Back on the road we took a short detour to the Passalacquawinery. Located in the heart of the succulent Dry Creek Appellations, Passalacqua’s welcoming tasting room is perched high on the hill offering sweeping views as you sample their wines.
Jason and Noelle Passalacqua, the charming young owners, produce some excellent award winning vintages, not that surprising since they are 4th generation wine growers, and their winemaker is the talented Margaret Davenport, previously with Clos du Bois. Margaret is directing Passalacqua’s exclusive small-lot production of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, available exclusively at their tasting room, on their website or through their wine club. Their “zins” rule!
Tip: If you sign up right now there is still room in their Prima Vite category (a select group of 100) where one of the many benefits is that you get to adopt your very own vine. You’ll even be invited to work the vineyard for a day, tending to your “baby.”