Call me Cupid!
Need some ideas for your special sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Check out some of our local wineries and revel in chocolate and wine, an indulgence for all your senses! Pick out a sentimental card and a rose and you have the ingredients for a very romantic weekend!
DuCard Winery Valentine’s Sunday Brunch
Sunday, February 13 2011 11:30 AM seating
Here’s an elegant idea for you and your special Valentine to enjoy at their Madison County tasting room. Charlottesville personal chef Cindy Shepard will be serving a gourmet brunch featuring local ingredients (click here for menu) and paired with DuCard Wines (of course!). Vicky Lee will set the mood with her harp (victorialeemusic.com) $40 per person. Seating is limited – for reservations contact email@example.com or call 540.923.4206.
Mark your calendars for Sunday Feb 13th, when Glass House welcomes acoustic rock musicians The Lost Souls to Glass House. 2-5pm. No cover.
Also on Sunday Feb 13th, they will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with cheese and chocolate pairings with their wines! For $15, they will pair a cheese or one of Glass House Winery’s delectable chocolates with each of their wines for this tasting. Don’t miss it, as Michelle is dreaming up some new flavors for the occasion. Regular $5 tastings will also be available.
Keswick Vineyards Be Mine With Wine
Feb 12th, 11am – 4pm
Wine, strawberries, and sweets… Spoil yourself or someone you love with Keswick Vineyards’ special wine, 2 different kinds of hand-dipped strawberries and other sweets for a Valentine’s Day indulgence. Discover how these luscious confections complement each wine. After your tasting, enjoy the romantic setting while you savor a glass of wine and take a guess at how many candy hearts are in their Rosé bottle to win a free future tour and tasting for you and your sweetheart.
The cost is $12 for wine club members and $15 for non wine club members. Reservations are recommended.
If you’re unable to break away on the weekend, stop by during the week and pick up a bottle of Norton wine for Kris’s homemade brownies! I borrowed the recipe from the Keswick blog:
Double Norton Brownies
We’ve had a lot of requests for the recipe for Kris’ brownies that we had in the tasting room last weekend, so here it is! It’s really simple!
Just take a regular box of brownie mix (chocolate or fudge) and substitute Norton wine for the water and 1/4 of the amount of vegetable oil that the mix calls for with Norton chocolate sauce. Mix it together and bake as directed.
The chocolate sauce will make a more fudgy texture so you can use less or more depending on how fudgy you want them.
To make an extra special treat, we topped them with strawberries dipped in whipped topping (we used equal parts mascarpone cheese and whipped topping, sugared to taste) and rolled in coconut and then drizzled the whole thing with more Norton chocolate sauce!
February 12, 2011 – February 14, 2011Valentines at the Vineyard
Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with your special someone at King Family Vineyards! Enjoy Gearhart’s chocolates specially selected to pair with their wines. $15/person includes souvenir glass, glass of wine, and 3 handcrafted chocolates. Reservations are recommended. 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, 9am-5pm Monday.