Be My Dessert & Wine Valentine

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  • by WC STAFF
  • on JANUARY 28, 2015
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Romance is in the air and wine country is full of activities and ideas to make Valentine’s Day special. Markham Vineyards is putting a twist on the traditional dessert and wine pairings and has teamed up with Sift Dessert Bar (known for their cupcakes) for a one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience. Take advantage of new dessert and wine pairing tastings in time for Valentine’s Day!

Plan an intimate affair for 12 and indulge  in wine-infused goodies from Sift Dessert Bar expertly paired with a selection of Markham wines. This is more than just your basic chocolate and wine pairing. Sample a chocolate cupcake infused with Markham Merlot, filled with blackberry jam and frosted with Markham Cabernet Sauvignon buttercream. Want something salty and sweet? Try a slice of bacon that’s been soaked in Petite Sirah, dusted with Cayenne pepper, baked, and then dipped in dark chocolate with white chocolate drizzle. With custom made desserts like these, it’s no wonder Markham Vineyards Event Coordinator said, “I have worked with Sift in the past and love their products. Once I sampled the desserts made with Markham wines, I was sold!”

There are three different wine and dessert pairing experiences to choose from; all decadent and divine. 

Frost Shots Package
Taste how our wines transform when paired with just a bit of sugar! Enjoy our Cabernet Sauvignon frosting in a mini Sift shot glass and mini spoon, paired with a selection of four Markham wines.
Frost Shots Package $40 per person + tax

Cupcake & Wine Pairing Package
Experience chocolate cake infused with our Markham Merlot, filled with blackberry jam, and frosted with Markham Cabernet Sauvignon buttercream – paired with a selection of four Markham wines.
Mini Cupcake Package $45 per person + tax
Full Sized Cupcake Package $49 per person + tax

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Ultimate Indulgence Dessert & Wine Pairing Package
Give in to temptation! Enjoy three desserts crafted with Markham wines plus a selection of four Markham wines to sample with the following special treats.
$55 per person + tax

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Macaroon
Sample a macaroon made with white peach sangria, white peach ganache, and Sauvignon Blanc-infused strawberry sangria.

Mini Cupcake
Next, enjoy a mini cupcake made of Merlot-infused chocolate cake, filled with blackberry jam, and frosted with Cabernet Sauvignon buttercream.

Bacon! 
Finally, devour a slice of bacon that’s been soaked in Petite Sirah, dusted with Cayenne pepper, baked, and then dipped in dark chocolate with white chocolate drizzle.

Having trouble selecting what dessert and wine package to choose? The staff favorite at Markham is the Ultimate Indulgence Experience. According to Christine, “They are all delicious! I personally love the Ultimate Indulgence Experience. This package allows guests to sample three different desserts to really awaken the taste buds. Guests are amazed at how a perfectly-paired wine can change the flavor of each bite! We want guests to remember this when choosing wines for their meals when they are back home.”

Tastings are held at Markham Vineyards in their historic stone stone cellar and include a seated tasting of four wines and are 30 to 45 minutes in length. Afterwards, guests are f
ree to roam the art gallery, peruse the gifts in the visitor center or purchase bottles of wine to take home at our tasting bar.

Packages are offered year-round. Reservations are required at least one week prior to the preferred date and based on availability. Contact Event Coordinator Christine Miller, 707.302.2037 or cmiller@markhamvineyards.com.