Valentines at the Vineyard, Willow Creek Winery Cape May

Where better to wine and dine your sweetheart this Valentine’s Weekend than with Valentines at the Vineyard at Willow Creek Winery, Cape May?  Set the stage for seduction with a 5-course aphrodisiac menu by master chef Brian Parker paired with our vintners’ curated wine selections. Dine by candlelight and dance in front of our roaring fire to the smooth sounds of the Bittersweet Duo to create an evening of romance you’ll never forget!

Saturday, February 15th | Seatings at 6 & 7:30 o’clock in the Evening
$90 per Guest

Click here to book the 6pm Seating.
Click here to book the 7:30pm Seating.

First Course
Sautéed Thai-style Crab Cake, sweet chili sauce
Wine | Wilde Cock White

Second Course
Chef Parker’s Chopped Romaine Salad
topped with blue cheese, sun-dried tomatoes & brioche croutons, warm bacon-truffle vinaigrette
Wine | Seyval Blanc

Third Course
Lemon Sorbet

Fourth Course

Choice of (Please state your entree choice in the comments section when booking.)
Lobster Stuffed Shrimp
with lobster cream sauce, saffron rice, asparagus with hollandaise sauce
Wine | Malvaisia Back Field
or
Seared New York Strip Steak
topped with roasted garlic and caramelized onion, demi-glace, garlic red mashed potatoes, asparagus with hollandaise sauce
Wine | Bacchus Red
or
Vegetarian Jackfruit “Crabcake”,
roasted-pepper citrus vegan “mayonnaise”, saffron rice,
asparagus with hollandaise sauce

Wine | Malvaisia Back Field

Fifth Course
Hamilton’s House Made Gingerbread
topped with powdered sugar & a dollop of fresh whipped cream
Sangria | Guava-Pear

Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Weekend

Ah, Valentine’s Day. What’s better than having an excuse (not that you need one) to shower the love of your life with affection?

Wait! You check the calendar and suddenly realize that it’s almost two weeks away and you haven’t made plans. Sure, you could go the old “roses-and-a-box-of-chocolates” route, but who hasn’t seen that a hundred times? How about a trip? It’s cutting it pretty close to start planning an extravagant vacation now though.

Hmm… It’s time to get creative. So, you scour the internet for ideas. Eventually, you find yourself here. Well, look no further because we’ve put together the PERFECT Cape May Valentine’s Weekend getaway for you and your love.

Where to Stay

Cape May is known for its gorgeous Victorian charm, and it’s hard to go wrong with any of the beautiful historic B&Bs and hotels. But if you’re looking to really step it up, the Southern Mansion is the place to be. The New York Times has called it “[t]he only place to stay in Cape May,” and the opulent circa 1860-mansion does not disappoint. Once the summer home of a wealthy Philadelphia industrialist, the Southern Mansion has been meticulously restored and now operates as a 24-bedroom cross between a Boutique Hotel and B&B.

Each guest room is beautifully furnished with a mix of original and high quality reproduction furniture but also has all the modern amenities such as private bathrooms with hand painted tile showers, heating and air conditioning, and 32″ flat screen TVs. Guests also enjoy evening turndown service and a full gourmet breakfast in the morning. We also love the complimentary on-site parking, which any Cape May aficionado knows is a pretty big deal in this shore town.

If you and your love are looking for something a little more private for your Valentine’s Day, then you’re in luck! Willow Creek Winery also has several gorgeous apartments available to rent for the weekend that are located right on the vineyard. Imagine waking up each morning and gazing out over the vineyard as you sip your coffee.

Please visit AirBnB to view our listings for Merlot CottageMalvasia CottageChambourcin CottageHamilton Cottage, and The Stable.

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Okay, accommodations are booked, but what about the big night itself? Nearly every restaurant is filling up with reservations for Valentine’s Day dinner, and some of the smaller ones have already booked up. You’re worried that others might feel too cramped or too loud. Will there be music? What will the ambience be like? And perhaps most importantly, what’s for dinner???

Willow Creek Winery has the answer for these questions, too. Enjoy our Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Vineyard, and indulge in a romantic and decadent four-course dining experience in our rustic-chic post-and-beam style tasting room beneath seven-foot crystal chandeliers while sipping on some of the finest wines this side of Europe.

As you gaze across the candlelit table into your lover’s eyes, every sense will be aroused. Taste the divine meal. Smell the aromatic boutique wine. Feel your lover’s hand clasped in yours. And hear the crooning vocals of Rose Kelly as she serenades the room.

View the incredible menu here, and be sure to book your reservation early.

A Low-key Friday

After the formalities that often seem to accompany the traditional Valentine’s Day dinner, you and your love will probably be looking forward to some more relaxed activities on Friday. Spend the morning and afternoon seeing all that Cape May has to offer. Enjoy shopping in the boutiques on the Washington Street Mall, lunch at the many excellent restaurants, and maybe even check out the town’s history by going on a tour or two.

Make sure you keep your Friday night free because you’ll want to come back to Willow Creek Winery for Fire Pit Friday!

Enjoy live music from local musicians 6pm-9pm while you sample our unique selection of locally grown, produced, and bottled wines. Reserve a table to un-wine with a glass (or bottle) of your favorite wine and order farm fresh favorites off our tantalizing tapas and small plates menu. After you finish, be sure to grab another glass before sitting around our fire pit next to our beautiful vineyard beneath the starlit sky.

Pro Tip: Get here early and you can enjoy our Winter Happy Hour. From 3pm to 5pm on Friday we’ll be offering 20% off of our delicious tapas menu as well as glasses of Wilde Cock wines and sangrias (excludes Prestige label).

Saturday: Enough love, time to laugh!

Lucky you, you’re just in time for Comedy UnCorked! It’s been a pretty serious weekend, so now is the time to lighten the mood with a three-course wine-paired dinner and comedy show. This hit series of monthly comedy shows featuring professional NYC comedians is back by popular demand. Make sure you purchase your tickets early though because these shows always sell out.

FYI – if you’re easily offended, this is NOT the event for you.

View the February Comedy UnCorked menu and more event details here.

Is the weekend really over already?

Well, eventually every good thing has to end, and Sunday is finally here. Spend your last few hours relaxing with one last glass of your favorite wine or sangria, and maybe grab a few bottles or growlers for the road (our small-batch produced wines are currently only available on-site). Or grab a stool at the Vineyard Bar, sip a wine cocktail to shake off the last bit the Sunday fog, and catch the game on the TVs before loading up the car and heading home.

And remember, it’s not “Goodbye,” it’s “See you later!”

A Vineyard Valentines

wineglasswheartsHERES A LIST OF GREAT THINGS WE ARE OFFERING ALL VALENTINES WEEKEND LONG:
PLEASE NOTE: The following offers are only valid Valentines Weekend Friday Feb. 14th through Sunday February 16th Reservations are strongly suggested for any weekend visits to our winery.
*”IN & OUT”
Enjoy a fun relaxing wine tasting at our wine bar. Choose any 5 wines or specialty sangria samples for $10. per person and learn our signature 3 sip tasting system that will surely enhance your wine tasting experiences forever!

*”TAKE A RIDE THROUGH THE VINES & DRINK THE WINES”
Jump on our vineyard tour cart thorough our 50 acre farm and learn all about the vine to wine process followed by a wine tasting of 5 wines and finish with a glass of sangria. $30 per person
Tours run all weekend at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
(reservations strongly suggested)

*”JUST CHILL”
Make reservations for one of our private couch areas and relax with your baby. Grab some wine and some delicious cheese from our specialty meats & cheese menus and enjoy “just each other”. Purchase a bottle of wine and receive a complimentary chocolate paired with every in house bottle purchase.

*LOVE & LEARN”
Reserve a private wine tasting in one of our comfortable couch areas as one of our “farm sommeliers” walks you through an educational tasting of some of our finest wines and sangrias while you relax on a comfortable couch next to your sweetheart. $35 includes a glass of sangria at the end of you’re tasting.
(reservations strongly suggested)

“THE PERFECT DINNER”
Saturday Feb. 15th 7pm-10pm
Five Course Wine Paired Dinner, held inside the beautiful Willow Creek Winery under 7 foot crystal chandeliers. Enjoy a beautiful evening at our vineyard as our wine maker Kevin Celli and Master Chef, Brian Parker from the Southern Mansion of Cape May, will pair 5 amazing dishes to 5 of our incredible wines. We would like to keep this very intimate so seating is limited to only 50 guest.
If you are interested, please RSVP as soon as possible.
Tickets are $120 per person and include:
7pm-8pm FirePit Cocktail Hour, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar serving tastings & wines by the glass.
8pm-10pm 5 Course Wine Paired Dinner