June Chocolate Lab for Lovers… of Fine Wine

June Chocolate Lab for Lovers... of Fine Wine


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Ciatano Winery
16858 N. St. Vrain Drive, Lyons, Colorado, 80540

Event Type

Hosted by Ciatano Winery, Chef Sarah Amorese – owner and chocolatier of Piece, Love & Chocolate, and Lynn Marquez Yarger – Lynn Yarger, owner of The Distinctive Grape, is a Certified Wine Sommelier and life long wine lover who speciallizes in Colorado wines, wine education and wine/food pairings

Must be 21 to attend

Hosted on the Ciatano Winery’s veranda amidst the romantic gardens, trout ponds  of the historic Rock ‘n River Day Resort and nestled against the St. Vrain river, you will enjoy breath taking views of our beautiful Rocky Mountains as you experience our unique wine and chocolate desserts pairing class.

Since the beginning of the first grape that was picked and the first cacao seeds that were harvested, wine and chocolate were destined to be together. With a focus on unique and award winning Colorado wines, this class is a sensual Rocky Mountain experience like none other!

Whether you are an experienced wine taster and seasoned chocoholic or new to the concept, this class is for you. Sarah and Lynn will teach you how to expertly pair wine and chocolate to create new and unexpected tastes that will delight and please your senses. Each wine is expertly selected to compliment and enhance the nuanced flavor notes of the signature chocolate desserts.

If you have never tried such a pairing as this, you are missing something very special, indeed! For those lucky few that have already experienced this decadent marriage of food and drink, you will instantly light up and say, “Yes, please!”

Lynn, Sarah and Ciatano Winery take wine and chocolate pairing to the next level by exploring history, ingredients and the creative craft processes behind these two celebrated fermented foods.  Why do wine and chocolate complement each other so well?

Wine and artisan chocolate, having many things in common, are the perfect pairing partnership! In the class, we reveal the delicious similarity between chocolate and wine. They are both fermented foods believed to be created by happy accidents. Each has its own delicate balance of sweet, tart and sometimes bitter flavors flavors.  In both cases, a perfect union is created in the balance of these flavors. This is when wine and chocolate are at their most decadent best.

Having emanated form the duality of common polyphenols and purported health benefits, the wine and chocolate experience together has been elevated to an elegant affair in this class. Whether artisan wine is served with a rich chocolate dessert or the wine is incorporated into the chocolate dessert as an ingredient, when carefully selected the two combined are quite lovely together.

With a focus on the beloved and small batch production of both chocolate and wine, this is a sensuous exploration of the physiology of tasting wine and chocolate together. It will excite and enlighten your palate unlike any other food pairing.

We are very proud to offer this wildly entertaining, elegant and fun evening.

This interactive class is sure to impart a deeper knowledge and appreciation of how fine chocolate and artisan wines are created and how, more importantly, they belong together… all you need is love… and to register quickly! We have only 40 seats available and they are sure to sell out! What a great date night (hint, hint!) or ladies night out together.

Includes a flight of 8 Colorado wines – and a pairing of over 12 different signature PL&C chocolates & micro-desserts.

Limited lodging is available in the charming cabins of this beautiful resort nestled nest to the river and not included in the price of the class. Please contact Ciatano Winery directly if you are interested in over-night lodging or go to their website for more details: http://www.ciatanowinery.com/

(*Due to the extensive planning involved in this event, we will not accept any late sign-ups. Registration for this event will end Sunday, June 9th and a minimum of 30 participants is required to conduct this class. If this class is cancelled due to not meeting the minimum registration and you have already signed up, you will receive notification by noon on Tuesday June 11th and a complete refund. Thank-you in advance for your understanding.)

Wines will be available for purchase after the class.

Sign-up on-line or give us a call (303) 449-4804 to register.

You may also register at the Ciatano Wine Tasting Room or call them at (303) 823-5011.

*This class is also offered on-site at Ciatano Winery as a private booking and perfect for corporate events and private celebrations such as wedding showers, bachelorette and birthday parties (a minimum of 24 attendees is required). It is also available as an in-home event or at a location of your choice (from $540). Please contact Piece, Love & Chocolate for more details (303) 449-4804.