Sunday, March 13, 2011

Dry Creek Valley Passport - April 29-May 1

Many try to imitate Dry Creek Valley Passport but none have surpassed it.  The winemakers of Dry Creek Valley invited you to attend the 21st annual Dry Creek Valley Passport April 29-May 1.  Dry Creek Valley Passport weekend is truly the best passport weekend for a variety of reasons.  Not only do the wineries welcome visitors with an abundance of wine, food and entertainment, but also since the ticket sales are limited, you will not find yourself waiting in long lines, searching for places to park, or facing heavy traffic.  Dry Creek Valley is a unique California wine region with a plethora of small boutique wineries, located in a bucolic agricultural valley, producing high quality wines.  Passport weekend is a first class experience that is well run and many visitors return year after year to this exquisite event.

More than 45 Dry Creek Valley wineries are rolling out the red carpet for an exclusive weekend of new wine releases paired with a bounty of food from top Sonoma County chefs.  You can meet the winemakers and owners to learn more about winemaking in this picturesque appellation.  Wineries will be offering live music or entertainment.  In past years, this has included circus troupes, belly dancers and safari adventures.  Over the next month, check back with the California Wine Examiner column to see what you can expect at Passport as he reviews events from previous years.

Passport starts out on Friday, April 29 with the Gateway to Passport – A First Class Experience, an elegant evening at the acclaimed Dry Creek Kitchen and Hotel Healdsburg.  Family-owned Dry Creek Valley wineries come together with celebrity chef Charlie Palmer to pair delicious culinary delights with small production Dry Creek Valley wines, all to the sounds of live jazz music.

On Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, tour throughout the beautiful Dry Creek Valley from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. sampling some great wines, while the wineries share music, food, barrel tasting, cave tours and more with visitors.

Tickets are on sale now and they go fast.  The Gateway to Passport event on Friday is only $150 per person.  Tickets for Saturday and Sunday combined are $120 for the two-day passport, or $70 for the Sunday only Passport.

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