The Great Pinot Noir Event
The International Pinot Noir Celebration is the grandaddy of American Pinot events. It’s also the best wine fest I’ve been to. This year’s IPNC is the 20th. I put out this announcement fairly early because the event always sells out fast.
The IPNC is held at Linfield College in McMinnville in Oregon near the Willamette Valley. It’s a beautiful location surrounded by vineyards and wineries. But it’s the tone of the festival that has always struck folks who attend. Those who attend have always had a very special love for the grape and the wines it makes. As a result there is a real camaraderie that exists among participants.
The events are always first rate. This year speakers will include Remington Norman–author of "The Great Domaines of Burgundy", Richard Sanford–founder of Sanford Winery and Leslie Sbrocco–Author of "Wine For Women." Events include Burgundy Seminars, New World Pinot Noir seminars, winery luncheons, the always amazing Grand Dinner and the famed Northwest Salmon Bake.
If you want to go or are just interested I suggest you check out the International Pinot Noir Celebration website and get your money in quick. They limit participation and tickets go quick.
California Pinot Noir Focus
Join some of the best wineries of California as they taste you through the wine regions and show off their unique qualities of Pinot Noir. $28 per person 6pm to 8pm… Wineries include Hirsch Vineyards, Mumm Napa, Molnar Family, Mondavi, Etude, J Vineyards, Gary Farrell, Pisoni, Laetitia, Ojai, Taz, and Wild Horse as they show off our pre-release of ‘The Journey’, our very own limited Pinot Noir.
MO Bar at The Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco
222 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415)276-9724 for reservations or email Nicole at [email protected]