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Red Wine, Cider & Chocolate Tour - Extended!
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 11:00am - 05:00pm

Red Wine and Chocolate is extended! For those of you who are unable to attend next weekend, we have added two more dates, February 23rd & 24th.  The following dates are now available:  February 16, 17, 18, 23, & 24, 2019.  If you are able to attend Red Wine Cider & Chocolate on any of the dates listed, no further action is required.  Use the ticket you already have and come and have a good time!

If you are unable to attend any of the Red Wine, Cider & Chocolate dates we are offering an exchange of tickets for our upcoming Wine & Cheese event on April 27th & 28th. If you would like to exchange your tickets, please contact Brown Paper Tickets and they will take care of processing your exchange.  You must contact Brown Paper Tickets by Thursday, Feb 14 by 4:00 pm in order to exchange your tickets. Once again, each of us thanks you for being customers of the Olympic Peninsula Wineries.  We couldn't t do it without your support!  

Enjoy our annual Olympic Peninsula Red Wine, Cider and Chocolate Tour! Let your temptations run wild with our unmatched extraordinary blends of Washington grapes, apples and pears – paired with decadent chocolate & local culinary fare. You’ll fall head over heels with Olympic Peninsula Wineries & Cideries, during the Olympic Peninsula Red Wine, Cider and Chocolate Tour.  This tour takes place over two scrumptious weekends to allow you to savor each venue’s offerings. Our new release varietals and culinary offerings will satisfy every palate and have you falling in love with every sip.

Tickets for this self-guided tour are available online for $40 or $45 at the wineries or cideries.  These tickets include a souvenir wine glass, wine and cider tastings at each location as well as sensational chocolate pairings.  Visitors who get their ticket stamped at all nine tasting rooms will be entered into a drawing for a love inspired gift basket. 

Purchase tickets here.   (Anyone who purchased tickets for last weekend that was snowed out, those tickets can be used this weekend!

All venues will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day for the tour and some venues may have extended hours for non-tour visits.  Tasting fees for those not participating in the ticketed event will be $10 per person at each winery or cidery.

The Olympic Peninsula Wineries encourage responsible wine touring and recommend that you have a designated driver in your group.  Designated drivers do not need to purchase a ticket and are always welcome to taste the food.  While children are allowed in the tasting rooms, you must be 21 or over to purchase tickets and/or participate in wine and cider tasting.

Eaglemount Winery & Cidery: Join Eaglemount with chocolate serenade, delicious caramel sauce paired with our lineup of ciders, wines and meads with the new release of Brambleberry Burn Cider and wine release of Tempranillo you’ll fall in love with Eaglemount again and again.

Harbinger Winery: Attention Wine Lovers and Chocoholics!

The Red Wine, Cider and Chocolate Tour is your ticket to unabashedly celebrate several great things at the same time; the survival of another cold, dark January, the anticipation of blooming romance, and the celebration of red wine, hard cider and gourmet chocolate.  The Harbinger crew has been surfing through an ocean of wine and chocolate pairings and gleaning tattered and wine- stained notes to create the ultimate palatial experience for you on the subject.

Also in the works is the highly provocative VIP Reserve tasting for those daring enough to step behind the velvet curtains of the Kitty Kat Lounge.  Sample Harbinger Winery’s gold medal and reserve wines with handmade aphrodisiac chocolates and prepare to have your preconceived beliefs warped with mind-bending creations.

We hope to see you at Harbinger Winery for this much anticipated, once-a-year chocolate extravaganza!

FairWinds Winery: visitors can have fun dipping tasty tidbits from salty pretzels to sweet strawberries in the chocolate fountain and discover a favorite pairing with our current wine releases, including the popular Port O’ Call.

Finnriver Farm & Cidery:  At Finnriver, we will seek to delight the senses with tantalizing tastes of our decadent brandywines and our farm crafted ciders, including our orchard series Golden Russet Cider, botanical Solstice Saffron Cider, our beloved Raspberry Brandywine and newly released Chai Brandywine.  Also enjoy samples of chocolate delights or purchase a hot meal from the Finnriver Kitchen or one of our wonderful weekend food vendors: Dented Buoy woodfired pizza or Hama Hama oysters and chowder! We will also have live music Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.

Marrowstone Vineyards: Marrowstone Vineyards is excited to share their red wine and chocolate offerings to help shake off those winter blues!  For the wine, cider and chocolate experience we will be pouring our red wines with a taste of sweet as well as savory.  Silverwater Café will be providing us with delectable turtle fudge, and some decadently rich chocolate mousse truffles.  For our savory option they are preparing cacao spice rubbed lamb skewers.  These tasty bites of sweet and savory, paired with our red wines is something you will absolutely not want to miss out on.

Wind Rose Cellars: Wind Rose Cellars plans an exciting and educational experience when you visit our tasting room.

We will pour some of our award-winning reds paired with local chocolatier Yvonne Yokota. Yvonne will also be on site with chocolate truffles along with her delicious chocolate bark.

We will pour the following wines:  2013 Primitivo, 2014 Field Blend Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Nebbiolo, 2014 Bravo Rosso, 2015 Hunters Red and our ever so popular 2017 Muscato. We have some special sales going on as well. We also plan to have our VIP bar open pouring some of our rare and super limited produced wines.

We also have live music planned:

  • February 8th “Dawn Martin” local keyboardist who really packs the house. 7-9pm
  • February 9th Forest Beutel” regional one-man band that plays blues. 7-9 pm
  • February 14th Blue Skyz Jazz local jazz Trio performing from 6-8pm
  • February 15th “Tony Flaggs Band” local trio that plays a mixture of rock with a little bluegrass. 7-9pm
  • February 16th “Sarah Shea and Chez Jazz” local jazz vocalist that will amaze you with her vocals. 7-9pm

Join us if you can. We’d love to show you our spin on Italian varietals grown in Washington State.

Camaraderie Cellars: we like to think that red wine and dark chocolate applied internally is just what the doctor orders to sustain your good health. Sips of varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo, as well as Bordeaux-styled blends will certainly fill the bill. Add to that, tasty bittersweet chocolate heart cookies and dark chocolate bark bites. And to highlight savory chocolate, the Cocoa Spiced pulled pork will be back by popular demand. Enjoy tastings in our new Ridge Room. Toasting good health for all! Great discounts will help add to your cellar.

Olympic Cellars:  Olympic Cellars welcomes you.  It is our 40th Anniversary and in celebration, we will release our first ever Pinot Noir with a special commemorative label.

We are really excited to have ‘We Do Fudge’ of Sequim back on-site pairing the perfect fudge flavors with two new limited-release wines.

Petite Sirah, 2015 -This is our first vintage of this delicious full-bodied, well-balanced wine which tastes of juicy plum and raspberry.

Petit Verdot, 2015 – The mouth feel is plush, and the taste is distinctive for the espresso, bitter chocolate overtones to its plump core of black currant and blueberry flavors.

Last year’s favorite pairing of White Port and carrot cake fudge will also be back.  Yumm!  As always, we will have a variety of red and white wines available to sample.

You will also enjoy sampling some fun nibbles in the cellar and taking advantage of special discounts to stock up your cellar.

Port Townsend Vineyards:  Come visit us on the Red Wine, Cider & Chocolate tour and taste a sneak peak of our highly-anticipated Discovery Rosé! Attendees will receive the first tastes of this year’s vintage. We’ll also be pouring our 2017 Merlot and 2016 Pinot Noir, delightfully paired with truffles from Elevated Chocolate and other snacks. Come walk through the tank hall to view operations and settle in inside our heated Discovery Room Pavilion.

Location Port Townsend Area, Port Townsend, WA, 98368
Web Site: http://www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org
Event Sponsor: Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association
Contact info@olympicpeninsulawineries.org
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