Passport to Dry Creek Valley

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 30TH

Mark your calendars for our 30th Anniversary on April 27 and 28 in 2019!

The 2018 event has now passed. Thank you so much for supporting the 29th annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley. Each year, our community of vintners and growers come together – eager to share the best of our agricultural bounty with you.

We are honored to serve guests from all over the country and take pride that you share your weekend with us. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

Continue reading for 2018 event information. Check back in Fall 2018 for details on next year’s event!


 

Join us at the 29th Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley!

Sonoma Wine Country’s Premier Wine & Food Festival ft. 40+ Wineries

APRIL 28 & 29, 2018 from 11am-4:30pm

 Over one unforgettable weekend in April you’ll experience:

– – 40+ Dry Creek Valley wineries (click to see who!)

– – Elaborate themed celebrations

– – Exquisite food & wine pairings

– – The best Sonoma County chefs

– – NEW, EXCLUSIVE Friday Night “Vintage Soiree” with award winning wines, Michelin-rated chefs, only at the iconic downtown Duchamp Healdsburg hotel

– – A series of winemaker & vineyard lunches

– – Grape to glass experiences in the wine world’s most coveted vineyards

FOR PARTICIPATING WINERY MAP CLICK HERE

 

 


Passport to Dry Creek Valley is Presented By:

The writers and editors of the San Francisco Chronicle present THE PRESS, an interactive guide to the very best of California wine country. They’ve squeezed all the best winery and restaurant expertise you crave into one delightful sip, pairing it with interactive features for planning your next weekend getaway or weeklong adventure. Begin planning your trip today. // www.thepress.sfchronicle.com/wine

 




EXPERIENCE PASSPORT

 

Click here to check out more of the fun with our Passport Photo Gallery!


HOW PASSPORT WORKS

The Weekend:

When you purchase your Passport ticket you’ll first select whether you want a 2-Day Passport or a Sunday Only ticket. Next you’ll select a “Check-In” winery. This is where you’ll receive your wine glass, Passport booklet, wristband for the entire weekend. 2-Day Passports only need to check-in once on Saturday. After that, you’re free to explore any of the 40+ participating Passport wineries in Dry Creek Valley. We strongly recommend planning out your routes ahead using our Itinerary Planner to maximize the fun over your weekend! Each winery has their own unique Passport style, truly something for everyone.

2-Day Passports: $135 (plus sales tax & ticketing fees)

Sunday Only Passports: $90 (plus sales tax & ticketing fees)

Adding on to Passport Weekend:

This year we are offering a variety of Friday activities if you are in the area. During the day we are hosting a series of  Prelude Lunches and in the evening, a new, exclusive Vintage Soiree.

If you’re interested in getting out in the vineyards, be sure to book a vineyard tour for Saturday or Sunday morning! We offer an Intro Vineyard Tour and a Vineyard Designate Tour – all beautiful and educational, and yes, there will be wine!

For the Designated Driver in your group, we offer single day tickets ($50 per day) so they can enjoy the fun and the food of Passport in a responsible way.


 

DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT – 

“While there are many wine festivals around, few offer the access to winemakers and intimate tastings that Passport to Dry Creek Valley in northern Sonoma County, California, boasts.” – Jeanne O’Brien Coffey, Forbes 

“The great part is that unlike many other multi-winery tasting events, this one has a long-standing tradition. When buying your ticket, you also choose which winery you would like to pick your passport up at, which spreads the crowds over the entire valley.” – Esther Tseng, E*Star LA

“After your lunch and/or dinner is complete, you have the whole passport-y weekend to look forward to…Add to all of this the exquisite April-ness of Dry Creek Valley, with everything in early bud and bloom, and you have a prelude not just to a wine-nice weekend but, also, to one of the best times of year in the area.” – Alysia Gray Painter, NBC Bay Area

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PURCHASE TICKETS

Tickets go on sale to the public every year on February 1st at 10am PST! 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY:

2018 – PARTICIPATING WINERIES


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HISTORY OF PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY

Passport to Dry Creek Valley was introduced in 1990, by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley, as a time every year when the winegrowing community could come together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Dry Creek Valley wine region. Over the 28 years since, the event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy a world-class tasting experience with a festive twist, all within the idyllic Dry Creek Valley.

Over one weekend, Passport guests are welcomed into 40+ wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley, each offering a unique pairing of premium wine, gourmet food and entertainment. Take a vineyard tour for a grape-to-glass look at Dry Creek Valley wine. Sample exclusive vintages, rarely available to taste. Meet winemakers and grapegrowers – the generations of people behind the wine and magical ‘Dry Creek Valley spirit’. Savor exquisite food and wine pairings from acclaimed chefs.  Delight in discovering each winery’s unique Passport “theme,” a tradition of the event. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable weekend. Enjoy!


 SPONSORS

Winegrowers to Dry Creek Valley thanks its sponsors for Passport to Dry Creek Valley!