For Immediate Release
Contact: Stacy Giannini
WINERIES OF SANTA CLARA VALLEY HOSTS SPRING PASSPORT
MORGAN HILL, Calif. Feb 8, 2019—Santa Clara Valley wineries will host guests for a month of wine, food and entertainment along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail.
The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley will host their Annual Spring Passport beginning Friday, March 1st through Sunday, March 31st, following the success of the sold out Fall Passport in September. Thirty-two wineries will participate in a month-long exclusive offer where guests can enjoy wine, food and entertainment on the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail.
The month will begin with a Friday night kick off celebration on March 1 at the Coyote Creek Golf Club. Guests can wine taste from over 25 wineries and sample small bites from 14 local restaurants while listening to the live music out on the patio. For those who want that elevated experience, they’re introducing a VIP ticket, which provides early entry into the party and reserve tastings by 20 of their award winning wineries.
Starting Saturday, March 2 thru March 31, Passport holders are welcomed into the 32 wineries tastings rooms located around the Santa Clara Valley. At each winery, guests can expect 3 one-ounce pours, have the opportunity to meet the talented winemakers and get a personalized experience into the world of winemaking. Wineries will have food and entertainment on varying days, pour special select or library wines, and many will offer attractive discounts throughout the month.
The Passport book also includes over 30 Passport Partners comprised of local restaurants, bakeries, wine bars, massage salons, hotels and transportation businesses offering special discounts exclusively to Passport holders during the month – a $350 value.
Much like an entry visa, the wineries and Passport Partners will stamp or initial each visit in the Passport book to record guests one time visit or redemption.
Tickets can be purchased online at springpassport2019.eventbrite.com, at any of the wineries or the Visit Gilroy Welcome Center.
Ticket prices are as follows:
1. VIP Kick Off + Passport Month / $100
2. Kick Off + Passport Month / $75
3. Passport Month / $50
Purchase before March 1 and you could win a night stay for two at the gorgeous Rosewood CordeValle resort.
“We’re very extremely excited to welcome back the crowds that purchase year after year and welcoming those that are discovering there are 32 wineries right here in the Bay Area. We are seeing a huge influx of new guests that are wanting to stay the weekend and why we’ve partnered with so many hotels. We even have a cottage on the Uvas Creek that’s right on the wine trail and a popular property on Airbnb” says Geoff Mace, Owner of Calerrain Wines and President of the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley. “It’s always great to see visitors enjoy the beauty of the area, the diversity of the wines, and build personal relationships with the wineries and winemakers. Santa Clara Valley AVA is home to award winning wines, and we love to show it off as much as possible.”
The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley is an association representing member wineries that grow and produce wines in one of the oldest wine producing regions of California.
With the first plantings at the Santa Clara Mission in 1798, the region of Santa Clara Valley represents one of the oldest growing traditions in the country. The Santa Clara Valley is now home to over three dozen wineries, of every size and shape, from long-established family operations to relatively small newcomers. On March 28, 1989, the Santa Clara Valley received AVA status; prior to this the region’s wines were typically labeled ‘Central Coast’ or ‘Santa Clara County’.