Why end your pre-Valentine's Day weekend after you and your man spend a romantic night at Fifty Shades Darker? Take a pro-tip from my guy and I and head out to the Sunnyslope Wine Region! 

Ever since our first Valentine's Day together, making a trip to Caldwell's wineries has been a must.  That first Valentine's Day I surprised him with addresses of different wineries, but didn't tell him where we were going.  It was the most romantic adventure we've ever been on!  If you want to try planning your own romantic tour, this year's a great year to do it! February 10th-12th, the wineries on the Sunnyslope are hold a wine and chocolate weekend! Here's a look what's going on at some of the wineries!

  • Ste. Chapelle

    19348 Lowell Road, Caldwell

    Chocolate and Wine, Oh-So Fine!

    • When: February 11th & 12th, 12-4 p.m.
    • Cost: $15 online, $20 at the door
    • Event: Ste. Chapelle wants you to spend the weekend with your sweetie enjoying wine, chocolate and live music in their Chateau Room! They'll be pairing their wines flights with decadent chocolate selections. Your ticket price includes the paired flight and a keepsake glass to take home. Douglas Cameron sets the mood with live music each day!
  • Bitner Vineyards

    16645 Plum Rd, Caldwell

    Wine, Cheese & Chocolate

    • When: February 10th-12th, 12-5 p.m.
    • Cost: $7 for Wineclub members, $10 for non-members
    • Event: Enjoy one of the best views on the Sunnyslope from Bitner Vineyards.  If you can pull yourself away from taking Be Mine selfies and admiring the view form their hilltop patio, enjoy 5 exquisite wines paired not just with chocolates from Weiser Classic Candy Company, but gourmet cheeses as well! Bitner will be running Cupid's Wine Specials including their High Desert White, one of my favorite local wines!
  • Fujishin Cellars

    15593 Sunnyslope Road

    Wine & Chocolate Weekend

    • When: February 10th-14th, 12-6 p.m.
    • Cost: FREE
    • Event: Fujishin is one of the first wineries you'll see as you roll into Caldwell's wine country and it's always our starting place when we're showing the Sunnyslope to our friends from out of town. Stop by for a complimentary tasting of four wines paired with four Brix Chocolate for Wine bites.  These chocolates are designed to pair perfectly with wine.  We tried them last year and they were amazing!
  • Hells Canyon & Zhoo Zhoo Wineries

    18835 Symms Rd, Caldwell

    Valentines Open House

    • When: February 10th-12th, 12-5 p.m.
    • Cost: $5 for Wine Club members, $8 for non-members
    • Event: Zhoo Zhoo and Hells Canyon was my absolute favorite stop on our 2016 Valentine's wine adventure (probably because their tasting pours were VERY generous!)  In addition to wine tastings, they'll also have an impressive amounts of sweet treats.  A stemless wine glass and your tasting is covered in your entry fee.
  • Huston Vineyards

    16473 Chicken Dinner Rd, Caldwell

    Wine & Chocolate Weekend

    • When: February 10th-13th, 12-5 p.m.
    • Cost: $5 tasting fee (waived with bottle purchase)
    • Event: Huston has several different events planned for Wine & Chocolate weekend! On Friday, they celebrate Fondue Friday, pairing wine with fondue, Saturday features Nezzy's Brazilian Sweets and Sunday is all about Valentine cupcakes!  One you've had your share of wine, stop by the photo booth with your Valentine!
  • Indian Creek Winery

    1000 N McDermott Rd, Kuna

    Valentine's Weekend

    • When: February 11th & 12th, 12-5 p.m.
    • Cost: $5 wine club members, $10 non-members
    • Event: Did someone say Valentines crafts?! Indian Creek is setting up a Luv Bug Wino Arts 'N Crafts Station for you to create at while you enjoy 4 specialty local chocolate pairings.  Jewelry by Celeste is also in house.
  • Parma Ridge Winery

    24509 Rudd Rd, Parma

    Wine & Chocolate Weekend

    • When: February 10-12th, regular business hours
    • Cost: $5 wine club members, $8 non-members
    • Event: Want to try wine that no one else in the Treasure Valley has every tried? Parma Ridge is your stop! Their tasting includes unreleased wines and specialty chocolates from World Market.
  • Sawtooth Winery

    13750 Surrey Ln, Nampa

    Gourmet Chocolate & Wine Pairing Flights

    • When: February 11th & 12th, 12-6 p.m.
    • Cost: $10 wine club members, $15 non members
    • Event: Love Downtown Boise's "The Chocolat Bar?" Then make your way to Sawtooth to enjoy their chocolates paired with Sawtooth's wines.
  • Williamson Orchard and Vineyard

    14807 Sunnyslope Rd, Caldwell

    Wine & Chocolate Weekend

    • When: February 10th-12th, 12-5 p.m.
    • Event: Williamson is pairing five delicious wines with chocolates and caramels from Weiser Classic Candy Company. They'll also have a free photo booth.  They've moved since we were there last and we can't wait to see the new tasting room!