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Local wineries offer ways to treat your sweetie

Who doesn’t think about a glass of red wine and some good dark chocolate on Valentine’s Day? If you’re looking for a romantic way to spend the weekend, check out these events put on by area wineries:

  • Louisa County’s Cooper Vineyards will have special entertainment for Valentine’s weekend, Feb. 11-12. From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day, the winery will have live piano music by Charlie Kilpatrick, and red roses for the ladies. The normal $5 tasting fee applies.
  • Potomac Point Winery in Stafford County has a few Valentine’s events planned. On Feb. 11, the winery will host a Sinfully Sweet Dessert and Wine Pairing, featuring four wine/dessert pairings. Featured desserts are a key lime tart, chocolate gallette filled Crepe, white chocolate creme brulee and Bordeaux brownie covered strawberry. Reservations are required (call 540/446-2107) for one of four different seatings. Cost is $24.99 per person.The winery will also host a Winemaker’s Valentine’s Dinner on Feb. 14. $75 per person and reservations required. More information here.
  • Spotsylvania’s Lake Anna Winery will host “Death by Chocolate” from noon to 5 p.m. on Feb. 11. $25 gets you a complete tasting of award-winning wines with a souvenir logo wine glass, tours, and a lavish, gourmet chocolate buffet. Reservations suggested by calling (540) 895-5085 or visiting the winery’s website. Proceeds benefit “Susan G. Komen for the Cure” and Lake Anna Rescue Inc. (in loving remembrance of Gail Martin).
  • Ingleside Vineyards in Oak Grove will hold “A Taste of Wine and Chocolate” Feb. 11 from 5-7 p.m. Reservations are required. Find more information here.
  • Gray Ghost Vineyards in Amissville will offer “Irresistible Chocolates and Cabernet” Feb. 11-12 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost is $17. More information here.
  • Old House Vineyards in Culpeper will offer chocolate fondue Feb. 11-12 from noon to 5 p.m. for $30, and a Valentine Wine Dinner Feb. 14 for $75. Reservations are required. Find more information here.



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