Fourth Round of Winery Themes for 2016 Passport

We’re almost there! We’ve got another round of Passport themes that include some of our most popular stops  in central Dry Creek Valley.

Download your map of this year’s participating wineries here!

Michel-Schlumberger

Gold in the Hollywood Hills

She grew up with the children of the stars in the Hollywood Hills, on the Boulevard. Her parents threw big parties. Everyone was there. They hung out with with folks like Dennis Hopper and Bob Seger and Sonny and Cher.

Stroll along the Sunset Strip and meet your favorite “stars”.  Feast on our chef’s award-winning food while enjoying a selection of our star-studded wines right in the heart of Tinseltown.

Michel Schlumberger

 

Mounts Family Winery

Let us take you on a journey through Mounts history.  We will be featuring the best purveyors and products from Sonoma County paired with our estate wines.  Each pairing will take you on a flight from our past into present day.  It is important for us to share with you our passion for winemaking, the respect for our heritage, and the love we have for Dry Creek Valley.  Live music, amazing food and a unique and memorable experience!

Mounts

Quivira Vineyards & Winery

Inspired by our Biodynamic wines and garden, Quivira Vineyards brings a bit of Provence to the Dry Creek Valley.  Try your favorite Quivira Rhône wines paired with food inspired from Southern France. Leisurely stroll through our artisanal market sampling Quivira estate grown products then bask in the beauty of our gardens and vineyards.  Quivira Vineyards – Intentional Wines, Naturally.

Quivira

 

A. Rafanelli Winery

Take an early spring picnic with the Rafanelli Family into the countryside of Umbria.  Here you can “Pic Nic a Trevi” where  the olive and olive growing traditions are celebrated in this hillside town.  Delight in this spring time festival that fuses the flavors of olives and herbs with local foods.   Enjoy Italian inspired dishes prepared with our own olive oils and deliciously paired with our new wines.

A Rafanelli

 

Ridge Vineyards – Lytton Springs

Join us for another amazing Passport to Dry Creek Valley celebration.  We’ll be featuring a selection of our legendary single-vineyard Zinfandels paired with delicious culinary creations from chef Jesse McQuarrie.  Special Passport Weekend-only discounts will also be available.  Looking forward to seeing you here at Ridge!

Ridge

 

Mazzocco Sonoma

Mazzocco Sonoma Winery is bringing Spanish flare to Dry Creek Valley! Join us as we make the sights, sounds and smells of Spain come alive.  Gather around giant paella pans prepared by the famous Gerard’s Paella, while sipping on award winning wines. Stay for an authentic live flamenco show and taste a sneak peak of our 2015 vintage from barrel!

Mazzocco

 

Dry Creek Vineyard

Chart your course and join the celebration at Dry Creek Vineyard.  There will be delicious fish n’ chips, salty shanties by The Seadogs and a stem to stern selection of fabulous wines!  Whether it’s Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Zinfandel or Cabernet you desire, we will help you navigate your way through an incredible tasting experience.  Become a DCV deck hand and join the crew at Dry Creek Vineyard.

DCV

 

Mauritson Family Vineyards

Winemaker Clay Mauritson’s superb Dry Creek Valley and Rockpile Zinfandels + chef Charlie Palmer’s sublime cuisine = a weekend of perfect wine and food pairings. Plus, don’t miss the highly anticipated release of our 2014 Charlie Clay Pinot Noir. Want signed bottles? Clay and Charlie will be happy to oblige.

Mauritson
Photo Source – CHARLIE PALMER INDUCTED INTO AAC CULINARY HALL OF FAME – CELEBRATED CHEF. Web. 25 Mar. 2016.

 

Amista Vineyards

You’re invited to a Flamenco Fiesta!  Let us transport you to sunny Spain where we’ll raise a glass of our estate grown sparkling wine in celebration of friendship.  Chef John Franchetti will be firing up our pizza oven and creating Spanish Tapas that pair beautifully with our Dry Creek Valley wines.  Your friends at Amista can’t wait to see you!  Amista ~ making friends

Amista

Next post we reveal: Lambert Bridge Winery, Wilson Winery, Comstock Wines, West Wines, DaVero Farms & winery, Geyser Peak, Armida Winery & De La Montanya 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.