February may be the month that fetes a ground hog and past Presidents, but we like to think of it as a month long celebration of love. We’ve compiled our three favorite ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day.  If you’ve not yet got plans, then definitely read on!


Wine + Chocolate

Like all good duos (think Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin, Steve Young & Jerry Rice, Sonny & Cher) wine and chocolate make magic when they come together. Enjoy this delicious pairing at numerous varied events at wineries throughout El Dorado County, including Everhart, Cielo Estate, Boeger, and Gwinllan. In addition to pairings, many wineries are offering special (in some cases, secret) releases of wines, making for a truly unique way to celebrate all things love.

Brunch It!

If you’re one that believes that brunch is the most important meal of the day, you’re in luck. There are plenty of choices for you and your Valentine. Sierra Vista Winery’s brunch includes made-to-order omelets and crepes, mimosas along with your choice of Mimosa, Bellini or Champagne, which can then be conveniently followed by a wine tasting paired with (you guessed it) chocolate.

Try Something New

Looking to break out of the mold of classic Valentine’s Day celebrations? Why not go on a hike, hit the slopes together, or even learn how to taste and blend wines. Better yet, tour a real gold mine!

And if you’re really ambitious, then, by all means, try them all.

Check out more events and things to do in El Dorado County.