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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!

Top Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

We’re going to take you through a few of our favorite wineries along Highway 29, the main road in Napa Valley and home to some of the area’s most famous wineries and restaurants. Each winery has a story that narrates Napa Valley’s rich winemaking history.


Robert Mondavi

Its stunning mission-style architecture, with beautiful archways and bell tower designed by Cliff May, has become an iconic landmark that evokes California’s winemaking history. Stroll through the picturesque landscapes and enjoy spectacular views of the vineyards, mountains and art along the way. The Winery offers a variety of comprehensive tour programs for the novice and advanced enthusiast including wine tasting basics, reserve tastings, wine and food pairings, curated experiences and other specialty tours. Whichever experience you choose, you’re bound to appreciate Robert Mondavi’s unique opportunities for wine education and enjoyment.

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day






Beaulieu Vineyards

In 1885, when Frenchman Georges de Latour’s wife, Fernande, first laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it “beau lieu” or “beautiful place”, and Beaulieu Vineyard was born. It is one of the longest continually operating wineries in Napa Valley with over 100 years of rich history that speaks of a “beautiful place” and extraordinary people who shaped winemaking in America. Beaulieu Vineyard offers over 30 different wines with three different tasting rooms that allow you to choose the experience that is right for you: Main Tasting Room, Reserve Rom or Club Room.

Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.






Beringer Vineyards

Established in 1876, this place has history. Beringer is the oldest continuously operated winery in Napa Valley and the first to offer public tours. Guests can sample an unequaled selection of fine wines and learn about wine making from several seminars and wine tours that run daily. Explore the Old Winery and wine-aging tunnels built by Chinese workers who were employed to hand-chisel rock tunnels that were to be used for the storage and aging of wines. These fantastic tunnels built years ago are still used today. Don’t forget to check out The Rhine House, exhibiting the fine, detailed craftsmanship of the Victorian era with beautiful exterior stonework, stained-glass windows and interior wood paneling.

June – October 20th: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | October 20th – May: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.






Castello di Amorosa

Visit the “Castle of Love”, the only authentic medieval (13th century) Italian Tuscan castle and winery built in America, complete with high walls, five defensive towers and over 30 acres of estate vineyards. This unique winery offers a variety of tour options including Reserve wine tours, food and wine pairing tours and vineyard education tours. Castello di Amorosa makes a variety of award winning wines from its location on the hillside above Calistoga.

Open seven days a week from 9:30am-6:00pm March-October and 9:30am-5:00pm November-February.
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Reserve your tour vehicle with Black Tie today! We have over 100 luxury vehicles of all sizes and options available perfect for couples, groups, small or large parties.

  • Corporate Parties and Shuttles
  • Weddings & Special Events
  • Recommendation of Wineries
  • Complimentary Bar & Champagne Service in all Limousine Vehicles

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.