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10 Romantic Wineries for a Weekend in Wine Country

If you're still looking for a quick way to woo your date this weekend, surprise your sweetie with a one-a-kind experience at one of these intimate wineries.  

1. ENOTECA, SIGNORELLO ESTATE 

Explore the nuances that make food and wine a great pairing during Signorello's four-course lunch, prepared with organic ingredients such as Snake River Farms’ American Kobe Wagyu beef. Each course is paired with Signorello Estate wines. Don’t miss the views from the poolside terrace. Plus, mention 7x7 to receive 10 percent off at Enoteca for two. Call 707-255-5990 x18 for reservations by February 28, 2014. Signorello Estate: 4500 Silverado Trail Napa 707-255-5990 

2. CHARBAY DISTILLERY & WINERY 

Winter is distilling season at Charbay’s Still House in St. Helena, where the hilltop tasting room pours barrel-aged ports, aperitifs, and small-batch wines, while brandy is made in a copper alambic pot still right before your eyes. Don’t miss the Still House Port (2006), and mention 7x7 when booking a visit to receive a Charbay rocks glass. Offer expires March 1, 2014. Charbay Distillery & Winery, 4001 Spring Mountain Rd., St Helena. 707-963-9327

3.  DARCIE KENT VINEYARDS 

Darcie Kent is dedicated to crafting limited production, single vineyard wines using premium grapes from the Livermore Valley. Much like Kent’s art, each bottle is a vibrant expression of the vineyard and the family that grows them. Darcie Kent Vineyards, 7000 Tesla Rd., Livermore. 925-243-9040

4. CLIF FAMILY WINERY 

A gift of food and wine is perfect for any occasion. Clif's selection of gift options are designed to surprise and delight, and don't forget to include the Clif Family wine and specialty food products from Gary & Kit’s Napa Valley. They can also create custom gifts. Gift sets are available at the St. Helena tasting room or online. Clif Family Winery at Velo Vino, 709 Main St., St. Helena. 707-968-0625 

5. GRGICH HILLS ESTATE 

Grgich Hills Estate consistently produces beautifully balanced, world class wines. Our 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon earned 91 points from Wine Spectator and is packed with rich aromas of black cherry and licorice, with hints of mocha and leather. It's the perfect partner for holiday foods. Grgich Hills Estate, 1829 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford. 707-963-2784 

6. JAMIESON RANCH VINEYARDS 

The southernmost winery in the Napa Valley, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards is convenient to access from the Bay Area. Go for the innovative culinary program, Napa Comfort Food: Wood-Fired & Wine-Friendly. Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, One Kirkland Ranch Rd., Napa. 707-254-8673 

7. KORBEL CHAMPAGNE CELLARS 

Spend a romantic day at Korbel Champagne Cellars. Taste the delightful California champagnes, tour the historic winery, and enjoy a delicious lunch at their gourmet delicatessen. Korbel varietal wines, cream sherry, and port— as well as limited production California champagnes— are available. Complimentary tours and tasting are available daily from 10am to 4:30pm. Korbel Champagne Cellars, 13250 River Rd., Guerneville. 707-824-7316

8. STEVEN KENT WINERY 

From grapes planted on a seven-mile axis in the heart of the historic Livermore Valley appellation, Steven Kent Winery handcrafts a small collection of wines that redefine world-class cabernet sauvignon. Steven Kent Winery, 5443 Tesla Road., Livermore. 925-243-6442 

9. KENWOOD VINEYARDS

Ideally located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards has been committed to producing premium varietal wines that reflect Sonoma County’s finest vineyards in their true character and style. Kenwood Vineyards: 9592 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood. 707-833-5891 

10. TREFETHEN FAMILY VINEYARDS 

The 2010 Dragon’s Tooth— a provocative blend of Malbec, cabernet sauvignon, and petit verdot—reflects the passion of the Trefethen family and the estate vineyard in Napa’s Oak Knoll District. With 91 points from Wine  Enthusiast, Dragon’s Tooth is a coveted addition to any wine lover’s cellar. Trefethen Family Vineyards: 1160 Oak Knoll Ave., Napa. 707-251-2473