Monthly Archives: February 2017

2017 Passport Themes – Pop Culture and Celebrations!

If you’ve been to Passport you know each destination is its own unique party. But these wineries are taking themes we all know and love and putting their own Dry Creek Valley twist on it. If you’re looking for a lively atmosphere, wanting to dress up in costume and/or just want to be surrounded by a solid good time – then be sure to schedule these wineries to your Passport weekend!

And, if you haven’t been to Passport Tickets yet – with parties like these, 2017 is the NOT to miss year. What are you waiting for?

Eventbrite - Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Caddyshackin’ Up at Armida Winery

2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-2222

“Cinderella story. Outa nowhere. A former greenkeeper, now about to become the Masters Champion. It looks like a mirac… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hold! It’s in the hole!”

Bushwood Country Club. Open to the public on this rare Passport Weekend. Armida Winery, voted #1 Zinfandel Producer of the Year by North Bay Business Journal. Tomales Bay Oysters. Willowside Meats. The Pulsators. FORE!


The Wine Country Farmer’s Market at Mounts Family Winery

3901 Wine Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-292-8148

Welcome to the Market at Mounts! A wine country farmer’s market experience featuring estate wines from our 140 acre family ranch.  We’ve invited the finest purveyors from Sonoma County to showcase their local products.   We’ll have the most excellent live music from The Jacktones!  Prepare your senses for delectable food pairings from Savvy on 1st! Seventy years, three generations, family owned, family farmed, family proud.


Seated Service in the Derby Garden at Mill Creek Vineyards

1401 Westside Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-2121

Join Mill Creek as we celebrate the Run for the Roses. Escape the crowds as you sit back and luxuriate with seated table service in our “Derby” Garden. No mint-juleps – but plenty of prized wine, each perfectly paired with delicious small plates. Have your photo taken with the Kreck family and try your luck picking actual Derby winners – all in good fun, of course!


Yachty by Nature at Reeve Wines

4551 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg / 707-235-6345

Join us on our maiden voyage! Reeve Wines is smooth sailing you through Passport Weekend in classic YACHT ROCK fashion. The acclaimed Lowell Sheldon of Peter Lowell’s and Handline will be dishing out seaworthy fare while a DJ serves up all those songs you hate to love. Step onboard with us this year for Reeve Wines, breezy vibes and one unforgettable dance party.

No buses or limousines, please.


The Masquerade Ball at Comstock Wines

1290 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-473-8027

Have a Ball with us at Comstock Wines! We may be new, but we definitely know how to host a great party.  Join our Masquerade and feast on delectable croquettes and arancini paired expertly with our Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and more.  Fantastic food, fabulous wines and new friends – we can’t wait to celebrate and share our wines with you!

No buses, please.


British Invasion at Blanchard Family Wines

109 West North St, Healdsburg / 630-606-4389

Celebrate wine, food and the music of the British Invasion. Blanchard will have new releases, barrel samples, and live music. Taste your way through Sonoma Wine Country – we’ll be pouring our Dry Creek Merlot and Syrah as well as Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from our coveted neighboring regions. The event is hosted by owner Mark Blanchard and winemaker Jene.


Alice in Wine-derland at Sbragia Family Vineyards

9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville / 707-473-2992

Don’t be late for this very important date! Sbragia will be a wonderland of off-beat fun where guests can sample quirky finger foods, teas and wine all while enjoying the feel of Lewis Carroll’s famed Alice in Wonderland.

No buses, please.


Rockin’ Music, Food & Wine Sales at F. Teldeschi Winery

3555 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-6626

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.


Run for the Rosé Weekend at Trattore Farms

7878 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville / 707-431-7200

Run for the Rosé Passport Weekend. Hold your horses and your wine glass! Join us at Trattore Farms and celebrate Passport weekend “Kentucky Derby Style”. Show your Derby spirit and break out the sun-drenched, tropical colors in bold stripes or busy plaid and bright pastels. Relax on our terrace and take in spectacular views of Dry Creek Valley. We’re serving Kentucky Kickin’ Fried Chicken Sliders, firing up our pizza oven and pairing with our wines and oil. This is one “RUN FOR THE ROSÉ”, you won’t want to miss!

No buses or limousines, please.


We’ll be sending out weekly themes from now until Passport to Dry Creek Valley! Keep track of the wineries you’d like to get your Passport stamped at and plan the perfect weekend all in our Passport Itinerary Planner.

Eventbrite - Passport to Dry Creek Valley


2017 Passport Themes – Around the World

Where else can you visit Italy, Cuba and France all in one weekend? Anything is possible on Passport weekend! There’s no need to hop on an airplane to visit these amazing destinations when they’re all within the stunning Dry Creek Valley. Quivira Vineyards & Winery, Forchini Vineyards & Winery, Dry Creek Vineyard, Mazzocco Sonoma, Peterson Winery and Martorana Family Winery are throwing parties that transport you to famed travel regions from all around the world without requiring any visas – just your Passport.

Haven’t purchased your Passport to Dry Creek Valley tickets yet? What are you waiting for?

Eventbrite - Passport to Dry Creek Valley

A La Provençal at Quivira Vineyards & Winery

4900 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-8333

Enjoy an afternoon at Quivira Vineyards, a la Provençal. With a climate similar to southern France and wines that echo the region, Quivira will transport you there. Stations throughout our picturesque property will highlight our wines paired with estate-farmed charcuterie and local cheese. We will also be offering the chance to blend your own custom herb salt with our estate-grown herbs.

No buses or limousines, please.


Under the Forchini Sun at Forchini Vineyards & Winery

5141 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-8886

Nothing is better than an Italian experience!  Our travel destination is Italy—we welcome you to “Under the Forchini Sun!”  In our rose garden enjoy stunning views and Italian serenades while sipping Papa Nonno, our Tuscan Red.  Chef Todd Muir has created a savory stuffed gnocchi with Porchini mushroom sugo.  End your Tuscan visit munching glazed chocolate bites, delicious with our Bordeaux blend and Cabernet wines.  Special Passport pricing.  Benvenuti ala Forchini Vineria!


45th Anniversary Sail at Dry Creek Vineyard

3770 Lambert Bridge Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-1000

Chart your course and join the 45th anniversary celebration of Dry Creek Vineyard! To commemorate our 45 years of family winemaking, we’ll set sail on a journey around Cape Horn with food and wine pairings inspired by San Francisco, Chile and Maine. Whether it’s Sauvignon 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.


Hot Havana Nights at Mazzocco Sonoma Winery

1400 Lytton Springs Road, Healdsburg / 800-501-8466

Hot Havana Nights comes to Mazzocco Sonoma Winery! Come cha cha cha and mambo to sounds reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club. Enjoy authentic Cuban bites from local hot spot Rumba Cuban Kitchen and last but not least, taste through our award winning wines and be the first to try our 2016 Zinfandels straight from the barrel!

No buses, please.


Explore the Wine World at Peterson Winery

4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-0358

Set your senses sail as you explore the wine world’s varietals with the Peterson Family.  Local favorite, Spinster Sisters of Santa Rosa will be preparing small bites to accompany the wines, with the intention to transport you to the regions where these varietals originate; all set an acoustic soundtrack of worldly tunes.  Come explore the diversity Dry Creek Valley has to offer, all at Peterson Winery!


Springtime in Sicily at Martorana Family Winery

5956 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-1909

Celebrate springtime and be transported to Sicily at Martorana. We’re serving rustic Italian cuisine paired with our certified organically grown Martorana wines. You’ll also sample our organically grown Olio di Gio olive oil. Play a round of bocce ball with winemaker, Gio Martorana, and soak in the beautiful estate with live music. Treat yourself to a blissful chocolate and Cabernet Sauvignon pairing.

No buses, please.

We’ll be sending out weekly themes from now until Passport to Dry Creek Valley! Keep track of the wineries you’d like to get your Passport stamped at and plan the perfect weekend all in our Passport Itinerary Planner.


Eventbrite - Passport to Dry Creek Valley