Looking for a sweet get-away with your Valentine? Jump in the car and enjoy a daytrip filled with wine- and chocolate-loving destinations. It’s time for the annual "Chocolate & Wine Pairing Event" with the Berks County Wine trail, and now two weekends to love so that there’s plenty of time to visit all 11 wine trail locations!

This is the premier Berks County Wine Trail event we all look forward to each year. You’re going to find imaginative pairings of locally produced wines, chocolates, and chocolate confections at every stop along the way!

Visit the wineries of the Berks County Wine Trail February 9 and 10, and again February 16 and 17, from noon until 5 p.m. all four days. Tickets are just $10 each (plus online ticketing fees) now through February 8 and $15 each beginning Feb. 9. Purchase tickets from the link on our website at http://www.berkscountywinetrail.com/events/feb-11-12-chocolate-wine-pairing-event-weekend/ Enter the promo code chocPR for $3 off the price of each ticket. Tickets are valid at all eleven wine trail locations through all four event days.

Plan your self-guided wine trail tour with the help of a map and directions on our website, http://www.berkscountywinetrail.com/ or send questions from the website Contact page. Your ticket includes wine and chocolate pairings at each winery. Most wineries have an additional tasting fee for their full wine menu. The Berks County Wine Trail stretches across the scenic Berks County region; just 30 minutes West of the Allentown/Bethlehem area and minutes from downtown Reading. Our region is just an hour north of the Philly area and, if you’re headed south from the Scranton area, it's also about a one-hour ride.

Here’s a preview of what our wineries have in store:

Weathered, New Tripoli, is featuring luscious lip-licking brownies infused with Merlot and a drizzled ganache topping, sure to please you and your sweetheart. Chocolate dipped strawberries will also be available for purchase.

At Ridgewood Winery, Cumru Township, you’ll be treated with Underground, a semi-sweet blackberry and Merlot wine blend. The wine is paired with chocolate cordials filled with peanut butter and Underground wine for a delightful PB&J reminiscent tasting experience!

Kog Hill Winery, Morgantown, you’ll taste a touch of blueberry in their Blue Merlot paired with a sinfully rich dark chocolate torte.

Find love and happiness at Manatawny Creek Winery, Amity Township, where they are serving a silky chocolate cheesecake drizzled in a blueberry wine reduction and paired with Happiness, a blueberry and grape wine blend.

Stoudt Country Winery, Shartlesville, brings back a long-time customer favorite with their celebrated chocolate fountains, white chocolate and milk chocolate, for visitors to dip fruits, cookies, and other confections into the flowing stream. The dipping will be paired with chocolate covered strawberries and Stoudt’s equally famous Strawberry wine.

Deerfoot Winery, Maidencreek Township, will have lightly sweet and crunchy chocolate enrobed chocolate chip biscotti paired with sweet Country Red or one of their other fabulous wines.

Love is in the air at Stone Barn Cellars, Spring City, with an oh-so-decadent chocolate mousse creation paired with always popular Morning Glory white wine.

Stonekeep Meadery will have a velvety rich Blackberry Chocolate Fudge paired with their Blackberry Melomel honey wine.

Calvaresi Winery, Bernville, will help you get your chocolate love on with mini Merlot chocolate cupcakes, the perfect sweet companion to their remarkable 2016 Merlot wine. And the Ultimate Malted Milk Balls will return along side the always popular Autumn Rose.

Long Trout Winery, Auburn, is known for their say-you-love-me chocolate wines (yes, wines make with chocolate!). These will be paired with samples of the winery’s best loved confections and homemade desserts.

Setter Ridge, Greenwich Township, has planned a mini chocolate cupcake, topped with a Pinot Gris buttercream frosting and served with their Pinot Gris wine. This wine will be 10% off through both the event weekends!

For more information about the Berks County Wine Trail, check www.berkscountywinetrail.com. Visit the Berks County Wine Trail wineries anytime! Many of the winery locations are open seven days a week. Your wine purchases support farm families and agriculture in Pennsylvania. The Berks County Wine Trail member wineries are proud partners with the Pennsylvania Winery Association. For more information about the wine scene throughout the Commonwealth, visit www.pennsylvaniawine.com .

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