Mushroom Bisque Weekend Feb 17 & 18
40th Annual Barrel Tasting First Weekend
11am - 4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 4, 1-3
Members of the Wine Road would like to welcome you to our wineries and lodgings for an exciting weekend of wine tasting. This is your chance to sample wines from the barrel, talk to winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
Barrel Tasting is not a food pairing or themed event. It’s all about the WINE…many wineries offer“futures” on their barrel samples. This is a chance to purchase wine now, often at a discount, then come back to the winery when the wine is bottled, typically 12-18 months from now. Many wines are so limited, buying futures is your only chance to purchase them.
Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic as most wineries will not have food for this event. The ticket price includes the opportunity to sample wine from the barrel and in most cases also trying a limited number of current release wines.
All Wine Road events are for adults only… NO ONE under the age of 21 is allowed to attend Barrel Tasting -including no babies or children of any age
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Corned Beef Sliders and Wine with Family Wineries Dry Creek. Taste 5 wines, have 2 Corned Beef Sliders. Our regular tasting fee of $15, refundable on wine purchase applies, but add on 2 Corned Beef Sliders $10, will donate $5 to the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Starting at 11 am - 4pm or until we run out of Sliders.
Passport to Dry Creek Valley® was introduced in 1990, by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley®, as a time every year when the winegrowing community could come together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Dry Creek Valley wine region. Over the 28 years since, the event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy a world-class tasting experience with a festive twist, all within the idyllic Dry Creek Valley.
Over one weekend, Passport guests are welcomed into 45+ wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley, each offering a unique pairing of premium wine, gourmet food and entertainment. Take a vineyard tour for a grape-to-glass look at Dry Creek Valley wine. Sample exclusive vintages, rarely available to taste. Meet winemakers and grapegrowers - the generations of people behind the wine and magical ‘Dry Creek Valley spirit’. Savor exquisite food and wine pairings from acclaimed chefs. Delight in discovering each winery’s unique Passport “theme,” a tradition of the event. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable weekend. Enjoy! The event runs from 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day.
Vintage Soiree is Friday, April 26, 2019 5 pm - 9 pm
A new Kick-Off event Join us for an enchanted evening, where wild thyme blows and the vintage wine flows. The Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley invite you to join in for the first annual Vintage Soiree at Passport. Located in downtown Healdsburg. The showcase of exquisite Dry Creek Valley wines and beautifully paired cuisine from local Sonoma County chefs. Highlights will include Fireside "Wine Paired with Life" Chats, Grand Tasting with Large Format & Library Wines and Food and Wine Pairing Stations as the strolling dinner is described.
Wineries participating will be Kokomo, Martarona Family, Mazzocco-Sonoma, Rued, Wilson and Family Wineries Dry Creek. Join us for good food great wines, comparative glass.
Enjoy Pulled Pork Sandwich from Kokomo, a tradition of Tri-Tip Steak slices at Family Wineries Dry Creek, Meatball Slider at our newest winery addition - Martarona Family, Mazzocco-Sonoma, serving Skirt Steak, Rued serving barbecued chicken wings, and how could we be without, sausages served up by Wilson Winery
Annual BBQ for Wine Club Members and their guests in our Picnic Grounds to the left of our tasting room. Wine Club Members and Spouse $15, Guests of Wine Club Members $25
We are participating in Wine and Food Affair in 2018 as Dashe Cellarsand Mietz Cellars with 2 great vegetarian recipes provided to us by John Harasty of Haydon Street Inn.
A Wine & Food Affair ~ Tasting Along the Wine Road is the premier event for Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County!
Join us for a weekend of wine and food pairing in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys.
All of the wineries participating will have a favorite winery recipe available online, which they will prepare both days for you to sample, along with the perfect wine.
Ticket holders will receive their tasting glass and wristband upon check-in.
For those that have attended in the past, we want to be sure and let you know in advance there will be no cookbook or calendar.
Designated Drivers are given a different color wristband and they are not served wine.
Weekend: $80 (plus tax and fees)
Sunday Only: $60 (plus tax and fees)
Designated Driver: $30 (plus tax and fees)
*All tickets will have tax and service fees added at checkout
Click on the tabs directly above for information about the event:
GOOGLE MAP Click HERE for 2018 WFA Map
MAPS Click on the Maps tab to create a custom, printable event map & itinerary.
PARTICIPANTS See the WINERY locations that are participating in this year’s event.
PROGRAM including winery name, location, the recipe they will prepare & serve
RECIPES here you will find the link to the recipes being served this year at each participating winery. There is NO printed cookbook, we have gone digital. Recipes go live the week of the event.