Ticket Levels

Day of Event Ticket Sales

If you wish to purchase tickets the day of Passport please visit either:

Lava Cap Winery
2221 Fruitridge Rd
Placerville, CA 95709
530-621-0175

Skinner Vineyards & Winery
8054 Fair Play Road
Somerset, CA 95684
530-620-2220

These prices will go into effect 11:59pm the Friday night before Passport.


  • General Admission Weekend Ticket: $75 + tax
  • General Admission Sunday Only Ticket: $55 + tax
  • Gold VIP Weekend Ticket: $105 + tax
  • Gold VIP Sunday Only Ticket: $85 + tax
  • Designated Driver Weekend: $20 + tax
  • Designated Driver Sunday Only: $10 + tax

Weekend Passport—General Admission

Price: $70* | Dates: April 21–22 or April 28–29 | Time: 11:00am–5:00pm

Experience the flavors of the world one sip of wine at a time! With your Weekend Passport ticket, you’ll receive a commemorative wine glass, as well as exclusive access to the tasty bites, award-winning wines and exciting entertainment at over 20 participating wineries. This is an adventure you won’t want to miss!

Weekend Passport—Gold VIP

Price: $100* | Dates: April 21–22 or April 28–29 | Time: 11:00am–5:00pm

For the first time ever, VIP tickets are available for purchase! Along with all of the benefits of General Admission, your Gold VIP Passport grants unlimited access to the exclusive VIP Trail, a brand-new feature for this year’s event. Our Gold VIP Passport is the perfect choice for passionate wine adventurers to experience El Dorado County wines like never before!

Here’s a taste of what you can expect:

  • Exclusive “futures” barrel room tastings (wines not yet bottled or available to the public)
  • Vertical tastings
  • Private winemaker tastings
  • Special food pairings
  • Secret/Private reserved or library wine tastings
  • Private venues and winery tours
  • Access to special discounts

Weekend Passport—Platinum (Legacy) VIP

Price: $70* | Dates: April 21–22 or April 28–29 | Time: 11:00am–5:00pm

We’re excited to welcome back our Legacy VIPs! Ready to add another stamp to your Passport? For those who prequalified by purchasing over $300 at last year's event, our Platinum (Legacy) Passports include all the perks offered to Gold VIPs at the price of General Admission.

In addition, Platinum (Legacy) VIPs have the option to gain complimentary access (up to 4 tickets each) to the Pre-Flight Tasting of their choice and early check-in. It’s just one more way for our participating wineries to say “thank you” for your loyalty and enthusiasm!

Sunday Only Passports

Single Day General Admission: Price: $50* | Dates:  April 22 or April 29 | Time: 11:00am–5:00pm
Single Day Gold VIP: Price: $70* | Dates: April 22 or April 29 | Time: 11:00am–5:00pm
Single Day Platinum (Legacy) VIP: Price: $50* | Dates: April 22 or April 29 | Time: 11:00am–5:00pm

Sunday Funday! If you can't commit to a full weekend of adventure, but you’d still like to spend the day exploring El Dorado Wine Country, purchase a single day Passport. With a Sunday Only Passport, you will receive a commemorative glass, as well as exclusive access to the tasty bites, award-winning wines and exciting entertainment at over 20 wineries.

Adventure Guide (Designated Driver) Passport

Weekend Price: $20* | Dates: April 21–22 or April 28-29 | Time: 11:00am–5:00pm
Sunday Only Price: $10* | Dates: April 22 or April 29 | Time: 11:00am–5:00pm

Every great journey needs a steady hand at the wheel, someone who can serve as the official “Adventure Guide” and make sure your party stays safe and on course. If you don’t plan on wine tasting during the weekend, but you’d still like to join in on the fun, purchase the Adventure Guide (Designated Driver) Passport for access to all of the tasty bites and picturesque views of the foothills.

Pre-Flight Tasting

SOLD OUT

Price: $15* | Dates: April 20 or April 27 | Time: 4:00pm–6:00pm

NOTE: Platinum (Legacy) VIP Guests can receive one complimentary ticket with each passport purchased.

Join us the Friday before each weekend event from 4:00pm–6:00pm to sample wines from a select group of wineries that you will not see during Passport Weekend. Also, attending one of our Pre-Flight Tastings allows you to skip the line on Saturday morning and enjoy early check-in for the weekend event.

The venue for the pre-flight tasting is Smith Flat House at 2021 Smith Flat Rd, Placerville CA [map]

Announcing: Passport 2018 Winemaker Dinner

SOLD OUT

Price: $90 plus tax and gratuity | Dates: April 20 or April 27

Oenophile? Gourmand? A bit of both? You won’t want to miss this year’s Winemaker Dinner!

Begin your Passport 2018 adventure with a sophisticated selection of gourmet dishes and fine wines at the historic Smith Flat House, on Friday, April 20th or Friday, April 27th. This exclusive event will pair carefully crafted farm-to-fork offerings with several of El Dorado County’s finest varietals.

The cost of the dinner is $90 plus tax and gratuity.

Smith Flat House is located at 2021 Smith Flat Rd, Placerville CA [map]

Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis—so don’t wait, because this will sell out!

This event only happens once a year, so be sure to purchase your Passport tickets here.

*TAX AND FEE APPLY. All tickets, except those for Adventure Guides (i.e. designated drivers) and the Pre-flight tasting are on a tiered pricing schedule. Prices will increase on February 1, 2018 and April 1, 2018.

All purchases are final and no refunds will be issued.