Passport is renowned for its legendary food and wine pairings! Many wineries bring in local & nationally acclaimed chefs to hand curate the perfect pairing for you. While each winery will be have its own culinary twist, we’ve selected the wineries we believe have the caliber fit for even the finest foodie. Caution – this post will make you hungry and count the remaining days to Passport!
Mediterranean Bistro at Collier Falls at Family Wineries
4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-0100
Join us for our Mediterranean Bistro Wine & Food Pairing. Primitivo with caramelized onion and goat cheese tartlet with baby arugula salad in honey-mustard vinaigrette. Zinfandel with pork tenderloin medallions over creamy basic & toasted pine nut risotto. Cabernet Sauvignon with corn bread golden raising pudding drizzle with Collier Falls orange Cabernet Sauvignon chocolate sauce.
Looking for a laid back winemaker lunch with local flair? Check out the Prelude Lunch at Collier Falls featuring local favorite The Wurst! Attendees receive discounts to Collier Falls when they return on Passport weekend! Click here to learn more.
Clay & Charlie Palmer – The Dynamic Duo at Mauritson Family Winery
2859 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-0804
Winemaker Clay Mauritson’s superb 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 2015 Charlie Clay Pinot Noir. Want signed bottles? Clay and Charlie will be happy to oblige.
No buses, please.
A Passport Tradition at Dutcher Crossing Winery
8533 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville / 707-431-2700
If you want the ultimate wine country experience, Dutcher Crossing is a must stop on your Passport itinerary. Don’t miss their award-winning wines thoughtfully paired with savory dishes to astound your palate. Experience the perfect blend of gorgeous wine country views and warm hospitality as you mingle with their winemakers and taste through future offerings.
Whole Hog Experience at Amphora Winery
4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-7767
Visit Amphora to meet winemaker and potter Rick Hutchinson, see our prized Tuscan amphorae, and experience the art of wine and clay. For Passport 2017, we’re going “Whole Hog”, with low-and- slow smoked pork from Hamburger Ranch BBQ (and all the trimmings) paired with our Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and more…
Local and Flavorful with Sonoma County Intention at Lambert Bridge Winery
4085 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-9600
Lambert Bridge Winery celebrates everything that makes Sonoma County, and the Dry Creek Valley in particular, such an extraordinary destination for lovers of fine wine. In a unique gathering of home-grown talent, Lambert Bridge winemaker Jennifer Higgins is joined by Jesse Mcquarrie of Feast to create a food and wine pairing menu focusing on the simplicity and flavor of Sonoma County’s exceptional produce, accompanied by superb Lambert Bridge wines. An extravaganza not to be missed.
No buses or limousines, please.
Southern Cuisine & Zin-Milkshakes at Manzanita Creek
1441 Grove Street, Healdsburg / 707-433-4052
Get your Passports stamped down yonder at Manzanita Creek! We invite you to meander over for some warm hospitality and a taste of our single-vineyard Zinfandels from the Dry Creek Valley and beyond. Chow down on delicious southern cuisine, get your toes tapping to the bluegrass band, and stick around for our famous Zin-milkshakes! It’s always a good time at our warehouse winery right off of Dry Creek Rd. in Healdsburg.
No buses, please.
Groove in the Grove with Fine Cusine at Seghesio Family Vineyards
700 Grove Street, Healdsburg / 707-433-3579
Delicious Old Vine Zinfandel and Italian wine varietals, an incredible story of family heritage and Chef Peter Janiak’s unparalleled fine cuisine is who we are and what we do at Seghesio Family Vineyards! Get your Passport stamped while you groove through the beautiful grove with live music, bocce ball, and a fun tour of amazing food and wine pairings!
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.