Sweet pairings

Valentine’s Day in wine country

SWEETHEART With wine and dessert pairings, chocolates and flowers, South Valley rounds up wineries ready for love.

Celebrating the month of love with chocolate, wine, roses and fancy dinners is easy in the South Valley.

Church Creek Cellars will hold a wine and truffle pairing Feb. 2-3, and Calerrain will hand out roses Feb. 9-10.

Alara plans a chocolate truffle pairing with Mariette Chocolates of Willow Glen—$20 for five wines paired with truffles—while Jason-Stephens will pair five wines with Marich chocolates.

Aver Family will offer chocolate and wine pairings on Feb. 9-10. Solis holds its annual gourmet Wine and Chocolate event on Feb 9.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with an intimate winemaker dinner with Fernwood Cellars at Odeum, Feb. 7, at 6pm, featuring library wines.

Clos LaChance offers a four-course Valentine’s Day menu at $70 for wine club members and $80 for others, plus tax and gratuity. Wine available for purchase. Seatings are at 6pm or 8pm, Thursday, Feb. 14. 408.686.1050.

Love is in the air at Guglielmo Winery. They’re hosting The Houserockers for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 5-10pm, with a buffet dinner (Angus sirloin, Atlantic salmon), a champagne toast and dancing. Wine available for purchase. Tickets, $89.

Check out Fortino Winery’s Sweetheart Saturday, Feb. 16, 1-3pm, with a special dessert and wine pairing, along with live music. Sweet, indeed.

Enjoy food and wine pairing with Thérèse and Dan Martin of Martin Ranch, Feb. 16.

Satori is planning a barrel tasting with futures purchases

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