Press Release
For Immediate Release
Stacy Giannini


August 23, 2019 (Santa Clara County): The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley will host their annual Fall Passport for a month of wine, food and entertainment along the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail in September – including a VIP Kick Off event.

The Wineries of Santa Clara Valley will host their annual Fall Passport beginning Friday, September 6th through Monday, September 30th, following the success of their sold out Spring Passport in March. Thirty-four 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 September 6th at the Coyote Creek Golf Club. Purchase the Kick Off ticket that includes your Passport and wine taste from over 25 wineries and sample small bites from 12 local restaurants while listening to the live music out on the patio. For those who want an elevated experience, purchase the VIP ticket that also includes your Passport and provides one hour early entry into the party with reserve tastings by 25 of their award winning wineries (with most pouring thru the night) and unique appetizers provided by two onsite chefs. They’ve added an additional VIP bonus – all VIP’s will be entered in a drawing for a two-night stay at Hotel Valencia in Santana Row with the winner announced that night.

Starting Friday, September 6 thru September 30, Passport holders are welcomed into the 34 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 20 Passport Partners comprised of local restaurants, wine bars, wellness spas and hotels offering special discounts exclusively to Passport holders during the month – a $350 value. All Passport holders will also be entered into a drawing for a one-night stay at Rosewood Cordevalle Resort.

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, at any of the wineries or the Visit Gilroy Welcome Center.

Ticket prices are as follows:
1. Kick Off + Passport Month / $75
2. VIP Kick Off + Passport Month / $100
3. Passport Month / $50

“We’re very extremely excited to welcome back the crowds that purchase year after year and welcoming those that are discovering there are 34 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 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’.

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