2020 Passport to the Great Out There!

Date(s) - 04/17/2020 - 04/19/2020
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Crystal Basin

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New & Improved Passport Weekend!

Taste some of California’s finest wines surrounded by the beauty of the iconic Sierra Foothills!


Backroads, hidden gems, secret experiences and surprises make this unexplored wine region event a true adventure. Embrace the unknown and prepare to see a side of winemaking, terroir and creative expression you wouldn’t expect in wine country.

Event Details

There’s no U.S. Passport needed in The Great Out There!

El Dorado wineries draw from more than just good winemaking skills- experience the daring spirit, creative freedom, inspiring Sierra landscape, dynamic agriculture and the character-rich true-grit culture of this cult-classic mountain wine region.

Over 25 wineries tucked into high elevation vineyards, along the famed Apple Hill region and in rustic historic towns, greet Passport to the Great Out There holders with the region’s unique brand of hospitality. Winemakers and winery owners bring out limited releases, unique & obscure grape varieties, live music, food pairings and daily surprises.

Choosing your participation level…

For those who pre-qualified, our Legacy Passport to the Great Out There includes all the perks offered to VIP’s at the price of General Admission! You must have a Legacy Code to purchase these tickets. Your Legacy Access Code will be sent to you via email.

VIP tickets are available for purchase! Along with all the benefits of General Admission, your VIP Passport to the Great Out There grants full access to the exclusive VIP Trail, the perfect choice for passionate wine adventurers to experience El Dorado County wines like never before!

General Admission
Taste some of California’s finest wines surrounded by the beauty of the iconic Sierra Foothills! With your 1, 2, or 3 Day Weekend Passport to the Great Out There ticket, you’ll receive a commemorative wine glass and exclusive access to limited bottlings, reserve wines, creative food pairings, fun and the unique character of over 25 participating wineries. NOTE: You will not have access to the VIP offerings at select wineries.

Designated Driver
If you don’t plan on wine tasting during the weekend, but you’d still like to join in on the fun, purchase the Designated Driver Passport to the Great Out There for access to all of the tasty bites, entertainment and awesome sites.

Attendee Policy

Participants must be 21 or older. Be prepared to show your photo ID at all wineries you visit and please…drink responsibly. Tasting room representatives will not serve wine to anyone who appears intoxicated. We love children (especially babies), but we ask that you please do not bring them to this event.Due to the California Health Code, pets are not allowed. This, of course, does not include guide dogs with their ID. All ticket purchases are final and no refunds will be issued.