Greer's OC: Wine Knot raises funds for sailing foundation

February 01, 2012|By Greer Wylder

Celebrate with your Valentine early this year with plenty of wine and decadent chocolate at the second annual Wine Knot tasting event from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 11 at Huntington Harbour Yacht Club in Huntington Beach.

The popular event raises funds for the Huntington Beach Sailing Foundation, which provides sailing school scholarships for underprivileged children and maritime instruction to the community.

A $50 passport to the tasting includes three tastings at each of the stations, live music provided by Eric Kufs, fine foods from Posh Productions, and chocolates from Gramma Betty's. You can bid on silent auction items that include packages ranging from hotel overnight stays, restaurant gift certificates, spa items, vacation getaways and more.


To reserve a passport, call (562) 592-2186, or mail a check to 3821 Warner Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92649 (memo the check "WINE KNOT"). For more information on Wine Knot, visit

Participating wine partners include Pear Valley of Paso Robles, ONEHOPE Wine, The Other Guys of Sonoma Valley, Thompkin Cellars of Santa Barbara County, Taft Street Winery of Sonoma Valley, local wine bars Brix of Sunset Beach, SeaLegs Wine Bar in Huntington Beach, and Brewbakers in Huntington Beach.

The Huntington Harbour Yacht Club is at 3821 Warner Ave.


Valentine's Day at the St. Regis

Pamper and indulge your special someone at the St. Regis Monarch Beach, a luxurious and inviting resort and spa.

Looking for a romantic getaway? They have the perfect package — and a tremendous value: the Spa Rejuvenation Package includes a one-night stay in a luxe room at the St. Regis Monarch Beach and $400 credit at the resort's renowned Spa Gaucin. That means that, in addition to your exquisite room, you can also enjoy a couples' treatment at Spa Gaucin, or any other treatment of your choice for up to $400.

Or make a reservation at one of the resort's award-winning restaurants: Stonehill Tavern or Motif.

At the chic Stonehill Tavern, you can enjoy a special six-course tasting menu, offered Feb. 10, 11 and 14. Or, live it up at a stunning oceanview table at the signature restaurant, Motif, while you indulge in a special four-course menu, offered Feb. 11 to 14. Delectable dishes include Pacific diver scallops, slow-cooked prime beef short ribs with butternut squash gnocchi, and chocolate surprise.

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