El Dorado, CA
Backroads, hidden gems, secret experiences and surprises make this unexplored wine region event a true adventure. Embrace the unknown and prepare to see a side of winemaking, terroir and creative expression you wouldn’t expect in wine country.
El Dorado wineries draw from more than stellar winemaking skills- experience the daring spirit, creative freedom, inspiring Sierra landscape, dynamic agriculture and the character-rich true-grit culture of this cult-classic mountain wine region.
Over 20 wineries tucked into high elevation vineyards, along the famed Apple Hill region and in rustic historic towns, greet Passport to the Great Out There holders with the region’s unique brand of hospitality. Winemakers and winery owners bring out limited releases, unique & obscure grape varieties, food pairings and daily surprises.
Taste some of California’s finest wines surrounded by the beauty of the iconic
Sierra Foothills! With your 1, 2, or 3 Day Passport to the Great Out There
ticket, you’ll be able to enjoy exclusive access to limited bottlings, reserve
wines, creative food pairings, along with the fun and unique character of over
20 participating wineries.
If you don’t plan on wine tasting during the weekend, but you’d still like to join your friends purchase the Designated Driver Passport to the Great Out There for access to all of the tasty bites and awesome sites. PLEASE NOTE: Designated Driver tickets must accompany a full priced wine consumption ticket.
COVID has given us the opportunity to make some adjustments to our Passport event, and we hope you will find the changes result in a much more enjoyable experience for you! Of course, our priority is the health and safety of our guests and staff, so all of our wineries will be adhering to strict COVID safety protocols including capacity restrictions to ensure adequate physical distancing.
This means your tasting experiences will REQUIRE RESERVATIONS! The process is fairly streamlined, and you will be able to choose which wineries you want to visit ahead of time, and will even be able to see how long it takes to travel to each destination you choose!