It’s April, and that means the season is starting. Up first is a fun event called Passport to Dry Creek Valley put on by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley. Just like the name says, it’s in Dry Creek, and you get a passport. The event starts the morning of Saturday, April 23rd and goes through the evening of the 24th. This year 48 wineries have signed up each with their own theme and at least four will offer tours, Cast Wines Grey Palm Vineyard, Frick Winery’s Owl Hill Vineyard, Goldschmidt Vineyard Salmons Leap and Mauritson Vineyard. These tours are not open to the public, and they will be a real exclusive treat.
All of the wineries serve great food by acclaimed local chefs and lots of glorious wine from wineries all throughout the valley. Many wineries will have live music for guests to enjoy.
It’s always a sell-out event so get your tickets now or start planning to come next year!
Tickets for both days are $135, and Sunday costs only $75. There are also Designated Driver tickets available for $55, which include all of the fun, food, music and tours but without getting tipsy and driving.
This year they’re also having a “Prelude to Passport” on Friday the 22nd with tour lunches and winemaker dinners. These packages are all priced separately so check out that page for details.