Certified American Grown is supporting Sonoma wine country’s favorite festival – Passport to Dry Creek Valley – April 28-29 by providing American Grown Flowers and foliage for Geyser Peak Winery’s spring garden party that’s part of Passport weekend.
Geyser Peak Winery is a national sponsor of the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour, now in its fourth year. During Passport to Deer Creek Valley, visitors to Geyser Peak Winery can make their own corsage or boutonniere from Certified American Grown Flowers and greens and enjoy 100 percent American Grown floral designs.
Throughout the weekend, guests can attend elaborate themed parties with exquisite food and wine pairings at 40+ participating wineries. They can also meet Sonoma County’s most renowned chefs, including Michelin-starred Chef Charlie Palmer, Diavola Chef/Owner Dino Bugica, Bistro 29 Chef/Owner Brian Anderson and other culinary stars while savoring their inspired culinary creations alongside newly released and limited-edition wines.
Wineries taking part range from the internationally acclaimed Ridge Vineyards and Ferrari-Carano to boutique wineries like Nalle and Talty that produce fewer than 2,000 cases per year.
Winery party themes range from the glamorous (think Old Hollywood red carpet) to the goofy (think Caddyshack), with unforgettable food and wine at each stop. Live entertainment and activities support the wineries’ unique themes. Music will include a Beatles cover band, bluegrass, jazz, Hawaiian music from Maile Swing, funk from The Jacktones and more.
Three not-to-miss wineries
Geyser Peak Winery
Geyser Peak will be celebrating spring with a festive garden party! Guests can build their own “floral flourish” (otherwise known as a boutonniere or corsage) thanks to blooms donated by Certified American Grown. Then, sample Geyser Peak’s new Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc releases and, on Saturday, get your groove on with special musical guests Junk in the Trunk.
Journey to Amphora to explore the kingdoms of their “Game of Rhônes,” from dark and brooding Syrah in the north, to the sunlit realm of Grenache in the south, with the questionable prince Petite Sirah and the awesome alliance of GSM — all vying for the coveted throne.
Seghesio Family Vineyards
America’s heritage grape will be paired with America’s favorite pastime at Seghesio’s baseball-themed party. Guests can round the bases to taste distinctive Zinfandels and Executive Chef Peter Janiak’s twists on classic ball game fare, then step up to the mound to show off their pitching skills (for prizes of course)! Complete with a rock-n-roll band, this stop is sure to be a grand slam!
Round out your Passport weekend with a Prelude to Passport lunch on Friday, April 27 or the newest Friday night event, The Vintage Soiree, featuring exquisite Dry Creek Valley wines and beautifully paired cuisine from the best Sonoma County chefs.
Friday, April 27, 2018 – Prelude to Passport and The Vintage Soiree
Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2018, from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
General admission price: $135.00 for a two-day passport or $90.00 for Sunday-only passport. $50.00 for
daily designated driver tickets. Tickets are on sale online at www.drycreekvalley.org.
$175 – Vintage Soiree: The new ticket in town. Our Friday night, exclusive party for our Passport guests.
$75 – Prelude to Passport: Lunch at A Rafanelli, Cast Wines, DaVero Farms or Wilson Winery.
$50 – Vineyard Designate Tour: Tours at Mauritson’s Rockpile vineyard – Pritchett Peaks or Old Vine territory at Saini Vineyards.
$25 – Vineyard Tour: Attend a vineyard tour the morning of Passport, offered Saturday at Peterson Winery’s diverse Bradford Mountain and Sunday at Frick Winery’s home-to-Rhônes, Owl Hill Vineyard.