FEBRUARY 9, 2013 IN NAPLES, NY
Arbor Hill will do free wine, chocolate & cheese pairings, drawing on sinfully-rich creations from Sweet Expressions and famous artisanal cheesemakers First Light Creamery and Yancey's Fancy. One lucky taster who enters to win will go home with a unique Sweet Expressions/Arbor Hill co-creation: one of our bottles of award-winning Noiret wine dipped in exquisite dark chocolate (truly the perfect pair!). In addition, pick a romantic rose petal at the Grapery for an offer good next door at Brew & Brats.
In its historic carriage barn locale, Brew & Brats will cover the masculine side of this holiday with a full line-up of delicious locally-made brats and crafted brews. Banish winter chills with our exclusive Valentine-themed chicken noodle soup -- featuring "Chicken Supremo" brats and heart noodles -- which you'll find warming on the wood stove. All afternoon Brew & Brats will be filled with the strains of love songs; then, from 5pm on we'll feature favorite romantic comedy films, to enjoy while you nosh on our free popcorn.
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Artizanns will be offering great, one-of-a-kind gifts with a personal touch. Be original this year with a custom-crafted gift for your sweetheart.
10 am - Noon, local glass artist, Charlie Kingsley, will be on hand to engrave one of his beautiful hand-blown hearts, which range from $15 - $35.
Noon - 2 pm, Joanie of SunDance Creations will be designing (and taking orders) for her Custom Personalized Jewelry of pins, pendants, earrings, dog tag necklaces and more. All orders will be complete for Valentine’s Day.
1-3 pm, local author Nancy Hinkel will share short readings from her romantic mystery novel, Destiny Skye, in addition to personally signing her books. A sweet way of letting your partner know it’s okay to take a break and enjoy a good read!
2-4 pm, local illustrator/musician Elaine Verstreate will create fun little caricatures of you and your lover or best friend while you wait, or bring in a picture for her to draw from. This life-time treasure costs only $10.
While you’re shopping for the special day, enjoy our complimentary “Lover’s Special Blend” Java and Chocolate Java Bark from Keuka Lake Coffee Roasters. Sign up for a $25 Gift Certificate and Artist’s Door Prizes.
BRISTOL VALLEY THEATER
Spice Up Your Valentines Day! at the theater (151 South Main Street) on Feb 9 from 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$5 donation at the door and you can:
Loosen up a bit with a tasting of some of the fine wines from Heron Hill Winery (winner of best U.S. Riesling in the 2012 World Value Wine Challenge!) Coupons for Wine discounts will be available!
Get your Valentine's groove on with dance instructor, and smokin' hot babe, Amber Smith as she teaches you how to spice up your Valentine's Day with a workshop in Sexy Burlesque-style Dance! Learn some easy and sexy burlesque dance moves you can share with your sweetheart when you get home! Give your Valentine a performance he/she will never forget!
Dance sessions begin at 1:00 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:15 p.m. Each Session runs about 20 minutes.
And, our Poets In Residence, Kathleen and Karin, will help you compose a passion filled love poem to melt your Valentine's heart (in case the dancing doesn't seal the deal!).
Plus a few lucky visitors throughout the day will win gift certificates to treat your Valentine to one of Bristol Valley Theater's Summer 2013 plays/musicals.
HAZLITT'S RED CAT CELLARS
Come visit our charming Victorianesque Chalet for a special Sherry & Port wine tasting paired with decadent chocolate, while our winemaker reveals some intriguingly Old World styles of wine-making.
Also, enjoy a Romantic Victorian Valentine stay among the vines at our 1852 Brickhouse. For this special event, we're offering an exclusive weekend rate that includes a sweet lover's kit featuring a lush bouquet of blooms and a gift basket stuffed with 2 bottles of Hazlitt’s 1852 wine, a pair of wine glasses, delectable chocolates and gift certificates for free tastings at Red Cat Cellars Tasting Room. Please call for more details and availability.
Don't miss our live music in the Tasting Room from 3-6pm: get your jig on with some fun and lively Irish music performed by the Wild Rovers.
Chalet tastings (cost: $2) will start on the hour beginning at 12:00 and will continue until 4:00. Tasting Room wine tastings will take place during our extended business hours of 10:00am – 6:30pm. Tastings are also available at S. Main St.'s Divine Designs during the afternoon.
Inspire Moore produces only a few thousand cases of Finger Lakes Appellation wines, focusing on aromatic whites and vineyard-driven reds. Come taste truly handcrafted, small-lot, award-winning wines from Tim and Diane Moore, owners of a boutique winery that produces a wide range of wine styles seldom achieved in any one location.
For the 2013's Vintage Vines & Valentines we'll be offering some scintillating pairings guaranteed to ignite any epicurean's ardor:
"Love" Semi-Dry Riesling with Samurai cheddar mac & cheese shooters
"Lust" Pinot Noir with Lust-soaked pork tenderloin
"Truth" Meritage with Pancetta-wrapped dates stuffed with Manchego
"Solace" limited-edition Port with Jeni's Pie chocolate mousse torte
"Passion" Traminette Ice Wine with creamy peanut confections dipped in dark chocolate
JULES' KITCHEN, SOUTHWESTERN DINER
Jules’ Kitchen will present an All-You-Eat Valentines’-themed Brunch on Sunday, February 10th from 10 AM ‘til 2PM. We’re delighted to pair with Wohlschlegel’s Naples Maple Farm and offer a Vermont Country Inn baked French Toast Casserole boasting Wohlschlegel’s “homegrown” maple syrup.
Jules’ Kitchen is steeped in both Southwestern and American Diner traditions, and our sumptuous brunch will showcase both. Besides the sweet maple offerings, we’ll also have savory southwestern dishes, including chicken enchiladas, plus comfort-food favorites like scrambled eggs and sausages, best-kept-secret breakfast sausage made locally by Rennoldson's Market, and our own Jalapeño Sausage, crafted in-house. With the juice and coffee flowing freely, Jules’ offers options for every palette.
HORSE & WAGON RIDE-LUMINARY LAUNCH
As evening draws near (starting at 4pm), Scott Mack's celebrated Percheron horses will offer a picturesque ride up Main Street, ferrying revelers old-world style to dinner, drinks and shopping. Join us at the corner of Main and Lake Niagara Lane (below Hazlitt’s Red Cat Cellars) as we roast s'mores over an open fire, and sip mulled cider & cocoa. If there’s snow, we’ll sculpt it! Bring your camera and snap mementos with your loved ones. The event will close around 6pm with the dramatic release of floating Chinese heart lanterns inscribed with wishes and loved ones' names, available for purchase.
MOUNTAIN HORSE FARM B& B AND SPA
The Inn and Spa will be beautifully decorated for Valentines with hearts, balloons & roses. Visitors can munch on heart shaped cookies and chocolate while enjoying homemade punch. Our aromatherapist Kc Rossi of Heart Blossom Essentials created an elegant gift package that includes a Romantic Massage Oil Blend, coupled with a coordinating Room & Linen Mist. The perfect gift to surprise your sweetheart. $35.00
Or create your own Valentines gift in our unique and fun hands-on aromatherapy workshops. In celebration of Valentine's Day, we will focus on heart opening essential oils. Hand craft and personalize your very own blend. Choices include creating a lover’s massage oil, enchanting body lotion or an indulgent sugar scrub. Gift packaging is included, so you will have the perfect gift to delight your Valentine. This opportunity is guaranteed to pamper your senses from head to toe.
2 Hands On Workshops: 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Preregistration is encouraged, as space is limited: please email us.
Cost: $40.00 per person (Includes one item worth $25.00, you get to make & take home)
We will create several packages that include an overnight stay at our luxurious B&B, gift boxes, participation in the workshops etc. See our website for details.
A few lucky visitors on February 9th. will win $50.00 gift certificates to treat your Valentine to a romantic stay at Mountain Horse Farm B&B and Spa. Come, enjoy and indulge!
NAPLES LIBRARY/NAPLES HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The community of Naples will be hopping with all-ages events, including a historical photo gallery (we'll learn about the lives .. and loves ... that shaped our town), and a vintage, prop-filled photo shoot in the historic Morgan Hose building by former Manhattan fashion photographer Clayton Adams: don't forget to sample the supplied hot cocoa and old-world treats! Children will be invited to craft Flowering Valentines at the Naples Library, and romantic films will be on view in the Library's media room throughout the day.
THE NAPLES HOTEL
The Naples Hotel will be putting a sweet spin on tragic tales of love and loss with their renowned Ghost Tours Saturday Feb 9th: first at 11:30AM, and again at 1PM. $40/person ($70/couple) includes a tour, a chance to query lovers and soldiers who carried on (and were carried off) at the historic Hotel, and of course, indulgent dessert.
Guests can pop next door to the bar to commune with the "spirit" of our exclusive Valentine cocktails, and return later that evening for several succulent dinner specials tailored to living lovebirds, followed by handmade chocolate ravioli for dessert. Anyone wishing to book one of the famed Hotel suites will enjoy 20% off by showing a receipt from ANY participating vendor in Vintage Vines & Valentines.
Join us as the day winds down for a wonderful handcrafted dinner while enjoying some romantic period music with Eva and the Dogboys. Melissa and Michelle will be creating some locally-sourced dishes to enhance your Valentine’s evening. Roots Cafe works with many regional farms and handcrafts all of their dishes with a philosophy that's passionate, aesthetic and thoroughly locavore. Join them in a beautifully-appointed 1860's Victorian for a great local experience.
WOHLSCHLEGEL'S NAPLES MAPLE FARM
Join us at the Sugarhouse, Saturday, February 9th, 10am –4pm and savor the spectacular
view from our family-run certified maple tree farm nestled atop the Naples hills, where we
produce only the finest quality maple products for our customers.
Enjoy free samples of moxilicious gourmet maple cream spread, a variety of syrups and a sizzling hot maple mustard.
We’re offering traditional soft and hard molded maple candies for your sweetheart’s sweet
tooth! While you're perusing our state-of-the-art production facility, enjoy a cup of gourmet maple coffee, tea or hot cocoa. Perhaps we’ll be boiling the sap!
Don’t Miss the Sweetest Special for the day: “Maple Cotton Candy.”
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EVENT SPONSORED BY NAPLES VALLEY VISITORS ASSOCIATION