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Passport to Dry Creek Valley®

Ticket Sales Start Feb. 1st
Wine lovers encouraged to act fast and purchase tickets to Sonoma County’s premiere passport event before it sells out


● 24th Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley – A Modern Tradition with Century Old Roots
● Saturday & Sunday, April 27-28, from 11am – 4:30pm
● Over 50 participating wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley
● Festivities include: exquisite wine tasting, gourmet food, fun themes, and live entertainment
● Fly Alaska Airlines to Sonoma County Airport and check a case of wine for free


HEALDSBURG, Calif. (January 31, 2013) One of California’s original 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.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 1st at 10:00am PST and sell out every year, so wine lovers are encouraged to act quickly to be part of this popular, annual event.



Passport to Dry Creek Valley is a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy a world class tasting experience with a festive twist, 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: Escape to the Caribbean, Spirit of the Andes, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Kentucky Derby… the possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves.  Find Passport updates at Facebook/drycreekvalley or on Twitter @drycreekvalley.



April 27 & 28, 2013, 11am – 4:30pm (both Saturday & Sunday)



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, San Diego, Seattle and Portland; visitors on these flights can check-in a case of wine home for free.


Festivities take place at each of over 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



$120 Two Day Passport; $70 Sunday Only Passport
Tickets go on sale online at on February 1, 2013 at 10:00 am PST


This event will sell out quickly. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.



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 on Healdsburg’s attractions can be found at


Madrona Manor, an elegant wine country inn and Michelin star restaurant located in Healdsburg, will host a dinner on Friday, April 26 at 6:00pm.  Four Dry Creek Valley wineries The Vineyard at Pasterick, Hawley Winery, Del Carlo Winery and Montemaggiore Winery will be pouring their wines during an hour of tray-passed appetizers, then pairing them with a five-course dinner created by Executive Chef Jesse Mallgren. Guests will also have an opportunity to interact with the winemakers. For tickets and more information, call Madrona Manor at (800) 258-4003 or book at


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 multigenerational 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


Michelle McCue
Anne Alderete
McCue Marketing Communications
(213) 985-1011


Credit image to WDCV.

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