Passport to Dry Creek Valley – Themes Revealed! 

All throughout March and April, we’ll be unveiling some of this year’s wild winery themes for Passport to Dry Creek Valley! Here are the first eight themes.  Check back weekly for more theme announcements, eight at a time!

Amista Vineyards   

Amista’s Passport journey begins with their sparkling Blanc de Blanc. Celebrate joie de vivre as you wander their Streets of Provence with a classic bistro favorite: baguette with brie. Travel farther along to savor Roasted Lamb perfectly paired with ’09 Syrah. Turn the corner to discover the treasure of our Cabernet complemented by a delightful bite of caramelized Onion tart with gruyere. Bon voyage!

Amphora Winery

Visit Amphora to see their new Tuscan terracotta amphorae (and maybe even get a taste of the wines aging in them!). Rick will also have his latest pottery creations available for viewing. They’ll be pairing luscious Amphora wines with Ariel’s creative cuisine.

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Armida Winery

CADDYSHACK. “Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac–it’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!   It’s in the hole!”  Relax in the luxurious amenities of the Bushwood Country Club, along with the Head Pro Menu, the PULSATORS, Barrel Tasting, and of course, some of Dry Creek Valley’s finest zinfanel. FORE!

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Blanchard Family Wines

Blanchard Family Wines will be flashing back to the glory days of ‘60s San Francisco, featuring the music stylings of Rosetown Ramblers, playing the greatest hits of the Grateful Dead and other classic rock. Catering will be provided by Mama Tina’s Ravioli, with smoked brisket and special side dishes. They will be pouring Dry Creek Zinfandel, Red Blends, and Dry Creek Merlot barrel samples. Specials and discounts available, too!

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Chateau Diana

You’re off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of ZIN!  Grab your Passport and follow the yellow brick road to an Emerald City filled with Ruby Reds and Wicked Whites.  Indulge yourself with a few sweet treats prepared by Chateau Diana’s Lollipop Ladies.  They’ll treat you to a magical experience of music, wine, food and adventure.

David Coffaro Vineyard & Winery

A 2-day wine, music & food festival featuring a diverse array of musical styles and wine varietals! Pizza, tenderloin of beef crostini, and ahi tuna tartare will be on the menu provided by Ken Rochioli of KR Catering. Bring your dancing shoes and come out to enjoy a firsthand taste of what Coffaro does best: unique, small lot wines. Come for the rock, STAY FOR THE REDS! No buses please.

Collier Falls Vineyards at Family Wineries Dry Creek

Taste consistently award-winning Estate Zinfandel along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Primitivo, and Late Harvest Primitivo.  Collier Falls will offer another tasting of whites, roses, reds and desserts from our tasting room and general store. Meet at their outside tent and say, “Howdy”. Enjoy music, wine, and short rib with penne pasta in a zinfandel reduction, focaccia and chocolate truffle.

DaVero Farms & Winery

Come taste what happens when you relax and let Mother Nature take charge! Enjoy remarkable, 100% natural wines from Italian grape varieties – sangiovese, barbera, sagrantino, and more – most grown right on DaVero’s Biodynamic® farm, and paired with their own lamb, pork, eggs, fresh produce, and legendary olive oil. You’ll quickly understand why their motto is, “Grow what belongs here, and be patient.” No buses please.


Click here to buy tickets and learn more about the 26th Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley, April 25-26.

Click here to buy tickets and learn more about the 1st Annual Prelude to Passport, April 24.