Monthly Archives: February 2018

SPRING IN DRY CREEK VALLEY – A PHOTO BLOG

Spring is such a gorgeous time to be in Dry Creek Valley – Sonoma Wine Country. Spring welcomes endless seas of yellow mustard flowing parallel with nearly-budding vines , crisp and fresh air and tasting rooms tempting you with their newest rosé releases featuring pink hues rivaling the Valley’s cherry blossom blooms.

Make sure you’re tagging your Dry Creek Valley adventures with #drycreekvalley to be featured in our next photo blog! And follow us on Instagram – because you can never have too many sweeping vineyard views,  wine tasting secrets and Wine Country updates in their feed.


A sturdy old vine stands tall among the mustard at @DryCreekVineyard‘s Beeson Ranch


@SbragiaFamilyVineyards newest wine & cheese pairing on their patio is our dream way to spend the afternoon


@DryCreekValleyWines highlights the hard work that takes place in spring featuring @ned_horton, vineyard manager at @quivira_vineyards with this beautiful pic of some late winter zinfandel pruning.


@DutcherCrossing only made 100 cases of this gorgeous rosé set to release late April – aka Passport weekend!


Humans aren’t the only ones who love #DryCreekValley in spring so does @rubyluwinedog!


Which winery to choose – how about all of them! @SonomaWineLife captured this beautiful dilemma at one of Dry Creek Valley’s crossroads.


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2018 PASSPORT THEMES – POP CULTURE

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, 2018 is a NOT to miss year. What are you waiting for?

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EXPLORE THE KINGDOMS OF GAME OF RHONES at AMPHORA WINERY

4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-7767

Journey to Amphora  and explore the kingdoms of our Game of Rhônes: from dark and brooding Syrah in the North, to the sunlit realm of Grenache in the South, with the bastard prince Petite Sirah and the awesome alliance of GSM—all vying for the coveted throne. Feast now, for remember: Harvest is Coming!


CADDYSHACKIN’ at ARMIDA WINERY

2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-2222

“Cinderella story. Outta 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 hole! It’s in the hole!”

BUSHWOOD COUNTRY CLUB. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON THIS RARE PASSPORT WEEKEND.

Voted #1 Zinfandel Producer of the Year by the North Bay Business Journal. Tomales Bay Oysters. Willowside Meats. The Pulsators. FORE!


WILLY WONKA AND THE VINO FACTORY at SBRAGIA FAMILY VINEYARDS

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

Grab your golden ticket and enter a world of pure imagination at Sbragia, where Willy Wonka and his oompa loompas have taken over the winery! Your favorite characters from this classic story will be pouring our award winning chardonnay and zinfandel, paired with savory Wonka inspired bites along with some sweet treats to take home.


BATTER’ UP AND LOAD THE BASES at SEGHESIO FAMILY VINEYARDS

700 Grove Street, Healdsburg / 707-433-3579        

Batter up! Come out to the ball game and celebrate America’s heritage grape paired with America’s favorite pastime. Round the bases to taste distinctive Zinfandels and Executive Chef Peter Janiak’s twists on classic ball game fare, then step up to the mound to show off your pitching skills (for prizes of course)! Complete with a rock-n-roll band, your visit is sure to be a grand slam!


ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (AND WINE) at BLANCHARD FAMILY WINES

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

Once again it’s time for a British Invasion in the Dry Creek Valley. Local, legendary Beatles cover band, Pepperland, will be rocking out our barrel room. An exclusive selection of our wine will complement the music and pair with British pub food. And all the while, guests can be artists themselves by creating chalk art on our barrels.


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.

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2018 PASSPORT THEMES – AROUND THE WORLD

Where else can you visit Italy, Spain and France all in one weekend? Anything is possible at Passport to Dry Creek Valley! Hop on the Comstock airlines to start and then get your Passport stamped as you visit these amazing and diverse destinations all within the stunning Dry Creek Valley. No visas required – just your Passport.

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

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FIRST CLASS FLIGHT at COMSTOCK WINES

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

Join our crew for a First Class Flight at Comstock Wines.   Fly our friendly skies and experience premier wine and food pairings, music and sky-high fun.  We invite you to earn your wings with us, and enjoy the extra leg-room our winery estate has to offer. You’ll love the way we fly!


SPARKLING ANDALUSIAN AFFAIR at AMISTA VINEYARDS

3320 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-9200

This year, Amista pays tribute to the Spanish roots of our property with an Andalusian theme. Guests will be greeted with a splash of one of our three signature sparkling wines before immersing themselves in the friendly nature of Amista Vineyards and the Andalusian region of Spain. We will pair tapas with our range of red, white, and of course, sparkling wines.


LES CRÊPES DE LA DRY CREEK VALLEY at COLLIER FALLS AT FAMILY WINERIES

4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-0100

Join us for a French Bistro Party with Crepes and music; paired with Collier Falls 90 point wines rated by Robert Parker and Wine Spectator. Wines included are Dry Creek Valley appellation Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Primitivo and Zinfandel.


VOYAGE DOWN THE RHINE at DRY CREEK VINEYARD

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

Chart your course and join the celebration at Dry Creek Vineyard! We’ll set sail down the Rhine River to the sounds of the Sea Dogs with stops along the way for the perfect selfie scenery in Amsterdam, delicious bites by The Wurst in Germany, and a sweet treat in Switzerland. Come navigate your way through an incredible tasting experience!


SICILIAN PICNIC IN PALERMO at MARTORANA FAMILY WINERY

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

We are celebrating our Sicilian roots in 2018 with a Picnic in Palermo! Enjoy our incredible organically grown wines paired with authentic Italian fare – each dish prepared with our organically grown olive oil from the Martorana estate. Our lush vineyards and olive trees will transport you to the Italian countryside for an unforgettable afternoon. Raise a glass with us at Martorana Family Winery! Salute!


SOUTHERN FRANCE FARM TO TABLE at QUIVIRA VINEYARDS & WINERY

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

Provençal Marketplace at Quivira Vineyards. Enjoy an afternoon at Quivira Vineyards, a la Provençal. We practice the highest levels of organic farming, and our expansive garden will be your backdrop. Explore stations of artisan goods throughout our picturesque property. With an estate that mirrors southern France and wines that echo the region, Quivira will transport you there.


UNDER THE FORCHINI SUN at FORCHINI VINEYARDS & WINERY

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

Nothing is better than an Italian experience! Here at Forchini our travel destination is Italy, as we welcome you to “Under the Forchini Sun!” In our rose garden enjoy stunning views and Italian popular music while sipping Pappa Nonno, our Tuscan Red. Chef Todd Muir has created Classic Cannelloni stuffed with a spinach-meat filled topped with two sauces. End your Tuscan journey munching glazed chocolate bites delicious with our Zinfandel and Cabernet. Special Passport pricing. Benevenuti a Forchini!

 


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.

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Make sure you plan ahead of time and check that your planned itinerary can accommodate your group size! Group & dietary accommodations for all wineries – click here.

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2018 PASSPORT THEMES – USA

In the spirit of the Winter Olympics, we’re feeling some patriotic pride for the good ole US of A! So we’re starting off our Passport theme announcements with the wineries who are celebrating all with themes from sea to shining sea (and island!) These Passport stops take a playful approach and celebrate America’s culture and bounty.

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FLOURISH IN AMERICAN GROWN FLOWERS at GEYSER PEAK WINERY

2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg / 707-857-2500

Spring is in the air and we are celebrating in style with a festive garden party! Come join us at our interactive build your own floral “flourish” stand (otherwise known as a boutonniere or corsage) or for a sensory flower & wine tasting sponsored by our friends from American Grown Flowers. Sample our new Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc releases, and on Saturday, get your groove on with special musical guests Junk in the Trunk.

Learn more about our partner American Grown and their Field to Vase dinner series here.

MIDWESTERN FUN & A CALI TWIST at KOKOMO WINERY

4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-0200

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 kicking the dust off our boots to some bluegrass music.  Enjoy our limited production, estate-grown wines paired with delicious savories, specifically created to showcase our reserve wines. So swing on by for our best vineyard designates and some Midwest hospitality – we can’t wait to host you!


GOING STRAIGHT TO THE WILD WILD WEST at MAZZOCCO SONOMA WINERY

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

Mazzocco Sonoma Winery is bringing the Wild West to Dry Creek Valley! Be on the lookout for wine bandits and barrel thieves as you stroll through our wine tasting saloon. Enjoy award-winning Zinfandels paired with BBQ classics and sample a sneak peak of the 2017 vintage straight from the barrel!


FUN IN THE SUN WITH A LUAU at NALLE WINERY

2383 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-1040

Aloha! Hula on over to Nalle and join our family as we kick back Hawaiian style in the vineyard! Enjoy a luau feast paired perfectly with our estate old vine Zinfandel and Cabernet, as well as our Russian River Pinot Noir and a few more surprises. Sweet Hawaiian tunes will be performed by the band Maile Swing AND we will have the cellar open for exclusive Passport wine sales. So put ‘fun in the sun’ on your To-Do list and come see what we are about: small lot, dry-farmed, old vine, family owned goodness.


SOUTHWESTERN FLAVORS at RUED WINERY

3850 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-3261

Savor the flavors and music of the great Southwest. The Rued Family invites you to join them as they explore the culture of the Southwest, and in celebration of 136 years farming their Sonoma County vineyards. Enjoy handcrafted wines from the Rued estate vineyards, duck tacos, ice cream treats and music by Boot Jack 5.


DOWN ON THE BAYOU at SELBY WINERY

498 Moore Lane, Healdsburg / 707-431-1703

Indulge your senses down on the Bayou! Join us as we reveal the mysteries of the swamps, marshes and “joie de vivre” of Louisiana. Guests will experience cuisine prepared by Chef Donelon of New Orleans who will pair our Dry Creek Valley Reserves with Shrimp & Grits, Red Beans & Rice, and Crawfish cornbread. Included in your adventure is Cajun music, exotic dancers and a fortune teller. Leissez les bon temps rouler!


OFF TO THE RACES at TRATTORE FARMS

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

We’re off to the races! Wear your best hat and join in the festivities. We’ll be serving our Estate Rhone varietals along with our 100% Extra Virgin Olive oils. We’re serving a Kentucky favorite out of our kitchen!  Cheers!


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.

 

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Make sure you plan ahead of time and check that your planned itinerary can accommodate your group size! Group & dietary accommodations for all wineries – click here.

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