Passport Weekend Offers One-of-a-Kind Wine Tasting Adventure in El Dorado County

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Passport Weekend Offers One-of-a-Kind Wine Tasting Adventure in El Dorado CountyIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessPassport Weekend Offers One-of-a-Kind Wine Tasting Adventure in El Dorado CountyBy Press Release – April 4, 2017 98 0 Email Share Twitter ReddIt Previous articleSilver Trident Winery Names Shane Soldinger General ManagerNext articleFrancis Ford Coppola Winery and Zoetrope: All-Story Launch Short Film Competition Press Release Linkedin Facebook Pinterest AdvertisementEl Dorado Winery Association hosts 26th annual Passport event in AprilPLACERVILLE, CA – The El Dorado Winery Association will host its 26th annual Passport Weekend to bring wine enthusiasts together for a unique wine tasting adventure in the foothills of El Dorado County. The event takes place over two weekends, April 22-23 and April 29-30, and features exclusive tasting experiences at more than 20 El Dorado County wineries along with food, music and beautiful foothill vistas.El Dorado County is home to more than 2,000 acres of vines spread across altitudes ranging from 1,200 to 3,200 feet, allowing local wineries to grow more than 70 wine grape varieties. The region has the largest, most diverse selection of grapes in the world, which offers creative and unique winemaking opportunities that the area’s family-owned wineries love to share with eager wine adventurers.“Passport has a unique focus each year, and we are excited for this year’s ‘Adventure’ theme which embraces the culture and geography that makes El Dorado County truly unique,” said Carey Skinner, President of El Dorado Winery Association and owner of Skinner Vineyards. “We love providing adventurous and curious wine enthusiasts with the opportunity to taste new wines and experience such a diverse selection of varietals. We’re fortunate to have the world’s broadest assortment of quality wines grown and produced right in our backyard.”Tickets include a commemorative wine glass and access to more than 20 participating El Dorado wineries that will open their doors with exclusive tastings, tours and more. Participants are encouraged to keep track of their weekend wine excursions by using their passports to collect stamps at each winery; completed passports submit the holder in a drawing for two complimentary 2018 Passport Weekend tickets. Additionally, passport holders will receive discounts and/or promotional items at local partnering restaurants, hotels and businesses.In addition to two weekends of sipping a diverse collection of wines, El Dorado Winery Association will kick off the celebrations with exclusive Passport Pre-Flight tastings and Winemaker Dinners on April 21 and April 28. Pre-Flight tastings will feature seven wineries that are not part of the regular Passport Weekend, and the Winemaker Dinners at Sienna Restaurant in El Dorado Hills will serve a locally sourced six-course dinner expertly paired with wines from the region.For ticket purchase and more information about the 26th annual Passport Weekend, visit www.passporteldorado.com. A portion of all Passport Weekend proceeds will be donated to the newly founded El Dorado Winery Association Scholarship Fund.Passport holders will have access to more than 20 participating El Dorado County wineries for exclusive and unique wine tasting adventures, along with food, music, handcrafted gifts and beautiful foothill vistas.About El Dorado Winery AssociationEl Dorado Winery Association is dedicated to representing the unified interests of its members and nationally promoting El Dorado County as a high quality wine production and tasting destination. The region is home to more than 2,000 acres of vines and approximately 70 family-owned wineries. Its multifaceted terrain features hundreds of microclimates ranging in elevation from 1,200 to 3,200 feet, allowing vintners to make wines from the largest, most diverse selection of grape varieties in the world. El Dorado County has been California’s most unique destination for adventurous wine enthusiasts since the first vineyard was planted in 1849. Wine. Altitude. Adventure. For more information on the El Dorado Winery Association and its members, visit eldoradowines.org.Advertisement TAGSEl Dorado Winery Association last_img

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