WEEKEND: Days of wine and chocolate to continue

Peninsula Daily News

The annual Red Wine & Chocolate Tour continues through Presidents Day weekend, Saturday through Monday.

Eight wineries on the North Olympic Peninsula are presenting pairings of wine and chocolate from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the tour that began last weekend.

A $30 ticket buys a commemorative wineglass, complimentary wine-tasting and samples of chocolate.

Tickets may be purchased at participating wineries during the event, but they are not required.

A $5 wine-tasting fee will be charged at each winery for non-ticketed visitors, all of whom must be 21 or older.

Participants who visit all eight of the wineries are entered into a drawing for a wine-themed gift basket.

Participating wineries, and their special attractions, are:

■ Black Diamond Winery, 2976 Black Diamond Road, Port Angeles; 360-457-0748; www.blackdiamondwinery.com.

Black Diamond will feature its raspberry wine with chocolate truffles and chocolate pomegranate pieces.

■ Camaraderie Cellars, 334 Benson Road, Port Angeles; 360-417-3564; www.camaraderiecellars.com.

Camaraderie will offer cocoa-spiced pulled pork paired with a recently released 2009 Syrah and chocolate-drizzled popcorn paired with a Tempranillo, as well as Molly Baby bittersweet chocolate cookies complemented by Camaraderie's Merlot.

■ Eaglemount Wine & Cider, 2350 Eaglemount Road, Discovery Bay; 360-732-4084; www.eaglemountwinery.com.

Eaglemount will pair its red wines, including a new-release Malbec Port, with truffles and caramels by Chocolate Serenade.

■ FairWinds Winery, 1984 W. Hastings Ave., Port Townsend; 360-385-6899; www.fairwindswinery.com.

The winery will offer a dark chocolate fountain with fruits and sweets for dipping, paired with Fairwinds' Port O' Call.

Also available will be the latest vintages of Gewürztraminer and Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend and samples of the soon-to-be-released 2005 Champoux Vineyard Cabernet and a 2005 Merlot.

■ Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 62 Barn Swallow Road, Chimacum; 360-732-4337; www.finnriver.com.

Finnriver will feature raspberry wine with apple brandy, along with a cranberry rosehip winter seasonal cider, as well as pizza with Sauce Chocolat Salé, a French salted-chocolate sauce by Jennifer Michele Chocolat, black currant Brandywine truffles made by Elevated Candy Co. and mini dark-chocolate cordial cups for sipping Finnriver's sweet wines.

■ Harbinger Winery, 2358 W. U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles; 360-452-4262; www.harbingerwinery.com.

Dynamo Red Wine will be paired with Harbingers' chocolate/potato chip invention, along with a Petit Sirah-infused “chocolate rocket” and a secret bonus pairing.

Barhop Brewery, located at the same site as the winery, will offer its annual Venezuelan Chocolate Porter.

■ Olympic Cellars, 255410 U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles; 360-452-0160; www.olympiccellars.com.

The winery will offer Cashmere, Cabernet & Chocolate and Copper Heart Pounding with Master Coppersmith Walter Massey, as well as chocolate bark produced by local master chocolatier Yvonne Yokota.

The new-release 2009 Syrah — rich, spicy and full-bodied — will be paired with vegetarian Chocolate Chili Molé, a “Best Of” from 2009.

■ Wind Rose Cellars, 155 W. Cedar St., Sequim; 360-358-5469; www.windrosecellars.com.

Wind Rose Cellars' tasting room at 143 W. Washington St. in downtown Sequim will offer four Italian wine varieties: 2011 Dolcetto, 2010 Barbera, 2009 Bravo Rosso and the 2011 Windy Day Muscato, each specially paired with chocolates by local chocolatier Cocoa d'Amici.

For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/ygawtdk.

Last modified: February 14. 2013 5:54PM
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