Celebrate Valentine's Day at DMV wineries

You had me at Merlot! As hard as it is to believe, January is almost over, which means Valentine's Day will be here before we know it. Looking for a socially-distanced but still romantic way to celebrate? Then check out these five wineries offering V-Day specials. But hurry — at some, reservations are required, and are bound to be snatched up quickly! xoxo

Windridge Winery

Get ready for Valentine’s Day this year by celebrating either at Windridge or at home with our exclusive Wine Flight & Chocolate Pairing package. We’ve teamed up with local chocolatier SpagnVola to deliver you a perfect marriage between our wines and their chocolate. We have two options: Option 1: $54 for delivery of both mini-bottles & chocolate

For those who want to celebrate at home, we will offer mini-bottle flights (4 oz each) of our Portrayal 2019, Encampment 2019, and Old Line 2016, paired with chocolate flavors ranging from berries, salt, honey, jasmine-rose, and white peach. Free delivery is available to Montgomery, Frederick and Howard counties. Get your orders in by Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m. for delivery on Thursday, Feb. 11.

Option 2: $38 for in-house pairing, $20 for chocolates alone

For those who want to celebrate at Windridge, this special Valentine's Day offer will be available as a normal wine flight (2 oz each), paired with the same chocolate.

As for our local chocolatier: SpagnVola is a name derived from a 16th century voyage map of the island of Hispaniola, known today as the Dominican Republic and Haiti. We are especially impressed with SpagnVola for their commitment to cultivating and processing their own cacao beans in the DR, before roasting and refining them in small batches right here locally in Gaithersburg, Md. Their single-estate chocolates come directly from the hands of farmers.

Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard is offering a wide array of options for Valentine’s day in 2021! From Feb. 1 – Feb. 15, the winery will be offering Chocolate & Wine Pairing Flights. Enjoy a selection of our favorite Lindt Lindor and Ghirardelli chocolates perfectly paired with four PPW wines. V-Day flights can be enjoyed during any bistro or wine tent reservation. Don't forget, our reservations open two weeks in advance (Ex. On Jan. 29, reservation for Feb. 12 will open).

The ladies at Wild Tribe Co. have beautifully decorated the wine tents with Valentine’s Vibes! Feel the love in these adorable wine tents from Feb. 3 – Feb. 15. If you book a wine tent on Feb. 12 – 15, you will have the option to pre-order one of our “Love is Sweet” Dessert Platters ($27)! These delectable platters will include strawberry rosé cannolis, chocolate-covered strawberries, white chocolate rosé truffles and cookie sandwiches with mulled wine pastry cream. While this dessert platter will not be available in the bistro, we will be selling all of these desserts individually if you dine in the bistro the weekend of Valentine’s Day.

Our bistro will have both indoor and outdoor reservations available on Valentine’s weekend. We do have several outdoor and indoor fireside options that you can request , and on Feb. 1214, our chef has created several V-day bistro menu specials.

The Winery at Bull Run*

Take a break from being stuck inside and enjoy a safe and cozy Campfire Date with The Winery at Bull Run.

Your Campfire Date package ($100) includes seating around a firepit, s’mores making kit, two glasses of wine from our tasting menu in logo glasses for you to keep, and one blanket to take home. Our double-date option ($150) includes double the supplies! If you have a campfire date on Feb. 11 – 15, then you can add on a special V-Day package.

Option 1: $35 V-Day Add-On

This package includes a bottle of wine of your choice from the list below, assorted brand-name chocolates, Valentine's Day-themed coasters, and a fresh rose.

White Wines: 2018 Chardonnay; 2019 Lilly's Viognier; 2019 Delaney; 2019 Petit Manseng; 2019 Traminette; 2019 Sweet Victory

Red Wines: 2018 Cabernet Franc; 2018 Meritage; 2018 Norton; 2018 Merlot; 2019 Antebellum

Option 2: $45 Premium V-Day Add-On

This package includes a bottle of your choice from the list of specialty wines below, assorted brand-name chocolates, Valentine's Day-themed coasters, and a fresh rose.

Wine Choices:

  • VA Stonebridge Sparkling

  • Reconciliation

  • 2018 Petit Verdot

  • Fort (port-style wine)

* This is where I'll be spending Valentine's Day from 2-4 p.m., so if you see me, come say hi! (From 6 ft. away, of course.)

Big Cork Winery

Celebrate V-Day in a BIG way and make BIG Cork your one stop shop for Valentine’s Day gifts galore! Our BIG Cork Valentine's Day Bundles ($65) include a bouquet of florals from WestVirJeni, a mini-dessert box with themed desserts from Grazeful, and a bottle of our new 2020 Malbec Rose! Pre-order today and pick up on Saturday, Feb. 13 anytime from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join us for a Valentine‘s Day Dessert & Wine Pairing ($24) featuring award-winning BIG Cork dessert wines. Pairing selections include our newly released 2020 Malbec Rose, 2019 Siberian Ice with Raspberry cheesecake, 2019 Vidal Blanc Ice with a Butterscotch cream puff, and our 2019 Petit Verdot Ice with Chocolate mousse bomb. Tickets are available* at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 pm, 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14. Appointments are required.

* Some time slots may already be sold out.

Brooklyn Winery

Cozy up with your sweetheart and enjoy a Valentine's Day Virtual Wine & Chocolate Tasting ($99) from Brooklyn Winery (District Winery's sister winery) on Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. Each participant will receive two red wines and four locally-made chocolates for a romantic winery experience at home. After you book, we will send you a link to join our exclusive tasting with one of our fabulous wine experts! The live event will feature interactive elements and engaging conversation about wine pairings.

For orders placed before Feb. 1, your kit will be shipped* on Feb. 3 or later to preserve freshness. PLEASE NOTE: This item is for shipping only and may not be picked up at our DC location.

Each Valentine’s Day Tasting Kit includes:

  • One bottle of Brooklyn Winery Winery Cuvée Noir

  • One bottle of Brooklyn Winery Old Vine Zinfandel

  • One Milène Jardine rosemary chocolate bar

  • Two Raaka coconut milk chocolate bites

  • One Brooklyn Winery tahini brownie

  • One Fine & Raw lucuma and vanilla chocolate bar

  • Two wine tasting glasses

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