Do something unique for Valentine’s Day

On Feb. 13-14, the Madera Wine Trail will host its 14th Annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend. Visitors can travel to nine Madera wineries and taste a wide variety of award-winning wines, sample gourmet chocolates, enjoy live music, shop from specialty gift vendors and indulge in delicious food from local restaurants and food trucks.

Wine Trail Weekend is the perfect time for visitors to experience Madera’s rich wine heritage and unique family wineries. Whether you’re new to wine or a connoisseur, there is something for everyone on the Wine Trail.

Visitors can expect a unique experience, a special local getaway for Valentine’s weekend. Winery tours, over 100 wine selections, heart-shaped pizzas, art show featuring local artists, beautiful scenic views and relaxing outdoor patio lounging are just a few treasures guests will find around the Wine Trail. Some of the Valley’s most famous bands will be performing live at a few of the wineries, including The Marie Wilson Band.

Plan to taste and take home award-winning wines. Participating wineries will have a large selection of excellent wines to choose from, many with special pricing, as well as special Valentine’s gift packages on Wine & Chocolate Weekend.

Visit for a list of activities happening at each winery, including live music schedules, food and holiday festivities.

Participating wineries: Idle Hour Winery, Birdstone Winery, Fasi Estate Winery, Papagni Wines, Ficklin Vineyards, San Joaquin Wine Co., Sumner Peck Ranch Winery, Toca Madera Winery, Westbrook Wine Farm; Quady Winery and Chateau Lasgoity are no longer on Wine Trail events.

Ticket Information:

A limited number of tickets are available for this event. Tickets are available for $25 in advance through Feb. 12 (if tickets remain available) and $30 the weekend of the event (if tickets remain available). A ticket includes a keepsake wine glass and is your pass to wine-tasting on the Trail all weekend long. Tickets can be purchased online at, and at these select locations: Ficklin Vineyards, Sumner Peck Ranch Winery & Fruit Stand and San Joaquin Wine Company.

Designated Drivers are free of charge and can pick up a VIP kit at their first stop on the Trail. Transportation recommendations can be found at To enhance the wine tasting experience of our guests, no large capacity tour buses (30+ person capacity) will be allowed at any participating winery for this event. The Madera Wine Trail encourages safe driving through the use of designated drivers, limousines and shuttles.

For more information about Wine & Chocolate Weekend, Wendy Eachus, Executive Administrator, (559) 706-8216 or or visit our website. A downloadable map and winery information can be found at

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