When we think of a good party, two things top our list: food and awesome music! This week’s round-up focuses on both.
Dry Creek Valley is all about the high-quality wine, and Passport really brings it home with all of the amazing wine & food pairings around every corner. Below we’ve picked a few stand-outs in terms of culinary creations for you. If you’re looking to enjoy some of Sonoma County’s best entertainers while sipping on some Zin, then keep reading for a curated list of stops to add on your Passport Itinerary.
Celebrate: Culinary Creations
Celebrate the Sea with a Bay Area Classic at Geyser Peak Winery
2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg / 707-857-2500
Come “celebrate the sea” at Geyser Peak Winery and tempt your taste buds with a mouthwatering pairing – our limited production Winemaker’s Selection Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel matched with Ken Rochioli’s not-to-be-missed Cioppino. Then sail off to the dance floor or spread out your beach blanket on the lawn and kick back to local Sonoma County band, Junk in the Trunk. Special discounts for event participants!
Strolling through the French Market at Michel Schlumberger Wine Estate
4155 Wine Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-7427
Bienvenue to the Michel-Schlumberger French Market. Taste through Parisian inspired food & wine pairings with our most popular varietals including our Cabernet, Red Blends and Sparkling Blanc de Blancs as you tour the estate and relax in our serene courtyard with your closest friends. Enjoy futures straight from the barrel, soak up the quiet ambience and sip wine while feeling transported into the French Countryside.
Taco ‘bout a Fiesta at Trattore Farms
7878 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville / 707-431-7200
Celebrate Fiesta! at Trattore Farms winery. The party starts at our gorgeous winery perched high on the hill with the best view of Dry Creek Valley below. Enjoy our family owned boutique winery as you sip on estate grown Rhone varietals, paired with Chicken Mole Tacos. Taste through our estate milled extra virgin olive oils as part of your experience with Trattore Farms.
Estate Grown and Sown Pairings at Preston Farm + Winery
9282 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-3372
Preston Farm and Winery celebrates essential Dry Creek Valley. Heritage Zinfandels, pioneering Sauvignon Blanc, Rhone blends the ultimate expression of our soils. Italian culinary maven Gia Passalaqua conjures porchetta and pizza from our home-grown pigs and produce. Heirloom estate-grown wheat sourdough, olive oil from the farm, hard cider from our apples complete the experience of a diverse farm crafted for pleasure.
Southern Staples Straight Outta NOLA at Selby Winery
498 Moore Lane, Healdsburg / 707-431-1703
Experience a fabulous French backdrop while you taste the fine cuisine of famous Chef Donelon, who we are flying in from New Orleans! Shrimp Remoulade, Crawfish Cornbread and Chef’s signature dish, Andouille Macque Choux, will be paired with winemaker Susie Selby’s DCV French Reserves. The experience will be topped off by burlesque dancers, Cajun music and our amazing fortune teller. Leissez le bon temps rouler!
British Invasion of Pepperland at Blanchard Family Wines
109 West North St, Healdsburg / 630-606-43893
Blanchard Family Wine will once again be transporting our guests into one of the great eras of Rock and Roll, the British Invasion. Our caterer will be serving unique British themed culinary treats to pair with our award winning wines. We welcome back Sonoma County’s favorite band Pepperland to perform live hits from everyone’s favorite rock groups from over the pond. Come join us for exclusive wine sales, and dance the day away with some classic British rock and roll.
Never a Shortage of Delicious Bites, Sounds and Sights at Dutcher Crossing
8533 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville / 707-431-2700
At Dutcher Crossing we celebrate family every day; from our warm hospitality to our relaxing vineyard views, we invite you to experience Passport with your friends and loved ones. Stroll the grounds listening to the Latin rhythms of the Carlos Herrera band while sampling savory small bites paired with our handcrafted artisan wines. We look forward to having you here and creating memories to last a lifetime!
Here Comes the WINE at Papapietro Perry Winery
4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-0422
In addition to great wine, great food and great fun, we’re celebrating the Beatles!! If you know us, you know we love music at Papapietro Perry, and we’re big Beatles fans. So grab your go-go boots and join us dancing to the Blind Barbers playing Beatles tunes, sipping wine that we’re just sure the Beatles would have loved and munching on some tasty treats!
Rock & Roll with the Family at F. Teldeschi Winery
3555 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-6626
Greetings from F Teldeschi Winery! Huge Wine Sale. Live music. Lots of tri-tip, sausage, focaccia and chocolate. Rock & Roll with the Fargo Bros. Taste a vertical of our Petite Sirah, Terranova, Taste Zinfandel and Terraluna. Available to purchase, library verticals of Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Large and small format bottles also.
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.
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.