Valentine’s Day, Sweetheart Day, Heart Day, Spoil Your Loved One Day…whatever you call it, it is a time to express your love and gratitude to those special people in your life and we think some time spent on a little Vermont getaway is the perfect way to do that! We’ve got the amazing Shelburne Vineyards nearby as well as Lake Champlain Chocolates so why not plan a Valentine’s Day wine and chocolate tour?
Cards, flowers, candy, chocolate, and wine are just a few of the hallmark gifts associated with Valentine’s Day. Did you know that there are more than 40,000 Americans are employed at chocolate companies and that nearly 150 million cards are exchanged at this time every year? That is a lot of love being shared! If you will be coming our way for a romantic retreat, Lake Champlain Chocolates and Shelburne are both worth a visit during a romantic day out.
First off, Lake Champlain Chocolates, located in Burlington, VT, allow you to see chocolates made right before your eyes. The sweet aromas that greet you as you walk in do not allow you to leave empty handed! You can take a through-the-window factory tour, try some free samples, and of course purchase some of their amazing fine chocolate. Truffles, chocolate bark, caramels, almond butter crunch, hot chocolate, gift baskets and more—there is something for everyone. Their signature Valentine truffles are made with local Vermont butter and cream and are melt in your mouth delicious!
Next, travel on over Shelburne Vineyard in Shelburne, VT, for a tour or tasting. The folks here are pioneers of the Vermont wine industry and since being founded in 1998, they harvest over 20 acres of their own grapes each year and consistently achieve “Best in Show” awards for their wines at the International Cold Climate Wine Competition. Through April they are offering a special Wine & Chocolate Pairing for $17 per person. Enjoy a sampling of 4 wines paired with 4 Bijou Fine Chocolates’ artisan truffles plus a souvenir wine glass to take with you. You can also choose a Wine & Cheese Pairing for $17 or a traditional tasting for $7.
We would love to help you plan a memorable romantic getaway for you and your special someone. Book your room at our charming and cozy bed and breakfast online today or call us anytime for more information about our inn or things to do in the Middlebury area.