Russian River Valley Passport: A Weekend of Wine, Food, & Fun!

Grapes grown in the proper soil, encouraged by the desired weather, and guided by the right hands, create the incredible, world-class wines that Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley has become well-known for.

Pinot Noir Grapes on the Vine
Pinot Noir Grapes on the Vine

Specializing in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Russian River Valley wineries are also highly regarded for other varietals. But, it’s the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that consistently earn high praise from wine critics and wine drinkers.

Don’t miss the annual event this month that celebrates the outstanding wines created in the Russian River Valley. The Russian River Valley Passport, presented by Russian River Valley Winegrowers on June 27th and June 28th, invites ticket holders to select exclusive experiences from over 30 acclaimed wineries.

Russian River Valley Passport

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each day, visitors will taste limited and early releases paired with locally crafted foods, sample wines straight from the barrel, listen to live music, enjoy artist demonstrations, drop by wineries that are not usually open to the public, and enjoy special discounts on wine purchases.

This showcase of Russian River Valley wines also includes a very special VIP barbecue in the heart of Russian River Valley on Saturday evening. Guests will be able to mingle with winemakers and winegrowers while enjoying their food and wine.

Expect something special at whichever winery you choose to visit. Here are just a few of the options for the weekend.

At ACORN Winery/Alegria Vineyards, owner and winegrower Bill Nachbaur will walk the vineyard with guests. Benovia Winery will offer barrel samples of their sustainably farmed 2014 Martaella Vineyard Pinot Noir.

A Collection of Benovia Winery's Stunning Wines, photo by St8Forward Media
A Collection of Benovia Winery’s Stunning Wines, photo by St8Forward Media

Barrel tastings will also be offered at Hartford Family Winery where guests will be able to sip Hartford’s 2014 Highwire Zinfandel. And of course, Hartford will be offering tastes of their 2012 Maclean’s Block Pinot Noir perfectly paired with a tasty bite.

One of the Hartford Family Winery's Vineyards Showing the Presence of Cool Morning Fog
One of the Hartford Family Winery’s Vineyards Showing the Presence of Cool Morning Fog

Dutton Estate Winery will serve tasty bites of local cheeses, salami, bread, and homemade chocolate chip cookies to pair with three of their wines – 2014 Karmen Isabella Pinot Noir, 2013 Kyndall’s Reserve Chardonnay, and 2014 Kylie’s Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc.

Delicious Wine & Food Pairings at Dutton Estate Winery include Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
Delicious Wine & Food Pairings at Dutton Estate Winery include Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

Find the perfect fulfillment for your senses at Russian River Vineyards. Taste two of their incredible Pinot Noirs paired with truffle fries while listening to live music. If you’re in the mood for a game of bocce ball, visit Thomas George Estates for a game and for sips of their Estate Pinot Noirs.

Make sure to contact Pure Luxury for safe and professional chauffeured transportation so you can enjoy this event to the fullest!

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