Share something sweet with Niagara Wine Trail this Valentine's Day
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 11:15 am
Valentine's Day wine and
chocolate pairing event
Treat your sweetheart to
local wines paired with chocolate during the Niagara Wine Trail's "Be
Mine with Wine" event, Valentine's Day weekend (Feb. 13-15).
The member wineries of
the Niagara Wine Trail have teamed up with chocolatiers to pair their wines
with decadent chocolates and sweets. Some of the pairings include:
- 810 Meadworks:Three
meads, each paired with its very own fine chocolates.
Spring Vineyards: Pairing milk chocolate Lindt truffles with its Red Flight.
- A Gust of
Sun Winery: Your choice of three wines, each paired with a chocolate
specifically made to go with that wine from Stuffed Chocolates.
- Black Willow
Winery: Pairing sea-salted pretzel toffee-bark with mead or white
whites, and choink (bacon brittle) with red wines.
Vineyards: Pinot noir paired with milk chocolate hearts from Watson's Chocolates.
- Flight of
Five Winery: Pairing chocolate cherry cake with red wines.
Trail Winery: Pairing its chocolate-covered cherry wine with cheesecake.
- Midnight Run Wine
Cellars: A spicy Mexican hot chocolate cookie will be paired with
Baco Noir wine.
Landing Wine Cellars: Decedent white chocolate-covered Niagara Landing trail mix.
This little treat will be paired with Chocolate Dream, Almond Dream and
Raspberry Rosebud, or for those who like a sweet heat, a new hot pepper wine.
Vineyards & Winery: Pairing with a choice of sparkling
wine or ice wine, dulce de leche cake with chocolate mousse and candied orange
zest from Cream and Sugar Café in Lockport
- Spring Lake
Winery: Wines paired with chocolate fondue.
- The Winery
at Marjim Manor: Wines paired with a choice of chocolate with sea salt or
chocolate with toffee by Just Chocolates. Just Chocolates will be on site with
samples of its other chocolates and chocolate for sale.
Vineyards: Wines paired with homemade peanut butter cup.
Pre-sale tickets are
available for $30 per person at the Niagara Wine Trail website, www.niagarawinetrail.org. Any
remaining tickets will be available the day of the event for $35. Event tickets
are good for all three days of the event (Friday, noon to 5 p.m.;
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday,
noon to 5 p.m.
Each ticket includes a
wine glass from the starting winery, three tastes of wine at each of the
participating wineries, and a sweet sample at each winery. A complete list of
featured pairings may be found on the trail's website events page.
Ticket prices do not
include sales tax or transportation.
recommend advance ticket purchases at the website, and encourage groups to
purchase tickets in a single sale. Groups traveling by bus or limo should call
and make reservations with each winery on the itinerary in advance of the
Tickets and additional
information can be found at www.niagarawinetrail.org.