Passport to Dry Creek Valley

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Zinfandel fans and wine lovers of every stripe race for remaining tickets to experience the region's premier wine weekend, April 28-29

HEALDSBURG, Calif. -- For 23 years straight, Passport to Dry Creek Valley has been one of Sonoma County's hottest wine tasting tickets, with the event selling out weeks in advance and loyal guests vying annually for the few check-in spots at their favorite wineries. Scheduled for April 28-29, the 2012 event is proving no exception, with tickets on track to sell out before April 1. Those who miss out can sign up for the waiting list at, or get a taste of the fun at the Healdsburg Art Walk & Wine Tasting, happening Friday April 27 from 5:00-9:00pm in the town plaza.

Dry Creek Valley wineries have announced a slate of exciting new themes for 2012, and will transport guests to exotic locales such as the Mediterranean, Tuscany, Provence and Mexico, while others focus on pop-cultural themes like disco, rock 'n roll and the Wild West. All 50 participating wineries will offer high-end food and wine pairings, in keeping with Passport to Dry Creek Valley's reputation as one of California's most illustrious wine tasting events.
A sampling of the 2012 winery themes include:

  • Michel-Schlumberger: "Salsa Days" celebrates the Latin flavor of wine country with live music and some of the finest local chefs serving up delicious Mexican cuisine.
  • Alderbrook Winery: "Viva Las Vegas" gives guests a chance to take their chance with Lady Luck and spend some time with The King himself.
  • Collier Falls Winery: "Wild West" features chuck wagon-style fare by Zin Restaurant and Wine Bar Executive Chef, Jeff Mall.
  • DaVero Farms & Winery: Celebrates the 30th anniversary of their certified organic and bio-dynamic family farm and will offer Italian-varietal wines paired with spit-roasted spring lamb and oven-fresh artisan bread drizzled with fresh-pressed olive oil.
  • David Coffaro Vineyard & Winery: "Rock n'Roll" gives guests an all-access pass to new wine releases and concert videos on a state-of-the-art video and sound system. 

Tickets are $120 for a two-day Passport, or $70 for Sunday only; purchase online and find details like the 2012 Passport to Dry Creek Valley winery activity brochure at Ticketholders can also engage with fellow event goers via the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley iPhone app, which offers tasting routes, winery listings, an accommodations guide, and a Dry Creek Valley wine country map.  Download free on the iTunes store by searching for "Wineries of Dry Creek."


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

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