February 11 & 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
2017 Wine & Chocolate Weekend
The Madera Vintners Association’s family wineries will host the Madera Wine Trail’s “Wine & Chocolate Weekend” on February 11 through 12, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Do something unique for Valentine's Day! Enjoy wine tasting at *participating wineries, chocolate sampling, live music, delicious food and gift shopping!
How it Works...
With your ticket, start your tour at any participating winery, either Saturday or Sunday. At the winery you will receive a passport wine glass & wristband good for wine tasting all weekend - both days! Taste a wide variety of local wines as you visit each participating winery on the Madera Wine Trail, and enjoy other activities and food which are available.
Transportation is not included in your ticket. Designated Drivers are always welcome and encouraged on the Madera Wine Trail, and they are always FREE of charge! Please notify the check-in table at your first stop on the Trail to receive your complimentary pass. CLICK HERE for other transportation recommendations. Groups of 16 and under can only be accepted and no vehicles larger than limousine or small bus size.
Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance. Tickets are $30 if purchased the day of the event*. Tickets are available online in advance and during the event*, or at Toca Madera Winery or San Joaquin Wine Company in advance and during the event*
*A limited number of tickets are available for this event and are subject to selling out before the event starts in which case no tickets will be sold online or at the door during the event weekend.
*Attention large groups and transportation companies:
Tickets can be purchased for groups of 16 or under only. Wineries will only accept groups of 16 and under on Wine Trail Weekend at the check-in table and tasting rooms.
When you complete your ticket purchase online, you will be emailed a ticket. Please show your printed ticket, or ticket by smartphone, to any *participating winery any time during the event, Saturday and/or Sunday between 10 am- 5 pm. At the event when you present your ticket at that winery location you will be given a wristband and wine glass. The wristband will allow you entrance to all of the participating wineries throughout both days of the event.
(this list is subject to change between events):
Fasi Estate Winery
Idle Hour Winery
San Joaquin Wine Company
Toca Madera Winery
Westbrook Wine Farm (By Appointment Only)
What’s Happening At Each Winery... (Details will continue to be added)
Papagni Wines: 9505 Road 30 ½, Madera
Desiring to create a memorable “Wine and Chocolate Weekend” for tasting room visitors on February 11th and 12th, Papagni Wines will combine the pouring of selected award-winning wines with hand-crafted chocolates from Fab Delights, the full array of pizzas from Paul’s Rustic Oven, and exhibits from local artists within the romantic atmosphere of the upcoming Valentine’s Day celebration. Papagni’s bold reds (2012 Alicante Bouschet and 2015 Tesoro D’Angelo Red Blend), refreshing (2014 Malvasia Bianca, 2015 Grenache Rose, and 2015 Pinot Grigio), and special dessert wines (NV Muscat Canelli, and 2003 Alicante Bouschet Dessert), will be enjoyed with narrative description. Updated information on prestigious awards for our recently-released wines will be provided at the sales desk, and escorted winery tours will be available upon request. Come and let us put a little romance into your Valentine’s Day!!!
Westbrook Wine Farm: 49610 House Ranch Road, O’Neal’s BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Those who have visited with us know that we are all about the wines. We always personally and, without distraction, converse with and pour, for each and every guest here at Westbrook Wine Farm Vineyard and Winery. Our primary focus for twenty years has been crafting complex red and white Bordeaux/Meritage style wines.
To shake things up a bit, we have now added two exciting, and delicious Cal-Ital varieties, Primitivo di gioia and Madera Barbera which are sure to make your 30 minute trek from Fresno or Madera even more worthwhile. We will be confirming a limited number of serious tasters so please make your reservation early. Come for the wine and an always beautiful day in the Sierra. Ray and Tammy Krause, Vinificators
Fäsi Estate Winery: 42415 Road 208, Friant, CA 93626 (15 minutes north of Fresno right off Highway 41 on Road 208)
Are you ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day with delicious Swiss chocolates and amazing award-winning wines? The team at Fäsi Estate Winery would like to invite you and your Valentine to a weekend that will truly awaken your senses. The drive is beautiful and scenic, and you will find it to have been well worth it when you arrive at our newly renovated estate. Relax and take in our pristine grounds as our hosts walk you through three amazing pairings. You will be able to enjoy our 2015 Chardonnay paired with warm flaky quiche, 2015 Syrah Rosé paired with chocolate covered strawberries, and our newly released FÄSI ARGENTINA Red Blend paired with premium Swiss chocolates. We hope you will join us for this incredible Valentine’s Day celebration weekend!
Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable. Ages 21 and over only.