Passport to Dry Creek Valley – First Themes Revealed!
It’s Passport Season and about time to start revealing our wineries’ themes for this year’s event.
This year we’re starting in the most northern part of Dry Creek Valley and working our way down south. To download your map of this year’s participating wineries, click here!
Go the extra mile to experience Gustafson Family Vineyards, set in the beautiful rolling hills above Lake Sonoma. Meet the Owner and Winemaker while enjoying our all-Estate wines, including Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, and Zinfandel. Enjoy five exquisite food pairings by Baci Restaurant, and visit the cellar for barrel tasting of our Estate Petite Sirah. Escape the busy valley and discover Sonoma’s best kept secret. This location opens early on Passport weekend (at 10:30a) to accommodate the extra distance.
Ye outlanders are in for a treat. Follow the bagpipes to the highlands of Dry Creek Valley and Fritz Underground Winery. Hidden away in the hillside of our 112 acre estate is our unique subterranean facility. Join the lads and lassies of the winery clad in their finest tartan as you feast on potato cakes with smoked salmon and herbed creme fraiche with our Estate Sauvignon Blanc and a hearty beef stew with our bonnie Estate Zinfandel. Aye. Ye Ken ye don’t want to miss it.
Ed Sbragia has always had one foot in Sonoma and one in Napa. After 32 years of making wine in Napa Valley, he returned home to Healdsburg to start a small family-owned winery located at the northern end of Dry Creek Valley with breathtaking 10 mile valley views. Ed makes limited, individual lots of wine from his favorite Sonoma and Napa vineyards. Join us down at the Sbragia Farm and celebrate Dry Creek Valley’s farming heritage with local farm to table cuisine, country western music, dancing and games!
Take in stunning views from our outdoor tasting terrace at one of Dry Creek’s newest wineries. Taste wines hand crafted by Mike Gulyash. We will be pouring our signature Sauvignon Blanc and Estate Grey Palm Zinfandel, followed by our robust 2013 Watson Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel. Pause for a moment in our relaxing setting, an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the day.
Located at the north end of Dry Creek Valley, Ferrari-Carano is sure to be one of your favorite stops during Passport weekend! Wind your way through the cellars tasting our delicious wines paired with dishes especially chosen by Rhonda Carano. Visit the Wine Shop in the beautiful Italianate Villa Fiore, and stroll our breathtaking gardens with waterfalls, bridges and thousands of brilliant flowers.
Schedule a stop at Dutcher Crossing Winery in your Passport itinerary! Don’t miss out on our award-winning wines thoughtfully paired with savory small bites to astound your palate. Experience the perfect blend of gorgeous wine country views and warm hospitality as you mingle with our Winemakers’ while tasting through our future offerings.
Take in the beautiful panoramic views overlooking Dry Creek Valley at our newly opened winery and hospitality center. Relax on our outdoor patio while enjoying some popcorn and a variety of wood fired pizzas featuring our prestigious olive oils. Sip on our award winning Rhone style wines as well as our Zinfandel and Petite Sirah blends and take advantage of our special offers exclusively offered for Passport.
Batter Up! Step up to the plate & help us knock it out of the park at our annual Wine & Food Festival, baseball style! Leading Off: Our brand-new creation, 2015 “Italiano”, a combination of five Italian grape varieties. On Deck: Premier Italian-themed stadium cuisine. In the Hole: A few other of our hearty, full-bodied reds. Come join in the fun – don’t be “caught looking.”
Next post we reveal: Pedroncelli Winery, Talty Winery, Zichichi Family Vineyard, Chateau Diana, Truett Hurst Winery, Gopfrich Winery, Forchini Vineyards & Winery and Martorana Family Winery.
Any of the above themes seem spark a “don’t miss” in your book? Add them to your virtual planner where you can map out your entire Passport adventure in one place. You can find our virtual itinerary planner here.
To read more about Passport to Dry Creek Valley visit our events page!
There are still a few Prelude to Passport lunches and dinners left – don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to meet your favorite winemakers over a great meal! Learn more here.
Be sure to buy your tickets soon so you don’t miss out on this amazing event! Click here for tickets.