The Madera Wine Trail will host its 16th annual Wine & Chocolate Weekend on Feb. 10 and 11. Visitors can travel to 8 Madera wineries and taste a wide variety of award-winning wines, sample gourmet chocolates, enjoy live music, purchase specialty gifts 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, wine and food pairings, 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 popular bands will be performing at various wineries.
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.
Participating wineries include Idle Hour Winery, Westbrook Wine Farm, Birdstone Winery, Fasi Estate Winery, Ficklin Vineyards, Papagni Wines, San Joaquin Wine Co. and Toca Madera Winery
A limited number of tickets are available for this event. Tickets are available for $25 in advance through February 9 and $30 the weekend of the event. A ticket includes a keepsake wine glass and is your pass to wine-tasting on the Trail all weekend long. To purchase tickets and for list of activities happening at each winery, including live music schedules, food and holiday festivities visit www.MaderaWineTrail.com ,
Designated drivers are free of charge and can pick up a VIP kit at their first stop on the Trail. The Madera Wine Trail encourages safe driving through the use of designated drivers, limousines and shuttles. Ages 21 and over only.
Sierra Star Staff Report