Kara’s Cupcakes’ mission is to make the planet a little sweeter. Liana Estates wants visitors to embrace the five senses through experiences at their winery in the Napa Valley’s Carneros region. Put the two together and you have one very frightful experience. Wait … what?

For some good Halloween fun, Kara and Liana’s Lisa and Ariana Peju have teamed up to offer wine and ghoulishly decorated cupcake pairings at Liana Estates. Bloody Red Velvet cupcakes (with a hand reaching out of its frosty grave) is paired with Liana’s Sparkling Rose; the Vanilla Bone cupcake with the Vintners’ White Blend (fruity honeydew, tangerine, orange blossom); the Spooky Banana Caramel cupcake (complete with a bat guarding a generous dollop of icing) with the chardonnay; and the Frightening Fleur de Sel cupcake (chocolate with a hint of salt) with the Liana Pinot Noir.

At a time when we should all be putting as much fun in our lives as possible, this is one frightfully sweet trip to enjoy. Call 707-302-1160 for details.

Catherine Bugue is the Star’s tasting panel writer. Her weekly pursuit of a good glass of wine provides a nice supply of choices for the Wine of the Week column. Contact her at catbugue@gmail.com

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