Carmel Valley, CA, January 22, 2020 — It may still be cold outside, but Twisted Roots Winery in Carmel Valley plans special events and promotions during February that are guaranteed to warm your heart.
Visit the tasting room during the month of love and receive a love note from winery owners Josh and Julie Ruiz. Tasting room customers and wine club members can bring back their sealed envelopes during February to reveal a special deal, such as free swag or even a $50 gift card.
The month isn’t all about Feb. 14. Twisted Roots plans a special happy hour the day BEFORE Valentine’s Day. It’s called Galentine’s Day, popularized by TV’s “Parks and Recreation.”
The concept is simple: Celebrate female friendships the day before the world becomes obsessed with lovey-dovey Valentine’s Day. On Thursday, Feb. 13, Twisted Roots will celebrate with live music, wine specials and a yummy cheese tray. The event is free, but reservations are appreciated through the website www.twistedrootsvineyard.com.
The following day will not be ignored, of course. Bring your someone special to the tasting room on Feb. 14 and find special pricing that everyone will love — 20 percent off bottles.
Don’t forget Open that Bottle Day on Feb. 29. This unofficial but gloriously vinous holiday (invented by former Wall Street Journal wine columnists in 1999) encourages wine drinkers to open a special bottle — because wine is made to be enjoyed! Perhaps it’s our “1918” Old Vine Zinfandel, made from family-owned vines more than 100 years old. Or track down your Valentine’s favorite Twisted Roots wine of all time — and gift an entire case.
Visit our website here and order the perfect bottle for this special day.
Because it’s the month of love, Twisted Roots also offers ideas to help keep things romantic. For example, why not create an at-home Wine ’n’ Love Evening? Choose your love’s favorite Twisted Roots wine, and create (or have catered) the perfect meal to pair with it. Then, have a romantic wine-themed video ready to go, such as the romantic comedy “French Kiss” or the screwball romantic flick “Sideways.” Julie Ruiz loves the Sandra Bullock classic “Hope Floats” for Valentine’s Day (because she loves to drink Twisted Roots bubbles along with it). Josh Ruiz loves to pair Petite Sirah with the movie “Bottle Shock,” while Twisted Roots team member Whitney prefers “How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days.”
Twisted Roots tasting room is at 12 Del Fino Pl., Carmel Valley. Phone: 831-594-8282.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901