Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day quite like chocolate, and wine is a great way to pair two delectable treats for everybody’s sweetest day of the year.
Chocolate-making here goes as far back as 1920, and several wine-making operations are now calling Lake County home.
From Wheeling to Wauconda, and nearby Palatine to Long Grove, make plans to visit a confectionery or wine shop this month with someone you love. Take a sip of wine, bite into some fine chocolate, and enjoy the experience with someone you love.
Long Grove Confectionery Co.
Arway Confections, a Chicago family business established in 1950, has been serving up sweet treats in Long Grove since 1975.
114 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove
Cooper's Hawk Winery
With 45 locations across the country, in 2022 Cooper’s Hawk opened it’s first outpost in SW Lake County offering award-winning wine and food.
20423 N. Rand Road, Kildeer
With a history of candy-making since 1920, Morkes Chocolates makes all confections from scratch with fresh ingredients and lots of fun.
1890 N. Rand Road, Palatine
Broken Earth Winery
From the Paso Robles wine region (between Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz), Broken Earth wines are born from heritage, hard work and careful stewardship on a former cattle ranch.
219 Robert Parker Coffin Road, Long Grove
Bean-to-bar craft chocolate and other delectable treats in many diverse and imaginative flavors using clean ingredients that are responsibly sourced whenever and wherever possible.
100 N. Main Street, Wauconda
“A hobby that got out of hand” for Lynn and Fred Koehler has evolved into a nationally recognized winemaker with another location in Lake County.
917 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling