The 2015 Russian River Valley Passport Weekend (formerly called Passport to Pinot) will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, 2015.  More than 30 acclaimed wineries in the premier AVA for world-class Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other cool-climate-loving varieties will share current, early, and limited release wines. The images on this blog post, provided by the group, speak for themselves and to the area that we all call home, in Russian River Valley.

From Rod Berglund, Board President of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers (RRVW)

We’re pleased to “announces the annual Russian River Valley Passport Weekend (formerly called Passport to Pinot) – the renowned winegrowing AVA’s two-day celebration, taking place June 27-28, 2015. The highly anticipated weekend of events explores the rugged beauty of this Sonoma County wine region and its hidden gems; including world-class wines, local food and unmatched hospitality.”

From their Web:

The Russian River Valley is located in the heart of Sonoma County, CA. Our growers and winemakers not only produce world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but also many other cool-climate-loving varietals that express themselves beautifully in our cooler region.

There’s so much ground to cover and so many flavors and tannins to enjoy!

Visit more than 30 acclaimed wineries and enjoy world-class wines, including limited and early releases, as well as locally crafted foods and unmatched hospitality. This tasting experience will have you discovering the rugged beauty of our valley and our region’s most celebrated wineries, unique artists and hidden gems.  The Russian River Valley Passport weekend offers ticket holders exclusive experiences throughout the weekend at participating wineries, many that aren’t open to the public. A Saturday night VIP barbecue at Gail Ann’s Vineyard in the heart of Russian River Valley will allow a limited number of ticket holders to mingle with the winemakers and growers over smoky summer fare.

2015 Participating Wineries (this list will be updated regularly)
ACORN Winery/Alegria Vineyards – Bacigalupi Vineyards – Balletto Vineyards – Benovia Winery – Bucher Winery – The Calling Wines – Camlow Cellars – Carrozzi Vineyard – Cartograph – Christopher Creek Winery – D’Argenzio Winery – Davis Family Vineyards – DeLoach Vineyards – DRNK Winery – Dutton Estate – Dutton-Goldfield – Ektimo Vineyards – HANNA Winery & Vineyards – Hartford Family Winery – HKG Estate, Hop Kiln Vineyards – Inman Family Wines – Joseph Swan Vineyards – Kobler Estate Winery – La Crema Winery – Lauterbach Cellars – MacRostie Winery & Vineyards – Merriam Vineyards – Mueller Winery – Nunes Vineyards/St. Rose Winery – Russian River Vineyards – Sonoma-Cutrer Winery – Thomas George Estates – Via Giusti Wines – Viszlay Vineyards – VML Winery