Come and join us for an unforgettable night. A dinner for lovers with aphrodisiac foods to get your love flowing.
Doors open at 6:00 PM. As couples filter in, the event starts with blending a bottle of wine to your own liking from mini kegs of different varietal grapes. Experiment with oak & tannins; finish it sweet or dry. Bottle, cork and add a fun little Valentine label to name your wine. You'll take this bottle home with you tonight, along with 2 keepsake wine glasses.
At 7:30 PM, Greg Fischer, owner of Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery, has the honor to lead the winemaking class for our Valentine couples.
Each couple will learn how to make their very own 6-gallon vat of wine (25 to 30 bottles) from a wine grape variety of their choosing* (Book early for biggest selection. Ingredient kits are not included and vary in price.), that will be ready to bottle in about 6 weeks**. Some varieties will be ready for drinking this summer; others ready in 6 months. (**Later, you can book a private bottling appointment at your convenience-- included in price. Bring clean used wine bottles of your own, or we have a variety of wine bottles for purchase. You'll also want to purchase corks.)
Then, it's time for the Fun Grape Stomp for Valentine couples to see who's the juicist. Each couple will have their own stomping bucket layered with grape clusters. Fun feathered masks and Valentine boxer shorts will be provided. Music starts and so does the stomping feet of the Valentines. Juices measured, winners announced, cheers & prizes awarded.
This all works up an appetite! Dinner is served!
Live music by Rio Bamba Brazilian band and dance lesson will finish up the night. Each couple will make their very own vat of wine (without their feet) that will be bottled in 6 weeks. Mead -- the drink of love and wine tastings are included. Gourmet chocolate specially made from Mayana Chocolatier will be served. Other drinks will be available at our tasting bar . This is a longtime favorite event that many look forward to at Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery. Cost is 235.00 Per couple plus ingredient cost for making 6 gallons of wine( 25 to 30 bottles).
This event is accessible by the Metra Rock Island Train, getting off at the Beverly Hills 91st Stop. 6:00 PM, 6:16 PM, 7:00 PM arrivals from La Salle Street Station. Going home toward downtown, trains are 10:46 PM.