Insider Tips on Valentine's in Sonoma Wine Country
Love is in the air and it's time to make a romantic escape with your Valentine to Sonoma Wine Country.
Sonoma County is serving up some fabulous Valentine's specials. Find the deal that's right for you and book now.
Safari West: “Valentine’s Wild Jungle Love”
Safari West celebrates its 11th anniversary of the “Safari Sex Tour” featuring an open-aired safari vehicle ride led by Safari West’s animal experts who reveal wild-life courtship. Guests will learn intimate details about the mating habits of African mammals/birds and domestic animals and insects.
The Safari Sex Tour takes place at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, and includes a chocolate and wine reception prior to an open-air vehicle tour. Tours cost $80 per person and reservations are required. Private “Safari Sex Tours” are available by reservation through the month of February and cost $750 up to 10 guests, including a wine, chocolate and cheese basket.
For more information, call 707-579-2551or visit www.safariwest.com.
For those looking to experience their inner wild-side, The Flamingo Resort and Spa will be providing a package in honor of Safari West’s Valentine’s Wild Jungle Love package which includes: overnight accommodations in a newly remodeled superior king or double-double room; complimentary admission to the on-site Montecito Heights Health Club and continental breakfast buffet every morning.
Prices start at $119 on weekdays and $139 per night on holiday weekend based on single/double occupancy. Advanced reservations are required. For more information, call 800-848-8300 or visit www.flamingoresort.com/.
Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary: “Get Love When You Give Love”
Sonoma County’s Osmosis Day Spa is offering two ways to “get when you give” with two dedicated packages – Love the Bath and Love Massage.
Love the Bath, which is available for $199, includes tea service, a 90-minute bath and gift basket of chocolates, a heart pillow, and a candle with couples massage instruction to take home.
The Love Massage includes two transformative 75-minute Swedish massages and a gift basket including a Flower Elixir, chocolates; a heart pillow, and a candle with couples massage instruction to take home and is available for $329.
A couple’s room may be requested for an additional $10, and a couples’ cedar enzyme bath is available before or after the massage for $150. These packages are available throughout the month of February, no exclusions or blackout dates. For more information, call 707-823-8231 or visit www.osmosis.com.
Taste Route 116: Sweet 116
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the collection of wine tasting rooms that formed “Taste Route 116” will host Sweet 116 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
Last year’s event was a complete sell out and guests were thrilled with the one-of-a-kind souvenir that came with each ticket. Guests will get to choose their logo’d glasses hand-painted by local artists. Each one is unique and a very valuable keepsake. Many of the artists will be at the wineries representing their art.
Guests are invited to enjoy decadent dessert treats and delicious wines at seven wineries along Highway 116 near Sebastopol.
Tickets are $30 per person, $25 for wine club members, and $10 for designated drivers (glass not included for DDs). Tickets can be purchased at participating wineries – Balletto Vineyards & Winery, Dutton Estate Winery, Graton Ridge Cellars, Hook & Ladder (Sebastopol location), Martin Ray Winery, Russian River Vineyards, and Taft Street Winery. Visit the group’s website: www.tasteroute116.com or their Facebook page www.facebook.com/tasteroute116
Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa: Romantic Valentine’s Getaway
Indulge in a two-night stay at Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa, which offers 18 suites and villas, full spa facility, on-site restaurant, and a nine-hole putting green.
The package includes stay in a deluxe room with fireplace, a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, a dozen roses, and chocolates in your room, a gourmet four-course private dinner, two 75-minute massages for couples, and breakfast for two each day.
Only 10 packages are available on Feb. 13 and 14, or Feb. 14 and 15. The package is priced at $ 1169.95, including taxes and resort fees. For more information, call 707-876-9818 or visit www.scvilla.com.