Valentine’s Day (February 14) lands on a Friday this year, giving you plenty of quality time to spend with your significant other. So why not make a weekend out of it and celebrate in wine country? From culinary tours to couples massages, below are our suggestions for the perfect Valentine’s Day weekend.
ZIPLINE WITH SONOMA CANOPY TOURS
Bonding activities are always a great way to remind your special someone why they’re your special Valentine. Try ziplining with your loved one deep in the world famous California Coastal Redwoods. Sonoma Canopy Tours’ courses contain high-flying zip lines, sky bridges, a spiral staircase, and a thrilling rappel to the forest floor.
CULINARY TOUR AND TASTING AT CHALK HILL ESTATE
Spend a romantic afternoon touring the vineyards and gardens of Chalk Hill Estate while your guide shares the farming and viticulture practices that make Chalk Hill one of the most coveted properties in California wine country. Enjoy an elegant food and wine pairing while basking in the views of this very special location.
COUPLE’S COOKING CLASS AT SILVERADO COOKING SCHOOL
Learn to make a three-course meal featuring fresh ingredients and helpful tips and techniques from a professional chef. Sip on two wine pairings included with dinner as well as receive an apron and a set of recipes after your meal. This class is the gift that keeps on giving as you can make this meal for future Valentine’s days to come.
STAY AT THE MILLIKEN CREEK INN & SPA
Relax at the Milliken Creek Inn & Spa and experience their Romance Uncorked Package. This package includes a two-night stay at the inn as well as a couples’ aromatherapy massage, breakfast for two each morning, and “Magic Hour” wine and cheese reception. Top it off by indulging in the romance of sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries.
VIEW THE SIGHTS OF NAPA VALLEY IN A HOT AIR BALLOON
Start your day with a hot air balloon ride with Napa Valley Aloft. Enjoy the stunning views Napa Valley has to offer from 3,000 feet above. Choose to add a champagne post-flight breakfast for a romantic experience of a lifetime.
SAVOR WINE AND TAKEOUT AT HOME
A Valentine’s Day date doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Sometimes the simplest of plans make for a night that you will cherish forever. Order some takeout from your favorite local restaurant and turn on a movie or TV series to watch while you eat. For Chinese takeout, we recommend the 2018 Three Rivers Riesling to contrast the spicy flavors and for burgers delivered to your home, we recommend the 2017 Roth Cabernet Sauvignon because Cabernets are known to have savory flavors that will compliment a juicy burger.