Valentine’s Moments at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa and Carter Estate Winery & Resort
For Valentine’s celebrating, couples can choose from a variety of romance-inspired experiences at both South Coast Winery Resort & Spa and Carter Estate Winery and Resort this year including delicious chocolate and wine pairing at Carter Estate or a couples’ massage at GrapeSeed Spa at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. Both resorts are offering overnight romance packages, and the Valentine menu specials at The Vineyard Rose Restaurant are not to be missed. Galentines and Valentines can plan a visit to South Coast Winery’s Tasting Room for a sampling (or bottle!) of the winery’s newly released 7 Siblings Red Blend.
Chocolate & Wine Pairing at Carter Estate Winery Tasting Room
Available Friday, February 11, through Monday, February 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors to the Carter Estate Winery Tasting Room will be guided by experts on how to complement fine chocolate with fine wine as they enjoy a curated tasting of the winery’s selections paired with four special chocolate tastes from local VeneCacao.
$32 per person
Valentine’s Day Specials Featured at The Vineyard Rose Restaurant
Available Thursday, February 10, through Monday, February 14, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Romance is always in the air at lovely Tuscan-inspired The Vineyard Rose Restaurant at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa. In addition to the customary menu, innovative Valentine specials include appetizers of Spinach and Strawberry Salad with poppyseed dressing or Seared Tuna Salad composed of Napa red cabbage, shaved carrots, wonton crisp, and soy ginger vinaigrette. Special Entrees include a choice of Petite Filet and Scallops with potato croquette, asparagus, baby carrots, and cipollini onions; Pork Osso Buco with cheddar polenta, tomato ragu, and gremolata; or San Francisco Cioppino with littleneck clams, green lip mussels, shrimp, bay scallops, sea bass, and lobster broth. For the sweet ending, Desserts feature Belgian Chocolate Tarte with Raspberries and Strawberry Sponge Cake with Chantilly Cream.
Reservations available at OpenTable.com.
Couples Celebrate Romance with Couple’s Massage at GrapeSeed Spa
For a soothing Valentine’s treat, GrapeSeed Spa at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa welcomes couples to stroll through the vineyards and then luxuriate with a 50-minute Classic Couple’s Massage in a private couples’ room at the Spa. This romantic treatment ends with a glass of the winery’s award-winning sparkling wine paired with chocolate truffles.
$350 per couple. Reservations available at 877-552-1731.
February Newly Released “7 Siblings” Red Blend Tasting
Beginning Friday, February 11, starting at 11 a.m.
South Coast Winery proclaims the newly released 7 Siblings – a barrel-aged red blend – a celebration of the Carter Family and a perfect wine to celebrate the month of love and romance. The family, working together, planted their Wild Horse Peak Vineyard over 30 years ago with the vision and dream of establishing a fine wine haven in Temecula wine country. 7 Siblings is a blend of several grape varietals, from cabernet to zinfandel, and Alicante to tempranillo, all aged for 24 months in American oak whiskey barrels to produce a dramatic red wine. The warm bourbon character marries the intense berry fruit, laced with rich, smoky overtones, vanilla spice, and caramel. The smooth, bold flavors are well integrated, and the bourbon smoothness elevates this very elegant red wine.
Tasting is $22 (includes five wines); retail bottle price is $30
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa Romance Package
An overnight getaway for two means a romantic setting, total relaxation, luxurious accommodations, and luscious wine and strawberry treats. The package includes one-night accommodations, a welcome bottle of wine, plate of chocolate-covered strawberries, strewn rose petals, and a bottle of South Coast Sparkling Wine.
Starting at $290 for one night plus tax. To book Romance Package, guests can visit southcoastwinery.com. For additional nights, they can call 951-587-9463.
Carter Estate Winery and Resort Romance Package
This romantic overnight experience is just what a couple needs to escape and rejuvenate during Valentine’s month. Romance Package at Carter Estate Winery and Resort includes one-night luxurious accommodations in a spacious Bungalow, welcome bottle of wine, plate of chocolate-covered strawberries, bottle of Carter Estate Sparkling Wine, rose petals for love, and continental breakfast.
Starting at $321 plus tax for one night. Reservations are available at carterestatewinery.com. For additional nights, guests can call 951-587-9463.
South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is at 34843 Rancho California Road in Temecula, (951) 587-9463
Carter Estate Winery and Resort is at 34450 Rancho California Road in Temecula (844) 851-2138