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

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Wine + Chocolate (0r Wine + Beer + Food)

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 on February 9 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Details and ticket information>> 

New this year, Cool Beerwerks is featuring a Wine Lovers Dinner featuring Boeger Winery. On February 12, you can enjoy a four-course meal including wine pairings. Learn more>> 

If your language of love is French, be sure to check out the French cuisine pairings by Allez! at Holly’s Hill on February 16-17. It will include paté, sausages, tapenade, cheeses & French inspired desserts all paired with HH wines. Think picnic a la Francaise! Details>>

Does your Valentine love wine and winter? Ensure your VIP Valentine status by getting tickets to the inaugural Winter Wine Adventure on February 23 at the Carson Road Wineries. Ten wineries (and a brewery!) will be pairing some delicious bites with their wines, and of course, there will be the Scavenger Hunt Adventure to entertain you as you sip and enjoy the beautiful El Dorado County winter. Tickets and info >> 

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.  

Try Something New

Looking to break out of the mold of classic Valentine’s Day celebrations? Why not go on a hike, take your sweetie on a Valentine’s Day carriage ridehit 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! (And let us know your favorite!)

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