If you've been shopping anywhere lately, I'm sure you've noticed all the pink and red hearts all over the place that signify Valentine's Day is approaching soon. So what are you're plans for that day? If you're like me, I like to wait until that day to decide my plans which rules out a lot of the fancy dinners where you need a reservation weeks in advance. I'm also not a fan of paying super inflated prices for a dinner that is doubled or tripled on that day just because, well, its Valentine's Day.
So what are some other options? We'll, I have two fun ideas for you that, of course, involve Fireside Winery, require little planning and are very affordable. The first idea is to bring your sweet heart out to Fireside Winery that evening to enjoy some of your favorite wine and our favorite acoustic guitarist Billy Heller. If you haven't heard Billy before, you're really missing out. He has an amazing voice that can sound like James Taylor one second and Willy Nelson the next. I'd also like to mention we don't discriminate here at the winery so if you just want to come out and enjoy some live music with just your friends, that's fine by us too. And to sweeten the deal, be sure to save room for dessert because Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will be onsite sampling and selling their delicious truffles and creams.
Now for idea number two. If you're from the Cedar Rapid area, you should join us at the newly opened NewBo City Market. We'll be pouring samples of wine along with a dozen or more other Iowa wineries from 4-8pm. This event, named the Great Grapes of Iowa Wine Festival, was originally scheduled for December last year but due to a blizzard, the event was rescheduled for Valentine's Day. So for a $10 donation to HACAP, you get a keepsake glass and ability to try wines from all over the state. And the wines arent the only fun thing to sample at the market. I'd be sure to check out all the other fabulous food vendors such as the Newbo Cheese Co or That One Cupcake Place (try the Chocolate Everything cupcake!!)
Of course, you could just pick up a bottle of Fireside wine from your location retailer or from the winery (we ship too!) and enjoy a quiet evening at home too. Sometimes watching TV on your couch with your super soft pj's and a glass of wine in your hand is the best seat in the house!