Chocolate & Wine in February

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February was meant for chocolate, especially with Valentine’s Day celebrated on February 14th. Here in Long Island Wine Country, it is a natural match to pair chocolate with wine. The chocolates are more unique than expected though. There are handmade chocolates, extraordinary truffle flavors and even chocolate made with wine. Winery events focus on these special delights and match wine flavor notes to offer a special flight.

There a many events to choose from on the East End in February, especially those highlighting chocolate pairings. We’ve included two of them here.

ChocoVino

This event at the Long Island Aquarium will take place on Friday, February 14 at 8pm. Chocolate + Wine = One Sensational Tasting Experience. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a five-course dinner. Each course incorporates a bit of chocolate and is paired with a specific Raphael Vineyards’ vintage, carefully selected to enhance each dish. $199 plus tax per couple, ages 21 and over. Reservations are required. Call 631-208-9200, ext. 426 or email reservations@amwny.com.

The Long Island Aquarium is also sharing a Sweetheart Sleepover Package at the adjacent Hyatt Place Long Island, East End. Price is $308 per couple, includes two ChocoVino tickets, an overnight stay, breakfast, use of the swimming pool and fitness center, parking and more. Find out more at www.longislandaquarium.com.

North Fork Chocolate Company Pairings at Pindar Vineyards

In February, on select dates, Pindar Vineyards will host a special chocolate pairing with North Fork Chocolate Company’s handmade chocolates. Guests will enjoy a pairing of three chocolates perfectly matched with three of Pindar’s wines. The dates available include: February 1, February 15, February 16 and February 29 (Leap Day!). View more and reserve at www.pindar.net.

Additionally, Pindar Vineyards is going to be featuring more events throughout the year to celebrate 40 years of wine making. Be sure to stay tuned for more details on this special anniversary.

The East End is a great year-round destination. Explore our website to find out about a stay here mid-week, the weekend or longer. Discover Long Island Wine Country, art galleries and museums, dining, tasting, special events and more. Find out details about Riverhead, the North Fork and the Hamptons on our website.

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