Day dinner featuring multiple courses paired with Grgich Hills Estate red and white wines.
Sterling Vineyards offers a unique and beautiful experience. The beauty of the natural surroundings allows visitors to immediately feel relaxed. The wonderfully Greek inspired architecture of the winery offers an unforgettable view from the terrace. Ride the aerial tram and snuggle close as it glides over Napa Valley.
Auberge du Soleil Restaurant
The view of the sunset from the Auberge du Soleil Restaurant is stunning. With or without the cooperation of Mother Nature, the ambiance for dinner lends itself to romance. Combine attentive, knowledgeable servers with delicious cuisine and an exceptional wine list, and you have a dinning experience to remember.
The elegant, warm, and inviting Bardessono Restaurant uses fresh local ingredients to create beautifully plated courses that taste superb.
Domaine Chandon’s Etoile Restaurant presents a special Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu. The five course menu includes Dungeness Crab, Hawaiian Onaga, Veal Osso Bucco, and much more. Guests may also choose an additional wine pairing.
With the lights dimmed just enough to create a romantic ambiance, La Toque offers an exceptional, memorable dining experience. Guests can create a multi-course dinner from a list of menu options or indulge in the Chef’s Tasting Menu or the Vegetable Tasting Menu. Wine pairings can be added to each menu. La Toque is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Napa at Westin Verasa.
The Restaurant at Meadowood
The sophisticated elegance of The Restaurant is evident from the décor to the plating of each course. Valentine’s Day is the perfect reason to escape and be pampered at this 3 star Michelin restaurant.
Napa Valley inspires relaxation, fun, and the desire to display your love by enjoying something special in Northern California Wine Country. Increase the romance even more by contacting Napa Wine Tours for private chauffeured transportation wherever you decide to treat yourself and your valentine in Napa Valley.
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