Our 2019 event has now passed.
Mark your calendars for 2020 – Passport returns on April 25 + 26!
Continue reading for prior event information. Check back for updates beginning in winter 2019.
CELEBRATE WITH US AT PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY!
Sonoma Wine Country’s Premier Wine & Food Festival ft. 40+ Wineries
APRIL 27 & 28, 2019 from 11am-4:30pm
Over one unforgettable weekend in April you’ll experience:
– – 40+ Dry Creek Valley wineries (click to see who!)
– – Celebration themed parties throughout the Valley
– – Remarkable + memorable food & wine pairings
– – The best Sonoma County chefs
– – Pop-Up Parties + Treats from Local Favorite, Amy’s Wicked Slush
– – Our Friday-night, Vintage Soiree. The Pre-Passport, 30th Anniversary celebration. Featuring the region’s top-rated wines and Michelin-starred cuisine. The event will be held at the new Ranch at Lake Sonoma with sweeping views of the lake and breathtaking sunset views.
– – A limited series of intimate winemaker & vineyard lunches
– – Grape to glass experiences in the wine world’s most coveted vineyards
PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY IS PRESENTED BY
THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
The San Francisco Chronicle (www.sfchronicle.com) is the largest newspaper in Northern California and the second largest on the West Coast. With name-brand voices and a keen editorial eye, the Chronicle is an authority that still surprises.
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.
2-Day Passports: $150 (plus sales tax & ticketing fees)
Sunday Only Passports: $92.50 (plus sales tax & ticketing fees)
If you have a group larger than 6, we recommend contacting Debbie (707-433-3031) prior to February 1st.
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 Classic Vineyard Tours over Passport weekend – 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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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY:
2019 – PARTICIPATING WINERIES – check back winter 2019 for updates
2019 – PASSPORT MAP – check back winter 2019 for updates
2019 – WINERY THEMES – check back winter 2019 for updates
2019 – GROUP & DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS – check back winter 2019 for 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!