Red Wine, Cider & Chocolate Tour set for two February weekends

Eight award-winning artisan wineries host the 2020 Olympic Peninsula Red Wine, Cider & Chocolate Tour, slated to take place over two weekends: Feb. 8-9 and Feb. 15-17 (with the President’s Day holiday), from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

Tickets for the self-guided tour are available for $40 online or $45 at the door of each participating winery.

A commemorative wine glass, wine tasting and food pairings are included in the ticket price.

Visitors without tour tickets will be charged a $10 tasting fee at each venue.

Participating venues include:

Sequim — Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., sees local chocolatier Yvonne Yakota of Yvonne’s Chocolates will be on hand both tour weekends to offer a variety of chocolate samples to pair with Wind Rose’s Italian-style wines. There will be live music from 7-9 p.m. both weekends. Reservations are strongly recommended (call 360-681-0690).

Port Angeles — Home to three wineries on tour, Port Angeles’s trio includes Olympic Cellars. Housed in a historic dairy barn just off US Highway 101, the venue hosts We Do Fudge of Sequim to pair the fudge with a selection of wines. Red wine is Camaraderie Cellars’ forte, where visitors will encounter something for every red wine lover paired with healthy chocolate bites. At Harbinger Winery, a sheet-metal-chic venue, touts white chocolate and apple bread pudding paired with a crisp La Petite Fleur.

Port Townsend — Eaglemount Winery & Cidery hosts Chocolate Serenade and feature new release ciders and wines for pairing with chocolates and caramels. At Port Townsend Vineyards, sample a brand new 2018 Merlot. Then it’s on to FairWinds Winery to indulge in the chocolate fountain and pair dipped treats with award-winning wines, play games to win discounts and take a photo in FairWinds’ pirate boat.

Marrowstone Island — About 15 miles outside of Port Townsend, visit Marrowstone Vineyards in a setting atop a hill overlooking the Puget Sound and Whidbey Island. Sample handmade chocolates by local chocolatier Amy’s Decadent Chocolates paired with a variety of red wines or the winery’s first-ever port.

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