Experience the magic of Hollywood!
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April 20-21st Event
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During two glorious spring weekends each year, El Dorado award-winning wineries host the region's annual Passport wine and food event.
Passport Weekends feature plenty of luscious wine and food pairings, barrel tastings, enjoyable art and music, and fun-loving participants. Warm weather and green surroundings along the wine trail add to the excitement of this springtime event. This year, each winery is creating a unique setting based on a four-star movie or film star and is matching its wine, food, look and people to that theme. This is an event you will not want to miss.
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Indulge in a scrumptious meal paired with lavish and elegant El Dorado wines. The Taste of Hollywood will feature six courses of delectable offerings matched with the perfect El Dorado wines. Enjoy an evening with the winemakers who paired their award-winning wines with a magnificent meal prepared by a chef of our region.
Location: Cielo Winery • 3040 Ponderosa Road • Shingle Springs, CA 95682 [map & directions]
Date: April 12 or 19
To Purchase Tickets: Begin your Passport 2013 tour at the winery of your choice, click on the winery to start your tour which will give you the option to purchase the Passport Tour and Winemaker Dinner.
Questions? (800) 306-3956 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Theme: Betty Grable
Welcome to Auriga Wine Cellars, Tour of Fame. As many of you, who have been enjoying our wines for years, are aware of; our wines have Big, Bold Legs. You know, those drippy lines on the inside of your glass? Well this reminds us of a very famous star from the 40's and 50's, you guessed it, Betty Grable and her incredible "Million Dollar Legs". "The" pin-up girl for the G.I.'s in World War II. Our wines are a match made in Heaven, just like Betty. So join Richard, Diane, Pat, Denise and Sarah as we celebrate our Million Dollar Legged wines.
Theme: 'A River Runs Through Boeger Winery'
Sidle up next to 'Ol Rawhide' at our stream-side speakeasy and try a jelly-jar of the best wine-shine west of the Rhone! Bring your own container and if you're lucky one of our runners will take you out to the still and syphon off some high octane Hangtown Red for you for just a few nickels! (As long as there are no fed's around...).
Can you cast a fly? Try your hand at catching our elusive Boeger Winery trout and win prizes! Want to talk to the winemakers? To bad! They've gone fishin'. But you can catch the Boeger's (Greg, Justin and daughter Lexi) creek side along with the other fisher-folk of A River Runs Through It.
*byoc- Containers: jugs, jelly jars, water bottles, wine bottles, you name it...we'll fill it!
Theme: Bull Durham
Hey baseball fans! Throw out the first pitch of the new baseball season at Busby Cellars as we roll out the red carpet to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the quirky classic, Bull Durham! As you enjoy great wine, panoramic views, and delicious food, try to hit one out of the park with our exciting baseball trivia challenge!
Theme: Louis Prima
High energy entertainer of Jazz, Swing and Dixie land who sang about Italian food and love at the same time. "I'll eat antipasti twice because she is so nice, Angelina ". Visit the winery and eat Italian food to commemorate one of the great entertainers of the 20th century. Invest in your future at a 40% discount.
Our chef has prepared a diverse combination of tasty treats of hearty chili, made of mesquite smoked tri tip, and a tasty light chili made with mesquite smoked turkey, for those who are not beef eaters. The chili will be served with mini corn muffins, baked breads and chopped onions to garnish the chili as you prefer. Award winning wines at heavy discounts.
Theme: A Good Year
"Morning Lab Rats!" Come spend the weekend with us in the South of France along the Mediterranean. MacDonald's is in Avignon, fish and chips in Mariette, Allez to Cielo Estate for great food and fabulous wines.
Join us for a day of Hollywood-style elegance and adventure where we will be celebrating Indiana Jones. As you present your passport to adventure you can get your picture taken with Indiana under the lights while listening to the music sound tracks by John Williams. As far as our food, we won't be serving the typical poisoned dates or chilled monkey brains, but you'll enjoy a cuisine representative of all four of his adventures throughout the world. Our adventurous appetizers will be paired with our award winning wines, and if you can guess which appetizer represents which of his 4 movies; you will be entered into a drawing for a wonderful prize. Grab your bull whip and enjoy your "Wine Tour of Fame" here at Colibri Ridge Winery & Vineyard.
Theme: Wizard of Oz
Dorothy knows where the good juice is, so follow her as she clicks her heels together three times and visits Crystal Basin Cellars. When you arrive, it will be clear that you are NOT in Kansas anymore. Are you on a quest for a heart? A brain? Some (liquid) courage? We have it all in one place as we transform Crystal Basin into the Emerald City, complete with all the Wizard of Oz characters for the Passport Weekends. See the Epic Battle of the Witches and be served by our Fabulous Flock of Flying Monkeys! You may even hear the crooning of the Lollipop Kids. Hungry? Follow the Yellow Brick Road over to Crystal Basin Bistro for great food pairings designed by the Wizard himself. And when you wake up the next day, it will all seem like it was a dream...
Theme: Wild, Wild West [Hollywood Style]
This passport David Girard Vineyards invites you to stroll down the red carpet at the corner of Hollywood and Vine, and spend an afternoon of fine wine and food in the company of such stars as Tinsel Town's hottest leading lady Mouvédre and young heart-throb Syrah.
Theme: Pirates of the Caribbean
Join us for an afternoon of fun, fabulous Caribbean style food, and award-winning wines decorated with a "Pirates of the Caribbean" theme. Captain Jack Sparrow will be here pouring Futures and sharing plans for his next action packed adventure. Enjoy our panoramic view of the vineyard from our beautiful picnic area sipping our wines under the covered pavilion along with friends and several pirates. We have several new treasured wines that we would like to introduce you to, as well as some old favorites. Be sure to fill out one of our Event Notification Forms to keep you up to date with our upcoming events - we will be drawing names to win a few goodies from our Treasure Chest. For those Bocce fans - the courts will be open but please watch out for skulls scattered about. We look forward to seeing you! Cheers !!
Theme: Pirates of the Caribbean
With our winemaker out sailing the high seas bringing his INNcredible Sea Lodge home to California from Europe, the Fitzpatrick crew at the winery will celebrate Passport Weekends with a" Pirates of the Caribbean" theme. Aaaargh! Thar be good times, great grog, fine grub and offerings so grand you'd swear they're a steal. Come prepared to fill your ship's hold with Fitz's bounty. Our treasure chest of precious new world class estate wines organically grown will be traded for your cache of precious coins. Don't miss the boat! Welcome aboard mates and mateys.
Shrimp orzo, barrel cooked tri tip, grilled asparagus and a vegetarian pasta dish is in the works. We will also be serving grilled sausages paired with our beers.
Theme: America Graffiti
Rev your engines. It's time to celebrate the classic drive-in movie, American Graffiti, with Americana cuisine and timeless wines. Cruise down Carson Boulevard and stop by Grace Patriot for a blast from the past experience with rock n' roll, classic cars, letterman jackets, and maybe even a guest appearance by The King. Polish off your joyride with our surprise diner-style dessert. So, hop in. Let us take you back in time to the Happy Days and retro wine prices on select old favorites. Leave with a new answer to the question "Where were you in '62?"
Theme: The Western, Hollywood's depiction of the American Wild West.
The chuck wagon will be serving up Chipotle & Chicory Rubbed Tri-tip on Fried Taters and Wild Bill Hominy Shrimp. The HH saloon will be playing old country favorites but don't worry about getting too dusty. The fine wine and espresso bar will polish the sharp rusty edges and leave you feeling mighty fine, partner. Enjoy estate wines made from Rhone varieties including Grenache, Mourvedre, Viognier and Syrah and indulge in a futures tasting of our signature blend, Patriarche. Don't miss out on discounts and futures.
Theme: The Sting
Put the sting to dull winter days and add zing to your step at Jodar. Harken back to those rag-time days when fun seekers cantered a whimsical pathway to gaiety. In our parlor you'll find sure winners from the Jodar stable of wines and delectable food pairings by Smokey Ridge.
Join us at Latcham Vineyards for a nostalgic salute to the beloved movie musical Grease. We will transform Latcham Vineyards into Rydell High, circa 1959. You are invited to come and listen to your favorite rock 'n roll classics of the era paired with gourmet versions of classic "drive-in" food, including hamburger sliders with caramelized onions and a choice of chipotle or blue cheese mayonnaise and grilled cheese "Panini" sandwiches made with brie, sliced apples and fig jam. We will also have several varieties of our famous decadently delicious brownies to lift your spirits! Of course, the star of the show will be our rich, deeply flavorful wines. We will feature barrel samples of our latest Zinfandels, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, and Black Muscat. We have "chills and their multiplin" just thinking about how much fun it will be. You are the "one(s) that we want" and we are "hopelessly devoted" to making Passport 2013 a magical experience of wine, food, and fun for everyone!
Theme: Gone with the Wind
The rustle of petticoats. The smell of magnolias. Cotton fields and plantations. Lava Cap Winery is celebrating the quintessential American epic, Gone with the Wind. Décor and ambiance are styled around a glamorous era of the Old South when chivalry and romance were paramount in society. Our southern food is hearty and warm and paired perfectly with our full-bodied wines. Belles and beaus will enjoy true southern hospitality.
Theme: Julie and Julia
She's a legend. She's a national treasure. She's changed the way that America cooks and thinks about food. She's Julia Child. Visit Madroña Vineyards and experience lovingly prepared dishes with mouth-watering tastes and smells paired with precisely chosen wines--just like Julia would have done in her own kitchen.
Theme: Catch a Rising Star at Miraflores Winery
Award winning wines and your favorite movie stars at Miraflores this Passport! Enjoy a John Wayne- ground sirloin slider or a Telly Savalas marinated lamb slider deliciously paired with our award winning wines. Harry Connick shrimp remoulade and a fantastic Sophia Loren roasted Mediterranean veggie sliders just to mix things up. Great food, paired with delicious wines it just doesn't get much better than this! Stop by and hob nob with some of your favorite Stars and taste the STAR studded wines of Miraflores.
Theme: Casa Blanca
Come to Mount Aukum Winery and experience Casa Blanca. Rick's Cafe American atmosphere will be everywhere and the movie will be running during your experience. Come dance to music by The Pick-ups (okay not Moroccan, but fantastic). Wine and food pairings will be as follows: 2009 Marsanne/Bourekas (spanikopita), 2008 BDX/Tobbouleh Salad, 2007 Apogee/Lhzina (orange, olive, paprika salad) 2007 Syrah Harira (thick tomato soup with beans and lentals), 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon/Kefta (meatballs), 2009 Zinfandel El Dorado/Moroccan slow cooked lamb stew, 2009 Zinfandel Sierra Foothills/Ferakh Maamer (chicken with sweeten couscous), and Ace of Hearts/Pastili (baklava). The next generation of wines are available to sample and purchase as futures. We will be featuring 2008 En Fuego, 2008 Michel's Special Blend, 2010 Rhone White Blend, and 2011 White Port. There will be case specials for Wine Walk of Fame participants.
Theme: Frank Sinatra - "Old Blue Eyes"
Passport 2013 Tour of Fame honoring the great Francis Albert "FRANK" Sinatra Don't miss Narrow Gate Vineyards on your Tour of Fame as we serve up a tasty plate with wines that Frank would've adored. It's no secret he loved big, fruity red wines - you'll get to taste them with his beloved Italian cuisine. We'll send you off with a dash of Chocolate Splash! – "Ain't she sweet"!
Theme: The Godfather
A offer you can't refuse! Award-winning Italian style wines paired with Italian delicacies. Home of "Best Sangiovese in California" and 27 major awards in 2012. We pay homage to THE GODFATHER by exhibiting a Godfather chair, hand-carved in Venice circa 1852 by Besarel, authentic copy of Brustolon's 17th Century work.
Come and join Perry Creek Winery this Passport weekend, a winery with Altitude where "The Sky's the Limit". Grab your "Top Hat" Fred Astaire style, bring your dancing shoes and swing by Perry Creek to experience the Magic of Zinman. We will be featuring a great jazz band, fabulous food brought to you courtesy of Jackson Catering and of course some of the best wines in the Sierra Foothills.
Theme: The Good Bad and the Ugly
Blondie (The Good) is a professional winemaker who is out trying to earn a few dollars. Angel Eyes (The Bad) is a salesman who always commits to a task and sees it through, as long as he is paid to do so. And Tuco (The Ugly) is a wanted wine drinker trying to take care of his own hide. We invite you to taste the stash of liquid red gold in a few barrels at Shadow Ranch Vineyard. See in this world, there's two kinds of people my friend. Those who like wine and those who drink wine. You drink.
Theme: "Go ahead, make my day" as Clint Eastwood said in his role as Detective Harry Callahan in the movie 'Dirty Harry'.
Make your day at Sierra Oaks with a visit with Clint. Take your picture with Clint and watch his movies such 'Dirty Harry' and 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly'. While visiting Clint enjoy Sierra Oaks award winning wines paired with Cowboy Chili. All passport participants will receive our generous club member discounts on wine and gift shop, and check out our $96 per case special.
Theme: Oklahoma [musical]
Welcome to Prohibition – the world of bootleggers and "wineshine". The roaring Twenties come to life at Sierra Vista Winery. Give the right code to be admitted to the Sierra Vista "Untouchables" – pouring bootleg Syrah, Derringer Zinfandel and Capone Cabernet with Chicago Beef. Try your hand at our roulette wheel and dance to the music of big bands, jazz and swing. Toast the end of prohibition with port wine, chocolates and tax evasion!
Theme: Rock n' Roll Fantasy
Join us for a "Rock 'n Roll Fantasy" at the Wine Tour of Fame! "Livin' on the Edge" for 20 years in Fair Play winemaking! Scott and Pam invite you to have our fabulous foods paired with some of the best wines in El Dorado County. We will "Rock the Paradise" with our bottle your own Magnum of 2011 Barbera. Plus, Scott, the winemaker, will sign Magnums for YOUR special events. The BIG discount specials are guaranteed to "Take you to the Other Side"! Air guitar and other Rock 'n Roll will happen both weekends.
Theme: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Join us for a bit of old Hollywood glamour as we celebrate Breakfast at Tiffany's, the 1961 film that cemented Audrey Hepburn's reputation as an all-time fashion icon and set the bar for every New York romantic comedy. Nibble on appetizers, sip Skinner wines and immerse yourself in the fashion and music of the era in our state of the art winery. We look forward to seeing you there.
Theme: James Bond
The name's Bond....James Bond.
The game's Wine....Synapse Wine
You are cordially invited to enter the world of international intrigue and discerning taste at Synapse Wines.
Your mission will be to decode the delectable wine and food pairings, put your skills to the test in the Casino Royale,
and have the opportunity to take away some "top secret" wine deals.
We are counting on you, so don't delay, time is ticking away.
Theme: Marilyn Monroe
Join the owners and friends of Windwalker Vineyard for the best afternoon ever. Our friendly staff will treat you to our award winning wines while browsing in our warm tasting room and gift boutique. Sample our Chardonnays, Barbera, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Viognier, and many more including our delicious dessert wines. Our chefs will be serving appetizing treats paired with Windwalker Wines. Make us a destination, you won't be sorry.