2015 Passport Sunday draws huge crowd to Suisun Valley

[caption id="attachment_1564" align="alignnone" width="4608"]Check out the fun these guys were having pouring wine at G V Cellars in Green Valley Check out the fun these guys were having pouring wine at G V Cellars in Green Valley[/caption]

The weather was perfect, the wine was delicious and over 800 people had a joyous time in beautiful Suisun Valley April 12 during Passport Sunday, a spring celebration showcasing the wineries and food partners in Suisun and Green valleys.

We have an album with over 80 pictures from the event published on our Facebook page (just search for "Visit Fairfield, CA" at www.facebook.com) but wanted to share some of our favorites with you here on our blog.

[caption id="attachment_1565" align="alignnone" width="4608"]A group of friends enjoy great company and delicious wine at BackRoad Vines. A group of friends enjoy great company and delicious wine at BackRoad Vines.[/caption]

Passport Sunday highlighted a dozen wineries and food partners from Suisun Valley and neighboring Green Valley. With their “passports” in hand, guests spent the afternoon traveling from one winery to the next, tasting unique wines, sampling foods from an array of area restaurants and farmers, and collecting stamps on their passports while socializing with family and friends and listening to music from local bands.

[caption id="attachment_1566" align="alignnone" width="4608"]Guests enjoy the beautiful views and perfect weather outside Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company Guests enjoy the beautiful views and perfect weather outside Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company [/caption]

The participating wineries and food partners included:
• BackRoad Vines with Chef to Go Catering
• G V Cellars with Famous Creations
• Il Fiorello Olive Oil with Executive Chef Marvin Martin
• Mangels Vineyards with Chef to Go Catering
• Rock Creek Vineyard with Cast Iron Grill & Bar
• Seven Artisans Winery with Rockville Corners
• Suisun Valley Cooperative (featuring King Andrews Vineyards, Blacksmith Cellars, and Sunset Cellars) with B & J BBQ
• Tenbrink Winery & Vineyards with Mankas Steakhouse
• Wooden Valley Winery with Ahi’s Seafood & Chophouse
Also participating:
• Galvan Family Cellars will be served at Il Fiorello Olive Oil
• Sepay Groves Olive Oil will be sampling at GV Cellars
• Clay Station will be at Wooden Valley Winery

[caption id="attachment_1567" align="alignnone" width="4608"]Local bands kept the crowds dancing and singing along at all the locations. This group performed all afternoon at Wooden Valley Winery. Local bands kept the crowds dancing and singing along at all the locations. This group performed all afternoon at Wooden Valley Winery.[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_1568" align="alignnone" width="4608"]What's your favorite flavor of Erickson Ranch jam? The popular Suisun Valley farm provided samples of their famous jam at Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company. What's your favorite flavor of Erickson Ranch jam? The popular Suisun Valley farm provided samples of their famous jam at Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company.[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_1569" align="alignnone" width="3456"]Ron Lanza from Wooden Valley Winery served wine directly from the barrel. Ron Lanza from Wooden Valley Winery served wine directly from the barrel.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1573" align="alignnone" width="4608"]Wine tasting at G V Cellars Wine tasting at G V Cellars[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1572" align="alignnone" width="3456"]A beautiful view from the G V Cellars tasting room A beautiful view from the G V Cellars tasting room[/caption]