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Romantic/Foodie Travelers Winter Itinerary #214

Finnriver stop along the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour

Finnriver stop along the Red Wine and Chocolate Tour

Romantic/Foodie Travelers Winter Itinerary #214 for Washington’s Olympic Peninsula

Comfort food and wine tasting at its best. Take your Valentine wine tasting, stay in a cozy B&B or lodge, and taste exquisite food along the Olympic Culinary Loop.

Red Wine & Chocolate Winery Tour February 13, 14, 15 & 20, 21, 2016 11:00am – 5:00pm 21 and older for wine tasting 

Taste your way along a leisurely romantic drive through the scenic Olympic Peninsula. The Olympic Peninsula Red Wine and Chocolate Tour is one we wait for every year. The tour travels around the peninsula so it is good to have a designated driver. We split the driving by one person driving the Port Angeles/Sequim area one day and another person driving the Port Townsend area the next day. The next tour (NW Wine and Cheese Tour in May!) we switch drivers so each driver gets to taste in both areas. An online ticket is $40 and gets you a commemorative wine glass, complimentary wine tasting and chocolate samples at all TEN wineries on the tour. Tickets sold at the wineries are $45. Tickets are not required to attend. A $7 wine tasting fee will be charged at each winery for non-ticketed visitors. Visit www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org for further information. Each of the wineries will pair their special wines with yummy, decadent chocolate offerings and other tasty treats. Olympic Peninsula Wineries on the Tour Finnriver Farm and Cidery. Tarts baked in the wood fire oven. Variety of adult “cocktails” Address: 142 Barn Swallow Rd, Chimacum, WA 98325 Phone: (360) 732-4337 Marrowstone Vineyards. Dark chocolates, white chocolates and caramels with new wine releases Address: 423 Meade Rd, Nordland, WA 98358 Phone: (360) 385-9608 Lullaby Winery – New Tour Destination. Artisan chocolates from France and Walla Walla paired with four handpicked wines Address: 274 Otto St, Port Townsend, WA 98368 Phone: (509) 386-1324 FairWinds Winery. They will have their chocolate fountain again this year! Address: 1984 Hastings Ave W, Port Townsend, WA 98368 Phone: (360) 385-6899 Eaglemount Wine & Cider. Quince mead, Dandelion wine, local chocolate, hors-d’oeuvres Address: 1893 S Jacob Miller Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368 Phone: (360) 732-4084 Wind Rose Cellars. Yvonne’s Chocolates, new releases of 2013 Dolcetto and 2012 Bravo Rosso, live music Feb. 7, Feb 13 and 14 Address: 143 W Washington St, Sequim, WA 98382 Phone: (360) 681-0690 Olympic Cellars. Morphs into late 19th century Moulin Rouge. New releases. And 2009 Merlot and 2009 Syrah, both gold medal winners! Address: 255410 US-101, Port Angeles, WA 98362 Phone: (360) 452-0160 Camaraderie Cellars.  Quadra, red wine blend is new to the tasting. Pulled pork with cocoa-spiced rub cooked in the winery’s wood fire oven Address: 334 Benson Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363 Phone: (360) 417-3564 Harbinger Winery. We Do Fudge from Sequim will be there….need we say more? Dark Chocolate Sea Salt and Caramel paired with Dynamo Red? Says it all! Address: 2358 Highway 101 West, US-101, Port Angeles, WA 98363 Phone: (360) 452-4262 Any number of lovely B&Bs will add to the romance and keep you close to the winery tour trail. Check on the Inns of Excellence for ideas. InnsofExcellence.com Also, check the Olympic Culinary Loop for dining ideas. You’ll find the cuisine of the Olympic Peninsula in establishments from casual to white linen napkins.  OlympicPeninsulaCulinaryLoop.com