We’re half-way there with this round of themes! This week we’re featuring Peterson Winery, Amphora Winery, Collier Falls, Kokomo Winery, Papapietro Perry, Kachina Vineyards, Rued Winery & F. Teldeschi Winery.

Download our 2016 map here! Then head over to our Interactive Itinerary Planner to begin planning your Passport Weekend.

We’d like to start this round of themes with a very special theme from Peterson Winery.

Peterson Winery  

Please plan on joining us for Passport.  In addition to enjoying our top releases from our select and soulful Dry Creek and Bradford Mountain Estate Vineyards with local Mexican cuisine you can support a great cause.  Peterson Winery is hosting a fund raiser for the Cal Fire firefighters and their families directly impacted by the Valley Fire in Lake County last September.  We will have a silent auction, as well as a Cal Fire commemorative Zinfandel bottling, with all proceeds going to this worthy cause.  Firefighters and equipment from Cal Fire and the local fire departments, including Geyserville Fire, will be on hand to educate as well as to share their experiences with attendees.

In recognition of this great cause, the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley have donated 2 Passport tickets for our 2017 event.  You’ll be able to bid on these tickets and many more amazing items this year at Peterson Winery. Please make this a MUST stop on your itinerary as it is sure to be an amazing time for an even more remarkable cause.



Amphora Winery

Winemaker Rick Hutchinson chose the name Amphora to reflect his passion for the art of pottery, and the ancient history of the art of winemaking. Visit us see our prized Tuscan amphorae, and a display of Rick’s hand-burnished and pit-fired amphora art pieces, crafted with the same intensity and focus as his wines. For Passport, we’ll be pairing a selection of those luscious wines with the creative cuisine of Ariel.



Collier Falls Vineyards at Family Wineries Dry Creek

Join us for our Four Course Mediterranean Wine & Food Pairing. Zinfandel with Canneli Bean and Rocket Salad (Vegan) – Primitivo with Pasta with Sweet Italian Sausage, Artichokes, Roasted Garlic and Tomatos – Petite Sirah with Rustic Italian Braised Short Ribs – Cabernet Sauvignon with Blackberry Gelato and Collier Falls Raspberry Chocolate Sauce.



Kokomo Winery

Join us in our cellar for some Midwest fun with a California twist!  Here at Kokomo we’ll be kicking comfort food up a notch and pairing it with some blue grass music.  Enjoy our limited production, estate grown wines paired with gourmet savories specifically prepared to highlight our reserve wines.  So swing on by for our best vineyard designates and some Midwest hospitality!



Papapietro Perry Winery     

Join us as we celebrate all things New Orleans and Jazz Fest, our Passport tradition for many years. You’ll be greeted with traditional beads; munch on authentic New Orleans fare; dance to the fabulous Bluestate Band and taste through a selection of our highly acclaimed Pinot Noirs and Zins. Laissez les bon temps roulez!




Kachina Vineyards

Calling all foodies! We are serving up grilled cheesy goodness-Raclette and other specialty cheeses! Blissful days spent creating and perfecting THE best grilled cheesy goodness that pairs with our Bubbly and Cabernet! Unveiling our new Charbono release as well! No foodie experience is complete without dessert! Decadent dark chocolate port-infused truffles paired with out Zinfandel Port. A sweet ending to a foodie experience!



Rued Winery             

Step back in time and experience Dry Creek Valley as it once was. The Rued Family invites you to join them in celebrating the rich agricultural history forged by the early settlers. Stroll through our country store, step up to the bar and sip our handcrafted wines, chow down at the cookhouse, tap your toes at the hoedown and enjoy our famous ice cream treats.



F. Teldeschi Winery

Huge Wine Sale. Live music. Lots of tri-tip, sausage, focaccia and chocolate. Rock & Roll with the Fargo Bros. Taste a vertical of our Terranova, Petite Sirah. Taste Zinfandel and Terraluna. Available to purchase, library verticals of Terranova, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Large and small format bottles also.

F. Teldeschi


Next post we reveal: Michel-Schlumberer, Mounts Family Winery, Quivira Vineyards & Winery, A. Rafanelli Winery, Ridge Vineyards – Lytton Springs, Mazzocco Sonoma, Dry Creek Vineyard, Mauritson Family Winery and Amista Vineyards.


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.