Tasting Experiences

We invite you to discover our small-lot handcrafted wines at our intimate family winery. We are located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley, with sweeping vineyard views and comfortable seating areas. You can immerse yourself in the wine country lifestyle as you explore and appreciate the Passalacqua wines. Please call us at (707) 433-5550 to book your appointment.

Seated Deck Tastings

If the weather permits, (and it usually does) we’d like to host your tasting under the redwood trees on our beautiful deck . You will have your own table as you relax and taste through the wine selections. All the wines you will enjoy are made at the winery and are only available for purchase here - they are not sold anywhere else. We are known for our Passalacqua Estate Cabernet Sauvignons, single vineyard Zinfandels, and other locally sourced red and white bottlings.

The tasting fee of $35 per person is refundable with each 3-bottle purchase.

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Taste, Pick and Picnic

You will start with a private reserve tasting on the deck, select a six-pack (or more) of our most popular current release wines, and then enjoy living “la dolce vita” as you picnic looking out over the vineyards of the Dry Creek Valley. Make a delicious selection from one of our local purveyors to accompany your favorite wine in our private member gardens. Take home a bit of summer in Wine Country! $160 per couple, includes your reserve tasting, picnic and picnic bottle. This experience requires a choice of wines in a 6-pack, or more, per couple. A 'Taste, Pick and Picnic' is weather dependent as it is conducted outdoors.

Advance reservation required, at least 4 day’s notice. Available for groups of 2-6.

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Garden Arbor Tastings

It’s a magical spot; down in our gardens… Tasting Passalacqua’s finest wines in your own private arbor with the sound of the fountain beside you and the vineyards before you… it’s a moment of peace in a busy world. Our arbors seat up to 6 people and can be reserved by adding $50 per person to your tasting fees. This location favors those already familiar with our wines who wish to evaluate and purchase them in this beautiful setting. Garden Arbors are available weather permitting.

All tasting fees will be waived with the first case purchased.

Cabernet Ranch Tour

Meet with owner Jason Passalacqua, or winemaker Jessica Boone, at the Passalacqua Cabernet Ranch for a one of a kind tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the property. Tour through the 120 rolling acres of vineyard as you learn the history of the Passalacqua family and what makes this treasured terroir so special. Taste our various limited edition Block Select Cabernet Sauvignons and make your selections for your cellar. (Single Blocks tasted: Block 23, Blocks 18/19, Block 13, Block 4, & Block 1) Each time you open a bottle at home you will relive one of the most unique experiences in Wine Country!

$900 per couple, including the first case of Cabernet Sauvignons. (Individuals $450, includes your choice of 6 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon.) Subject to owner, winemaker, availability. Advance reservations required, 48-hour cancellation policy. Available for groups of 4-6 only, please.

Please call us at (707) 433-5550 to inquire about tasting with us. We look forward to welcoming you to Passalacqua and sharing our wines with you.

Please Note: We love them all, BUT we do not allow pets, children, or picnicking at Passalacqua without a written prior arrangement. This policy is for the optimal presentation of the wines and the comfort and relaxation of all our guests – thank you for your understanding.