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Wine and chocolate pairings sweeten Valentine's month at Silver Coast Winery

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Silver Coast Winery in Brunswick County is setting the stage and mood with its annual Wine and Chocolate Pairing from noon-5 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 7.

Participants will enjoy four award-winning wines paired with four scrumptious handmade chocolates by an award-winning chocolatier and a Silver Coast signature wine glass for $15.

This year’s Wine and Chocolate Pairings will consist of: Silver Coast’s own Calabash White with passion fruit chocolate truffle; Seyval Blanc with apricot chocolate truffle; Cabernet Sauvignon with dark chocolate truffle and Reserve Merlot with espresso chocolate truffles.

Seatings are on the hour starting at noon, with the last one at 4 p.m. Reservations are limited.

Silver Coast Winery, at 6680 Barbeque Road in the Grissettown area, is coastal North Carolina’s premier producer of premium wines, a working winery with an annual production of 10,000 cases. It is 15 minutes inland from the beach. Its vineyard and winery are set on 40 acres.

Its setting is the perfect place to learn about wines, share a picnic with friends, enjoy art by local artists or stage a festive event.

To get there, turn west off U.S. 17 onto N.C. 904 (Longwood Road), make a second right-hand turn onto Russtown Road, then a fourth right-hand turn onto Barbecue Road to the end.

Wines are available for purchase by the glass or by the bottle.

Silver Coast offers tours of its winemaking facility, from the vineyard to the bottle.

It also offers a tasting room and gift shop, changing displays of work by local artists and a picnic area in its gardens.

The winery’s winter hours are noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. It is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays except by appointment.

A Sweetheart Dinner Dance will take place at Silver Coast from 6-10 p.m. next week on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14. Tickets are $120, which includes dinner for two catered by The Purple Onion, a bottle of Silver Coast Wine, coffee, tea and dessert, and music and dancing to Dave “The Bopper” Overby. Sixty tickets are available.

For more information about either of these Valentine’s events, call 287-2800 or e-mail info@silvercoastwinery.com or log onto the Web site www.silvercoastwinery.com.