Fall Passport in the valley

Month of events kicks off Sept. 6

FALL PASSPORT Barbara Durham of Salinas, Virginia Yanowsky of San Jose and Nancy Beymer of Salinas raise their glasses at Morgan Hill Cellars during a previous Passport event. File photo

It’s that time again: Passport month in the Santa Clara Valley kicks off on Friday, Sept. 6, at the Coyote Creek Golf Club, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

The $100 VIP ticket includes reserve tastings, one-hour early entry, passed appetizers from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by appetizers from more than a dozen participating restaurants from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Price includes a passport good for tasting in 34 tasting rooms Sept. 6-30, with music and light bites at most wineries, where you’ll enjoy three one-ounce tastings at each. Special discounts/offers from local Passport Partner businesses are included. Each VIP ticket holder will also be entered to win a two-night stay at Hotel Valencia plus breakfast, and $100 dinner voucher for Oveja Restaurant. The drawing will be held the night of the kickoff, and you must be present to win. The certificate is valid for one year.

Other ticketing options include a kickoff party ticket with passport for $75, and passport only for $50. Each passport purchaser will be entered into a drawing for a one-night stay at Rosewood CordeValle plus breakfast. The drawing will be held Oct. 2.

Special offers from partners include discounts at popular restaurants (Charlotte’s Chocolates, Rosy’s, Odeum, Prova, Yolked, Grapevine), and other retailers (Fifth Street Coffee, Rocca’s Market, Vintage Wine Merchants). Lodging, yoga, spa and florist offers are also available to passport holders. Visit santaclarawines.com for passport purchases and details.

Contact California Passport Tours at www.california-passport.com or (408) 659-0050 for help with planning your visit.

Laura Ness

Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.

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Laura Ness is an accomplished freelance writer offering travel tips and commentary on the California wine industry.