Westport Winery will host the inaugural Rock & Chocolate Festival on two weekends, April 28 and 29 and May 5 and 6. This first time festival will include live rock music from noon to 5 p.m. on all four dates.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their favorite rock to contribute to the “rock garden”. Once inside rock donors will be offered a free sampling of chocolate and cocoa themed delicacies. All festival attendees will get a free chocolate mousse recipe with their visit.
A portion of the proceeds from Red Sky at Night, the winery’s chocolate raspberry wine, benefits the Westport Timberland Library. The winery’s bakery case will be chock full of chocolate desserts from chocolate cream pie to chocolate stout cake and chocolate truffle bars.
The winery will be serving complimentary soup to guests of all ages. Those over 21 are welcome to sample up to five of Westport’s 33 award-winning wines for $5. (Wine club members and their guests taste for free.) The specialty wine cocktail served in the winery’s restaurant during this event is a chocolate mint martini made with Westport’s fortified Riesling wine called Float.
Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with the outdoor sculpture garden, grape maze, and bakery, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. The winery’s Farm to Fork restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (and until 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday). Dinner is offered on Friday and Saturday from 4p.m. to 8 p.m. Dinner reservations are recommended. For more information call 360-648-2224.