Experience chocolate like you never have before. In addition to making artisanal chocolates for wineries and wine bars, Essence by Chocolate hosts immersive chocolate and wine tasting experiences where you discover the chocolate that speaks to your soul.
Each guided tasting experience shares how to fully appreciate chocolate from its history and origin to the subtleties of flavor and mouthfeel, and is hosted by Essence by Chocolate’s founder and chocolatier, Nicole.
Select one of our chocolate themes for your experience or have it tailored specifically to your chocolate and wine palate. We can integrate your chosen theme into a dinner party, social function, wine tasting or fundraising event. Large or small, we create an experience that your friends, family or business colleagues will never forget.
Selecting a chocolate theme
We bring the most desired chocolates in the world to you. Savor our own artisanal chocolates designed for perfect pairings; explore single origin chocolate from Ecuador, Venezuela, and Madagascar and the finest cacao producing regions in the world; or find that perfect blend from artisanal chocolate makers in Italy, France, Canada and the United States. Taste only the finest, purest chocolate made from the best cacao beans in the world or taste and learn about organic, fair trade and direct trade chocolate. The most selected theme by far is the Artisanal Chocolate Indulgence, which features our own artisanal chocolates designed specifically for wine pairings.
As you immerse yourself in one of our chocolate and wine tasting experiences, you will learn about chocolate’s deep history as the food of the gods for the Maya and its health properties as a nutrient-rich super food. And, according to some stories from antiquity, chocolate has the ability to reveal hidden desires and destinies….
Booking a Tasting Experience
We accept bookings in the San Francisco Bay area, including Marin County, Mendocino County, the Peninsula, and East and South Bay. To plan your deep, dark chocolate tasting experience, please contact us, and we’d be delighted to help you find the chocolate you love. Check out our Events page for wine and chocolate pairing events in your area. And visit our Artisanal Chocolates page to find out where to indulge in our chocolates.
Explore your passion. Find your essence. By chocolate.