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Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Passport to Dry Creek Valley

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HEALDSBURG, Calif. (November 27, 2018) – On April 27 and 28, 2019, the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley (WDCV) hosts the 30th annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Wine Country’s premier food and wine festival.

Purchasers of a one or two-day Passport enjoy access to more than 40 wineries in the valley, each one featuring tastings and exquisite food pairings from national and local Sonoma County chefs. In honor of the 30th anniversary, all wineries will be creating a theme around celebrations. As a fun treat for revelers, there will be pop-up birthday celebrations at select locations, featuring sweets from Amy’s Wicked Slush.

Pre-Passport celebrations begin on Friday, April 26 with Vineyard Tours and Prelude Lunches hosted by the region’s wineries and grape growers. That evening, the Vintage Soiree returns for the second year in a row, promising guests an exclusive experience celebrating the 30th Anniversary and featuring the region’s top-rated wines and Michelin-starred cuisine. The event will be held at the new Ranch at Lake Sonoma with sweeping views of the lake and breathtaking sunset views. This year’s event will honor the founders of Passport with a wine country casual sit-down dinner, where both cocktail dresses and cowboy boots are appropriate.

Passport tickets go on sale to the public on February 1 at 10 a.m. PST. Select Dry Creek Valley wineries are offering advance tickets for their wine club members beginning November 26 in honor of the Cyber Monday shopping holiday and through Sunday, January 13th. Pre-sale tickets include a free Vineyard Tour while supplies last. A two-day Passport is $150 (plus sales tax & ticketing fees) and a Sunday-Only Passport is $92.50 (plus sales tax & ticketing fees).

WHAT: 30th Annual “Passport to Dry Creek Valley” Food and Wine Festival

WHERE: 40+ Wineries within the Dry Creek Valley AVA, Sonoma County, Healdsburg, CA, USA

WHEN: Prelude Lunches: Friday, April 26, 2019, Times vary

Vineyard Tours: Friday, April 26, 2019, 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Vintage Soiree: April 26, 2019, 5–9 p.m. 

Passport to Dry Creek Valley: April 27 & 28, 2019, 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

WHY: The Passport to Dry Creek Valley food and wine festival is an opportunity to experience the bounty of Sonoma Wine Country. The two-day event is filled with award-winning Dry Creek Valley wines, celebration-themed winery events, live music and exquisite cuisine from local Sonoma County chefs, scattered across more than 40 wineries throughout the valley. Pre-passport activities that allow attendees to dig deeper into the region and winemaking process include Vineyard Tours or Prelude Lunches hosted by select wineries and growers. The Friday night Vintage Soiree is a pre-festival 30th-anniversary celebration honoring the festival’s founders with the help of the region’s finest wines, the company of esteemed Dry Creek Valley winemakers and culinary creations from Michelin-starred chefs.

WHO: Hosted by Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley

A list of 2019 participating wineries can be viewed here.

TICKETS: Available February 1 at https://www.drycreekvalley.org/events/passport-dry-creek-valley/

  • Early Bird tickets available November 26; Open to members of select Dry Creek Valley wine clubs only. Contact the club to redeem the offer.
  • Vintage Soiree: $175 (plus sales tax & ticketing fees)
  • 2-Day Passports: $150 (plus sales tax & ticketing fees)
  • Sunday-Only Passports: $92.50 (plus sales tax & ticketing fees)
  • Designated Driver Single-Day Passport: $50
  • Vineyard Tours: $25
  • Prelude Lunches: Varies                    

Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley

Dry Creek Valley is a premium winegrowing region in northern Sonoma County, California, anchored by the charming town of Healdsburg. Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley® (WDCV) is a 501c6 non-profit trade association of over 60 wineries and 100 winegrape growers. Formed in 1989, the association represents a multi-generational family community of vintners and growers committed to growing high-quality fruit, producing world-class wines, and welcoming visitors to experience Wine Paired with Life®. Being good stewards of the land means that we are preserving the quality of our wines and the unparalleled beauty of Dry Creek Valley for future generations to discover. For more information, visit http://www.drycreekvalley.org.

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