Naples, N.Y. - Expensive dinners, chocolates, and wine are the tried and true ways to impress on Valentine's Day. But if you want to experience a little something new on the holiday of love, look to Arbor Hill. On Feb. 8, Arbor Hill is combining old traditions with new treats at "Vintage, Vines & Valentines," an annual celebration of love and friendship taking place in Naples, N.Y.
Instead of a wine walk, Vintage, Vines & Valentines is an event that begins with a "wine journey" to visit six Naples wineries and breweries. Couples are encouraged to visit all six stops and indulge in the area's finest wines and craft beers. But while the focus is on the drink, guests will find chocolate is equally involved when they reach Arbor Hill. The winery is featuring a set of three wine bottles coated in one pound of rich chocolate covering - which is meant to crumble off the bottle upon opening and be enjoyed alongside the wines.
A milk chocolate-coated Traminette wine and a dark chocolate-coated Chambourcin and Noir were selected special for the Valentine's holiday. Arbor Hill teamed up with Canandaigua candy shop, Sweet Expressions, to produce the chocolate coating for the Valentine's treat. The wines can be purchased for $30 a bottle at the winery.
After a little indulgent wine and chocolate tasting, Vintage, Vines & Valentine's continues with a host of activities throughout the day. Join a group to renew your marriage vows and participate in a champagne toast. Or take a horse-drawn wagon ride, enjoy some hot cocoa by the outdoor fire pit, judge a chili cook-off contest and embark on a tour of the local Maple Farm.
No Valentine's holiday is quite complete without the romantic dinner date. Local restaurants and shops will be rolling out the red carpet to welcome couples in for dinner. Brew and Brats, Arbor Hill's new restaurant is offering a hearty dinner of craft brews and locally-made sausages after a long day of sugary snacks. While dining, listen or participate in a Valentine's-themed Open Mic Night, where couples are welcome to take the microphone and serenade guests or each other with their favorite love song.
Find out more about the happenings at Arbor Hill Winery and Brew & Brats restaurant by visiting www.thegrapery.com. Or check out the details for this year's Vintage, Vines & Valentines event at www.naplesvalleyny.com.
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About Arbor Hill
Arbor Hill is a family owned and operated winery in Naples, NY. It opened in 1987 and features wines made with experimental grape varieties - 21 different wines, to be exact. The winery also produces 54 gourmet food products and in 2011 opened "Brew and Brats at Arbor Hill" in the historic carriage barn adjacent to the winery's tasting room and gift shop. The new restaurant couples locally-made sausages with its own craft beers and compliments them with a few of their very own gourmet sauces, like the Sherried Wine BBQ Sauce.
For more information visit www.thegrapery.com or call 585-374-2870.
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