Sip With Your Sweetheart a wine & chocolate event!
Smiling sweethearts and happy wine sippers will be hitting the Westside Wine Trail on Saturday, February 10th and Sunday, February 11th for the seventh annual “Sip with Your Sweetheart” event, in celebration of Valentine’s Day.
This will be two afternoons of supreme chocolate indulgence. Taste buds will be able to savour decadent wine and chocolate pairings that have been carefully created and harmonized by local chefs, bakers and sommeliers.
The participating wineries will be treating everyone from noon to 4 pm each day during this open house event with complimentary wine & chocolate tastings. Wine, gifts, books, art and culinary delights will be available for purchase so one can enjoy them long after their visit to the Westside Wine Trail.
This is a self-guided tour and for added convenience, touring options are available through Distinctly Kelowna Tours , Roots and Vines Tours, or Uncorked Okanagan Wine Tours. Looking to stay overnight for the long weekend? The Cove Lakeside Resort or Casa Loma Lakeshore Resort offer beautiful lakeside accommodation with the Holiday Inn offering convenience to wineries and the Westside Farm Loop.
Where: wineries of the Westside Wine Trail – Start on either end of the trail – Hayman Rd or Glencoe Rd. Check out Visit Westside’s website for an interactive, mobile friendly map.
Wine & Chocolate Menu – updated as menus confirmed.
Beaumont Family Estate Winery
Stop by for an afternoon of crafters and treats. Double chocolate scones paired with ICEWINE shots, featuring Cobbs bread and our special of BUY 2 Icewines – get one free ….. Our icewine is VQA Certified organic Pinot Noir Icewine
Ciao Bella Winery | Trio of wines paired with milk, white and dark chocolate truffles.
The smoothest and most delectable melt in your mouth European chocolates from Lindt will be paired with our wine. Enjoy a white chocolate truffle with our Pinot Grigio, a milk chocolate truffle with our Pinot Rose or a dark chocolate truffle with our Pinot Nero (Italian name for Pinot Noir).
Indigenous World Winery | 2013 Simo Red Blend & dark chocolate
Enjoy our 2013 Simo red blend paired with Cacao Barry’s Extra-Bitter Guayaquil 66% couverture from Perry’s Premium Chocolate. These heart shaped chocolates have roasted notes with hints of coffee and chestnut.
Kalala Organic Estate Winery – 150 Frizzante and fudge.
The 150 Frizzante, a nice bubbly rosé will be paired with fudge made by Tom Follery’s Fudge. Sweet Peas’ Little Farm, a local favourite, will also be onside with goodies crafted for Valentine’s Day.
Grizzli Winery | Merlot Icewine and a chocolate fondue.
Grizzli Winery invites you to indulge our ‘date night’ Merlot Red Icewine – featuring notes of chocolate and roses. Paired with a variety of fresh fruit and sweets dipped in a chocolate fondue.
Little Straw Vineyards | 2016 Rosé & Chocolate Lava Cakes
Enjoy chocolate lava cakes with a special sauce hidden inside as it is paired with a Pinot Rosé.
Mt Boucherie Winery | award winning icewine, chocolates & roses
Complimentary tastings of our award winning Ice Wines paired with bites of Chocolate ! We will also be handing out Fresh Long Stem Roses to the first 200 Sweethearts on Saturday Feb 10th and the First 200 Sweethearts on Sunday Feb 11th. Complimentary tastings for the day on all of our wines !
Mission Hill Family Estate | Feature Wines, Chocolate & Fudge Pairings
Enjoy a complimentary tasting of four of our award winning wines paired with single origin chocolates from ChocolXO and locally made artisanal fudge by Fudge4You. Sip, sample and taste through the exciting art of wine and chocolate pairings with Lead Sommelier, Bram Bolwijn.
Off the Grid Organic Winery | 2017 Rosé & Bliss Bakery
Enjoy a delightful pairing of the new 2017 Ever After Rosé with a treat from Bliss Bakery.
Quails’ Gate Winery | 2015 Fortified Vintage Foch & Dark Chocolate Foch & Fudge Brownie
Celebrate your sweetheart at Quails’ Gate with a complimentary tasting of our 2015 Fortified Vintage Foch perfectly paired with a decadent Dark Chocolate Foch & Fudge Brownie made by our award-winning team at Old Vines Restaurant. Looking for the perfect gift? Wow your loved one with a handwritten love note on a bottle of their favourite wine then have it specially wrapped by our resident love experts in the Wine Shop.
Rollingdale Winery| 2016 Fort & Purdys Chocolatier
Our 2016 FORT, a Port-style wine made with our organic estate Marechal Foch will be paired with Purdys’ Turona and their signature Himalayan Pink Salt Caramels in milk chocolate. Purdy’s Turona (named after a 16th Century Spanish confection) features a smoothly blended layer of almond/hazelnut gianduja (jan-doo-yah), creamy milk chocolate and crispy French pastry flake, topped by a rich dark chocolate truffle layer made with fresh whipping cream and 100% sustainable cocoa. Enrobed in dark chocolate and sprinkled with French pastry flakes, Turona is the dark chocolate lover’s ultimate treat.
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery | featured wine 2015 Pinot Noir Icewine
Will be pairing their pinot noir icewine with a maple-cream filled chocolate from Rogers Chocolates.
the hatch – pairing coming soon
Meanwhile, enjoy some pictures from previous years!