Tour, Taste, Toast!

The Sierra Oro Farm Trail supports local ag-tourism in Butte County and surrounding communities. Come experience local farms, wineries & shops!


Farms & Wineries

Sierra Oro Farm Trail Association

If you're a small farm located in Butte County, CA with a tasting room or business that is open to the public and you'd like to showcase your products on the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Map, we are now accepting applications for the map and 11th Annual Passport Weekend. We're also looking to partner with sponsors who are interested in supporting Ag-Tourism.

Send us a private message if you're interested!

Advance Tickets Available for purchase online only for 12th Annual Sierra Oro FarmTrail Passport Weekend, October 7-8, 2017

Tickets go on sale on July 20th

Passport Weekend Map Buy Tickets

A passport and a tank of gas are all you need to enjoy a food and wine weekend getaway to beautiful Butte County. Guests wishing to purchase passports in person at local retail outlets will have to wait until after Labor Day; however, tickets for the 12th annual Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend are now for sale online only at www.sierraoro.org.

Tour, taste and toast your way through Butte County on Saturday and Sunday, October 7-8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. A passport opens the doors to amazing specialty farms and wineries where visitors will sample tasty artisan olive oils, specialty nuts and award-winning wines, all while getting to know local farmers and winemakers behind them. Participants can set their own pace as they explore a variety of the 34 farms and wineries along this year's Farm Trail.

"Butte County is uniquely positioned with a diverse array of farms and wineries, making our annual passport event stand out for both wine and food enthusiasts," said Jamie Johansson, owner and farmer at Lodestar Olive Oil and co-founder of the Sierra Oro Farm Trail. "In addition to a gourmet tasting experience, guests get to meet generations of family farmers and winemakers. That personal relationship with the growers is what makes our tour so special."

New in 2017

This year's Farm Trail features three new stops: Book Family Farm, Live Vine Wines and Matson Rice, making a total of 14 wineries and 20 specialty farms where guests can enjoy self-guided tours of the scenic agricultural landscape, meet local farmers and winemakers, and sample the amazing bounty Butte County has to offer.

Boxed Lunches & Commemorative Tote Available with Online Ticket Purchase

Two locations are offering boxed lunches for pre-sale online at sierraoro.org with passport ticket orders. Guests who purchase the pre-paid lunches can choose tri tip at Wagon Wheel in Oroville or pulled pork at Llano Seco in Chico. Lunch boxes, $10 each, include a side dish and drink. Lunches are available for purchase online ONLY. Date and location for picking up lunch must be pre-selected at time of purchase. A lunch voucher will mailed with passports if selected at the time of purchase.

A commemorative 6-bottle Sierra Oro Farm Trail tote is also available for purchase online. A voucher for the totes and pick up locations will also be sent via mail with passports if selected during online purchase.

Due to the popularity of Passport Weekend, an early sell-out is expected. Passports cost $30 per person and include a 2017 map and free commemorative wine glass.

Wine glasses will be picked up at the first winery you visit on the farm trail, where your passport will be punched and ID will be checked.

Proceeds from the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend benefit the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Association, dedicated to further developing agri-tourism in Butte County. Online tickets will go on sale July 20, 2017. For more information, visit www.sierraoro.org or call the Butte County Farm Bureau at (530) 533-1473.

Join the conversation on our social media channels: Facebook: www.facebook.com/SierraOroFarmTrail and Twitter: @FarmTrail

Passport Weekend is sponsored by the Butte County Farm Bureau, Chico Chamber of Commerce and Tri Counties Bank. Participating farms and wineries include the following: Almendra Winery & Distillery (Bertagna Son Kissed Vineyards), Bangor Ranch Vineyard & Winery, Book Family Farm, Butte College Environmental Horticulture Nursery, Butte View Olive Company, Calolea Olive Oil, CSU Chico University Farm, Dog Creek Cellars, Gale Vineyards, Harrison’s California Chestnuts, Harvest Hill Farm, Hickman Family Vineyards, Hodges Nursery & Gifts, LaRocca Vineyards, Lavender Ranch, Live Vine Wines, Llano Seco Rancho, Lodestar Farms, Long Creek Winery & Ranch, Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products, Matson Rice, Mt. Ida Mandarin Ranch, Nesseré Vineyards, New Clairvaux Vineyard, Noble Orchards, Patrick Ranch Museum, Pedrozo Dairy and Cheese Company, Purple Line Urban Winery, Quilici Vineyards, Sohnrey Family Foods, Spencer Shirey Wines, TJ Farms and Wagon Wheel Market.

Answers to Common Questions

Designated Driver's need a ticket if they want to partake in the food tasting and other special non-alcohol related activities on Passport Weekend.

Sharing passports is not recommended. Wineries will charge $5 per extra tasting for individuals who don't have a passport.

Kids under 12 are free, we don't recommend patrons bring kids to wineries.

NEW! Lunch Stops! Pre-purchase a $10 lunch when you order your passport online. Lunch can be purchased for Saturday or Sunday.
North County - Lunches can be picked up at Maisie Janes, pulled pork sandwiches with a side and a drink for $10
South County - Lunches can be picked up at Wagon Wheel, tri tip with a side and a drink for $10

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Get Your Passport

This signature, once-a-year event provides a special opportunity for guests to savor the amazing farm fresh bounty produced in Butte County. Learn More About Passport Weekend


TOUR DESTINATIONS

These Farms & Wineries are members the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Association whose mission is to further develop agri-tourism in Butte County. Learn More