Whether you’re a new fan of Dry Creek Valley wines or a long-time fan planning your first in-person visit, Passport is the perfect introduction to Wine Country. And these wine country classics are a perfect place to start. Schedule in a few of these wineries throughout your Passport weekend, and you’ll come away with a broad understanding and celebration of Dry Creek Valley.
We are officially in the final countdown for Passport! Don’t be caught without your ticket – as they will sell out soon!
Under a Wine Country Spell at Cast Wines
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 with Healdsburger sliders. We’ll be pouring our Sauvignon Blanc, Grey Palm Estate Zinfandel, and our robust Old Vine Zinfandel. Pause for a moment in our relaxed setting, an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the day.
This Patient Philosophy Pays Off at DaVero Farms and Winery
766 Westside Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-8000
“Grow what belongs here. Be Patient.” This philosophy has made our small family farm one of the most interesting wineries in California. Our Italian varietals belong here, making delightfully delicious wines. Taste the farm as we pair each wine with our legendary olive oils, lamb, pork, and produce. Discover the difference that wild yeast, neutral oak, Biodynamic farming, and patience make — both in your glass and at your table!
Original and Classic Estate at Fritz Underground Winery
24691 Dutcher Creek Road, Cloverdale / 707-894-3389
A Dry Creek Valley original, Fritz Underground Winery has been producing beautiful, estate-grown wines since 1979. Join us at our stunning 120 acre property where you can taste our award-winning wines produced by our unique gravity-flow winemaking system. We are pairing these small production wines with excellent local cuisine specially prepared by Ken Rochioli of KR Catering. Just a short drive from Healdsburg, Fritz Underground Winery is located in the North end of the beautiful Dry Creek Valley and is just a moment away from downtown Cloverdale.
Study Up on Your Wine ABC’s at Pedroncelli Winery
1220 Canyon Road, Geyserville / 707-857-3531
Since you have a ticket to Passport then you a) must love wine, b) are a foodie and c) like to have a good time. Then do we have the experience for you! Chef Brian Anderson of Bistro 29 will once again create a wonderful menu to pair with our wines. Club members: there’ll be Club Ped Lounge for a break from the madding crowds.
Historic and Breathtaking Views at Ridge Vineyards – Lytton Springs
650 Lytton Springs Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-7721
Voted the #1 winery in America by the Daily Meal for the second year in a row, and whose zinfandel was featured at President Obama’s final State Dinner, Ridge Vineyard’s Lytton Springs winery is home to century old zinfandel vines interplanted with petite sirah, carignane, mataro and grenache. Enjoy the breathtaking view of this historic vineyard while you taste through exceptional single-vineyard wines, thoughtfully paired with pork belly bao buns, and mini Cubanos.