Chocolate & Wine Pairing at Heller Estate Organic Vineyards

We will be having a chocolate and wine pairing with Heller Estate Organic Vineyards tasting room in Carmel Valley, Ca on September 16, 2011. Between 3-5pm, this event is open to the public and from 5-7pm, it is open for Heller Estate’s Wine Club members. We will be introducing a new wine infused chocolate, the Bordeaux, using Heller Estate’s 08 Dancer’s Meritage wine. The Bordeaux chocolate will be available to sample during this event. 4 piece gift boxes will also be available for purchase.

We hope to see YOU at this fun event!

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Art, Wine & Chocolate

We will be having a booth at the upcoming Art, Wine & Chocolate Festival in Suisun City, CA on October 1, 2011. We are planning on sampling one of our wine infused chocolates for the event. This will be our first visit to the Suisun City area. We are looking forward to meeting the area’s residents and making new friends. If you would like to make a suggestion as to the wine used to infuse our chocolates, please feel free to email us at events@montereychocolatecompany.com, or leave a comment here on our blog.

 

See YOU there!

Los Angeles Chocolate Salon

We are participating in the Los Angeles Chocolate Salon taking place at the Pasadena Convention Center Ballroom on September 25, 2011. This will be our second Chocolate Salon of 2011, with one more on our schedule in San Francisco, CA on November 13, 2011. We learned a great deal at our first Chocolate Salon in Yountville, CA, back in June, and we look forward to the Los Angeles event. We are currently planning on bringing one of our local, fresh berry infused chocolates along with a chili infused chocolate to the event. We will be deciding on a third choice after the beginning of the nut harvest in our area. After speaking with one of our local farmer’s last week, he explained the almonds are just beginning to drop from the trees and still need to dry before we can begin to use them. We are crossing our fingers and hoping the almonds will be ready in time for the Los Angeles event.

 

We hope to see you there!

Wine and Chocolate Pairing with Castillo’s Hillside Shire Winery

We are planning a wine and chocolate pairing with Castillo’s Hillside Shire Winery in Morgan Hill, CA, on the evening of October 1, 2011 beginning at 7pm. We will be pairing some of our organic chocolates with their wines. Currently, we will be pairing our Tahitian Chocolate with Castillo’s Newport One, and our Chili Chocolate with their Sangiovese Wine. Check back often for more pairing announcements, as we get together with Roni Jo and Jess to make further plans and pairings. We are also in the process of creating a unique line of chocolates infusing Castillo’s Shire Wines. Gift boxes will soon be available in their tasting room for purchase.

We will be infusing the Castillo’s Hillside Shire Winery varietals listed below:

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Newport One
  • Red Table Wine
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
Hope to see YOU at this fun event!

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival

We are in the late planning stages for our trip to San Francisco, CA, to participate in the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival on September 10-11, 2011. This will be one of the largest chocolate festivals we will be participating in this year, based on the 2010 attendance. We will be sampling two of our chili infused chocolates at this year’s event, the mild Chili Chocolate for those a little reserved about initially trying chilies and chocolate together, and our Firecracker Chocolate, for those seeking the heat of the habanero infused into chocolate.

Wine Maker’s Celebration

We had a great time at the Wine Maker’s Celebration in Carmel, CA. The sun broke out of the overcast just as the event came to end, giving a warming feeling to all who attended this great event. We met new friends and sampled several new varietals offered by the Monterey area wineries. All in all, a fine event we are adding to our event schedule again for 2012.