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El Dorado Winery Association Partners with CellarPass For 29th Annual “Passport To The Great Out There” Weekend

Passport Offers Complimentary Tastings at Dozens of Heralded Wineries and Tasting Rooms

October 29, 2019

San Francisco, CA

CellarPass, the leading wine country travel booking platform, has partnered with the El Dorado Winery Association by selling passes to the 29th Annual Passport to The Great Out There weekend, April 17 – 19, 2020. This 3-day event showcases the best the El Dorado grape-growing region has to offer, from award-winning wines and charming tasting rooms, to panoramic vineyard views. The 2020 weekend has been reimagined and promises to be a more engaging event with creative and experiential offerings for pass holders. Enjoy back roads, hidden gems, secret experiences and surprises, and prepare to see a side of winemaking, terroir and creative expression that can only be found in the Sierra Foothills and El Dorado American Viticultural Area.

The passport weekend will showcase more than 20 wineries tucked into high elevation vineyards along the famed Apple Hill region and in rustic historic towns, greeting The Great Out There passport holders with the region’s unique brand of hospitality. Winemakers and winery owners will be offering limited releases, unique and interesting grape varieties, live music, food pairings and other surprises over the 3-day weekend.

Participating wineries and tasting rooms include some of the most renowned in the region, including Boeger Winery, Bumgarner Winery/Camino Tasting Barn & Bumgarner Winery/Fair Play Tasting Room, Chateau Davell Winery, Crystal Basin Cellars, diVittorio Winery, Fenton Herriott Vineyards, Findleton Estate Winery, Holly’s Hill Vineyards, Lava Cap Winery, Madroña Vineyards, Mediterranean Vineyards, Miraflores Winery, Narrow Gate Vineyards, Nello Olivo Winery, Rucksack Cellars, Saluti Cellars, Shadow Ranch Vineyard, Smokey Ridge Farmstand & Winery, Via Romano Vineyards, and Windwalker Vineyard. Participating locations may require advance reservations, or may offer drop in opportunities.

“We are excited to present a more exciting and engaging event for 2020. In addition to fabulous El Dorado wines, our friendly, welcoming and creative spirit will delight all your senses, not just your taste buds,” stated said Kara Sather, Association Director, El Dorado Winery Association. “Each participating winery will not only be offering incredible wine and food pairings, but also authentic and engaging experiences. Whether it’s live music, art demonstrations, historical tours or winemaking insights, your journey to The Great Out There will create treasured memories of wine, food and fun. We look forward to seeing you April 17 through 19!”

Passport to The Great Out There begins at $40 for a 1-day General Admission, to $120 for a 3-day VIP all-inclusive passport. In addition, a special Designated Driver Passport is available for $20/day for those who do not plan on wine tasting during the weekend, but would still like to join in on the fun with full access to all of the tasty bites, live entertainment and incredible properties.

Tickets for “Passport to The Great Out There” are available beginning Friday, November 1st on CellarPass. The “Passport to the Great Out There” is valid April 17 – 19, 2020. Single-day, 2-day, 3-day general admission and VIP passes are available.

The 29th Annual “Passport to The Great Out There makes an ideal holiday gift for any wine and travel enthusiast.

“Our guests are always asking for our recommendations on where to visit and the El Dorado region checks a lot of marks for an ideal weekend destination, one of those being quality wines that will no doubt exceed everyone’s expectations,” says CellarPass co-founder Jonathan Elliman.

“The region offers a large selection of tasting experiences and The Great Out There passport is the perfect way to be introduced to the wines of the region”, continues Elliman. “We’re equally-pleased to work with another Destination Marketing Organization that sees the value our passport platform has to offer coupled with our decades of industry experience to ensure the 2020 event is its biggest success to date.”

For more information on CellarPass and to purchase the 29th Annual Passport to The Great Out There”, please visit

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About CellarPass

Celebrating 10 years, CellarPass is the leading real-time guest management platform designed for tasting rooms that offers visitors an easy way to buy tickets and book reservations, online or through a mobile-friendly website. Headquartered in San Francisco, with local offices in Paso Robles, Seattle and Napa Valley, CellarPass offers enterprise-level guest management platform for the alcohol industry that allows the leading wineries, breweries and distilleries a tool that enhances the visitor experience while building long-lasting relationships. For more information about CellarPass, visit Follow CellarPass on Facebook at, on Twitter at and on Instagram at to get fresh updates.

About the El Dorado Winery Association

The El Dorado Winery Association (EDWA) represents the unified interests of its members by promoting the brand El Dorado and increasing the recognition of El Dorado County's wine region as a quality wine tasting experience and destination. EDWA members, united through cooperation, encouragement, shared knowledge and education, strive to improve wine quality and the tasting experience. EDWA influences local agencies to support the expanding wine industry and its positive impact on local economic growth. The ongoing marketing of our wine region is a catalyst to advance the notoriety of El Dorado County's wine growing regions as world-class wine destinations.

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