5 Valentine’s Day Wine & Chocolate Pairings on the East End

Ahead of Valentine’s Day, local wineries and North Fork Chocolate Company are teaming up. • Photo courtesy of Waters Crest Winery

This Valentine’s Day, take advantage of two of the best things the East End has to offer: fine wine and chocolate. Our local wineries are ready to play Cupid, hosting delicious and decadent events sure to woo and impress. Here are 5 events you really shouldn’t miss.

1. A Chocolate and Wine Pairing at Palmer Vineyards
5120 Sound Avenue, Riverhead

Palmer Vineyards is hosting a Chocolate and Wine Pairing with North Fork Chocolate Company on Saturday, February 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For just $35 per person, you’ll be invited to taste five different types of wine paired with five different and distinct chocolates. Tickets are available online.

2. Wine, Chocolate, and Music! at Clovis Point
1935 Main Road, Jamesport

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Clovis Point is also teaming up with North Fork Chocolate Company for a Valentine weekend celebration! On Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12, enjoy live music from Ahmad Ali and TJ Brown, wine, and truffles created just for Clovis Point. Tickets are $24 per person; the event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day. Reservations are available online.

3. A Wine and Chocolate Pairing at Waters Crest Winery
28735 Main Road, Cutchogue

Waters Crest Winery is hosting a wine and chocolate pairing with North Fork Chocolate Company on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Reservations are available online.

4. Valentine’s Day Flights at Macari Vineyards
150 Bergen Avenue, Mattituck

Macari Vineyards is celebrating the second release of their sparkling Cabernet Franc “Horses” on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They will be offering a “Special Valentine’s Day Flight,” which includes cheese, chocolate, and chips paired with two of their pink sparkling wines. Tickets are $25 per person. Reservations are available online.

5. Valentine’s Day Wine Tour with Hotel Indigo East End
1830 West Main Street, Riverhead

And finally, if you really want to escape for the weekend, Hotel Indigo East End in Riverhead is hosting a “Valentine’s Day Wine Tour” on Saturday February 11. The tour includes an overnight stay for you and your loved one at the hotel, along with wine tastings at Sparkling Pointe Vineyard and Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard, a wine and cheese pairing at the Village Cheese Shop on Love Lane, dinner at Bistro 72, and transportation. Tickets are $389 per person. To make reservations, please call 631-369-2200. For more information check out Hotel Indigo East End’s website.