On this date in 1867 Strauss’ “Blue Danube” premiered in Vienna. The beautiful waltz is a romantic courtship on the dance floor and makes for nice Valentine’s music.
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The dance floor at Reunion Nightclub, 4370 Town Center Blvd., Suite 100, in El Dorado Hills, will be a place to network and meet business people at the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce mixer on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information call 916-933-1335.
Lava Cap Winery, 2221 Fruitridge Road in Camino, is a great place to wine and fudge your Valentine through Sunday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be sure to try the Rocky Draw Zinfandel and fudge special. For more details call 530-621-0175.
The south Fair Play wineries are serving Soups of the World on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10:45 a.m to 5 p.m. Six wineries— Bechard, Chateau Routon, Golden Leaves, Mellowood, Mount Aukum and Sierra Oaks — are serving wonderful soups with wonderful wine. Besides wine tasting there will be artisan breads and snacks, with each winery’s soups. The soup ticket includes a souvenir glass, recipe booklet and a full day of fun. A “culinary” guide will accompany you throughout the day and the Red Packet game gives all participants a chance to win prizes, including a case of wine. To purchase tickets go online to mountaukum.com.
Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery, 4560 Cabernet Way in the Pleasant Valley area, is having wines, desserts and live music on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. To reserve a space go to [email protected] or call 530-622-7221.
Right next door at Holly’s Hill Vineyards, 3680 Leisure Lane, there is the Valentine’s Weekend Food and Wine Pairing with music by Nicholas Lefler on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be four courses featuring cod with cumin scented quinoa, tortilla soup, filet mignon with lemon and pepper on frittata and a cheese course. To attend call 530-344-0227 or contact [email protected]
Chevalier Winery, 5720 French Creek Road in Shingle Springs, is offering fabulous wines to celebrate love and Presidents’ Day on Saturday, Feb. 16; Sunday, Feb. 17; and Monday, Feb. 18 from noon to 5 p.m. For directions call 530-677-1676.
At Grace Patriot Wines, 2701 Carson Road in Placerville, the artist in everyone can participate in a three hour guided painting class with local artist Vicki Hough while enjoying Grace Patriot’s award-winning wines. Pinot and Paint: Valentine’s Edition is Sunday, Feb.17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to register call or e-mail Breanna at 530-642-8424 or [email protected]