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Event: Lake Chelan Hosts "Red Wine and Chocolate" It's about Romance

Celebrate the Month of Love with Artisan Wine and Chocolate Pairings,
February 8-9 and February 15-16 

In February, the Lake Chelan Wine Valley will host Red Wine and Chocolate. Tasting rooms will fill with locals and visitors will taste red wine and sample chocolate pairings on romantic outings or as much-needed winter getaways. You don't want to miss this event. Time to book your reservations today.

Visit Lake Chelan Wine Country.
Campbell Resort on Lake Chelan.
Last year I spent a very comfortable evening at Campbell Resort on Lake Chelan. It's conveniently located on the lake and next to downtown. Many wineries are minutes away by car. Restaurants are just across the street. Recommended as the place to stay on your next visit.

In addition to all of the great Red Wine and Chocolate events you’ll find at the participating 20 wineries, there are several events that will take you deeper into the romantic world of wine. Here are some details.

Bottles of Atam Winery wine chilling.

Atam Winery
Together with their European style wines, Atam Winery will be offering a selection of exquisite German chocolates & treats, which they imported from Germany just for this event.

Cairdeas Winemaker Charlie Lybecker.

Cairdeas Winery
Cairdeas Winery is pairing up their 2011 Consonance with a chocolate truffle, custom made by Intrigue Chocolates. Gourmet s’mores plates featuring Theo Chocolate and Mallow Artisan Marshmallows will also be available.

Chelan Estate
For the fourth year Chelan Estate Winery will feature delectable dark chocolate truffles from Johnson Candy Company of Tacoma, Washington. Johnson Candy Company has more than 100 varieties of delicious hand-made candy, a true Tacoma tradition for over 85 years.

CR Sandidge
Pairing wines with handmade artisan chocolates. Made by a chocolate master in western Washington named Galaxy, these truffles, caramels and chocolate dipped nuts are out of this world.

Four Lakes Winery
Pairing wine with chocolate spread made by the cousin of winemaker Karl Koester.

Posing with some of my Wine Blogger friends.

Hard Row to How
Fun Tasting Room
Hard Row to Hoe

Pairing four amazing wines with gourmet chocolates. This is a unique experience because winemaker Judy Phelps pairs specially selected chocolate flavors with four select red wines chosen for the way they complement each other.

This year’s pairing selections are:
  • Hazelnut & Currant Chocolate with Cabernet Franc.
  • Dark Chocolate Espresso with Petit Verdot.
  • White Chocolate with Primitivo.
  • Milk Chocolate Toffee with "The Coquette" Cinsault.

Lovely bottles of Karma sparkling wine.
Karma Vineyards
Chef Brant is hand making a crispy dark chocolate cannoli stuffed with a red wine risotto blended with Madagascar deep dark chocolate. It will be plated in a pool of Bad Karma Pinot and cardamom rock candy syrup.

Lake Chelan Winery
Dip into Lake Chelan Winery's famous Belgian chocolate fountain! Saturdays and Sundays, February 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th from 12:00 to 6:00pm. Sample award-winning wines and dip every yummy item you can imagine into this fountain of chocolate delight!

Dean Neff, Nefarious Cellars Red Wine Winemaker.

Nefarious Cellars
Making handmade chocolate truffles infused with Cabernet Sauvignon.

Shane Collins Tsillan Cellars Head Winemaker.

Tsillan Cellars
Giving out Perugina Baci Chocolates as we have for the last three years.  In addition, we will have Theo 70% Dark Chocolate for sale in the tasting room.

Larry Lehmbecker Winemaker Vin du Lac.

Vin du Lac
Vin du Lac will release their vineyard cab francs from the 2011 vintage. They will be pairing their wines with chocolate desserts handcrafted by their chefs. The second weekend will include Valentine’s dinner specials.

The Lake Chelan AVA
In April 2009 the Lake Chelan AVA became the 11th AVA in Washington. Located in the north-central part of Washington around Lake Chelan, the area is a sub-appellation of the greater Columbia Valley AVA. Of the 24,040 acres within the AVA's boundaries, only 260 acres were planted with wine grapes as of 2009.

Celebrate the Month of Love in Lake Chelan with Artisan Wine and Chocolate Pairings,
February 8-9 and February 15-16

Events will take place throughout Chelan and Manson. For more information, visit

All the best and treat your loved ones with, Love.



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