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Passport 2018 Photo Blog

Another picture-perfect Passport weekend! Our 29th Annual event weekend boasted classic Sonoma County weather, out-of-this-world wine and food pairings (still dreaming about the Viognier Poached Shrimp at Mounts Family Winery), and of course, an incredible group of people. We were so fortunate to share the weekend with all of you.

Take a look at some of our favorite photos from the weekend.


This year began with a set of amazing Friday events for those who wanted just a little more Passport in their weekend!

The A. Rafanelli Prelude to Passport lunch welcomed guests with dramatic skies, sweeping views and woodfired pizzas.

 

The inaugural Vintage Soiree kicked-off Friday night with an oyster welcome and grand tasting featuring 15+ Dry Creek Valley vintners downtown at the Duchamp Healdsburg!

 

A magical welcome into the food & wine pairing portion of the evening.

 

Confession time – we probably ate more than our fair share of the whole-roasted pig porchetta from Campo Fina.

 

There was no shortage of delicious wines to choose from – what would you pick?

 

A picture-perfect evening with gorgeous floral everywhere – thanks to our partners American Grown Flowers & Venn Floral!


We started off our morning at the Pritchett Peaks Vineyard Tour, hosted by Cam Mauritson and his fellow winemaker friends.

 

“Wow,” is all that comes to mind whenever we see this view!


Our first winery was Truett Hurst for their groovy theme complete with vintage Volkswagen – where’s your favorite place to check-in?

 

These ladies are all smiles up at Kokomo Winery.

 

Wilson serving up their famous tri-tip for Passport weekend.

 

Seghesio’s vintage baseball theme was a grand slam! Gourmet corn-dogs with zinfandel mustard – yes, please.

 

A pairing (almost) too beautiful to eat. But now for the tough question – sauvignon blanc or zinfandel?

 

And that’s a wrap on the 29th Annual Passport. We will see YOU for the 30th Anniversary in 2019!


CLICK HERE for the full photo gallery from Passport.


SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 30TH

Mark your calendars for our 30th Anniversary on April 27 and 28 in 2019!

Tickets go on sale to the public every year on February 1st at 10am pst.


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Thank you for an AmaZing Weekend from AmaWaterways

Dear Dry Creek Valley Wine Enthusiasts:

On behalf of the AmaWaterways family, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude for the warm and welcoming spirit shared by all who attended the Passport to Dry Creek Valley Wine Festival. It was a truly wonderful weekend visiting incredible wineries in the breathtaking countryside.

As proud sponsors, we were thoroughly impressed with how this beautiful festival created such an inviting atmosphere everywhere we went. Organizing an event of this magnitude was surely no easy feat and AmaWaterways was deeply honored to be involved with a weekend so unforgettable.

A decade ago, AmaWaterways began our Wine Cruise program and over the years it has grown to 50 departures this year, with more than 60 scheduled for the season ahead. The demand for Wine Cruises is a testament to their popularity and we are delighted that they bring so many amazing people together to enjoy memorable—and fun—journeys.

We are proud to work with the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley and so many local wineries and would love nothing more than to welcome you all on board one of our Wine Cruises with Dry Creek in 2019 or beyond. For inspiration on planning your next cruise, please visit our website at www.amawaterways.com and contact WDCV’s preferred travel agency, Expedia CruiseShipCenters Petaluma, or contact your local travel agent.

Thank you all, again, from the bottom of our hearts. We look forward to celebrating your 30th anniversary next year and to many more years of partnership!

Warm regards,

Kristin Karst

Executive Vice President & Co-Owner

Liz Barrett

Manager, Sales & Business Development, Wine Cruises


Both our upcoming Rhone & Bordeaux cruises are SOLD-OUT! But we still have limited availability on our Douro cruise through Portugal & Spain.

Learn more here.


2018 PASSPORT THEMES – CLASSIC WINE COUNTRY

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!

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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.


And that’s it! Those are our 2018 Passport themes. 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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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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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.

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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.

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2018 PASSPORT THEMES – POP CULTURE

If you’ve been to Passport you know each destination is its own unique party. But these wineries are taking themes we all know and love and putting their own Dry Creek Valley twist on it. If you’re looking for a lively atmosphere, wanting to dress up in costume and/or just want to be surrounded by a solid good time – then be sure to schedule these wineries to your Passport weekend!

And, if you haven’t been to Passport Tickets yet – with parties like these, 2018 is a NOT to miss year. What are you waiting for?

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EXPLORE THE KINGDOMS OF GAME OF RHONES at AMPHORA WINERY

4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-7767

Journey to Amphora  and explore the kingdoms of our Game of Rhônes: from dark and brooding Syrah in the North, to the sunlit realm of Grenache in the South, with the bastard prince Petite Sirah and the awesome alliance of GSM—all vying for the coveted throne. Feast now, for remember: Harvest is Coming!


CADDYSHACKIN’ at ARMIDA WINERY

2201 Westside Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-2222

“Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenkeeper, now about to become the Masters Champion. It looks like a mirac… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”

BUSHWOOD COUNTRY CLUB. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON THIS RARE PASSPORT WEEKEND.

Voted #1 Zinfandel Producer of the Year by the North Bay Business Journal. Tomales Bay Oysters. Willowside Meats. The Pulsators. FORE!


WILLY WONKA AND THE VINO FACTORY at SBRAGIA FAMILY VINEYARDS

9990 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville / 707-473-2992

Grab your golden ticket and enter a world of pure imagination at Sbragia, where Willy Wonka and his oompa loompas have taken over the winery! Your favorite characters from this classic story will be pouring our award winning chardonnay and zinfandel, paired with savory Wonka inspired bites along with some sweet treats to take home.


BATTER’ UP AND LOAD THE BASES at SEGHESIO FAMILY VINEYARDS

700 Grove Street, Healdsburg / 707-433-3579        

Batter up! Come out to the ball game and celebrate America’s heritage grape paired with America’s favorite pastime. Round the bases to taste distinctive Zinfandels and Executive Chef Peter Janiak’s twists on classic ball game fare, then step up to the mound to show off your pitching skills (for prizes of course)! Complete with a rock-n-roll band, your visit is sure to be a grand slam!


ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (AND WINE) at BLANCHARD FAMILY WINES

109 West North St, Healdsburg / 630-606-4389

Once again it’s time for a British Invasion in the Dry Creek Valley. Local, legendary Beatles cover band, Pepperland, will be rocking out our barrel room. An exclusive selection of our wine will complement the music and pair with British pub food. And all the while, guests can be artists themselves by creating chalk art on our barrels.


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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2018 PASSPORT THEMES – AROUND THE WORLD

Where else can you visit Italy, Spain and France all in one weekend? Anything is possible at Passport to Dry Creek Valley! Hop on the Comstock airlines to start and then get your Passport stamped as you visit these amazing and diverse destinations all within the stunning Dry Creek Valley. No visas required – just your Passport.

Haven’t purchased your Passport to Dry Creek Valley tickets yet? What are you waiting for?

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FIRST CLASS FLIGHT at COMSTOCK WINES

1290 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-473-8027

Join our crew for a First Class Flight at Comstock Wines.   Fly our friendly skies and experience premier wine and food pairings, music and sky-high fun.  We invite you to earn your wings with us, and enjoy the extra leg-room our winery estate has to offer. You’ll love the way we fly!


SPARKLING ANDALUSIAN AFFAIR at AMISTA VINEYARDS

3320 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-9200

This year, Amista pays tribute to the Spanish roots of our property with an Andalusian theme. Guests will be greeted with a splash of one of our three signature sparkling wines before immersing themselves in the friendly nature of Amista Vineyards and the Andalusian region of Spain. We will pair tapas with our range of red, white, and of course, sparkling wines.


LES CRÊPES DE LA DRY CREEK VALLEY at COLLIER FALLS AT FAMILY WINERIES

4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-0100

Join us for a French Bistro Party with Crepes and music; paired with Collier Falls 90 point wines rated by Robert Parker and Wine Spectator. Wines included are Dry Creek Valley appellation Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Primitivo and Zinfandel.


VOYAGE DOWN THE RHINE at DRY CREEK VINEYARD

3770 Lambert Bridge Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-1000

Chart your course and join the celebration at Dry Creek Vineyard! We’ll set sail down the Rhine River to the sounds of the Sea Dogs with stops along the way for the perfect selfie scenery in Amsterdam, delicious bites by The Wurst in Germany, and a sweet treat in Switzerland. Come navigate your way through an incredible tasting experience!


SICILIAN PICNIC IN PALERMO at MARTORANA FAMILY WINERY

5956 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-1909

We are celebrating our Sicilian roots in 2018 with a Picnic in Palermo! Enjoy our incredible organically grown wines paired with authentic Italian fare – each dish prepared with our organically grown olive oil from the Martorana estate. Our lush vineyards and olive trees will transport you to the Italian countryside for an unforgettable afternoon. Raise a glass with us at Martorana Family Winery! Salute!


SOUTHERN FRANCE FARM TO TABLE at QUIVIRA VINEYARDS & WINERY

4900 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-8333

Provençal Marketplace at Quivira Vineyards. Enjoy an afternoon at Quivira Vineyards, a la Provençal. We practice the highest levels of organic farming, and our expansive garden will be your backdrop. Explore stations of artisan goods throughout our picturesque property. With an estate that mirrors southern France and wines that echo the region, Quivira will transport you there.


UNDER THE FORCHINI SUN at FORCHINI VINEYARDS & WINERY

5141 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-431-8886

Nothing is better than an Italian experience! Here at Forchini our travel destination is Italy, as we welcome you to “Under the Forchini Sun!” In our rose garden enjoy stunning views and Italian popular music while sipping Pappa Nonno, our Tuscan Red. Chef Todd Muir has created Classic Cannelloni stuffed with a spinach-meat filled topped with two sauces. End your Tuscan journey munching glazed chocolate bites delicious with our Zinfandel and Cabernet. Special Passport pricing. Benevenuti a Forchini!

 


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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2018 PASSPORT THEMES – USA

In the spirit of the Winter Olympics, we’re feeling some patriotic pride for the good ole US of A! So we’re starting off our Passport theme announcements with the wineries who are celebrating all with themes from sea to shining sea (and island!) These Passport stops take a playful approach and celebrate America’s culture and bounty.

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FLOURISH IN AMERICAN GROWN FLOWERS at GEYSER PEAK WINERY

2306 Magnolia Drive, Healdsburg / 707-857-2500

Spring is in the air and we are celebrating in style with a festive garden party! Come join us at our interactive build your own floral “flourish” stand (otherwise known as a boutonniere or corsage) or for a sensory flower & wine tasting sponsored by our friends from American Grown Flowers. Sample our new Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc releases, and on Saturday, get your groove on with special musical guests Junk in the Trunk.

Learn more about our partner American Grown and their Field to Vase dinner series here.

MIDWESTERN FUN & A CALI TWIST at KOKOMO WINERY

4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-0200

Join us in our cellar for some Midwest fun 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!


GOING STRAIGHT TO THE WILD WILD WEST at MAZZOCCO SONOMA WINERY

1400 Lytton Springs Road, Healdsburg / 800-501-8466

Mazzocco Sonoma Winery is bringing the Wild West to Dry Creek Valley! Be on the lookout for wine bandits and barrel thieves as you stroll through our wine tasting saloon. Enjoy award-winning Zinfandels paired with BBQ classics and sample a sneak peak of the 2017 vintage straight from the barrel!


FUN IN THE SUN WITH A LUAU at NALLE WINERY

2383 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-1040

Aloha! Hula on over to Nalle and join our family as we kick back Hawaiian style in the vineyard! Enjoy a luau feast paired perfectly with our estate old vine Zinfandel and Cabernet, as well as our Russian River Pinot Noir and a few more surprises. Sweet Hawaiian tunes will be performed by the band Maile Swing AND we will have the cellar open for exclusive Passport wine sales. So put ‘fun in the sun’ on your To-Do list and come see what we are about: small lot, dry-farmed, old vine, family owned goodness.


SOUTHWESTERN FLAVORS at RUED WINERY

3850 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg / 707-433-3261

Savor the flavors and music of the great Southwest. The Rued Family invites you to join them as they explore the culture of the Southwest, and in celebration of 136 years farming their Sonoma County vineyards. Enjoy handcrafted wines from the Rued estate vineyards, duck tacos, ice cream treats and music by Boot Jack 5.


DOWN ON THE BAYOU at SELBY WINERY

498 Moore Lane, Healdsburg / 707-431-1703

Indulge your senses down on the Bayou! Join us as we reveal the mysteries of the swamps, marshes and “joie de vivre” of Louisiana. Guests will experience cuisine prepared by Chef Donelon of New Orleans who will pair our Dry Creek Valley Reserves with Shrimp & Grits, Red Beans & Rice, and Crawfish cornbread. Included in your adventure is Cajun music, exotic dancers and a fortune teller. Leissez les bon temps rouler!


OFF TO THE RACES at TRATTORE FARMS

7878 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville  / 707-431-7200

We’re off to the races! Wear your best hat and join in the festivities. We’ll be serving our Estate Rhone varietals along with our 100% Extra Virgin Olive oils. We’re serving a Kentucky favorite out of our kitchen!  Cheers!


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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2017 Passport Photo Blog

Passport photos are here! And the 28th Annual Passport was one for the books. The weekend boasted incredible weather, out-of-this-world wine and food pairings (still dreaming about Ahi Skewers at DaVero with Vermentino), and of course, an incredible group of people. We were so fortunate to share the weekend with all of you.

 

Take a look at some of our favorite photos from the weekend.

 


This group started their day at Comstock Wines and had a (masquerade) ball!

 

Our newest winery, Reeve, set sail on their maiden voyage with a killer yacht rock theme.

 

Vineyards are THE perfect backdrop for any photo.

 

With all of these great themes it takes some hard work to figure out where to go next.

 

Lambert Bridge winemaker, Jennifer Higgins (left) was so excited to meet everyone who stopped by at Passport!

 

Passport is the perfect place to catch up with friends and family especially with a bottle of Dutcher Crossing wine.

 

Skewers of goodness! The whole weekend was full of one next level food and wine pairing after the other.

 

A stroll through the gardens at DaVero is just what the doctor ordered.

 

Diane Wilson and vineyard namesake, Molly, are all smiles at their Vineyard Designate Tour.

 

Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc pair unbelievably well with a gorgeous, sunny Passport weekend!

 

Cheers to another Passport and here’s to looking forward to the 29th!


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