Valentine’s Day is only a week away. Some people consider Valentine’s Day to be a silly holiday manufactured by card and candy companies. Although this is part truth, from the 19th century on, most people secretly enjoy Valentine’s Day. Honestly, who doesn’t like being told they’re thought of, admired or loved? Whether it’s candies, cookies, a card, flowers or a sweet nothings whispered in your ear, what’s not to like?

With that said we have some great ideas to make your Valentine’s Day a sweet one. For starters, wine can be very romantic and sexy, red wine in specific is known as an aphrodisiac. At our Tasting Room or online, we’ve got some sultry reds that would go great with decadent chocolates, now throw in a one night stay at the Manor and ooh la la, instant Valentine magic.

For those of you who prefer bubbles over wine, no problem! A bottle of Wilson Creek Almond Champagne will do the trick. How about changing it up a bit? Try our never fail to impress, Almond-tini recipe. You’ll need some chilled martini glasses to start with. Rim the glasses with chocolate crystals for extra oomph. Then pour two parts Wilson Creek Almond Champagne and one part of our sinful chocolate port, Decadencia and viola! Now what? Take it to the next level. The Almond-tini, or even just a chilled glass of Almond Champagne, goes hand-in-hand with fireplaces, jacuzzis and spa tubs (don’t forget the bubble bath and candle light). Don’t believe me? Check out the tasting notes for yourself…

Now if you’re looking for something to do with your sweetheart on February 14th, we’ve got you covered! Friday, February 14th, 7pm to 10pm we will be hosting a romantic Valentine’s Dinner, in the elegant Champagne Ballroom. Enjoy a five-course dinner while listening to the sensuous sounds of a flamenco guitarist, maybe even steal a few dances, and take home a bottle of Almond Champagne. Reservations are required. Call 951.699.9463

We know your Valentine is special to you and because of that you may want to celebrate them all month long. If that’s the case, check out our Nights of Romance Getaway offer. Come stay two nights at the Manor during the month of February. We’ll help you set the mood with chocolate covered strawberries, champagne and bubble bath. Also included is a wine and cheese reception, continental breakfast and lunch for two at the Creekside Grille. This is the month to getaway! Book your Nights of Romance now for only $399 plus tax. Call Abby, 951.699.9463 *subject to availability.

Oh, and when in doubt, a simple handmade card or note will do.

Sending you happy thoughts and happy hearts this Valentine’s Day! Cheers!