2017 Passport Themes – Sweeping Views

Searching for the perfect backdrop for that perfect #DCVPassport weekend Instagram post? Then look no further. Our last round of themes promises views that can (and will!) take your breath away. These Passport stops are the ultimate Sonoma Wine Country settings. Trust us, it’s really okay to stop & stare.

Eventbrite - Passport to Dry Creek Valley

Incredible Views & Sustainability in Style at Fritz Underground Winery

24691 Dutcher Creek Road, Cloverdale / 707-894-3389

Tucked away in the hillsides of Dry Creek Valley you will find Fritz Underground Winery’s unique subterranean facility. Our family owned 112 acre estate specializes in small production estate bottlings made using sustainable gravity flow wine-making. Meet proprietors Clay and Natalia Fritz as you taste our home-grown bottlings expertly paired with cuisine using ingredients sourced locally by Peloton Catering.

No buses, please.

Looking for more Fritz? Join owner, Clay Fritz, for a Vineyard Tour on Saturday morning before Passport – purchase your tickets today! 

 

Go The Extra Mile to Gustafson Family Vineyard

9100 Stewarts Point-Skaggs Springs Road, Geyserville / 707-433-2371

Go the extra mile to experience Gustafson Family Vineyards with breathtaking views of Lake Sonoma and beautiful rolling hills surround our Estate. Meet the owner and winemaker while enjoying Estate grown wines, including: Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Zinfandel. Enjoy exquisite food pairings by Baci Restaurant, and visit the cellar for barrel tasting of our 2015 Petite Sirah. Escape the busy valley and discover Sonoma’s best kept secret.

 

Breathtaking Historic Vines at Ridge Vineyards – Lytton Springs

650 Lytton Springs Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-7721

Voted the # 1 winery in America by the Daily Meal, and whose zinfandel was featured at President Obama’s final State Dinner, Ridge Vineyard’s Lytton Springs winery is home to 100-plus year-old zinfandel vines interplanted with Petite Sirah, Carignane, a small amount of Mataro and Grenache.  Enjoy the breathtaking view of this historic vineyard while you taste through exceptional single-vineyard wines, thoughtfully paired with two delicious hors d’oeuvres; Sonoma lamb meatball hoagies, zinfandel marinara and Sonoma dry jack & prime rib steaks, cheddar fondue potatoes, au jus and wild cress.

No buses, please.

 

On the Banks of Dry Creek at Truett Hurst Winery

Photo by Kim Carroll

5610 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-9545

Passport festivities will be in full swing with the big jazzy sounds of BrotherCat and the delectable food prepared by Jimtown Store. As well as enjoying our current vintages, we will be offering barrel samples of the 2016 vintages and incredible case specials. Come and relax on the banks of the beautiful Dry Creek with the friendliest hosts in the valley.

Buses ok but, please contact the winery prior to arrival.

 

La Dolce Vita at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery

8761 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 800-831-0381

A visit to Ferrari-Carano is all about embracing “La Dolce Vita”. Wind your way through the cellars tasting our critically-acclaimed wines, each paired with a delicious dish especially chosen by Rhonda Carano. Visit the Wine Shop in the beautiful Italianate Villa Fiore and take a leisurely stroll through our breathtaking gardens with its waterfalls, bridges and thousands of brilliant flowers. We can’t wait to see you! Salute!

No buses, please.

 

A Passport Oasis at Cast Estate Vineyards & Cellar

8500 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville / 707-431-1225

Be sure to add Cast to your Passport stops. You’ll take in the stunning views from our outdoor terrace as you enjoy our handcrafted wines. We’ll be pouring our signature Sauvignon Blanc, Grey Palm Estate Zinfandel, and our robust Watson Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel. Pause for a moment in our relaxed setting, an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the day.

No buses, please.

Looking to get some one-on-one time with the owners and winemakers at Cast? Join them at their Prelude lunch on Friday, April 28th for a delectable 3-course vineyard lunch. Seats still available – click here to purchase.


And that’s that! All themes for 2017 Passport have now been announced. What are you waiting for? It’s time to start planning! 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.

 

Read through all of 2017 themes on our Blog homepage here!

 

Eventbrite - Passport to Dry Creek Valley