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Valentine’s Day Events in the SF Bay Area

Valentine’s Day is almost here! Still trying to come up with a plan? Here are some ideas for your romantic Valentine’s Day celebration in the Bay Area:


1349815038_8938_sf2SF Chronicle Wine Competition
February 14, 2015 at Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Taste the finest of wines at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world, will once again host the Public Tasting with thousands of patrons from around the nation. Each year, wine lovers experience exciting new award winning wines at what has become an annual tradition for many friends and families to gather and enjoy a delightful day on the Bay with amazing wines and delicious food. Tasting from 5,500 entries last year were poured at last year’s event and this year there will be a new showing of thousands of the country’s finest wines calibrated by the top professional wine judges. This popular event encourages guests to taste, learn and enjoy. Raise a glass and cheer to an exciting new wine experience. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Public Tasting is on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 1:30 – 5pm.

image0022Romance & Wine Weekend at Wente Vineyards Feb 13, 14, 15
Love is in the air at Wente Vineyards! A weekend of special events that will make your heart flutter and your taste buds sing.
Romance, Wine & Chocolate in The Event Center
February 14th, 12PM & 3:30PM
Enjoy 5 wines & dessert pairings prepared by Wente Vineyards. Learn how chocolate and wine can pair to create a romantic experience.
The Vineyard Tasting Room, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore

 Valentine’s Day Weekend Brunch in The Barrel Room
February 15th, 11AM & 1:30PM
A great way to end the Valentine’s Day Weekend! A casual brunch in The Barrel Room at Wente Vineyards.
The Estate Winery & Tasting Room, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore

Wente Chef Prixe Fixe Menu
Enjoy a special menu prepared by their chefs:
Dinner Prixe Fixe Menu: February 13th, 14th & 15th
Brunch Prixe Fixe Menu: February 15th
The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore


Castello di Amorosa RHGRoyal Hearts Valentine Gala
February 14, 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. at Castello di Amorosa in Napa Valley
Italy meets France for an evening of opulence, elegance, opera and romance. Treat your sweetheart to a celebration of love, Castello style!
• Arrive to a red carpet greeting with sparkling wine
• Enjoy fresh shucked oysters, sample sumptuous chocolates and hors d’oeuvres during an elegant wine reception
• Indulge in an elegant four course dinner of sumptuous French-inspired cuisine paired with Italian-style wines in the beautifully vaulted Grand Barrel Room
• Take delight in a night of romance and surprises with live opera performances


Make it a romantic night out with luxury car service from Black Tie. You’ll be impressed with our professional chauffeurs, world-class service and elegant vehicles. Leave the romance to us and reserve a luxury Town Car or Limousine for Valentine’s Day Today!

5 Times you should Always Hire a Limo

There are some nights when a pint of ice cream and a good book are all you need to have the best night of your life. Other times, a bit more planning is involved. Hiring a limousine can turn an ordinary night into an extraordinary night, and take the normal out of any weeknight or weekend that you plan together with friends and family.

Expectations can make or break an event. When you are expecting the world and receive just a sliver, you are not likely to be thrilled with the result. There are some who use this as a reason to not get overly excited about events, leaving them perpetually pleasantly surprised.

Of course, there are some nights that are meant to be extraordinary. Life events and large parties are planned with a huge expectation of fun and memories, and it isn’t reasonable to lower your expectations just to lessen the chance of your hopes being dashed. There are a few things you can do to help those nights live up to the greatest of your expectations. Like, for example, hiring a limousine.

Consider the way a limo can make these five life experiences that much more enjoyable:

1. Your wedding: There may be no other night as meaningful as your wedding. This is one night when it makes sense to let someone else take care of the traffic, and you can focus on enjoying yourself. Your wedding night, the morning after your wedding and even the rehearsal dinner can all be made more enjoyable by a limousine.

2. Your reunion: Whether it is for high school or college, showing up in a limousine sends a message of success. Let people talk about you–that is what going to those reunions is all about.

3. For travel: Heading out of town, out of state or out of the country? Taking a limousine to the airport comes with serious benefits. You won’t have to pay for long-term parking, you’ll have serious space for your luggage and won’t have to rely on a friend for a ride.

4. Wine tours: It is a shame to live in California and not take advantage of the many vineyards in the area. Wine tours are a great way to spend time with friends and family while enjoying your community. Don’t drive yourself to one of these events. Keep everyone together and safe by traveling in a limo.

5. Ladies night: You’ve got all of your friends together and you are heading out on the town. Hiring a limousine will make this night like no other. You won’t need a designated driver, you won’t need to worry about parking and you won’t need to think twice about getting home safe. It is all taken care of, and you can rest assured you’ll get into any club you arrive at as you step out of your limo and into the time of your life.


Top Wineries in Napa Valley

Napa Valley is known across the world as the premier destination for wine tasting. The grounds are beautiful, the food phenomenal and the wines are out of this world. Napa Valley is a destination worth heading to for those who live locally as well as those on the other side of the world. However, getting around Napa Valley can prove difficult.

Taking a wine tour of Napa Valley requires a vehicle. The roads are long and winding, and each vineyard is located within a pretty safe distance from the next, giving each the impression of standing on its own despite the neighborhood of wineries in the area.

The top rated wineries in Napa Valley include:

  • Truchard Vineyards
  • Storybook Mountain Vineyards
  • St. Clement Vineyards
  • Turnbull Wine Cellars
  • Rutherford Hill Winery

In Napa Valley alone there are over 200 wineries. Just outside of the area you can find even more.  Just deciding which wineries you want to visit is a challenge—actually going to them without the opportunity to enjoy yourself should be out of the question. If you plan to make a day of visiting these wineries, you’ll need reliable transportation to take you to and from your destination as you take advantage of all the fine tasting wines.

Black Tie Transportation Worldwide can make a wine tour of Napa Valley even more enjoyable, providing you and your friends with a safe transportation option from vineyard to vineyard. Black Tie Transportation offers safe and reliable chauffeuring in high-class vehicles equipped with state-of-the-art amenities. Each vehicle exudes the look and feel of high class, which makes this transportation system fit right in with the rest of Napa Valley.

Driving yourself around Napa Valley after a wine tasting tour is dangerous—especially so for those who aren’t familiar with the area. Police are known to linger outside of wineries to ensure that everyone leaving wine tastings is in good shape to drive. This can add a lot of stress to an otherwise enjoyable experience.

Black Tie Transportation gives you the chance to create your own wine tour. You choose the destination and the timing, and your vehicle works to your watch to make sure everyone is happy and on par with your schedule. Make the most of your time exploring the best wineries in Napa Valley by taking a wine tour with Black Tie Transportation.

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Limo Company to Take You on Wine Tours

limo-wine-tourPlanning a wine tour can be time consuming, especially for first timers. Where do you go? What do the wineries offer? How are you going to get to each one? Who’s going to drive if everyone is drinking? No one goes to wine country without partaking in the wine tasting festivities! Therefore a tour guide and designated driver are definitely needed.  Having a limousine company pick you up and take you is the best and safest way to tour wine country. Companies, such as Black Tie Transportation, provide customers with chauffeurs that can guide you on your wine tour all with the comfort of not having to drive yourself. However, it is important to ask questions so that you know the company you are looking at is right for you. These questions will really help you find the best company and lead on the path to a great wine tour.

  1. What makes your company different from any other limo company? This is a great question so that you can see the things that they have to offer. Every company should be able to have a great reply to this question or you may need to look elsewhere. It’s important to find out the things that set certain companies apart from others.
  2. Are tasting and tour fees included? Most transportation companies do not include tasting and tour fees. They want to leave it up to you so that way you can choose the group of tasting you would like to partake in at your own ease. Some, however, do include this fee in their package.
  3. I’ve never been to wine country, can you pick the best wineries for me? This is important because you will automatically be able to tell if a transportation company is knowledgeable of wine country. A knowledgeable company should know of the best wineries in the area and should be able to recommend some for you based off of your needs. San Francisco Bay Area’s Black Tie Transportation sets the example by having a list of the popular go-to wineries for anyone that has never been.
  4. Can I bring my children? Every winery is different. Be sure to let the transportation company know that you will be bringing children, that way they can give you a list of wineries that allow children.

These are just some of the questions you may have for your limo company. If you have anymore, don’t be afraid to ask and know that great quality companies will be able to assist you with whatever question or concern you may have! Going on a wine tour is a one of a kind experience and it is your job to make sure that you are picking the right company to take you on the wine tour.