Event Offering: Enjoy paired dishes served with our wines. Additionally, receive special pricing: 15% off on all purchases of 6 bottles or more and 20% off case prices.
VIP Benefits: Enjoy a Vertical Flight of Syrah from the estate vineyard, a 20% discount on all wine purchases, and deep discounts on featured wines.
Event Offering: Your adventure awaits at Bumgarner Wines, where beauty and bounty meet. Explore big, bold, beautiful reds such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Petite Sirah along with our Viognier and Brian’s handmade ciders. In Bumgarner tradition we’ll be serving specialty food pairings from our wood-fired oven.
VIP Benefits: Taste our wines “family style” with Brian and Jennifer and enjoy specialty pairings in the Fig Grotto. Take an additional 5% off all wine purchases and make memories with the Bumgarner Family.
Event Offering: Join us for delicious food and award-winning wines while taking in panoramic vineyard views. Gourmet menu includes Chicken Marsala, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Honey-Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts. For dessert try our Port with decadent chocolate brownies. Enjoy our newest releases, old favorites, modest prices and special Passport discounts! Located just one mile from Somerset corner.
VIP Benefits: Receive an additional 10% off your purchase.
C.G. di Arie Vineyard & Winery
Event Offering: “Be A Sleuth.” Learn from Chaim how to identify the varietal identity of a wine and win a prize. Receive 10-30% discounts on all our flagship wines and special blends. Serving Mediterranean cuisine.
VIP Benefits: Enjoy an exclusive tasting in a private setting with specially paired food. Sample small production wines and special blends from the Library Collection. Additionally, enjoy deep discounts and receive a special gift.
5200 di Arie Road • Mt. Aukum, CA 95656
Upton road is closed to the public. Please use alternate route via Shenandoah Rd & River Pines, CA.
Day Phone – (530) 620.6500
Event Offering: Join us for a truly unique experience on your Passport Adventure: limited production, hand-crafted boutique wines paired with organic, seasonal artisan food pairings. Relax and take in the view from our spacious tree-lined deck, or stay a while and learn about our passion for healthy farming and sustainable business practices. Our winery family welcomes you!
VIP Benefits: Our VIP-Only Lounge will feature a 2013–2014 Vertical Tasting of our Green Man Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, along with a Special Pairing. We offer Wine Club Discount for Passport VIPs.
Colibri Ridge Winery & Vineyard
Event Offering: During our first passport in 2005, we started the tradition of pairing multiple wines with each of our gourmet appetizers. Once again our scrumptious food offerings will be expertly paired with our award winning wines. This year we will be serving: Freshly Baked Bruschetta, Fettuccine Pesto with Pine Nuts, and Chicken Scaloppini. Additionally enjoy special Passport Weekend pricing.
VIP Benefits: Enjoy Library Tastings and a 20% discount on Library Wines.
Event Offering: On your Passport journey, swing by the diVittorio’s for a Spanish Italian adventure. Enjoy the scenery of the Sierra Foothills and great pairings of food and wine. Back again are Black Walnuts with Blue Cheese paired with our Orange Muscat Port, tasty Italian meatballs with French Bread paired with 2013 Barbera, and as always, our port Sangria.
VIP Benefits: A complimentary bottle of our 2004 Syrah while supplies last.
Findleton Estate Winery
Event Offering: At Findleton Estate Winery you will be greeted with a Bubbly Beverage as you enter into an “Under the Sea Adventure.” Indulge in fine wines paired with mango shrimp cocktail, roasted pork with spaetzle and zin-tastic meatballs at the “Jimmy Buffet.”
VIP Benefits: Enjoy Wine Club discounts and receive a raffle ticket for a drawing to win a Magnum of 2013 Findleton Estate Alicante Bouschet.
Event Offering: See the extensive views of El Dorado County and beyond to Pyramid Peak in Tahoe from the patio. Inside our barrel cave we will have four of our Estate Wines each with a delicious food pairing for your enjoyment. As an example, enjoy Salmon cakes with honey mustard glaze and our Estate Chardonnay. Special Passport weekend pricing.
VIP Benefits: Receive additional discount on the special pricing.
Holly's Hill Vineyards
Event Offering: Picture yourself overlooking the steep river canyons from our deck as you indulge in Savory Pancakes & Fried Ravioli expertly paired with Rhône style wines. Take advantage of special discounts and futures of our signature wine, Patriarche. Then recharge at our complimentary espresso bar.
VIP Benefits: Gain exclusive access to a wine tasting area and sample Library Wines that are no longer for sale to the general public. Additionally, enjoy club pricing on those older vintages.
Jodar Vineyards & Winery (If space allows)
Event Offering: Our adventure began 30 years ago and yours will begin at our beautiful tasting room! The Jodar family has been a part of Passport Weekend for decades and always offers a great spread. Venture through four stations featuring some of our best hand-crafted varietals paired with brilliant bites! Enjoy progressive discounts—including mix & match specials.
VIP Benefits: Enjoy special discounts.
Lava Cap Winery
Event Offering: We welcome you to explore the outdoor adventures of El Dorado County in an interactive wine and food journey. Enjoy Lava Cap wines paired with outdoor inspired foods, from the rivers to the mountains and everything in between. Celebrate the great outdoors and amazing wines at Lava Cap Winery.
VIP Benefits: Enjoy specialty cheese paired with our exotic dessert wine.
Event Offering: Daring with pairings: Wine and Food. Are you willing to exceed conventional wisdom, question pairing taboos, and explore beyond your food and wine comfort zone? We have devised a progression of courses paired with a range of wines, designed to astonish and delight. Let us guide you on this culinary journey!
VIP Benefits: Start your adventure at 10:30am—30 minutes before doors open to the public. Additionally enjoy special pricing: Quintet Duo (2012 Quintet & 2005 Quintet) for $58.00.
Event Offering: Come join Alice in WINEderland for an adventure! It’s a very important date, so don’t be late! Miraflores is known for their food and wine pairings and this is no exception! Jump through the rabbit hole and enter a world of delicious food and wine pairings in an enchantingly zaney “WINEderful” experience!
VIP Benefits: Enjoy a Library Tasting of 3 different limited quantity wines as well as an additional 10% off your purchase.
Mount Aukum Winery Smaller groups
Event Offering: Mount Aukum Winery will feature an adventurous French menu prepared by Chef David Maestas, which will tantalizingly pair with our French style wines. Listening and dancing to The Nobs Band music will enhance your experience. Attractive mix & match specials will be offered.
VIP Benefits: Enjoy 20% off your wine purchase and access to our cellar for a private barrel tasting of our soon to be bottled wines, paired with a fresh French dish designed by our chef.
Narrow Gate Vineyards Groups of 20 and under
Event Offering: Enter through the Narrow Gate and adventure through our certified Biodynamic® grown wines: Rhône and Bordeaux varietals, blends, El Dorado classics, and our infamous Chocolate Splash. The wood-fired grill will be smokin’ up a Ginger-garlic stir fry and our famous “Passport Pannini”: smoked pork loin and Havarti with sage aioli and caramelized onions. (Gluten Free & Vegetarians welcome!)
VIP Benefits: Access to Wine Club pricing.
Nello Olivo Wines
Event Offering: Meet “The Grapefather®” and his El Dorado Wine Mob as you enjoy our Italian varietals paired with delicious food specialties, such as baked brie, lasagna and tiramisu. Port tasting, barrel-tasting, case specials, photo booth and more!
VIP Benefits: Enjoy Library Tastings and special case prices. Additionally, receive a Grapefather bag and access our exclusive “after hours” event until 7:00pm.
Perry Creek Winery
Event Offering: Perry Creek winery has teamed up with Jackson Catering to pair with our extraordinary wines. Enjoy dipping treats in our chocolate fountain and live performances. Take advantage of our exclusive Passport Weekend case prices.
VIP Benefits: TBD
7400 Perry Creek Road (P.O. Box 350) • Fair Play, CA 95684
(530) 620-5175 or (800) 880-4026
Event Offering: It’s time to throw on your rucksack and experience the Sierras through a selection of wines from El Dorado’s newest winery. Enjoy Chardonnay, Barbera and Zinfandel around the campfire paired with Ryan’s Rustic Bacon and Sausage Cassoulet. Then, while overlooking the vineyards, barrel sample Rucksack’s first Estate Cabernet Franc and savor the Sierras!
VIP Benefits: Become a Club Member for a day with all the associated benefits (discounts and special offerings).
Shadow Ranch Vineyard
Event Offering: Journey to Shadow Ranch Vineyard for an authentic El Dorado County wine tasting experience. Enjoy picturesque Sierra Nevada views and our award-winning wines, including the “Sheriff” red wine blend. This year we will be serving a hearty chicken and andouille sausage Gumbo with cornbread.
VIP Benefits: Enjoy an additional 10% off and receive a complimentary Shadow Ranch Vineyard corkscrew with purchase.
Sierra Vista Vineyards & Winery
Event Offering: Elevation Matters! Sierra Vista offers excellent examples of these distinctive, traditional and bold mountain-grown wines. Enjoy gourmet pairings from Allez! Salmon Rilettes, Beef Bourgogne and an assortment of other goodies will be paired with exquisite wines. Doors open 30 minutes early. Additionally, enjoy special pricing on our premium estate wines.
VIP Benefits: Enjoy a private barrel tasting of Sierra Vista futures and access special Passport Weekend pricing. Enter our drawing to receive 2 tickets to our Annual Lobster Dinner ($180 Value).
Skinner Vineyards & Winery
Event Offering: Venture to Skinner Vineyards & Winery for some high-elevation fun during the Passport Weekends. From our Fair Play tasting room perched at 2,740’ we will be taking you on the thrilling adventure of the grape to the glass and tossing up delectable pairings of our Rhône-style wines with Molto Benny’s wood-fired pizzas.
VIP Benefits: Access to a private Legacy VIP Tasting Lounge and additional 10% savings on Passport Weekend prices.
Event Offering: Come to Windwalker and discover the diversity in wines produced in El Dorado & Fair Play. We offer French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Croatian and Chilean wine varieties. From Alicante Bouschet to Zinfandel we make wines that we love, our customers love, and are consistent award winners. We make old world style ports from 6 true Portuguese varietals. We will be offering wine discounts and gourmet food tastes, with wine suggestions for pairing.
VIP Benefits: All VIP entrants will receive a raffle ticket to a drawing to receive an exclusive “10 Year Anniversary Magnum Bottle” in celebration of Jim and Alanna’s 10 year ownership of Windwalker Vineyards.
Passport Pre-Flight Tasting Event
New this year! Join us the Friday before each weekend event from 3:00pm-5:00pm to sample wines from a select group of wineries that you will not see during the Passport weekend. Skip the line Saturday morning and enjoy early check-in for the weekend event. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis—so don’t wait, because this will sell out.
Make a night of it and purchase tickets to the exclusive Winemaker Dinner following this tasting. For more information on the different ticket levels, click here.