Passport Weekend
Passport Weekend Oct 7th & 8th 2017
When:
Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, October 8th, 2017 (Columbus Day Weekend)
Where:
Nearly 34 participating wineries and specialty farms located throughout Butte County
Time:
10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday
Cost:
$30 in advance
$35 day of event
(if still available)

Ticket inclues free tasting at nearly 34 venues and a commemorative wine glass.

No Refunds: Including in-person and online sales
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.
North County: Llano Secco - pulled pork sandwiches
South County: Wagon Wheel - tri tip lunch

Tickets are available at Tri Counties Bank and the Chico and Oroville chambers of commerce.

Online ticket sales have closed

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.”

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.

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 for each ticket purchased. 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 agritourism in Butte County.

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.

PRESS CONTACT: Nicole Johansson
530.990.0383 or nicole@lodestarfarms.com

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