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Chocolate Shops in Napa or Sonoma

sugarNspice Feb 15, 2007 05:44 PM

Looking for artisan chocolate shops in the Napa Valley or Sonoma County. Something simular to Woodhouse Chocolates in St. Helena.

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  1. Carrie 218 RE: sugarNspice Feb 15, 2007 10:22 PM

    Anette's is really the only other chocolate shop in wine country of consequence and it can't hold a candle to Woodhouse. Nothing in Sonoma that I can think of whatsoever.


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    1. re: Carrie 218
      Junie D RE: Carrie 218 Feb 16, 2007 02:56 PM

      The only other option in Napa, besides Anette's and Woodhouse, is Vintage Sweet Shoppe. They have two stores. One is in the Hatt Building (on Main between Angele and Sweetie Pies), the other on Browns Valley Road in the shopping center with BV Market. But it is way downscale compared to Woodhouse. http://www.vintagesweetshoppe.com/ind...

      There is a chocolate shop on the main street in Sebastopol. Can't think of the name.

      1. re: Junie D
        rworange RE: Junie D Feb 16, 2007 03:07 PM

        It is La Dolce V in Sebastopol.

        Does Vintage make its own chocolate?

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          Ruth Lafler RE: rworange Feb 16, 2007 03:15 PM

          Hardly anyone makes their own chocolate -- they buy chocolate and make things with it and out of it.

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            Junie D RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 16, 2007 03:22 PM

            Yes - remember the thread a while back about a blog/expose of a chocolate shop in Texas (was it Texas?)

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              rworange RE: Ruth Lafler Feb 16, 2007 03:53 PM

              Well, yes ... but what I meant was were they just a reseller of say Woodhouse or other area chocolates

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              Junie D RE: rworange Feb 16, 2007 03:19 PM

              Right - thanks! Vintage's website says "We hand make our chocolates using the finest ingredients." The owner is a lovely person, but I prefer Anette's for my basic chocolate needs (read toffee).

        2. aguynamedrobert RE: sugarNspice Feb 26, 2007 12:46 PM

          Any opinions on Anettes chocolates or Woodhouse? I have heard good so far but would love to hear more opinions...

          -Chocolate Connoisseur

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            emily RE: aguynamedrobert Feb 26, 2007 02:09 PM

            I really enjoyed Woodhouse. My favorite pieces were mint (and I usually think mint is pretty boring but this was extremely fresh), quatre epices and cinnamon toast.

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              smokeyandashes RE: aguynamedrobert Feb 15, 2008 02:01 PM

              I bought a dark chocolate rocky road heart from Oxbow Public
              market on Tuesday. My husband and I were very disappointed. While
              there was some dark chocolate, it appeared that they took rocky road
              made with milk chocolate and then coated it with dark chocolate. The
              chocolate was not very good tasting. At such a high price, I
              expected a better quality chocolate and only dark chocolate. Williams Sonoma use to sell a dark chocolate Rocky Road that was excellent. Unfortunately, Anette's was below average in taste and above average in cost.

            2. Carrie 218 RE: sugarNspice Feb 26, 2007 01:13 PM

              Woodhouse is superior. Anettes seems more "home style" to me with classic caramels and toffee,etc. Woodhouse has tea-infused chocolates, and more haute flavors.

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                cmvan RE: sugarNspice Feb 16, 2008 05:38 AM

                I would add Wine Country Chocolates in Glen Ellen, in the Jack London Village building. They're also going into a storefront on the plaza in Sonoma itself.

                Excellent wine truffles, etc.

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