Journey: Thoughts and Reflections along the path. 

Sheldon Haynie
March 24, 2013 | Sheldon Haynie

Passport Day 1

Saturday March 23 was the first day of Spring Passport. 

This year the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley (WSCV) had made specific provisions to limit the overservinig and intoxication problems of the past. The glasses with marked 1oz pour line, policy of only 4 tastes and doubling the effective price by making them separate spring and fall all were intended to reduce the few issues we had last fall. 


At Lightheart we had a slow start with our first traffic after 1130, and then it built steadily through the day with a surge at 430. Lots of people seemed to be having fun, we were tasting our Chardonnay, Colombard, Cabernet and Winter Celebrations Meads. There were a few folks who tried to game the system and cadge additional samples but they were the minority, and the weather and great band had everyone in a good mood. 

Today we have two bands, playing from 11 to 5 and expect to switch up what we are tasting over the course of the day, to provide a bit of variety. Come on out and party with us, its a great day in the South County and a great value. 


Time Posted: Mar 24, 2013 at 8:33 AM
Sheldon Haynie
March 19, 2013 | Sheldon Haynie


Passport is the traditional big event in the Wineries of Santa Clara Valley Association. Its a weekend where most of the wineries are open and you can taste at any for the price of a single "passport' booklet. Wineries have food and music to make the day more fun. 

This will be our fourth passport starting in Fall of '11, then Spring and Fall of '12. We've evolved our style over the time period, and will be featuring two bands playing "acoustic" music and may have some trays of pre-packaged sandwhiches to offer so we comply with county ordinances. 

We expect to see our regular customers and hope to meet some new ones over the course of the two days. March 23 & 24. 

Its not a weekend that's a big sales time, but its the fundraiser for the Winery Association and pays for the brochures, rack cards and maps we use all year. 

Please stop by and tell us you read this . 


Time Posted: Mar 19, 2013 at 6:20 PM