El Dorado “Passport Weekend” Giveaway!

Love wine? Then this giveaway is for you! The El Dorado Winery Association will have its 19th annual Passport Weekend event April 10-11 and April 17-18.

If you haven’t previously attended Passport Weekend, you’re in for a treat with a weekend full of wine, food, and entertainment. 26 of El Dorado’s foothill wineries will feature gourmet food and wine pairings, library and barrel tastings, and special wine sales. You’ll also enjoy the musical entertainment of local artists at many of the wineries.

Passport tickets are $75 and are good for both days of the weekend selected. If you plan on being a designated driver you can still enjoy food and non-alcoholic refreshments with the purchase of a $25 Passport ticket.

For tickets, event details and a map of participating foothill wineries, visit www.EldoradoWines.org or call 800-306-3956.

(Photos courtesy of John Sieber Photography)

One lucky SacFoodies reader will win a pair of tickets to the event. Simply leave a comment here or on our Facebook Fan page with your favorite warm-weather food and wine pairing. We’ll pick one winner at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

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  • tammi k. | Apr 5, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Favorite summer pairing? I couple years ago, I had the coolest backyard with a pool. One night, my son was ‘starving’ while we were waiting for the chicken to cook. i put a block of feta in a zip lock bag, added olive oil and a little rosemary, stuck it back in the fridge for about 1/2 hour, then grilled it over ashy coals til warm and a little gooey on both sides. Served with warm roasted garlic on grilled crusty bread, and a Runquist Barbera….heaven….

  • Lori R. | Apr 5, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    My favorite “pairing” is opening a good bottle of wine and drinking half of it while you’re waiting for the burgers to grill … yay for summer!

  • Nicole Geurin, RD | Apr 5, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    My summer menu: Fresh salmon sprinkled with lemon pepper seasoning, steamed green beans tossed with toasted almonds, and a chilled California Pinot Grigio. Fresh fruit and frozen yogurt for dessert!

  • Megan | Apr 6, 2010 at 7:32 am

    I love the abundance of fresh veggies in the summer with a nice Chardonnay or Chablis.

  • Pam Bartholomew | Apr 6, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Grilled caesar salad, corn@ home-grown cherry tom. salad w/ feta, and salmon with a nice Chardonnay……yumsky

  • Andrea | Apr 6, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Hands down, it’s a colorful heirloom tomato salad, with mozzarella bocconcini and lots of torn basil, sprinkled with sea salt and good olive oil, paired with a crisp fruity Sauvignon Blanc! I am now very excited for summer eating!

  • Darrel Ng | Apr 6, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Grilled squash and muscato.

  • Larry | Apr 6, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Cream cheese with fresh pesto, sundried tomatoes, and pine nuts over it… served with fresh baked crostini that has been broiled with olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Serve it with a cold Duckhorn
    Sauvignon Blanc or wonderful Chardonnay. Bon Appetit !

  • Ashley | Apr 6, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Warm weather … bring it on! Apple Stuffed Chicken Breasts with a reduced Brandy Apple Glaze (Apples from Apple Hilll of course) hand made by yours truly and paired with a sweet crisp Boeger White Riesling. I don’t get to make it out of the cold weather too often up in Lake Tahoe and just discovered the Sac Foodies Blog. Glad to become a Sac Foodies FB fan and hoping for the chance to experience my first ever passport weekend!

  • michele garzoli | Apr 6, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    On the Fast Food side, I love Salt and Vinegar potatoe chips and Sauv Blanc.

    On the Wow side, raw oysters, sourdough french bed, unsalted butter and buttery chardonnay.

    On the spicy side, any mexican dish with a bright, fruity, rose.

  • Lisa | Apr 6, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    EDWA Passport Weekend is the greatest weekend! We look forward to it every year. Wineries pair their wines with yummy foods & desserts. Hands down the best wine weekend around!