Save the Date! - Passport to Dry Creek Valley

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Tickets on Sale Starting February 1st!
Wine lovers encourage to act fast to nab tickets to Sonoma County's premier passport event.

  • 23rd Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley - A Modern Tradition with Century-Old Roots
  •  Saturday & Sunday, April 28-29 from 11am - 4:30pm
  • Friday evening Healdsburg Gallery ArtWalk & Wine Tasting, April 27
  • 50 participating wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley
  • Festivities include: exquisite wine tasting, gourmet food, fun motifs, and live music
  • Fly Alaska Airlines into Sonoma County Airport & fly a case of wine home for free

HEALDSBURG, Calif. -- One of California's first and longest-running regional wine events, Passport to Dry Creek Valley is an exceptional wine-tasting experience, blending epicurean thrills with fun, festive décor, and live entertainment. The fun starts the Friday night of Passport Weekend with a Healdsburg Gallery ArtWalk & Wine Tasting, co-sponsored by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley® and Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

With more galleries than any one city north of the Golden Gate Bridge - and just minutes from Dry Creek Valley - the charming town of Healdsburg offers sophisticated lodging, restaurants, and 22 art galleries all within walking distance. On April 27, the galleries extend their hours to welcome Passport guests to explore and meet local artists, while sipping Dry Creek Valley wines.

WHAT:
Passport to Dry Creek Valley is a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy a world-class tasting experience with a festive twist, all within the idyllic Dry Creek Valley. Passport-holders will savor exquisite food and wine pairings, and delight in discovering each winery's unique Passport "theme" - Viva Las Vegas, the Summer Olympics, the Italian Riviera... the possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves.

WHEN:
April 28 & 29, 2012, 11am-4:30pm (both Saturday & Sunday)
Healdsburg Gallery ArtWalk & Wine Tasting - Friday, April 27

WHERE:
Dry Creek Valley is located 70 miles north of San Francisco, in the heart of Sonoma County. Direct flights into Sonoma County Airport are available on Alaska Airlines from Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, and Las Vegas; visitors on these flights can fly a case of wine home for free.

Festivities take place at each of 50 Dry Creek Valley member wineries. A complete list of participating wineries, plus maps and activity guides can be found on the events page at www.wdcv.com.

TICKETS:
$120 Two-Day Passport; $70 Sunday-Only Passport
Tickets go on sale online at www.wdcv.com on February 1, 2012 at 10:00am PST
This event will sell out quickly. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

STAY:
Overnight accommodations are available throughout quaint, upscale Healdsburg. Just minutes away from Dry Creek Valley, this delightful town offers a luxurious blend of wine country history, world-renowned dining and lodging, and laid-back local charm. Guests can enjoy Passport to Dry Creek Valley festivities by day, and Healdsburg's sophisticated scene by night. Information at www.healdsburg.com.

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About Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley

The Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley® (WDCV) is an association of more than 60 wineries and 150 winegrape growers located in the Dry Creek Valley, a premium winegrowing region in Sonoma County, California. Dry Creek Valley is known for its signature varietal, Zinfandel, family-owned and multi-generational wineries and vineyards, and the pristine and unspoiled beauty of the valley. WDCV is dedicated to advancing the recognition, enhancement and preservation of Dry Creek Valley as a premium winegrowing region. For more information, visit www.wdcv.com.

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