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2013 Valentine’s Day Events in Sonoma
Posted by Olivia on Wed, February 06, 2013
Sonoma is simply a lovely place to enjoy Valentine’s Day. From locally produced wines and farm-fresh cuisine to cooking schools and dreamy hotels, Sonoma has everything a couple could want for a day (or week!) full of romance. Here’s just a glimpse of some fabulous Valentine’s Day events in Sonoma happening this year.
We hope that your Valentine’s Day is full of wining and dining, and may the romance be with you!
All month long: Olive Oil Tours & Tastings at The Olive Press
We offer customizable tours of our olive mill at our Sonoma location, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to come by for a taste of the action. Call us in advance to make your reservations, and we’ll be able to customize a tour for your needs! We also have a complementary tasting bar and artisan market, open every day from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Reach us for reservations at (707) 939-8900 ext. 2
Feb. 10, 2013: My Heart Belongs to Chocolate at Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn
Kick off the Valentine’s Day week with a hands-on cooking class devoted to chocolate! Menu includes
- Mixed Greens with Cocoa Nib Vinaigrette
- Chocolate and Bacon Braised Short Ribs with Garlic Mash
- Mini Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti
- Chocolate Pot de Crème
Feb. 13, 2013: Valentine’s Day Feast of Love at Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn
Indulge in a culinary feast of love while learning how to cook! Menu includes
- Tuna Tartar with Grilled Toast Points
- Smoked Salmon and Crab Custards on Mixed Greens with Champagne Vinaigrette
- Mini Beef Wellingtons with Mushroom Duxelle and Gorgonzola
- Potato Gratin
- Chocolate Orange Tart with Chantilly Cream
Feb. 14, 2013: Valentine’s Day Concert at Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
This lively evening concert will feature an ‘80s cover band with wine and crepes for purchase. Splurge on the VIP experience that includes table service, bubbly, and a special chocolate sampler.
More info here: http://www.gloriaferrer.com/on-site-winery-events
Feb. 14, 2013: Valentine’s Day Menu at Depot Hotel Restaurant
This Valentine’s Day four-course menu includes your choice of entrée and sides for each course. Entrees include Whole Roasted Cornish Hen, Local Dungeness Crab Cannelloni, Medallions of Beef, Butternut Squash Lasagna, Grilled Leg of Lamb, and Poached Salmon.
More info here: http://www.depothotel.com/Depot-Events.html
Feb. 14-16, 2013: Valentine’s Weekend Couples Menu at Centre du vin
For a taste of indulgence with your loved one, Centre du vin at the Ledson Hotel is offering a Valentine’s Day menu in addition to the regular menu. The four-course dinner can be stand-alone or with wine pairings, and vegetarian options are available.
More info here: http://www.ledsonhotel.com/centreduvin/valentines_couple_menu.asp
Feb. 15, 2013: VinOlivo Grand Tasting Gala at The Lodge at Sonoma
A kickoff to the annual three-day VinOlivo festival, this wildly popular fundraiser brings together local wineries and 25 restaurateurs from the Sonoma Valley! Drinks to include wines, port wines, and sparkling wines, served along local bites and a very special olive bar.
More info here: http://www.sonomavalleywine.com/displayEvent.asp?eventID=3265
Feb. 16, 2013: Valentine’s Day Love Match Food & Wine Pairing at Nicholson Ranch
Nicholson Ranch is offering a five-course menu with wine pairings from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.
More info here: http://www.nicholsonranch.com/calendar.html
Feb. 16-17, 2013: Olive Odyssey
Join us at The Olive Press and Jacuzzi Family Winery to celebrate the end of the Sonoma Olive Festival. Our doors will be open for tastings and tours, and there will also be special speakers and olive trees for purchase on-site!
More info here: http://www.sonomauncorked.com/wine-country-events/wine-events/an-olive-odyssey-at-jacuzzi-family-vineyards/
Feb. 16-18, 2013: VinOlivo Weekend Festival
For three days, participating Sonoma Valley wineries offer special tasting menus, tours, and discounts. Buy either a one-day or three-day pass to participate in this highly anticipated festival!
More info here: http://www.sonomavalleywine.com/displayEvent.asp?eventID=3266
Additional Valentine’s Day Happenings:
Dinner at the Girl & the Fig
Locals love this farm-fresh artisanal restaurant, and it’s the perfect place to share a romantic dinner with the one you love.
More info here: http://www.thegirlandthefig.com/#!menus/c24jx
Romance in the Wine Country at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa offers this Romance in Wine Country Spa Package for couples wanting a superior getaway. The package includes a special guestroom, sparkling wine and chocolate strawberries, a couple’s spa treatment, a rose petal turndown, and a couple’s tasting at Gloria Ferrer Winery.
More info here: http://www.fairmont.com/sonoma/special-offers/hotel-offers/celebration/romance-in-wine-country/
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