You’ll be sure to impress your Valentine this year if you take her (or him) to a wine event. There are many events to choose from during the weekend of February 12th-14th, 2010. Take a look….
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12th:
1.) McKeon-Phillips Winery Valentines Day Event
Feb 12th, 2010- 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Of crab, shrimp & scallop
w/ béchamel sauce
2007 GC Chardonnay
Cornish Game Hens,
Mushroom wild rice & root vegetables,
w/spicy citrus Madeira glaze
2001 BPR Cabernet Sauvignon
2.) Special Valentine’s Day Shopping Event
Trilogy Club House, Avila Room
Thursday, Feb. 12th, 6-9pm
Costa de Oro will be pouring wine and selling Gift Baskets & Boxes, Gift Cards, and Special Wine Packages, including our Syrah Port and Chocolate Cups! Flowers, jewelry, and food items also available. www.cdowinery.com
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13th:
1.) Byron’s Tasting Room Grand Opening
Byron has scheduled music, aphrodisiac noshes, charming company (including members of our winemaking and viticultural team), and a wide selection of Byron’s current releases, library wines and rare bottlings. On both Saturday and Sunday we’ll be offering:
• 2 for 1 tasting fees ($10 per couple; wine club members complimentary)
• Luscious appetizers prepared by New West Catering
• A sensory exploration of the aromatics found in Byron wines
• Live jazz
Date: Saturday and Sunday, February 13th -14th
Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm both days
Location: 2367 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441 – two blocks north of flagpole
Please call Katy at 888-938-7310 with any questions.
2.) Tres Hermanas Winery Valentines Dinner
• February 13th, 2010
• Location: 9660 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria, CA
• Music, Dinner & Live Auction
• All proceeds benefit the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
Valentines Celebration held in historic barn! Hors d’ oeuvres at 6:00pm Dinner includes Santa Maria Style Barbeque at 7:00. Beer, wine, malted beverages and soft drinks available. Tickets are pre-sold only. Table reservations can be made for groups of 10 or more, with maximum table seating 12. Each table will have two bottles of Tres Hermanas estate Syrah donated by Tres Hermanas Winery. Tickets are available now until February 3rd. We need your help to ensure that Santa Maria Valley Humane Society can continue to be a safe place for animals in need for years to come. If you are in need of a friend, visit your local animal shelter.
Tickets $35 Per Person, $25/pp for wine club members
Tasting Room: (805)937-8451 Hours: 10-5 Daily
Mandolina New Release Party
Saturday, February 13th from 6-8 pm
For you valentines who will be visiting us over the weekend of February 14th, we have scheduled a Mandolina New Release Party where we will officially release and taste three new 2009 Italian wines: the beautiful Malvasia Bianca that you have been waiting for, Muscat Canelli, and the lightly sweet Moscato made from Orange Muscat.
Look for special release pricing on these 3 wines and enjoy live music, cheese and light appetizers,
a surprise announcement for Mandolina fans only, and the company of good friends.
Event will be held at the Mandolina Tasting Room and is complimentary to Mandolina, L&L, and Owners’ Select Wine Club members (2 admissions per club account) and $20 per guest.
No RSVP required but expect a crowd unless it’s still raining! For more information, phone 1.888.777.6663.
4.) Cottonwood Canyon Futures Event: Sample 11 unreleased wines from 11am-2pm, mostly pinot noirs with five great appetizers. www.cottonwoodcanyon.com
5.) Summerland Winery’s Lucious Wines & Divine Chocolate Pairing. February 13th & 14th. 11am-5pm. 2-for-1 Wine & Chocolate Pairing plus 10% off all wine purchases.www.summerlandwine.com/
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14th:
1.) Chocolate and Wine at Riverbench Vineyard and Winery
Chocolate, wine and Valentine’s Day- sounds like the perfect date! Join us Sunday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for delectable chocolate and wine pairings, and get your own box of chocolates to take home with your purchase of our 2007 Reserve Pinot Noir. Riverbench Vineyard and Winery is located at 6020 Foxen Canyon Road in Santa Maria. (805) 937-8340.
2.) Lucas & Lewellen Valentine’s Day Winemaker Dinner
Date: Sunday, February 14th
Time: 6 PM
Location: The Santa Ynez Valley Marriott “Jockey Club” at 555 McMurray Road in Buellton
Treat your valentine to a romantic wine dinner featuring Lucas & Lewellen wines at the charming Jockey Club at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott.
Champagne Reception with Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms, Coconut Shrimp with Mango Chutney, and Pork Potstickers with Soy Ginger Sauce
Poached Pear Salad with Bibb, Endive, Arugula, Baby Spinach, Candied Walnuts and Gorgonzola
with Raspberry Vinaigrette and Warm French Rolls
served with Lucas & Lewellen Rosé of Pinot Noir
Rose Petal Sorbet
Small Plate of Lobster Tail with Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce with Baby Vegetables
served with Lucas & Lewellen Chenin Blanc
Filet Mignon with Lucas & Lewellen Merlot Mushroom Sauce
with Blue Cheese Red Skin Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus with Roasted Red Pepper
served with Lucas & Lewellen Cabernet Sauvignon, Cote del Sol
Chocolate Indulgence with Lucas & Lewellen Port Wine Chocolate Sauce and Fresh Raspberries
$100 per couple, not including tax and gratuity.
For dinner reservations, more information, and to secure a special room rate of $119 on Sunday, February 14th, which includes breakfast, contact Susie Harrison at the Marriott at 805.325.2000.
3.) Testa’s Bistro: 5 Course Valentine’s Day Menu
Testa’s Bistro Valentines Dinner
5 Course Dinner with Complimentary Champagne
Your choice of one option per course
-Fire Roasted Artichoke Quarter with Chipotle Aioli
-Goat Cheese Stuffed Tear Drop Tomato topped with a sprig of fresh Dill
-Lobster Bacon Roll with Tomato Puree’
-Lamb Lollipop with Syrah reduction and Fresh Mint
-Corsa Arrugula Salad with Flame Roasted Portabella Mushroom, Avocado, Corn, Shaved Parmesan with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
-Onion Soup with Guiness Beef Broth Base with Melted Gruyere and Crispy Baguette Chip
-Miso Marinated Black Cod resting on Saffron Fried Risotto and Garlic baby BokChoy with a pool of bacon broth
-Certified Angus Beef New York Steak topped with Truffle Butter, Grilled Shallots and Garlic over Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus.
-Chocolate Souffle accompanied with Fresh Citrus and Raspberries
-Fried Bananas served over Vanilla Gelato and warm Rum molasses
Complimentary Champagne Upon Arrival
5 Course Dinner- $55 Per Guest
5 Course w/ Wine Pairng- $70 Per Guest
Complimentary Corkage Fee
Single Seating Starting at 5:30pm. Reservations Required
Tax & Gratuity will be added
4.) Far Western Tavern’s Valentine’s Day Dinner:
Valenties Day Dinner Special
Ravioli with roasted garlic cream sauce
Shrimp cocktail and mixed green salad with choice of dressing
8oz. prime top sirloin and a 9oz. Lobster tail with drawn
butter and lemon
served with garlic`chive mashed potatoes
Crispy Cannolis filled with dried cherry and chocolate ricotta cheese
drizzled with sweet Pinot Noir reduction
Far Western Tavern
899 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe, Ca 93434
Reservation call or go to our website