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Wine & Chocolate Event

Wine and chocolate are a match made in heaven, or at least according to the Westside Wine Trail group of wineries.

On February 12th, just in time for Valentine’s Day, the wineries of the Westside Wine Trail will be holding a wine and chocolate open house event called “Sip with Your Sweetheart”. The concept is simple; each winery will be pairing a different chocolate treat with one of their wines. With items such as white chocolate mousse, dark chocolate cheesecake and cayenne pepper infused Callebaut chocolate slivers with Merlot ice syrup, how can one not want to hit the wine trail and try these delicious sounding creations!?!

Visitors who come out that day are in for a particular treat as some wineries will be pouring samples of wine that are not normally tasted in the wine shop. As well, some wineries will be offering special discounts on wines, so it is a great opportunity to stock up the wine cellar.


Where: Westside Wine Trail, West Kelowna

Date: February 12, 2012

Time: noon – 4 pm

All nine wineries will be participating, visit for winery addresses and a map

Beaumont Family Estate Winery | Selection of Wine & Chocolate

Bernard Callebaut chocolate bread from Artisan Breads and specialty cheese made in the Okanagan Valley will be paired with a selection of their wines.

Kalala Organic Estate Winery | Merlot & Callebaut Chocolate Slivers with Merlot Ice Syrup

A Merlot ice syrup and cayenne pepper infused dark Callebaut chocolate slivers will be pair it with Kalala’s 2008 Merlot. A special Valentine’s Day tasting of small lot 2008 Dostana Merlot will also take place with dark chocolate & Merlot ice syrup infused with white chocolate dotted with sundried crowberries.

Little Straw Vineyards | Selection of Wines & Chocolate Torte

Will be pairing a selection of wine with The Barrel Top Grill’s Chocolate Torte.

Meadow Vista Honey Wines | Joy Sparking Wine & Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Meadow Vista and Whisk Cake Company are teaming up to create ‘Naked Petit Four’ a Chocolate chiffon cake with strawberry Joy ganache. This will be paired with ‘Joy’ the Westside Wine Trail’s only sparkling wine.

Mission Hill Family Estate | Reserve Riesling Icewine & White Chocolate Mousse

Will be pairing their Reserve Riesling Icewine with a parfait of estate grown quince and fennel white chocolate mousse.

Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery | Summit Reserve Melange Noir & Chocolate Cinnamon Heart Tart

Their ‘2006 Summit Reserve Melange Noir’ wine will be served with Bliss Bakery’s decadent ‘Chocolate cinnamon heart tart’  – a  shortbread crust, dark chocolate with a hint of spice, delicate cinnamon flavour and infused with Mt. Boucherie’s wine.

Quails’ Gate Estate Winery | Old Vines Foch & Walnut Chocolate Brownie

Quails’ Gate 2009 Old Vines Foch will be paired with Old Vines Restaurants, ‘Nutty Grand Truffle’ ~ a walnut chocolate brownie with Foch infused truffle.

Rollingdale Winery | La Droite Merlot & Dark Chocolate Cheesecake

Chef James O’Riordan will be preparing a dark chocolate cheesecake with a praline crust topped with a sour cherry merlot sauce garnished with white chocolate tuiles. This will be paired with their 2008 ‘La Droite’ Merlot.

Volcanic Hills Estate Winery | Selection of Wines & Rogers Chocolates

Will be pairing their wines with decadent Rogers Chocolates and Heart Icewine Chocolates (Chocolates, Truffles & Fudges)