The clock is ticking. Romeo-wannabes just have a few weeks to become debonair before Valentines Day. And in this economic climate, just how does one budget romance? Luckily, we have plenty of tips.

In our running series on Recession-Proof Romance we highlight another Wine Country business that’s offering discounts from 35% to 50% during the month of February to help couples rev up romance. They include Go Fish, Ehlers Estate, Palmaz Winery, Silverado Resort, The Grill at Silverado and Napa Valley Bike Tours.

In honor of February’s American Heart Month, these businesses will be making donations to international cardiovascular research.

Today’s highlight is Ehlers Estate. The St. Helena winery is offering two-for-one pricing on Ehlers touring and tasting through February 28th.  Ehlers Estate is at 3222 Ehlers Lane. For tasting and/or touring reservations, call 707-963-5972.

The back story: At the heart of this estate is the historic stone winery built by Bernard Ehlers in 1886. As a tribute to the site’s long winemaking history, Jean Leducq and his wife Sylviane revived the original Ehlers Estate name beginning with the winery’s inaugural 2000 vintage of cabernet sauvignon. The following year, Ehlers Estate produced its first Merlot, and with the 2002 vintage, added its flagship, estate-grown cabernet sauvignon 1886 to its portfolio of handcrafted Bordeaux-varietal wines.

The historic Napa Valley vineyard is cultivated using organic and biodynamic farming techniques to produce a small portfolio of estate-grown wines. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of these wines go to support the Leducq Foundation, a highly regarded, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to funding international cardiovascular research.

With Valentine’s Day in the offing, stay tuned for more tips to help you budget romance.