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:
– – Elaborate themed celebrations
– – Exquisite food & wine pairings
– – The best Sonoma County chefs
– – A not-to-miss Friday night soiree ft. exclusive wines, local chefs, live music and more!
– – A series of winemaker & vineyard lunches
– – Grape to glass experiences in the wine world’s most coveted vineyards
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
HOW PASSPORT WORKS
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.
Adding on to Passport Weekend:
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 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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CRUISE INTO PASSPORT 2018 – PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS DURING PRE-SALE TO WIN!
Purchase your tickets during the pre-sale period, Nov. 28th – January 14th to receive the following:
- First access to the new Vintage Soiree, the not to miss ticket for Friday night before Passport
- Exclusive check-in at your wine club winery (see who’s are particpating here), with a limited number of starting positions available.
- A chance to win a luxury wine cruise graciously donated by our partner AmaWaterways. That’s right – purchase your tickets during pre-sale and have the odds in your favor to be cruising in a double-occupancy cabin in 2018.
Access during pre-sale comes exclusively through our participating Dry Creek Valley wineries.
Winner will be announced and notified early January 2018. Offer is not redeemable for cash or combinable with other promotions/discounts. Limited availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port changes, land programs, round-trip airfare, stateroom upgrades and gratuities are additional and not included. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST. #2065452-40.
TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC ON FEBRUARY 1ST 2018 AT 10AM PST!
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY:
2018 – PASSPORT MAP – stay tuned!
2018 – WINERY THEMES – coming January 2018!
COME BACK IN JANUARY 2018 FOR MORE UPDATES!
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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!
Winegrowers to Dry Creek Valley thanks its sponsors for Passport to Dry Creek Valley!