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Chocolate Lover's Weekend Along the Wine Trail
February 15 - February 16
Chocolate? Wine? Fine!!!! Yes, what a treat for my Valentine! Come join us for our annual chocolate and wine pairing event, Chocolate Lover’s Weekend, now back to two weekends in February! Saturday and Sunday February 8-9 and 15-16, each winery on the trail will be offering delicious chocolate treats carefully paired with their wines. No tickets necessary. What better reason to plan a trip to visit...and while you’re at purchase your 2020 passport, gather winery stamps along the way and pick up your thank you gift after finishing all nine!
Guests interested in tour operators (to do the driving for you) can check out de Tours of Indiana Wines. Chocolate Lover's packages are now available and include transportation, tastings, chocolates, lunch and more. Sit back, relax and enjoy your wine tasting experience to the fullest - http://www.detourswine.com/popular-packages.
Featured Winery Selections:
Best Vineyards - a selection of handmade, chocolate desserts. White Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Bluebird Wine Pate with hazelnut crackers, Dutch Chocolate Shortbread, Cherry Kiss Cookies, and for those who want something other than chocolate - Heavenly Lemon Angel Food Bars. All paired artfully with our wines.
Brown County Winery - featuring Bloomington Chocolate Company's Red Velvet BloomingO's - their signature chocolate dipped sandwich cookies. Not too dark and not too sweet, the perfect complement to the famous red velvet cookie center.
Butler Winery - featuring handmade desserts paired with fortified wine favorites with each paid tasting! Chocolate Cherry Bombs made and paired with Terra Rossa (Chambourcin port), fresh-baked Toll House chocolate chip cookies paired with Cherry Obsession, and Drunken Blueberry Brownies made and paired with Blueberry Obsession.
French Lick Winery - highlighting chocolate treats from local Uplands chocolatiers Bloomington Chocolate Company and Jasper Chocolates.
Huber Winery - pairing chocolate delights from Jeffersonville, Indiana's Schimpff's Confectionary with Huber wine favorites with every paid tasting. Chocolates include the Milk Chocolate Walnut Pinwheel, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Heart, White Chocolate Blackberry Heart, and Dark Chocolate Orange Star. Bonus tasting for Huber wine club members!
Oliver Winery - offering guests their choice of a pair of truffles from Bloomington Chocolate Company - Dark Chocolate Balsamic, Chocolate Dipped Strawberry, or Creme Brulee - to enjoy with a paid wine tasting. Also featuring a delectable Chocolate Fondue Wine Flight available for purchase - with melted chocolate, dip worthy treats and a trio of wines.
Owen Valley Winery - highlighting local candy makers Nate's Candy Jar and their Dark Chocolate Blackberry Wine Fudge, as well as Diamond K Sweets and their White Chocolate Cheesecake Fudge-o-bits. Also sharing house made treats, including White Chocolate Mousse with red wine reduction and cocoa dusted almonds with turbinado sugar.
Turtle Run Winery - featuring chocolate turtles (what else!) from Southern Indiana's premier chocolatier Schimpff's Confectionary.
Winzerwald Winery - serving up Marich Free Trade Chocolates with every paid tasting - milk chocolate covered cherries, white and dark chocolate covered blueberries, and dark chocolate covered barrel-aged bourbon caramels paired with your choice of dry or sweet wine.