Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I get my passport to attend?
You may purchase passports on our website under “Purchase”. During the Festival, passports may also be purchased at Hatfield Creek Winery on Friday and Saturday, November 6th and 7th. No passports will be sold on Sunday, November 8th either online or at the Festival.
Will I receive a physical passport to the Festival?
Physical passports are not issued for this Festival at time of online purchase. Instead, your name will be added to our list of attendees used at check-in. You may bring a copy of your receipt, but it is not required.
Where do I check in for the Festival?
In order to participate in the Festival, you must first check in at Hatfield Creek Winery, 1625 Highway 78, Ramona, CA. Check in times are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Sunday until 2:00 p.m. There, you will receive your Festival program with your passport on the back, souvenir wine glass, lunch bag, and winery map. The earlier you check in, the more time you will have to visit the participating wineries and enjoy the Festival!
What is the Festival “passport” used for?
Your passport is required at each winery. It enables you to receive a gourmet bite and wine tastings at each of the six wineries, so be sure to take it and your souvenir glass with you when you visit the winery. Passports are issued when you check in at Hatfield Creek Winery (see above).
What do I get at each winery?
At each of the six wineries, you get tastes of three wines and one gourmet bite prepared by one of our caterers. You will also receive a 20% discount on a bottle of specially selected festival wine.
You will also have the opportunity to meet and visit with the artists and vendors exhibiting at each winery and shop from their displays.
Beginning on October 2nd, the wineries will each have a silent auction basket on which you can bid until October 30th.
Who are the caterers who are providing the gourmet bites? Will we know which caterer has prepared the “bite” we’re sampling?
There are three caterers: Farmhouse 78, Marinade on Main, and Something Delicious Catering. And yes, the name of the caterer will be associated with the bites.
How do I bid on a wine barrel or the original 2020 festival commemorative art?
We will be providing instructions for online bidding on September 15 when the online bidding opens.
Can passports be purchased at the Festival?
Yes, passports may be purchased at Hatfield Creek Winery on Friday and Saturday, November 6th and 7th. No passports will be sold on Sunday, November 8th either online or at the Festival.
Can I participate if I am not in the Ramona, CA area?
Yes. Our progressive Festival includes an online marketplace where you can shop online among our artists and vendors. You can view the hand-painted barrels at sponsor locations and bid on these barrels as well as this year’s original commemorative art painting. You can also view the Festival broadcast on November 7th and November 8th starting at 11 a.m.
Are children allowed at the Festival?
The Ramona Art & Wine Festival is a 21years and older event. However, some participating wineries may allow well-behaved children on a leash. 😊