Limited Number of Tickets Available - Buy Early!
2016 Wine & Chocolate Weekend
February 13 and 14, 2016
10 am - 5 pm
The Madera Vintners Association’s family wineries will host the Madera Wine Trail’s “Wine & Chocolate Weekend” on February 13 through 14, 2015 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. Large charter buses (30+ person capacity) are not allowed at Wine Trail Weekend events. Please CLICK HERE to read our bus policy.
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 Ficklin Vineyards, Sumner Peck Ranch 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 at the door during the event weekend.
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.
*Participating Wineres (subject to change - wineries may be added): Birdstone Winery, Idle Hour Winery, Fasi Estate Winery, Ficklin Vineyards, Papagni Wines, San Joaquin Wine Company, Sumner Peck Ranch Winery, Toca Madera Winery, and Westbrook Wine Farm. Tickets are valid only at participating wineries listed here. (Quady Winery, Chateau Lasgoity and CRU Wine Company are not participating in Madera Wine Trail events).
Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable. Ages 21 and over only.
What’s Happening At Each Winery…
Details will continue to be added
San Joaquin Wine Company
Plan on making SJWC a must stop on this wine and chocolate weekend. We will be releasing our 2013 Moody Press Cabernet and our Moody Press Katelyn Rose. There will be tasty treats from You Sweet Thing Jellies, Teri Sue's Toffee, Chocolate Dachshund and Munch and Grub's Corn Nuts and Jerky. Plan on getting your sweetheart a gift from Rebel Heart Jewelry, Granny Bea's Soaps and Vino Bling Glassware. Purchase your lunch from Gastro Grill and enjoy the music of Marie Wilson on Saturday and Borrowed Time on Sunday. We can't wait to see you
Sumner Peck Ranch Winery & Fruit Stand
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Sumner Peck Ranch Winery! Enjoy medal winning wines and a chance to shop for fresh fruit and vegetables in our fruit stand, most of which are produced right here. Our winery is one of the most picturesque locations in the Central Valley and is right in your backyard! Take Friant Road: 2 miles north of the Friant Road and Willow Avenue intersection. You can't miss us! Also visit our second tasting location at Highway 41 & Avenue 15. Cheers to your health!
Westbrook Wine Farm - By Appointment Only
Expect us to be more about wine than chocolate and you are sure to be pleased, if not astounded, by our best five year old co-fermented red blends and sassy barrel-fermented dry whites. The owners/growers/winemakers will personally pour for your organoleptic pleasure.
Experience the warm rusticity, authentic craft and sometimes irreverent humor that only a half century of winemaking experience can wrought. Confirmed reservations are required and limited so you may wish to secure yours now. Only 40 minutes from Fresno or Madera, come for the wine and an always beautiful day in the Sierra.
Fäsi Estate Winery - WINE + CHOCOLATE = LOVE
Does the idea of pairing wine with chocolate make your heart sing? If it does, we have the perfect event just for you! Come join us at Fäsi Estate Winery, Valentine's Day weekend and experience our buttery, lightly oaked 2012 Sierra Gold III paired with warm, buttery quiche. We’ll also be pouring our 2014 Malbec, which has hints of berry and finishes with a traditional Malbec spice we all know and love, as well as our exclusive incredibly smooth and smoky 2012 Fäsi Crest Private Reserve Syrah. Both of these are paired with savory, mouth-watering premium Swiss Chocolates. We hope to see you there!
Spend your Valentine's Day weekend tasting the perfect pairing of Port and
chocolate at Ficklin Vineyards. Sample truffles, toffee, cupcakes, cheeses
and many other treats from some of the Valley's finest vendors. Grab a bite
to eat with Mattie's Mobile Pizza Oven, including their special heart-shaped
pizza. Enjoy our historic winery while you relax in our courtyard to the
aromas of Kettle Corn, or at our picnic tables overlooking the vineyard.
We'll be decked out for Valentine's Day with special Ports to taste,
including our new release--our 2015 Rose Port. Luscious flavors of
strawberry and watermelon, with a finish of passion fruit make this the
perfect Valentine's Day Port! We'll have all new photo spots for you to
enjoy. And our Tasting Room will feature Valentine's Day gift packs and
duos, complete with ribbons and cards for perfect Valentine's Day gift
giving, and special pricing so you can also treat yourself to goodies!
Birdstone Winery - details coming soon
Toca Madera Winery- details coming soon
Idle Hour Winery - details coming soon
Papagni Wines - details coming soon