Blue Gull Inn

Olympic Peninsula Red Wine, Cider & Chocolates

January 30th, 2020 by bluegullinn

Red Wine, Cider & Chocolates

 

 

 

 

 

Olympic Peninsula Red Wine, Cider and Chocolate Tour –

Feb 8-9 & 15-17, 2020

 

Enjoy our annual Olympic Peninsula Red Wine, Cider and Chocolate Tour! Let your temptations run wild with our unmatched extraordinary blends of Washington grapes, apples and pears – paired with decadent chocolate & local culinary fare. You’ll fall head over heels with Olympic Peninsula Wineries & Cideries, during the Olympic Peninsula Red Wine, Cider and Chocolate Tour. This tour takes place over two scrumptious weekends to allow you to savor each venue’s offerings. Our new release varietals and culinary offerings will satisfy every palate and have you falling in love with every sip.
Tickets for this self guided tour are available on-line for $40 or $45 at the door and are non-refundable. These tickets include a souvenir wine glass, wine and cider tastings at each location as well as sensational chocolate pairings. Visitors who get their ticket stamped at all eight tasting rooms will be entered into a drawing for a love inspired gift basket. Purchase tickets here.
All venues will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day for the tour and some venues may have extended hours for non-tour visits. Tasting fees for those not participating in the ticketed event will be $10 per person at each winery or cidery. For the enjoyment of the tour and your safety, each winery has the discretion to end new tastings prior to 5:00 p.m.
The Olympic Peninsula Wineries encourage responsible wine touring and recommend that you have a designated driver in your group. Designated drivers do not need to purchase a ticket and are always welcome to taste the food. While children are allowed in the tasting rooms, you must be 21 or over to purchase tickets and/or participate in wine and cider tasting.

Wind Rose Cellars:
Wind Rose Cellars is proud to be hosting Olympic Peninsula chocolatier Yvonne Yokota from Yvonne’s Chocolates. She will be on hand both weekends to talk about her chocolates as well as offer tasty samples from the variety of chocolates she produces.
We will be pouring different wines over the two weekends. On the first weekend, we will pour the following wines: 2017 Bravo Bianco Chardonnay, 2017 Bravo Bianco, 2015 Dolcetto, 2014 Bravo Rosso, 2014 Barbera and our popular sweet wine 2019 Muscato.
On the second weekend we will be pouring: 2017 Sauvignon Blanc “The Keeper”, 2015 Dolcetto, 2014 Field Blend, 2015 Sangiovese and our 2019 Muscato.
We have some special sales going on as well. We also plan to have our VIP bar pouring some of our rare and super limited wines for an additional tasting fee.
Every Friday and Saturday night, we have live music from 7-9 pm. Reservations for all performances are strongly recommended; please call 360-681-0690 to get yours.
Friday 2/7, The Tony Flaggs Band, a local trio that plays a mixture of rock with a little bluegrass.
Saturday, 2/8, The Dmitri Matheny Trio led by world famous flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny.
The second weekend music:
Friday 2/14, Sarah Shea & Chez Jazz, a local jazz vocalist.
Saturday 2/15, Dawn Martin, a local pianist that performs rock from 60-80s. Bring your dancing shoes.

Harbinger Winery:
Start off your wine and chocolate adventure with some white chocolate and apple bread pudding. These delights are paired with our refreshingly crisp La Petite Fleur; guaranteed to put your palate in the mood for the festival!
We’ve also created bite-sized “pan au chocolates” (think buttery croissants filled with a tube of dark chocolate…what’s not to love?) which will be sampled with the award-winning Dynamo Red.
Bring out your inner-demon with our devil’s food dark chocolate mini-cupcakes crowned with a spiced chocolate butter cream. They are sinfully delicious when paired with the newly released 2014 Bolero. We can take no responsibility for any spontaneous amorous acts this pairing might inspire!
Our locally grown Raspberry Bliss reminds us of summer love with every sip and no chocolate festival would be complete without it. We’re actively putting together something sensational right now, so you’ll have to stop by to see what amazing feats of gastronomic pleasure have been accomplished (we can’t give away all the secrets!).
If this isn’t enough wine and chocolate for folks Harbinger will again be featuring the reserve wine and Theo Chocolate’s aphrodisiac chocolate pairing behind the velvet curtain of the VIP room. So be prepared for a carnival of culinary delights at Harbinger Winery & the Kitty Kat Lounge.

FairWinds Winery:
Continue your journey through Olympic Peninsula Wine country to FairWinds Winery to sip our award-winning wines and sample delicious treats dipped into the chocolate fountain. Play fun games to win discounts and travel in our pirate’s boat for a photo op. Our winemaker and friendly staff will be there to serve you as on your journey through this Red, Wine, Cider and Chocolate event.

Port Townsend Vineyards:
Stop by Port Townsend Vineyards during this year’s Red Wine, Cider and Chocolate Tour to sample our Discovery Red, 2016 Pinot Noir, and the brand new 2018 Merlot.

Olympic Cellars:
Olympic Cellars is excited to have WeDo Fudge of Sequim back on-site pairing the perfect fudge flavors with our wines. We will offer a selection of wines from which you can choose to taste, including two new releases. Dungeness Rose’, 2018, a dry Lemberger Rosé. This rosé is a staff favorite. Enjoy the nose of rose petal, raspberry and candied cherry followed by the flavors of huckleberry and Bing cherry. This wine has a well- balanced acidity and light tannins. The finish is crisp and clean. Petite Sirah, 2016, is a well-balanced wine tasting of juicy plum and raspberry flavors. It has a bright acidity and a bold oak finish.

Eaglemount Winery & Cidery:
Eaglemount is excited to have Chocolate Serenade and their caramels again this year as we’ve done for several years. We’ll have new release ciders and wines to pair with the caramel and chocolate.

Camaraderie Cellars:
When you wind your way to Camaraderie Cellars on the Red Wine Road Trip, you will find great red wines paired with healthy chocolate bites. Red wine is our forte and you will find something for every red wine lover. Sample our 2014 Sangiovese with a heart-healthy trail mix with nuts, dried berries, and dark chocolate. Our 2012 Reserve Cab Sauvignon (great antioxidants) enhances delicious Rocky Road brownie bites. And because chocolate is also a savory ingredient, the ever-popular Cocoa-Spiced Pulled Pork will pair with a newly released 2016 Cabernet Franc. Perhaps the winemaker will even pull out a surprise red—you won’t want to miss!

Happy Valentines Day!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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