The Blind Barrel
The Blind Barrel is an El Dorado Winery Association event celebrating the repeal of Prohibition with the passage of the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution on December 5,1933.
Join us in period garb as we serve great local wine at our authentic speakeasy venue—a 1920's grange hall in the center of the historic Marshall Gold Discovery State Park! This intimate venue only holds 250 guests—don't miss your chance to be one of the few to attend the inaugural event! Sure to become a cult classic, the Blind Barrel is one shin-dig you don't want to miss.
Enjoy a gourmet soup-line and wine tasting of the best whites, reds and rose's that El Dorado has to offer. Mix and match bottles from our BLACK MARKET and dance the night away to a rousing swing band.
Prizes will be awarded for best prohibition-era outfit, so get out your best duds, shine your shoes and shake a leg at this exclusive soiree!
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to MORE—Mother Lode Rehabilitiation Enterprises.
Tickets are $50/person (non-refundable)
Participating wineries: (More TBA)
- Boeger Winery
- Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards
- Chateau Davell Winery
- David Girard Vineyards
- Everhart Cellars / Hart 2 Hart Vineyards
- Findleton Estate Winery
- Gold Hill Vineyard & Brewery
- Grace Patriot Winery
- Gwinllan Estate Winery
- Jodar Vineyards
- Lava Cap Winery
- Mount Aukum Winery
- Nello Olivo Wines
- Shadow Ranch Vineyard
- Skinner Vineyards & Winery
- Wofford Acres Vineyards
Outdoor Tastings and Concerts
Wineries host evening and weekend concerts as soon as the weather turns warm. Sit with a picnic on our decks or in our gardens and listen to music while you sip a glass of wine in the glow of the foothills. (Summer)
Wineries offer a range of special events where you can see the harvest in action. Check calendar for events at each winery. (Fall)
The El Dorado Winery Association invites you to join us for the 25th Annual Passport Event - Taste at a Higher Level! With over 150 years of history steeped in gold and agriculture, the El Dorado region boasts high elevations, unique vineyard soils, and premium wines that exhibit a sense of place. This is your Passport to California's most friendly, intimate, and diverse wine regions - there is something for every wine lover here.
Enjoy wine tasting with our winemakers, sampling perfectly paired foods, and special musical guests all while surrounded by the stunning views of the Sierras. The fun does not stop after one day - instead, this event spans Saturday and Sunday – allowing you to fully experience El Dorado!
Vist www.passporteldorado.com for more information.