Passport Photos from Our 30th Anniversary

Our 30th Anniversary was one for the books! With 5,000 attendees from all over the world, 41 of the best wineries, hundreds of wines, countless pairings, and the perfect weather – we just can’t get over how much fun we had. Thank you all for coming out and celebrating with us. Without you, Passport couldn’t happen, so thank you to the thousands of you who come back year-after-year with your family and friends to share in all things Dry Creek Valley – Sonoma Wine Country. Enjoy these photos from the weekend captured by the talented, Charlie Gesell!

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Our Friday-night, Vintage Soiree, kicked off the weekend with the most incredible views, food, wines and guests.

Local chefs brought their A-Game for the reception. Our event intern ate five of these mini-meatloaves from Oyster Rockerfellers.

The perfect setting for a Friday evening celebration…

…moved into a beautiful dinner with our vintners, you and The Spinster Sisters.

Where is your favorite place to check-in for Passport? This year we started at Geyser Peak for their Celebration of the Sea and some award winning SB!

Next, we moved to Mill Creek Winery. Did you know that they seat you for a full wine + food pairing experience?

Smiling faces at our newest Passport destination – Zo Wines.

Our faces before & after bubbles from Amista!

Our Passport Party Punch Slush made us feel like dancing too! Thanks to our Pop-Up Party Partner – Amy’s Wicked Slush.

The Belly Dancers at Mounts Family Winery were beautiful& amazing.  Almost as amazing as their limited-production Rhone blends.

Getting a taste of the future with Michel-Sclumberger’s winemaker, Bryan.

We’re happy too that Preston Farms + Winery came back for our 30th Anniversary!

Speaking of happy campers, Bella Vineyards + Wine Caves brought us all back to the good ole’ days of camping – complete with Rangers on-site to guide you through their wine-cave turned forest.

Be it a couple bottles or a case, we love sharing a taste of Dry Creek Valley with our friends back home. Didn’t get the chance to purchase? It’s not too late! Reach out to our wineries so they can ship you your favorites.


View all of our Passport photos in our Photo Gallery.

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