Sip With Your Sweetheart a wine & chocolate event!
Smiling sweethearts and happy wine sippers will be hitting the Westside Wine Trail on Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, February 10th for the eighth 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 offers 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.
Ciao Bella Winery | 2016 Pinot Nero and 2016 Pinot Rose paired with chocolates.
2016 Pinot Nero paired with a dark chocolate. This sultry red wine was aged in the finest oak barrels, it will awaken your pallet with hints of raspberries, black liquorice and rich dark chocolate. What better way to celebrate your Valentine’s than to share this award winning Pinot Nero (Noir), perfect for those special valentines moments!
2016 Pinot Rose’ paired with a milk chocolate. Lively fun and refreshing, this Pinot Rose’ is fruit forward with hints of succulent strawberries, rhubarb and wild cherries! Robust enough for your favourite cheese and also smooth enough for your valentines chocolates!
Indigenous World Winery
Kalala Organic Estate Winery | Kiran (Maderia-Style) & Homemade Chocolates.
Kiran was created with second and third pressed individual ice wines, left in barrels in the sun for three years to age. This Maderia-style wine displays aromas of caramel, hazelnut, dried fig and brown sugar on the palette. Enjoy this wine with some homemade chocolates and Kombucha created by the wine making team.
Grizzli Winery | Raspberry Wine & Cheesecake
Enjoy a complimentary flight of raspberry wine, merlot wine and cab franc icewine as well as a pairing of raspberry wine and chocolate drizzled cheesecake.
Little Straw Vineyards | Little Straw Vineyards | 2017 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 ice wine & Purdys milk chocolates
Complimentary tastings of our award-winning Ice Wines paired with bites of milk Chocolate!
Mission Hill Family Estate
Off the Grid Organic Winery | 2018 Rosé & Bliss Bakery
Enjoy a delightful pairing of the new 2018 Ever After Rosé with a treat from Bliss Bakery.
Quails’ Gate Winery | 2014 Riesling Icewine with Pate de Fruit & White Chocolate from the team at Old Vines Restaurant
Love is in the air at Quails’ Gate! Join us in our Wine Shop for this special Icewine tasting and leave a love note to your sweetheart! Have your message written on a bottle of their favourite wine or write your message on our window and capture a selfie to send their way.
Rollingdale Winery | 2016 Fort & Purdys Chocolatier
Rollingdale Winery will feature their 2016 FORT, a Port-style wine made with organic estate Marechal Foch and be partnering once again with Purdys Chocolatier. Enjoy a sip of delicious FORT and then treat yourself to Purdys Chocolatier’s original 1907 caramel recipe that is enrobed in chocolate with a sprinkle of Himalayan pink salt on top or their Turona, a chocolate confection layered with almond/hazelnut gianduja, creamy milk chocolate, French pastry and rich dark chocolate truffle. Then take another sip of FORT and discover how the chocolate pairing brings out new flavours.
Volcanic Hills Estate Winery | featured wine 2014 Riesling Icewine
Will be pairing their Riesling icewine with a Dark Chocolate maple-cream filled chocolate from Rogers Chocolates.
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Meanwhile, enjoy some pictures from previous years!