February 2016

February 2016

Join us in the warm and cozy tasting room all month as we celebrate Port. We will be having special activities each weekend revolving around Port. The annual blue cheese versus chocolate competition will be held over President's weekend and on Valentine's Day. Sample and purchase the 2015 New-World Port futures and take advantage of our specials on vintage years back to 2000. Visit some of the local restaurants and enjoy our 2001 vintage with a featured dessert special all month. Enjoy Port!-the perfect way to spend a winter evening.

Friday, February 5th, 4-7 pm (Club member event)

Club members come and sample the different wines from all three clubs while enjoying a light meal in the cellar. We will be serving salad and baked potatoes with all the toppings. Please RSVP via email to or by calling the winery at 530-644-5948. This event is free and members may bring two guests to the party.

Saturday, February 20 in the cellar - Start times: 11:00, 12:30 & 2:00

Do you love port? Collect Port? Or just want to learn about our New-World Port that we have been producing since 2000? Portopia is an educational event that is the pinnacle of Port month. At this walk-around event experience culinary creations made or paired with our Port. Learn that Port is not just a dessert wine and that it can be enjoyed at all times of the meal. Taste Port Still wines (red table wines made from Port grapes), library selections and the 2015 futures from the barrel. The 2014 New-World Port futures will be ready for pick-up at this event. Tickets are $25 per person (club members are $20 and 2014 Port future purchasers are $15). For reservations please call the winery at 530-644-5948 or click here. Act now. Tickets are limited and this event sold out last year.

March 2016

Sunday, March 13 at 10am sharp!
Daylight savings time starts today so don’t forget to change your clock.

Here a case, there a case, we always have some stragglers! Each year as we complete our year-end inventory, we uncover pesky little leftover cases of wine. They might be an older vintage that we are no longer selling, they might have crooked labels, or they (heaven forbid) might have a scuffed foil! The wine is great, but we need to clean up our cellar! Customers are limited to 3 bottles per wine per vintage and they go fast! Be sure to come early! We will be serving coffee before the event.

April 2016

April 9-10 and April 16-17 from 11-5pm

Tickets on sale now! Start at Madroña and taste fine wines perfectly paired with appetizers that highlight Madroña’s terrior. Take advantage of our annual El Tinto special and enjoy it paired with a sample from Dedrick’s Cheese. And not to miss the 2015 New-World Port futures from the barrel. Purchase tickets by visiting passporteldorado.com.

Friday, April 10 and April 17 6-8pm

Not attending Passport? Then enjoy a laid back evening in the cellar and take advantage of our Passport specials. We will be offering a light meal and all the wines featured during the event but without the crowd. Just $5 per person. Reservations are required and this event is limited to 60 guests per weekend. Reservations can be made by calling the winery at 530-644-5948.

May 2016

Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 from 11-4:30pm

This is our thank you to all of our loyal club members and customers. Spend the afternoon relaxing out back under the pines with your family and friends. Wine taste and enjoy a gourmet burger and homemade fries while listening to live music. Tickets will be available on line, at the door or by calling the winery at 530-644-5948.


Save the Date 2016:

June Club Release and Party - Friday, June 3rd from 4-7 pm

Vintage Dinner - Saturday, June 25th (Invitations will be mailed in late May)

Kick-Off Harvest Dinner - Saturday, August 27th from 6-10 pm