Prelude to Passport

Prelude to Passport is Friday, April 26, 2019!

A Modern Tradition with Century-Old Roots

Prelude will feature carefully curated, intimate lunches hosted by Dry Creek Valley Wineries and Growers.

Kick off Passport to Dry Creek Valley weekend with a carefully curated winemaker lunch. This is your opportunity to enjoy delectable wine and food pairings while spending time with your favorite winemaker and learning about grape growing directly from the source.

Tickets are limited and are sold to the public first-come-first-serve starting February 1 at 10:00 a.m. PST.

2018 PRELUDE LUNCHES – check back in Winter 2018 for next year’s line-up of lunches!


A. Rafanelli Winery (sold out– Join the Rafanelli’s in welcoming Spring. Let the family educate your palette with their hand crafted wines and recipes. Feel the connection of mother nature and how she effects food to table and grape to glass. This is the passion and the love that drives this 4th generation winery in producing classically styled reds. The menu is inspired by fresh garden ingredients and paired with their new releases. Celebrate and fall in love with the beauty and flavors of Dry Creek Valley.

50 seats. Lunch begins at 1:00pm at 4685 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg.


Cast Wines – Cast Wines is pleased to welcome Passport guests for a scenic vineyard lunch on our terrace. You’ll enjoy our wines paired with a delicious 3-course menu prepared by Heidi West, known for farm-to-table cuisine. Hosted by our owners, Jack and Ann Seifrick and John Miller as well as our winemaker, you’ll learn about our winemaking techniques and have the opportunity to ask questions. Cast is a boutique winery, focused on crafting well-balanced wines, tasted in an atmosphere of casual hospitality amid stunning surroundings.  View the menu here.

37 seats. Lunch begins at 11:30am at 8500 Dry Creek Rd, Geyserville.


DaVero Farms & Winery – This is the absolute farm-to-table experience in the gorgeous setting of our farm and winery. Owners Ridgely Evers (winemaker) and Colleen McGlynn (chef) will give you a guided tour of their certified Biodynamic farm. You’ll learn the importance of Biodynamic farming as well as its impact on flavor, and how to choose and use olive oil in your own kitchen. Then you’ll sit down amidst the gardens and vineyards to a magnificent meal that weaves our delightful Italian-varietal wines and olive oils with our own farm raised meats, produce, and more. Come be our guest at this one-of-a-kind Dry Creek Valley event.

18 seats. Lunch begins at 11:30a at 766 Westside Road, Healdsburg.


Wilson Winery (sold out) – We are rolling out the red carpet for Passport guests starting with this special Winemaker Luncheon. Hospitality staff will greet you on our panoramic patio with newly released Summertime White and Sauvignon Blanc while you enjoy the breathtaking views of Dry Creek Valley. Experience a back of the house tour of our one-hundred year-old cellar with accomplished winemaker Diane Wilson, the heart and soul of Wilson Winery. Wilson Winery is a leading producer of award winning Zinfandels – releasing over 30 Zinfandels every vintage. Go back to the Golden Age of Hollywood in our historic barrel room while enjoying a celebration of food & wine with Diane and Chef Kathie’s insights on every course. View the menu here.

40 seats. Lunch begins at 11:00am at 1960 Dry Creek Road Healdsburg.


We will not be holding Prelude Dinners in 2018 as we are introducing our new, Friday night event – The Vintage Soiree! Click to learn more.







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