Monthly Archives: February 2010

Private Wine Tastings

Wine & Food Pairing
Wine & Food Pairing

With our early spring-like weather here in the Pacific Northwest on Puget Sound in Scenic Seabeck on the Upper Hood Canal-we are anxious to get outdoors and host more Private Wine Tastings.  There is nothing like gathering with family and friends in the privacy of your own Retreat to swirl, sniff and sip some exclusive wines from Napa, California.

Blooms and buds are everywhere throughout the property here at Siloam Retreat & Wine Shop-the scent of early-spring is in the air; you can pick up hints of rosemary, lavendar and soon the roses will bloom; we did say early-spring.

Siloam Pond in Bloom
Siloam Pond in Bloom

 

Join us for a Private Wine Tasting, invite your family, friends, colleagues, co-workers to experience Siloam; we are nearly 7 days without rain-the main lawn is slowly drying out and will be ready for lawn games soon.  It’s like a breath of fresh air, coming out of hibernation; our consecutive days of clear, crisp weather has us shaking off our winter dullness and getting ready to spring into action.

What better way to do that than to host a Private Wine Tasting, the air is chilly but we can warm by the campfire, and close with a soak in the hot-tub.  We recently released some fabulous wines that are unique and definitely deserve a whirl-Our 2009 Mendocino Misiti Bianco is a blend of Tocai Friulano, Pinot Grigio and Arneis; all white grapes from Northern Italy, with a little bit of Sauvignon Blanc- ‘a taste explosion’.

Gather with family and friends on the Main Lawn
Gather with family and friends on the Main Lawn

As Innkeepers and Independent Wine Consultants it is our pleasure to set up your event from simple to intimate to extravagant we are blessed to help you every step of the way.  We are gifted with the spirit of hospitality, add wine and we will be sure to have a most memorable event. 

Siloam Retreat is a spirited place; the Retreat House as commented by one guest “Gives you a hug as soon as you walk in.”  The atmosphere is relaxing, romantic, restful, rejuvenating, the experience is rewarding-give it to yourself, your group, your family, your relationship-get away today to Siloam Retreat & Wine Shop in scenic Seabeck.

Early Spring- Outdoor Recreation

Step Outside for R & R
Step Outside for R & R

Nestled in the woods for privacy, scenery, comfort, and rest.  Relax your stress away at Siloam Retreat & Wine Shop located in scenic Seabeck, Washington near the Tahuya State Forest:  http://www.dnr.wa.gov/AboutDNR/ManagedLands/Pages/amp_rec_tahuya_state_forest.aspx

23,000 acre working forest with miles and miles of trails, several mountain lakes, tons of outdoor recreation and wildlife.  Step outdoors to experience the untouched landscape of Western Washington within walking distance from Siloam Retreat & Wine Shop.

 

Hiking near Siloam
Hiking near Siloam

Take in a Wine Hike; head to the top of Green Mountain-return to Siloam for a soak in the hot-tub and a bottle of our private label wine.  Allow us to pamper you with the Siloam Standard of Service.

Happily ever after….

Valentine’s Day reminds us to love one another….after a marriage or over twenty years people are often amazed at our love for one another; “it’s so genuine”- “it’s so apparent, you can tell that you two are happy and in love”- someone just mentioned that they could tell we still had an active sex life and that was surprising because she thought ‘long-time’ married couples just didn’t have sex, certainly didn’t want to have sex and almost were no longer sexually attracted to one another.

It’s interesting to us- we don’t feel like we have anything unique, but the observations of our relationship are correct we are still in love, we are still sexually attracted to one another- we are set for happily ever after.  That is not to say that we don’t have difficulties in our relationship and every day is Valentine’s Day- but we do have and offer each other the gift of loving each other completely, vulnerably, whole-heartily and accept each other fully.

As a matter of fact our happily ever after is better and moving more towards true happiness with each passing year.  It is our sincere wish for all couples to have happily ever after and would love to hear from couples about their happily ever after story.  Sometimes, it’s easier or more the norm to complain about your relationship- love is contagious, let’s share our love stories and spread happily ever after. 

A stay at Siloam Retreat can help renew your love for one another, join us at Siloam in Seabeck, Washington; allow us to help create the perfect atmosphere and environment for your love to grow.  It’s never too late for happily ever after….

Dance for the love of it……

Tango, Red Wine and Chocolate
Tango, Red Wine and Chocolate

Dancing with the stars******not really; our first ever Tango, Red Wine and Chocolate Event will be more like Dancing with two left feet.  But we are willing to give it a whirl; Latin dance is enticing, smooth and dare we say erotic.  When dancers dance well there is the moment when the two bodies become one; they move with such ease and grace that on-lookers can only be mesmerized by the movement.

Our event will focus primarily on the Tango; we will review and increase our awareness of several Latin dances like the Rumba, Samba, Salsa, Mambo, Merengue there are so many dances coming out of the Land of Romance.  Mostly partner dances, it probably goes with out saying that must be our attraction. 

A few years ago we tried our feet at Argentine Tango (not your typical partner prom dance) we gave it a whirl, hoped we would look like our instructors: Tango Elegance out of Seattle, Washington who were phenomenal, instead we got tangled, bumped into other dancers on the floor, and basically made fools out of ourselves; but we had a great time, we learned something and we met some new friends which is always good.  A friend from that night sent us a photo

Tango Baby!!
Tango Baby!!

This will be the first of many Private Dance Events that we will host in our Wine Shop; stay tuned and join us sometime here at Siloam Retreat & Wine Shop in scenic Seabeck, Washington.  Happy Valentine’s Day one and all; it’s never too late for happily ever after!!

Valentine’s Day- Wine Gift Baskets

all that and a box of chocolates
all that and a box of chocolates

Step up your box of chocolates this Valentine’s Day by adding wine.  We all know how well red wine and chocolate pair; we are offering superb gift baskets to celebrate love!!

Check out all our gift baskets at http://www.wineshopathome.com/siloam

Allow us to help you with your selection making it unique to your requests.  Need more wine?  Take advantage of our case special for Valentine’s Day.

Handcrafted Exclusive Wines for your sweetie
Handcrafted Exclusive Wines for your sweetie

 

Contact us today and well get your gift basket, wine, chocolates to you in time for Valentine’s Day.  Love is in the air…..it’s time for Romance, Red Wine and Chocolates.