Passport to Dry Creek Valley – Vineyard Tour
April 29 & 30 | 11am – 4pm
Passport to Dry Creek Valley Weekend
Over one weekend, Passport guests are welcomed into 45+ wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley, each offering a unique pairing of premium wine, gourmet food and entertainment. Take a vineyard tour for a grape-to-glass look at Dry Creek Valley wine. Sample exclusive vintages, rarely available to taste. Meet winemakers and grapegrowers – the generations of people behind the wine and magical ‘Dry Creek Valley spirit’. Savor exquisite food and wine pairings from acclaimed chefs. Delight in discovering each winery’s unique Passport “theme,” a tradition of the event. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable weekend. Enjoy!
Vineyard Tour at Salmons Leap Vineyard
Sunday, April 30 at 9:00 A.M.
A part of the Passport to Dry Creek Valley Weekend Events
650 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
Join owners Yolyn & Nick Goldschmidt for a tour of Salmons Leap Vineyard. Along with the tour, Nick will discuss a variety of topics including establishing and managing vineyards throughout Dry Creek Valley, water shortage issues, the growing lack of farm labor, and the move to sustainable vineyard practices. Nick will talk about pruning on VSP versus split canopy, water usage, best practices during the growing season, the importance of berry size, and how proper viticulture practices can influence berry size. We will also compare and contrast grapes grown on this site to similar sites in the Alexander Valley, and we will discuss wine differences from the two Sonoma County appellations (Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys). Also included is a tasting of Nick’s wine produced in these appellations. Salmons Leap is one of several vineyards Nick and Yolyn Goldschmidt own throughout the world, giving them a global perspective of viticulture and winemaking. With this view in mind, Nick will discuss how the team produces the best possible fruit from this vineyard. To conclude, Yolyn will offer a special tasting of other Goldschmidt wines.
To sign up for this international perspective on the Goldschmidt’s Dry Creek Valley vineyards, please RSVP to Karen at Karen@GoldschmidtVineyards.com