Passaggio Wines, Sonoma

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In 2004, I left a 15 year Law Enforcement career in Northern Virginia to pursue that passion and family tradition of winemaking. You will find my wines handcrafted with passion, rooted in my heritage, and made as part of my continual journey. I love watching each new year unfold as each harvest brings forth it's beauty that ends up in your glass.

In 2004 I began working part time for Bevmo in Albany, CA. Hal would come in on Saturday's to conduct store wine tastings. He also worked for Chateau St Jean and was able to get me a temp job for the harvest 2004. I was hired on full time after harvest as a wine chemist in the lab. I was able to take enology classes at Napa Valley College and soon was promoted to Wine Chemist II.

In 2007, I decided it was time to start making my own wine. I had heard about this custom crush facility in San Francisco called Crushpad. I attended their open house and while talking to the head winemaker as to what I wanted to do I was soon hired on as the Lab Manager. During my time with Crushpad I added Pinot Grigio, a Rosé , and Pinot Noir to the Passaggio brand.

Crushpad moved to Napa in 2010 and I was promoted to Winemaker. I was responsible for all the white wine making and lab as well. In 2011, Crushpad moved to Sonoma. I decided that it was time to dedicate myself to building the Passaggio brand, so in 2012, I moved my production to DogPatch Wine Works in San Francisco. And now, I am very proud to present the opening of the Passaggio Wines Tasting Room in Sonoma where you can relax in a beautiful space and enjoy awesome wines while meeting some wonderful people. We will be moving the production to Napa for harvest of 2015. has happened. I have my own wine production facility. Partnering with MacLaren Wines has made it possible for both of us to have our own winery. Located at 22020 Carneros Vineyard Way Suite 2, Sonoma CA 95476, you will find us smiling and happy to be in our own place...

This has been an awesome journey to say the least...I can't wait to see what happens next...

Next chapter begins now!
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  • This pleasant little tasting room is right on the square, tucked down a little lane. My husband and I were looking for a winery that makes bubbles, and whites. We hit the jackpot with Passaggio. I...  more »
  • My friend and I stopped in here for a tasting as we were recommended to try their white wines. Tasting was $25 per person. It had some tables with comfy pillows which offered a relaxed atmosphere...  more »
  • Excellent tasting for the two of us today. I have histamine intolerance so red wine is not a great idea.... really great to find a white wine focused tasting room as well as some more unusual varietals.. Efficient yet friendly and informative service. Best tasting we had in Sonoma. Simon and Alyson (London)
  • Great wines but service (Philis) was extremely rude!

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