Things to Do for Valentine’s Day in Sonoma County

Romance is in full swing in Sonoma Wine Country with many virtual imaginative events and activities for celebrating your loved one. Take a look at romantic resorts and hotels in Sonoma County. Here is a roundup of things to do from the comfort of your own home and also with your loved one in 2021:

Brunch with the Winemaker

wine bottle and floral bouquetJoin winemaker Cecilia Enriquez, and Chef Robert of Enriquez Estate Wines for a fun-filled virtual Valentine’s Day brunch and wine. The brunch package includes a bottle of Enriquez Estate 2013 Sparkling Brut Rose, SoCo Seafood Paella for two, and locally designed mixed floral wrapped bouquet by Bloom Event Co. and will be delivered, to Sonoma County residents only, between 9-11am. Live virtual brunch will take place at 12pm on Zoom.

Close to the Heart Art Exhibit

Sonoma County artists, Linda Baretta, Beverly Bird, Sally Cataldo, Marsha Connell, Karen Miller, Tosya Shore, Michelle Hoting, Jo Tobin-Charleston, Carolyn Wilson present “Close to the Heart,” a new perspective on this Valentine season – things that are uniquely special to each individual artist at Upstairs Art Gallery. The Small Works Showcase on the stairway features a members’ show along the same theme, ”Close to the Heart.” In addition, Willow Laland, Donna Schaffer, Gail Morgan, Ron Sumner, Victoria Kochergin, and Laura Roney are showing their work in this exhibit. Exhibit on display February 1-28, 2021.

Lover’s Tasting at Hans Fahden

Flowers bloom around the pond

Hans Fahden Vineyards and Winery is a family producer of Cabernet Sauvignon. A volcanic cave and Monet garden setting is the centerpiece. A teahouse overlooks ponds filled with water lilies and there are mountain vineyard views. You and your special someone will be welcomed with a splash of the Double Gold winning Rosé, followed by a selection of five tastes of our other award-winning wines. A deliciously handcrafted box of chocolates from local chocolatier, Earth & Sky can be paired with your tasting or taken home to be enjoyed later. The Lover’s Tasting is $60 per couple and is limited to 25 reservations. Make a reservation here and fill out the tasting request form.

‘All You Need is Love’ Cooking and Sipping

Enjoy an intimate night of cooking and sipping with the Bricoleur Vineyards family on Saturday, February 13th. The menu includes estate beet and blood orange salad, burrata agnolotti arrabbiata, and warm gooey heart chocolate cake.  Pick up at Bricoleur Vineyards between 11am – 2pm or have the Wine and Food Bundle delivered to your doorstep, then join Chef Shane and the Bricoleur team on Zoom learn how to make the perfect 3-course wine pairing meal at home!

Valentine’s Chocolates from Fleur Savage

A box of colorful chocolates

Come by the Santa Rosa Original Farmer’s Market (Luther Burbank Center parking lot) and pick up all your Valentine’s Day gifts including beautiful boxes of Chocolate Bonbons from Fleur Sauvage Chocolates. The Market is every Saturday rain or shine from 8:30am to 1pm.

Learn How to Draw Peanuts – Valentine’s Day Addition

peanut comic character valentine's graphicJoin cartoonist Robert W. Pope and learn to draw some of the comic’s most iconic pairings, from Snoopy and Lucy to Sally and Linus, to fill your special someone’s mailbox with your own Valentine creations! Meet online via Zoom Thursday, February 11, 4:00–5:00 pm. $10 for members of Charles M. Schulz Museum and $15 for non-members.

“Quality Time” Love Language Valentine’s Day Menu

Share a three course Valentine’s meal from Park Ave catering with the one you love. Option to add an appetizer for $30 per couple. Available for pickup, delivery, or shipment on Valentine’s weekend. Order through Park Avenue or through Paradise Ridge Winery and add your favorite Paradise Ridge wine.

Date Night Chocolate and Wine Tasting

west wine bottles and chocolatesJoin Winemaker Katarina of West Wines at 5 pm on February 14 for a Valentine’s evening of wine, chocolate, and trivia. West Wines has lined up four single origin chocolate samples from small producers around the world to pair with our Cabernet Sauvignon. Taste through wine and chocolate while having fun with a trivia game. 

Romance in Your Bubble

Celebrate Valentine’s/Galentine’s/Guyentine’s with a To Go Bundle from Breathless Wines. This special romantic package includes a beautiful bouquet of flowers from local florist M Designs, full cheese and charcuterie board with crackers from Field and Farm boards as well as an artfully prepared box of Bon Bons from Fleur Sauvage. Add a Bottle of Sparkling Breathless Wine to complete the package!

Dip & Dine with Your Valentine

flamingo hotel room king bedPlan something divine throughout the month of February with the romantic package from the Flamingo Resort that includes sparkling wine, sweet treats, and a dining credit, from $180 per night. The Dip & Dine Romance Package includes dreamy overnight accommodations, La Crema Rose sparkling wine, delicious sweet treats for two, and more!

Valentine’s Day Wild Jungle Love

reclining lemur valentinesDrive Your Sweetheart Wild and Unleash your ‘inner and outer’ Party Animal with Safari West! This hot ticket starts out with an ‘Amour’ Party featuring fun and frank presentation on the ‘ins and outs’ of mating practices of our wild friends featuring ‘Endangered Species Condoms’, and then everyone heads out for a Safari ‘Amour’ Tour. You’ll travel in an open-air vehicle encountering giraffe, rhinoceros, wildebeest, cape buffalo, zebra and more! Adults only.

4th Street Social Club Dinner Menu

Enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner with menu items like seared duck breast and corn honey panna cotta.

Valentine Gift Pack with Chocolate Truffles

This shippable gift box of lovely deliciousness contains three romantic selections from Moshin Vineyards: 2014 Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine, 2014 Pinot Noir “Emoshin,” and 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon. A box of four chocolate truffles from La Belge Chocolatier is included.

Delicious Dish Crab Fondue Kits

Delicious Dish is offering dungeness crab fondue kits and Champagne specials for Valentine’s dinner to-go. The fondue kits include yours to keep 12oz cast iron fondue pot with candle stand and heart skewers. The menu includes a dungeness crab with comte and gouda fondue served with apples, blanched asparagus, tinkerbell peppers, diced Costeaux French Bakery sourdough, fingerling potatoes, all ready to skewer.

Virtual Wine and Recipe Pairing

viansa wine bottleJoin Viansa Sonoma with friends or loved ones for a fun night of Italian cooking and Viansa wine, hosted by Chris Sebastiani via Zoom.  During this special Valentine’s Day event, taste our 2018 Altura Collection Red Blend and share a family recipe for Pollo Saltimbocca con Pesto. Feel free to order wine & download the recipe in advance to taste along!

Celebrate Valentine’s Weekend with La Gare

The exterior of the brick building has a blue sign for the restaurant

La Gare is open from 4-8pm on Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14 for takeout and contactless curb-side pickup. In addition to their full dinner and dessert menu, they are offering two Valentine’s Entree Specials: broiled lobster tail and surf and turf. Preorder is recommended. See the full menu here.

Sweetheart Bento at Taste of Tea

Enjoy a three course dinner for two with an appetizer bento, choice of main two entrees, and a choice of dessert. Build an ambiance with the 12 incense sticks included in the kit. Optional Sake pairings and add-on kid-sized entrees are available.

Valentine’s Day at Salt & Stone

Salt & Stone is offering a three-course dinner on Valentine’s Day with options to add snacks and side dishes. Each course has meat, seafood, and vegetarian options. In addition to the special menu, Salt & Stone is also offering oysters, charcuterie and cheese, and a variety of appetizers.

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