PASSPORT TO SONOMA VALLEY
Saturday, May 19 - Sunday, May 20
11:00am - 4:00pm
Tour one day or the entire weekend as over 40 Sonoma Valley Wineries present over 200 exceptional wines, delicious food pairings and delightful amusement.
Your passport and commemorative wine glass give you unlimited tastings, discounts on wine purchases and entry to Sonoma Valley's acclaimed wineries and hidden gems not normally open to the public.
Click to view Passport to Sonoma Valley Video!
***Online and Advance ticket sales are not available.***
Limited Walk Up tickets will be available at the following wineries:
Viansa Winery, 25200 Arnold Drive, Sonoma CA 95476 Phone: (800) 995-4740
Sebastiani Winery, 389 Fourth Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476 Phone: (707) 933-3230
St. Francis, 500 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95409 Phone: (888) 675-9463
Valley of the Moon Winery, 777 Madrone Road. Glen Ellen, CA 95442 Phone: (707) 996-6941
Walk Up Ticket Prices are $60 for Weekend Passport, $55 for One Day Passport
Registration is open from 11:00am - 2:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Passport to Sonoma Valley event is 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Arrowood Vineyards & Winery Invites You to Join the Tour de France
Crafted in Sonoma and inspired by the regions of Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Rhone, we invite you to sample our acclaimed wines paired with delectable treats. Savor the wines, the food and the view of the Sonoma hillside from our veranda. This may be your best stop of the day as you get your Passport stamped throughout your tour of Sonoma Valley.
Address: 14347 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, arrowoodwinery.com
Audelssa Estate Winery
Enjoy our highly rated wines with fabulous foods prepared by local chef Rich Teglia of Garden Court Cafe. Meet winemaker Erich Bradley and proprietor Dan Schaefer while enjoying live Brazilian Jazz by Isaac Canter.
Address: 13647 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, audelssa.com
Basque in the Sun at Bartholomew Park Winery
Join winemaker Dave Marchesi for a barrel tasting of 2006 vintage wines from the certified organically farmed Bartholomew Park Estate Vineyard. Sample the savory Basque treats paired with current releases before stepping out in the sunshine to enjoy the 400 acres of picnic grounds and hiking trails.
Address: 1000 Vineyard Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476, bartpark.com
Benziger Family Winery Presents A Journey to the Swiss Alps
The Benziger Family draws their heritage from Switzerland which may be one reason Sonoma Mountain feels like home. Join us on our version of the Alps and taste what makes our mountain wine special. These passport weekend guests have a special opportunity to meet one of our winemakers, taste from the barrel and get a glimpse into the winemaking process.
Address: 1883 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, benziger.com
Blackstone Winery Welcomes You to Wine Country Safari!
Join Blackstone Winery as we take your taste buds on a wine tasting safari of rare and unusual grape varietals: Malvasia Bianca (white) Malbec, Tannat and Teroldego(Red). All of these wines are sold exclusively at the winery! For the avid hunters (tasters) who want to bag a few bottles for trophies, we are offering a special discount to passport holders. Exotic food pairing and a few other surprises await the passport holders.
Address: 8450 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452 blackstonewinery.com
B.R. Cohn Winery Presents Dog Day's in May
Come say hello to Moose our Winery Representative & Mascot! Moose will be available to sign the new edition of Winery Dogs of Sonoma. A book showcasing the dogs that live at 71 wineries in Sonoma County. Guests will be treated to our wines paired with Moose's favorite people treats. Guess the number of dog bones in a jar and win a gift basket!
Address: 15000 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, brcohn.com
Buena Vista Carneros and Haywood Estate Wines
Buena Vista Carneros is turning 150 this year! Come take a step back in time by visiting California's oldest premium winery. Present your passport to receive a complimentary tasting of Jeff Stewart's award winning Carneros and Carneros Estate Vineyard Series wines and Haywood Estate wines. Passport holders will receive 15% off all purchases.
Address: 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma, CA 95476, buenavistacarneros.com
Castle Vineyards & Winery ~ Experience a Taste of the Rhone Valley
Join us at our downtown tasting room and take a virtual trip to the Rhone Valley with us. Yucatan Sunset Catering will pair tasty treats with our lush Viognier, sexy Syrah, and rich Grenache on our garden patio.
Address: 122 W Spain Street, Sonoma, CA 95476, castlevineyards.com
Charles Creek Vineyard Presents Old Sonoma
Passport holders will be offered an expanded choice of wines for tasting paired with light bites and artisan chocolate. Reserve quality wines will be offered at 15% off retail. Sonoma County appellation wines will be offered to Passport holders at a special case discount of 25% off retail - mixed cases are encouraged. Visit a taste of Old Sonoma on the historic Plaza.
Address: 483 1st Street W, Sonoma, CA 95476, charlescreek.com
Chateau St. Jean
Passport guests will receive complimentary tasting in our visitors center and 15% off wine purchases.
Address: 8555 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452, chateaustjean.com
GlenLyon Vineyards & Winery Presents A Bit of Scotland
The kilted Winemakers will be pouring at the Glen Ellen Inn. Enjoy delicious wines from GlenLyon Vineyards & Winery and foods from the Glen Ellen Inn to bagpipe music!
Glen Ellen Inn Address: 13670 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442 glenlyonwinery.com
Gundlach Bundschu Presents a Taste of Thailand
Our much-awaited release of 2006 Rhinefarm Vineyard Gewurztraminer may be the perfect complement to Thai fare, but you'll also learn how to pair red wines with one of the world's finest cuisines while celebrating the arts and traditions of a most graceful culture.
Address: 2000 Denmark Street, Sonoma, CA 95476, gunbun.com
Homewood Winery Invites You to "The Bistro"
Join us as we transform the winery into a French Bistro where we will be serving various select wines from our cellar. Enjoy a sampling of culinary delights from the famous valleys of France: Rhone, Burgundy and Bordeaux. Come down to the Bistro to meet the growers and the winemakers, both available for special signings! Passport holders will enjoy varied discounts on wine purchases.
Address: 23120 Burndale Road, Sonoma, CA 95476, homewoodwinery.com
Imagery Estate Winery Presents Taste of Italy
Imagery will spotlight their 2004 Lagrein, a little known Italian varietal native to the Trentino region. Lagrein is an inky full bodied wine. Label Artist Filomena Coppola is flying in from Australia to sign bottles of this delicious wine. Guests are invited to enjoy Imagery's Bocce ball court or play horse shoes on the lawn. The winery will also pour a few limited-edition library wines.
Address: 14335 Highway 12, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, imagerywinery.com
Landmark Vineyards Presents French Bistro
From Paris to Provence, bistros are the heart and soul of the French lifestyle. Live French music, quaint cafe tables, and Landmark's luscious Burgundian and Rhone style wines add to the ambiance at Landmark's French Bistro. On Saturday, Colette Hatch, Madame de Fromage, will be presenting wonderful French cheese paired with Landmark's wine. On Sunday, Landmark will have savory crepes paired with their wines. Hop aboard our Vineyard Wagon Tour with third generation Sonoma County farmer, Pat Prather, and his two Belgian horses between 12:00 - 3:00 pm on Saturday. Landmark's door prize, a one night stay at the estate suite or cottage, will go to one lucky Sonoma Valley Passport Visitor! A special discount will be available in the tasting room all weekend.
Address: 101 Adobe Canyon Road, Kenwood, CA 95452, landmarkwine.com
Larson Family Winery Presents a Real Country Wine Experience
From cowboys and rodeos to vineyards and wine, and for this special Passport Weekend - all combined! Come on down as our family history comes alive with our own rendition of America's Wild Wild West! Meet our Winemaker, Carolyn Craig, as she offers a barrel sampling of some of our finest estate wine. We will also offer up a complimentary flight of our Gold Medal winners, including our 2003 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (that won the esteemed title of "Best Cabernet in California" at the 2006 California State Fair), paired with a dark chocolate made by local chocolatier Peter Rabbit. Special pricing up to 50% on select wines will be offered to passport participants. We will also have Covered Wagon Tours through the vineyards by Wine Country Trail Rides. There will also be barrel lassoing and a lucky horseshoe toss to test you skill. So be sure to get to us early, because "We drink what we can, and sell the rest!"
Address: 23355 Millerick Road, Sonoma, CA 95476, larsonfamily winery.com
Ledson Winery & Vineyards Presents Welcome to Zinoma!
Our guests will be welcomed to "Zinoma" where they will receive an overview of the history of Zinfandel followed by a horizontal tasting of 2004 Zinfandels paired up with local Sonoma cuisine prepared by our winery chef.
Address: 7335 N Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452, ledson.com
Little Vineyards Family Winery Presents a Little bit of Country and Music
Blend a LITTLE passion for wine and a LITTLE passion for music...in our intimate country setting. Come by our tasting room and experience our rev'ed up newly released 2004 vintages paired with live acoustic "stick" music by Rich Little. This will be a rare opportunity to meet our wine maker, Ted Coleman who will be offering barrel tastings.
Address: 15188 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, littlevineyards.com
Loxton Cellars Presents Australia in Sonoma Valley
Welcome to Australia. Aussie winemaker, Chris Loxton, welcomes guests to this little piece of Australia in Sonoma Valley. Barrel taste the new Shiraz and other selected wines, sample food pairings and take advantage of special discounts only for Passport guests!
Address: 1146 Dunbar Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, loxtonwines.com
Matanzas Creek Winery takes you to Provence.
Travel down the rural county road leading to Bennett Valley to find one of Sonoma Valley’s most picturesque locals – Matanzas Creek Winery. Matanzas Creek Winery’s vineyards, gardens and lavender welcome you as you drive up the Estate driveway to our tasting room. Artisan cheeses, specifically selected for our Sonoma Passport guests, will be paired for you to enjoy with our fine wine collection. Winemaker Francois Cordesse and Lavender Designer, Patricia Kaczmarek are eager to provide you an experience you will not soon forget. Your tasting will start in the terraced 4500 plant lavender field, and then continue while under our 260 year old oak trees. Next, you will taste on our tasting room deck while enjoying the view of Bennett Valley. Finally, your visit will end with a tasting of library wines in our private Wine Club Lounge. This is a must see!
Address: 6097 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, matanzascreek.com
Madrone Ridge at Sonoma Enoteca
Experience Italian hospitality with Madrone Ridge at Sonoma Enoteca. Pair Madrone Ridge Wines with hors d'oeuvres, meet the winemaker and enjoy a 30% discount on wines.
Address: 35 E Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476, madroneridgewines.com
Mayo Family Winery Presents their Education Series
Join Mayo Family Winery as they present a side by side tasting of 10 single vineyard wines. Taste the oak influence in Chardonnay while you compare and contrast an unwooded chardonnay versus a barrel fermented Chardonnay. Taste the elevation influence in Cabernet while you compare and contrast a Valley floor Cabernet Sauvignon versus a hillside Cabernet Sauvignon. Also enjoy special discounts on wine purchases!
Address: 13101 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, mayofamilywinery.com
Muscardini Cellars Meet the winemaker, Michael Muscardini, as you taste his boutique wines and delectable Italian fare. This is your chance to taste wines straight from the barrel and be rewarded with a 15% discount!
Address: Carneros Bistro at The Lodge at Sonoma, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476 muscardinicellars.com
Nicholson Ranch Presents a Trip to Ancient Greece
Come drink in the classic sites of Greece while enjoying the best of Sonoma Valley wines at Nicholson Ranch! Purchased in 1962 by Socrates Nicholson (originally Nicolacopoulos), the Ranch has a Greek amphitheater, a columned dock on the lake and a classic Greek chapel. Enjoy a taste of our Estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir while you tour our five-level gravity flow winemaking facility. A little bite of Baklava will send you happily on your way to your next port of call!
Address: 4200 Napa Road, Sonoma, CA 95476,nicholsonranch.com
Ravenswood Winery Presents Tennessee Barbeque and Zinfandel
What better way to kick-off barbeque season than coming to Ravenswood Winery to celebrate the marriage of two great gastronomic cult followings, "California Zinfandel and Tennessee Barbecue." The Ravenswood Chef will prepare authentic barbeque with a zinfandel twist to satisfy and inspire the backyard cook in your household. Live music and great summer wine deals. Join us!
Address: 18701 Gehricke Road, Sonoma, CA 95476, ravenswood-wine.com
Robledo Family Winery Presents Passport to Mexico
Come enjoy Mexican hospitality along with some traditional Mexican dishes prepared by chef Maria Robledo paired with Robledo wines! Cheers!
Address: 21901 Bonness Road, Sonoma, CA 95476 robledofamilywinery.com
Schug Carneros Estate Winery Presents Passport to Pinot
An exploration of Schug Pinots past, present and future, featuring wines from our extensive library as well as current vintages and barrel tasting of upcoming releases.
Address: 602 Bonneau Road, Sonoma, CA 95476,schugwinery.com
Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Presents Sonoma Heritage
Experience the heritage of over 100 years of winemaking in the Sonoma Vallet with the Sebastiani family! Guests will be able to purchase Passport tickets at our Tasting Room and pick up a free Wine Aroma Wheel. Toast Sonoma Valley with our Richard Cuneo sparkling wine, 15% off bottle and 20% off case purchases. Also, taste gourmet Italian foods from Sylvia's Kitchen paired with our wines. You can also pick up a copy of Mangiamo, a classic Italian cookbook by Sylvia Sebastiani, on sale for 25% off. Live acoustic guitar music will accompany your journey through our historical barrel room and beautiful picnic grounds.
Address: 389 Fourth Street E, Sonoma, CA 95476, sebastiani.com
Experience a culinary journey around the world with Sonoma Sausages paired with Sharp Cellars wine. From the spicy Cajun Andouille to the classic German Bratwurst to the exotic Hawaiian Portuguese; your taste buds will be tantalized. Enjoy down home hospitality with proprietors, Vance and Monika Sharp! **No Buses or Limos. Parking is limited.**
Address: 17560 Norrbom Road, Sonoma, CA 95476, sharpcellars.com
Join one of the smallest wineries on the Passport, with just over 1,000 cases made annually. Stop by and try our limited production wines and library wines only offered this weekend. Be the first to try our new release 2004 Cuttings Wharf Chardonnay, released just for this event. We will be pairing our amazing one of a kind sparkling wines with chocolates from Vintage Sweet Shoppe, and fine cigars from the Squire to pair with our Library 2000 Merlot and 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon. We will also be offering special discounts off wine purchases.
Address: 9380 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452, slcellars.com
Spann Vineyards Presents Mediterranean Style Wine & Food Tasting
We will be tasting our Mediterranean inspired wines with Southern French and Spanish inspired food at Saffron Restaurant in Glen Ellen. This will include our current vintages plus the first public tasting of a few of our new vintage releases. We will offer a special 2 day only 10% discount on all bottle purchases and 20% discount off mixed case purchases.
Address: Saffron Restaurant, 13648 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, spannvineyards.com
St. Francis Winery Presents Mission Mercado
Join us in celebrating the best of South of the Border cuisine paired with St. Francis full bodied wines. Saturday's guests will be entertained by lively Mariachi music and guests on both days will taste barrel samples alongside current vintages to experience the evolution of a wines progress. Special wine pricing will be offered to Passport attendees.
Address: 500 Pythian Road, Santa Rosa, CA, 95409, stfranciswinery.com
Tantalus Winery Presents Mardi Gras in Sonoma
Drawing on their Louisiana roots, Tantalus Winery will delight with their luscious wines in a Carnival atmosphere.
Address: 19320 Orange Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476, tantaluswinery.com
Tin Barn Vineyards
Join Tin Barn Vineyards winemaker & partner Michael Lancaster as we take you through a small, hands-on Sonoma Valley winemaking experience. We welcome you into our state of the art winery where you can see it all under one roof: winemaking, barrel storage and the wonderful finished product in bottle. Sample our acclaimed single-vineyard, small-lot wines and taste cheeses from the local cheese purveyor in Sonoma. Special 15% discount for Passport holders only. Large groups please call ahead.
Address: 21692 Eighth St East #340, Sonoma, CA 95476, tinbarnvineyards.com
Ty Caton Vineyards with a European Flair!
Visit Winemaker Ty Caton and join us for a unique tasting experience, blending wine, food and music. We will be pouring our award-winning wines paired with enticing European cuisine. Enjoy a sense of Europe in Sonoma! Receive a 10% discount on all purchases or a 20% discount on a case or more (mix/match).
Address: 21684 8th Street E, #460, Sonoma, CA 95476 tycaton.com
Viansa Winery Presents A Taste of Tuscany!
Taste barrel samples and reserve tastings of our unique, award-winning, California Italian varietal wines and sample gourmet Tuscan-style appetizers overlooking our 90 acre wetland preserve. Also, enjoy special tours with the winemaker and enter into win a special Tuscan gift basket!
Address: 25200 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476, viansa.com
Valley of the Moon Winery Presents Morocco
Come savor the flavors and romance of Marrakech. Executive chef, Robin Lehnhoff, will work her magic pairing the tantalizing spices and flavors of Moroccan cuisine with Valley of the Moon wines. Visitors will be welcomed inside the tent where they may glimpse a belly dancer charming the crowd. Excellent discounts on wine all weekend.
Address: 777 Madrone Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, valleyofthemoonwinery.com
VJB Vineyards & Cellars Presents Festa Italiana! Join us in celebration of our heritage and the release of 3 limited production Italian varietals at Festa Italiana May 19th & 20th. We produce just 4,000 cases annually which are sold exclusively from our Tasting Room in Kenwood. Owner / chef Maria Belmonte will also be serving up Italian delicacies to go with the Tocai Friulano, Sangiovese, and Barbera.
Address: 90787 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452, vjbcellars.com
Wellington Vineyards will be offering discounts on wine purchases, special vineyard tours with winemaker, Peter Wellington, port tasting with Wine Country Chocolates and reserve wine tastings!
Address: 11600 Dunbar Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442, wellingtonvineyards.com
More winery details will be added soon - check back often!
Many of Sonoma Valley’s premier destination restaurants will waive corkage fees on Sonoma Valley wines purchased at the wineries during the two day “Passport to Sonoma Valley” weekend. The following are just a few of the participating restaurants:
• Sonoma Meritage
• the fig café
• the girl and the fig
• Santé Restaurant
• Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
• Wolf House
• The Red Grape
• Cal-Italia Restaurant
Directions from San Francisco: Take Highway 101 North. Take exit #460A onto CA 37 East toward Vallejo/Napa and go 7.7 miles. Turn left onto CA 121 / Arnold Drive at Infineon Raceway toward Sonoma/ Napa. Viansa Winery will be the first start winery you reach from this direction at 25200 Arnold Drive.
Directions from Santa Rosa: 4th Street turns into Sonoma Highway 12. The first start wineries you will reach from this direction are St. Francis at 500 Pythian Road (left off Sonoma Highway 12) and Valley of the Moon at 777 Madrone Road (right off Sonoma Highway 12).
Directions from Vallejo: Take CA 29 North 7.9 miles to CA 12 West and go 5.1 miles. Bear right onto Napa Road. Right onto Broadway. The first start winery you will reach from this direction is Sebastiani at 389 Fourth Street East. (Turn right at The Plaza onto East Napa Street, Left on Fourth Street East.)