Let’s celebrate this week with some classic Americana fun and our diverse generations of Dry Creek Valley because we couldn’t have one without the other.
One set of themes focuses on our current sense of place and nostalgia for the good ole US of A. Passport is a time to celebrate our differences and diversity which makes this the perfect tie in to this week’s other group of themes – family. If you’re familiar with Dry Creek Valley you know the majority of wineries are the passion projects and the livelihood of the families that reside in the 16×2 miles. An area that now thrives thanks to the hardwork and generations of immigrants that call this valley home. We think that’s worthy enough to raise a glass to celebrate at these Passport destinations!
Backyard Fun with Friends at Amista Vineyards
3320 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-9200
Travel the World of Wine, but Celebrate with Friends in your own backyard. Bring your Friends and be greeted with a splash of one of our three signature sparkling wines before kicking back and enjoying some backyard fun at Amista Vineyards. We will pair summer backyard bites with our range of red, white, and of course, sparkling wines. Amista ~ Making Friends!
Take me Out to the Ballgame at Comstock Wines
1290 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-473-802
Join the Comstock Team for a few innings as we hit a home run and celebrate Opening Day of Baseball. Round the bases with us and experience an all American pastime celebration in the heart of Dry Creek Valley. Enjoy all-star wine and food pairings, music and old fashion fun at The Comstock Ball Park.
Midwest Hospitality with a California Twist at Kokomo Winery
4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-0200
Join us in our cellar for some Midwest celebration 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!
Cowboy Boots Recommended (but not required) at Malm Cellars
119 West North Street, Healdsburg / 707- 364-0441
Come celebrate with 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.
Roll Out Your Checkered Picnic Blanket at Collier Falls at Family Wineries
4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-0100
Celebrations – The Family Picnic Americana Style while Passport Turns 30 and Family Wineries Co-operative turns 15. It’s a celebration times two. Ribs, Beans & Cornbread the Family Picnic Table and Collier Falls Vineyards Dry Creek Valley big reds a great combination. Don’t miss any of your favorite wines.
150 Years of Dry Creek Valley at Mauritson Family Winery
2859 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-080
For 150 years, the Mauritson family has farmed in Dry Creek Valley. Join us as we celebrate our community – a diverse community of farmers, laborers, artists, chefs and winemakers. Enjoy food and wine pairings by renowned Chef Charlie Palmer, including the coveted new release of the Charlie Clay Pinot Noir and Rockpile Zin, traditional music of our community and local artists. Come celebrate with us!
Celebrating Italian Heritage at Pedroncelli Winery
1220 Canyon Road, Geyserville / 707-857-3531
With 90+ years behind us and the future looking bright we are celebrating our heritage! Founders Giovanni + Julia came from Itay, the next four generations are California born. We’ll pair up family recipes with our award winning wines featuring a menu created by Chef Brian Anderson of Bistro 29. Our flagships Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon along with our other favorites will be highlighted.
Family BBQ & Tonic for Your Blues at Rued Winery
3850 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-3
The Rued family has been farming in Sonoma County for 137 years and they will be celebrating Passport with two great American traditions – Barbecue & Blues! B.B. King said, “Blues is a tonic for whatever ails you.” Well, we’ve got the tonic. And, because no one invites friends over to microwave, we will be serving up Bourbon BBQ Pork, Tater Tots and Apple Slaw with delicious Rued wines.
Barrel Taste and Celebrate at Zichichi Family Vineyard
8626 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-4410
Buon Giorno! We are celebrating the Italian Heritage of Dry Creek Valley as we pour our estate zinfandels, and petite sirahs as well as our cabernet sauvginon. We will also be barrel tasting our fabulous 2018’s this weekend at Passport and they are not to be missed. Our wines will be expertly paired to the superb cuisine from Diavola and famed chef, Dino Bugica.
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.