Second Round of Winery Themes for Passport 2016

Time for a second round of winery themes for this year’s Passport to Dry Creek Valley.

We’re working our way up North with our friends at Pedroncelli Winery, Talty Winery, Zichichi Family Vineyard, Chateau Diana, Truett Hurst Winery, Gopfrich Winery, Forchini Vineyards & Winery and Martorana Family Winery.

Download our Passport Map and when you’re ready check out our Itinerary Planner to start scheduling your Passport Extravaganza!

 

Pedroncelli Winery

Pedroncelli is Bistro 1220 this year. Chef Brian Anderson, Bistro 29, will be creating Brittany-inspired fare to complement our wines. Bistro 29 hearkens to the Finistére, Department 29 in France, and is translated as Land’s End. Pedroncelli hails from the eastern-most area Department 1927 (our founding year). A perfect pairing. Featuring our favorite wines where you’ll enjoy a feast for all five senses!

Pedroncelli

 

Talty Winery

Calling all Zin fanatics! This is your opportunity to taste rich elegantly styled zinfandels. You will experience single vineyard designate wines, grown and produced by owner/winemaker me… Michael Talty. My focus is to truly represent the characteristics of each vineyard, recognize their unique qualities and reap the benefits. As a small, family operation I have the freedom to craft wines I love to drink and feel you will too. Come for a taste, have a bite, listen to music and join me for a glass of Zinlicious Talty. See you there!

Talty

 

Zichichi Family Vineyards

Welcome to Zichichi Family Vineyard! We are barrel tasting our luscious 2015 Zinfandels and Petite Sirah. These delicious wines are being paired with the incredible cuisine from Chef Dino Bugica of Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria. Savor your experience while enjoying the beautiful views from our deck overlooking the valley. We are offering special savings exclusively for Passport attendees this weekend.

Zichichi

 

Chateau Diana

Flower Power! Chateau Diana is going back to the 60’s!

Dust off your bell bottoms, break out your Fringe, head bands and grab your love beads! Dancing, munchies, photo booth and rainbow wine slushies! We will be groovin’ with our exclusive 707 Estate Zinfandel, Estate Petite Sirah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and don’t forget our sweet whites!

Chateau Diana

 

Truett Hurst Winery

Celebrate Passport Weekend on the bank of Dry Creek with the friendliest hosts in the Valley.  Enjoy the cool blues groove of Brother Cat.  Savor the locally sourced, explosive flavors of the Spanish/Caribbean fusion food created by F.A. Ninos, the Godfather of Sauce.  Our new wine releases are the best yet, barrels will be open for sampling the future and we will have some special case specials.

Truett Hurst

 

Göpfrich Winery

Visit Göpfrich Winery! This is one of the few times in the year that we are actually open to the public. We will be pouring our Dry Creek Valley Estate wines which are only available at the winery since there is no outside distribution of our wines. Enjoy the relaxing ambiance of a small family winery. Why not visit a little piece of Germany this weekend!

Gopfrich

 

Forchini Vineyards & Winery

Nothing is better than an Italian experience!  Your travel destination is Italy–welcome to “Under the Forchini Sun!”  In our garden enjoy stunning views and Italian melodies while sipping Papa Nonno, our Tuscan Red.  Chef Muir will serve Cannelloni stuffed with spinach and meat topped with two sauces.  End your Tuscan visit munching glazed chocolate bites, delicious with our Zinfandel and Cabernet.  Special Passport pricing.  Benevenuti a Forchini!

Forchini

 

Martorana Family Winery

Our family has enjoyed the beauty of Dry Creek Valley and growing grapes since the 1980’s; producing our first vintage in 2005.  In 2007, we built our environmentally friendly underground winery.  Our commitment to nature extends to our farming practices and we are CCOF certified.  We produce 2000 cases from our Estate Vineyards; Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rose, Zinfandel, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Besides excellent wines and EVOO, we promise you warm hospitality.  Play a game of Bocce, or take a walk along beautiful Dry Creek; we look forward to meeting you.

Martorana

 

Next post we reveal: A special theme from Peterson Winery, Amphora Winery, Collier Falls, Kokomo Winery, Papapietro Perry Winery, Kachina Vineyards, Rued Winery and Teldeschi 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! Sunday-only tickets are almost sold-out. Click here to purchase tickets.