5 Places to Celebrate Love in Wine Country
January is (finally) over, mustard is blooming in the vineyards, and love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there aren’t many places much more romantic than Napa Valley. Whether you’re a Valentine’s Day naysayer or you live for the teddy bears and chocolates, there’s something here for you. Happy planning!
Castello Di Amorosa
The castle of love, Castello Di Amorosa’s authentic Tuscan-style winery will transport you to a relaxing day in Italy. Visit on Valentine’s Day for a Cheese and Wine Pairing Tour or return on Friday, February 16 for the Royal Hearts Cabaret! A Parisian night of romance, wine, and entertainment, this formal event is a can’t-miss party!
Judd’s Hill Winery
The only thing better than wine and food is wine, food, AND a massage. Join Judd’s Hill Winery for the annual Valentine’s weekend bash and pickup party on February 11 from noon – 2:30 p.m. Free to wine club members or open to the public with the purchase of a ticket, enjoy new releases of Judd Hill’s delicious wines paired with food bites and complimentary neck and shoulder massages.
Culinary Institute of America at Copia
Start your Valentine’s Day evening with a seated conversation with a winemaking couple as they take you through an intimate wine tasting and shared plates experience during Tastemakers: Made with Love, hosted by the Culinary Institute of America at Copia. Or, turn up the fun and turn down the mushy love at the Don’t be Bitter(s); Single Awareness Day Amaro tasting! A walk-around tasting, join your fellow V-Day cynics enjoying bitters from different regions of Italy paired with an anti-Valentine’s Day soundtrack.
Break the traditions of a one-on-one dinner and opt for a dinner party! Kitchen Collective, Napa’s private urban cooking club, is hosting a Rat-Pack themed ‘My Funny Valentine’ cocktail party. Complete with a five-course meal and live jazz music, feel free to bring your own bottle of wine to celebrate with. Cocktail attire required!
The Wine Train
If you just can’t decide on one place, opt for a journey. The Napa Valley Wine Train is ready to sweep you and your loved one off your feet for a day or evening adventure through the Valley. Elegant and intimate, hop aboard the train for a gourmet meal, sparkling wine, live music, and the best view in town.
Love the Wine One You’re With
Whether it’s a wine tasting or an elaborate dinner, all that matters is that you’re with your Valentine. So plan your trip to Napa Valley and take advantage of this wonderful weather!