Monthly Archives: April 2015

New Video – Dry Creek Valley’s Women of Wine

New Video – Dry Creek Valley’s Women of Wine

Dry Creek Valley is pleased to celebrate the many talented women in our winemaking community.  Check out our latest video below, featuring women from 15 wineries in our AVA.  To see all our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel and be sure to follow us on Facebook!

Passport to Dry Creek Valley Themes – Part 6

Passport to Dry Creek Valley Themes – Part 6

With Passport to Dry Creek Valley just over a week away, we’ve reached the end of our series just in time for the beginning of the parties! Here are the last six wineries’ themes for our upcoming Passport weekend. If you still need tickets, click here.

Talty Winery

Once again an annual mouthwatering experience awaits you at Talty Winery with cherry chipotle lamb tacos prepared by Ken Rochioli of KR Catering. Paired with the newly released 2012 Talty Estate Dry Creek Zinfandel or our current releases, 2012 Filice Connolly Zinfandel and 2012 Dwight Family Dry Creek Zinfandel, this makes for a Zinlicious time. No limos or buses please. (more…)

Passport to Dry Creek Valley Themes – Part 5


Passport to Dry Creek Valley Themes – Part 5

#DCVPassport is only 2 weeks away! Check out more winery themes below, then use our brand new online itinerary planner to map your weekend!  Click here to buy your tickets.

Quivira Vineyards and Winery

Inspired by their biodynamic garden, Quivira Vineyards brings a bit of Provence to the Dry Creek Valley.  Try your favorite Quivira Rhône-style wines paired with food inspired from Southern France. Take a leisurely stroll through their artisanal market sampling goods from local purveyors then bask in the beauty of our gardens and vineyards and find out why Quivira stays “True To Our Roots.” (more…)

Passport to Dry Creek Valley – Themes Part 4

Passport to Dry Creek Valley – Themes Part 4

The 26th Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley is right around the corner! Here’s the next installment of winery themes.  Click here to buy your tickets!

Mauritson Family Winery

Winemaker Clay Mauritson’s superb zinfandels + chef Charlie Palmer’s sublime cuisine = a weekend of perfect wine and food pairings. Plus, don’t miss the highly anticipated release of their 2013 Charlie Clay Pinot Noir. Want signed bottles? Clay and Charlie will be happy to oblige. No buses please.

Mazzocco Sonoma Winery

Visit Mazzocco Sonoma to enjoy one of the top Zinfandel producers in California. Winemaker Antoine Favero’s wines garner scores in the 90s, plus countless Best of Class, Double Gold and Gold Medal awards. Mazzocco produces over 20 different single-vineyard designate zinfandels, as well as award-winning chardonnay, petite sirah and cabernet sauvignon.

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Michel–Schlumberger Wine Estate

Come celebrate the flavors and sounds of historic Havana–a favorite playground of Papa Hemmingway and the literati. Cuba boasts a rich and lively culture that the winery will capture for a few days here in Dry Creek. Join in as Chef Michael whips up some classic Cuban flavors paired with award-winning wines.

mill creek winery

Mill Creek Vineyards & Winery

Back by popular demand! Head to Mill Creek Winery for the glitz and glam of a 1920s Hollywood speakeasy, all tucked behind closed doors – of course! Get recognized by Willy-the-Whack and gain entry to a swanky afternoon on the town.  Relish the sit-down experience of ”The Wheel House” while you enjoy four courses, perfectly paired by Peloton Catering featuring award-winning Mill Creek wines.

Mounts Family Winery

Let Mounts take you on a journey through history–Farmer’s Market-style! Featuring the best purveyors and products from Sonoma County paired with our wines.  Each pairing will take you on a flight from the winery’s past into present day. Let this family winery share with you their passion for winemaking, respect for their heritage, and the love they have for Dry Creek Valley.  Live music, amazing food and a unique and memorable experience!

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Papapietro Perry Winery

Join in a celebration of all things New Orleans and Jazz Fest, a Passport tradition for many years. You’ll be greeted with traditional beads; munch on Classic Creamy Cheesy Crawfish Bread, a traditional New Orleans street food; dance to the fabulous Bluestate Band; and taste through a selection of our highly acclaimed pinot noirs and zins. Laissez les bon temps roulez!

Pedroncelli Winery

Pedroncelli’s roots began here 87 years ago with Giovanni and Julia Pedroncelli. Enjoy three generations of family favorites from Dry Rosé of Zinfandel to Sauvignon Blanc, Mother Clone Zinfandel and Three Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon paired with an exceptional recipe from the family archives. Finish with their fabulous Four Grapes Port paired with a special Italian dessert (rhymes with miss you). Ci vediamo qui!

Peterson Winery   

Join Peterson in celebrating the centennial of the Geyserville Volunteer Fire Department. Meet the firefighters, check out the trucks and enjoy some firehouse chili. They will be releasing a special, commemorative 2013 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel honoring the Volunteer Firefighters. The grapes for this wine were grown by current and former volunteers, and proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Geyserville Volunteer Fire Department.

To see the first eight themes announced, click here.

To find out about our brand new event, Prelude to Passport, click here.

To purchase tickets to Passport and Prelude, click here.