A Wine & Chocolate Trail is currently happening at participating Columbia and Montour county wineries, from now until February 19th. The occasion makes for a perfect day trip or weekend excursion for sweethearts or groups of friends. What’s more romantic than discovering a new favorite red or white paired with delectable chocolates?
Trail travelers are also eligible to win one of nine prize baskets if they visit all eight participating wineries during the specified period. Each winery will be offering a gift basket and will also donate a bottle of wine to be placed into one grand prize basket. There is no cost to participate in this event, but tasting fees may apply depending on the winery. To get started, simply pick up a free wine and chocolate ticket at the first winery you visit. You’ll need to fill out half the ticket and turn it in to the winery right away. Next, travel to each subsequent winery with the other half of the ticket. Enjoy the exquisite wine and chocolate pairings as you go and be sure to get your ticket stamped at each winery. At your last winery visit, turn in the completed ticket and be entered to win one of the nine fantastic prize baskets.
All wineries will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the duration of the event, in addition to normal posted hours. Please visit individual wineries’ websites for their hours of operation.
Participating wineries are: Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider Winery, Elk Mountain Winery Outlet at Stoney Acres, Freas Farm Winery, O’Donnell Winery LLC, Pickering Winery, Red Shale Ridge Vineyards, Shade Mountain Winery & Vineyard, and Three Dogs Vino. Spend a day or the whole week tasting exquisite wines and chocolate pairings and give that special someone a Valentine’s Day to remember!
For directions to each winery or for further information about the Wine and Chocolate Week, please visit the Visitors Bureau’s website or call 800-847-4810. Also, be sure to download the official Visitors Bureau mobile app for portable wine trail directions and information about each winery.