Monthly Archives: March 2018

2018 PASSPORT THEMES – BLAST TO THE PAST

We all know wine country speed limits won’t allow you to hit the 88mph required to time travel in your DeLorean, but luckily these wineries are having parties that do just that without breaking any laws! Show up in your classic hot rod, your wine country limousine, hop on your tractor or cruise in your VW rainbow bus and you’ll fit right in at these blast to the past Passport themes.

Days are tickin’ by and Passport is almost here! Don’t be caught without your ticket – you don’t want to miss out on the best of Wine Country all in one weekend!

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HIPPIE UTOPIA AT DAVID COFFARO VINEYARD & WINERY

7485 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville / 707-433-9715

Calling all free spirits! Come explore our hippie utopia where decisions are made according to the “vibes” and the wines will make you feel groovy. Take part in our “Grilled Cheese Meltdown” – Cast your vote for the best creation, and between bites enjoy the sounds of the 60’s, unique estate blends, giveaways and more. Here’s a chance to experience what we do best: A little bit of everything!


DISCO FEVER AT FERRARI-CARANO 

Ferrari Carano Il Terrazzo

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

Get your hustle on in our disco-themed, Boogie Wine Wonderland, sure to be one of your favorite stops during Passport weekend! Located at the north end of Dry Creek Valley, we’ll be playing that funky music as you wind your way through our cellars, tasting delicious wines paired with dishes chosen by Dancing Queen Extraordinaire Rhonda Carano herself. Visit the Wine Shop on your way out, shake your groove thing through our breathtaking gardens and pause on Il Terrazzo for a photo op overlooking the vineyards. It’s sure to be a groovy good time!


HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR AT WILSON WINERY

1960 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-4355

Stroll down the Walk of Fame into Old Hollywood at Wilson Winery!  Our top-billed Zinfandels star in a double act with a Wilson classic- our Famous Tri-Tip!  Producer Diane and Director Alexis have arranged for big band music from the Jazz Hats and a classic car exhibition to transport you back to the Golden Age of Hollywood here in Dry Creek Valley.


GET YOUR GROOVE ON AT TRUETT HURST WINERY

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

Feelin’ Groovy?  Passport at Truett Hurst will the hip place to be for celebrating the 70’s.  The Adam Lieb Band will be on stage to help us get our groove on.   We’ll be chillaxin’ around the property enjoying some wicked chicken, beef or veggie shish-kabobs. It will be a totally awesome event!


ENTER ANOTHER REALM IN OUR SECRET GARDEN AT THE VINTAGE SOIREE

Friday, April 27th at The Duchamp in Downtown Healdsburg

Join us for an enchanted evening, where the wild thyme blows and the vintage wine flows. The Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley invite you to join us for the first annual Vintage Soiree at Passport. Located in downtown Healdsburg, this progressive Friday night event will showcase exquisite Dry Creek Valley wines and beautifully paired cuisine from local Sonoma County chefs. Don’t miss this incredible Friday night soiree and get your tickets before their sold out – click here.


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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TO STAY UP ON ALL THINGS PASSPORT
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2018 Passport Themes – Foodie Finds

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 have you counting the remaining days to Passport!

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EXQUISITE PAIRINGS WITH A VIEW AT GUSTAFSON FAMILY VINEYARDS

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

Go the extra mile to experience Gustafson Family Vineyards, set in the beautiful rolling hills above Lake Sonoma. Meet the Owner & Winemaker while enjoying our all-Estate wines including: Riesling, Rosé, Zinfandel and more! Enjoy exquisite pairings by Baci Restaurant, and visit the cellar for barrel tasting of our Estate Petite Sirah. Escape the busy valley and discover Sonoma’s best kept secret up on the mountain!


CHEF CHARLIE PALMER CURATES CREATIVE BITES AT MAURITSON FAMILY WINERY

2859 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-0804

We’re celebrating 150 years of farming in the Dry Creek Valley, and we’re excited to share our exclusive wines with you. Clay Mauritson’s elegant Rockpile Zin? Absolutely. Exquisite eats from Chef Charlie Palmer? Definitely. It’s also your chance to discover what makes our Charlie Clay Pinot Noir so coveted. Don’t forget to have Clay and Charlie sign your bottles of the new 2016 release!


THE QUINTESSENTIAL PASSPORT STOP AT DUTCHER CROSSING

8533 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville / 707-431-2700

The ultimate wine country experience awaits you at Dutcher Crossing. Barrel taste with our proprietor and winemakers and enjoy hearty pairings that highlight our award-winning reds, whites, and limited-production rosé. Come mingle with friends and family, take in the picturesque views of Dry Creek Valley and listen to the sounds of the Carlos Herrera Band!


ZINLICIOUS PAIRINGS AT TALTY WINERY

7127 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-8438

Calling all Zinfanantics! Taste rich, elegantly styled, single vineyard Zinfandels produced by owner/winemaker Michael Talty. Come on a magical Zinfandel ride tasting through three famous Zinfandel appellations. Savor Zinfandel/Cherry Chipotle Lamb Tacos prepared by renown chef, Ken Rochioli. Journey through current releases and then finish with a sneak peek into the future tasting straight from the barrel. Passport discounts on all wines poured.


GOURMET PIZZA AND WINE FROM THE BARREL AT ZICHICHI FAMILY VINEYARD

8626 West Dry Creek Road / 707-433-4410

We look forward to welcoming you at Zichichi Family Vineyard this year. Enjoy the amazing Italian cuisine from Diavola once again as you taste our current releases in the tasting room and then barrel taste the 2017 vintage from our barrel room. Please take in the wonderful view from our back deck as you sample our wine and food.


FRESH AND FLAVORFUL, SIMPLE AND SOPHISTICATED 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.


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.

USE #DCVPASSPORT
TO STAY UP ON ALL THINGS PASSPORT
AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

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2018 PASSPORT THEMES – CELEBRATIONS

Sometimes you justneed to let your hair down and enjoy yourself! We like to celebrate everything here in Dry Creek Valley and think that Passport gives us just the perfect excuse to do so. This next round of Passport themes are throwing parties to celebrate all moments big and small and truly supporting the saying, “the best wines are the ones we drink with friends!”

You better get your Passport tickets quick – they’re selling out!

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LIVE MUSIC, TRI-TIP & WINE SALE 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.


A LATIN CELEBRATION OF DIA DE LOS MUERTOS IN SPRING AT MICHEL-SCHLUMBERGER WINE ESTATE

4155 Wine Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-7427

Join us for our Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration at Michel-Schlumberger.  Enjoy live Latin fusion music and taste our authentic Spanish Paella and Tapas (Latin food bites).  Our delicious food will be paired with our ‘La Brume’ Chardonnay, Rosé of Merlot, Malbec, and ‘La Cime’ Cabernet Sauvignon.  Additionally, sample our exclusive Barrel Selections of Cabernet Franc, ‘Platinum’ Syrah, and ‘Bloque Loco’ Cabernet.


SEATED PAIRINGS AT A WINE COUNTRY GARDEN PARTY AT MILL CREEK VINEYARDS

1401 Westside Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-2121

Come celebrate spring in Dry Creek Valley at a playful Garden Party set beside the Mill Creek water wheel. Rest those tired feet as you luxuriate in garden-side seated table service. Enjoy delectable new release Mill Creek wines sumptuously paired with tasty small plates created by Peloton Catering. While you nibble and sip, tap your toes to the upbeat sounds of the Susan Comstock Swingtet.


FESTIVAL DRY CREEK VALLEY AT MOUNTS FAMILY WINERY

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

It’s a Wine Country Festival here on Mounts estate! We’ll have live music, games, and the most delightful culinary food and wine experience that will leave you wanting more!  Don’t forget to grab a Golden Pass – your ticket into the “Future”! Seventy-two years, three generations, family owned, family farmed, family proud.


NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FEST – A PASSPORT TRADITION AT PAPAPIETRO PERRY WINERY

4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-0422

Join us as we celebrate all things New Orleans and Jazz Fest, our Passport tradition for many years as requested by our fans. 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!


20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT WEST WINES

1000 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-2066

It’s a milestone year at West Wines as we celebrate our 20th anniversary with a carnival! Come play carnival games and spin the Fortune Wheel to win a prize. Enjoy traditional fair food with a wine country twist, accompanied by live music. Enjoy new releases of our Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (2011), Sauvignon Blanc (2017), and other varietals and blends. Don’t miss this exciting birthday celebration!


SADDLE UP AND MEET THE CELLAR COWBOYS AT MALM CELLARS

119 West North Street, Healdsburg / 707- 364-0441

Come join us as Malm Cellars team of cowboys with over 65 years of experience in the wine business put on the biggest event out West. Bring a Texas appetite and your dancing shoes because you will be enjoying live music and plenty of Dry Creek Wine.


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.

USE #DCVPASSPORT
TO STAY UP ON ALL THINGS PASSPORT
AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

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