Join us at The 11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit!
“This premier Pinot Noir event defines excellence in New World winemaking.”
Saturday, March 16, 2013 in San Francisco
Monique Soltani of Wine Oh TV reports from The Pinot Noir Summit.
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The 11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit Continues the Legacy of Outstanding Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir lovers will gather at Herbst at the Presido to taste and assess the amazing wines submitted to this year’s Pinot Noir Shootout competition. Wine Lovers will taste cutting edge wines of small producers willing to reach for the stars.
Attendees will pit their palates against the expert judging panel at the Pinot Noir Showdown, attend two Pinot Noir Workshops and indulge in wonderful wines and tasty morsels at the 11th Pinot Noir Shootout Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony.
The 11th Pinot Noir Summit Adventure begins at 12:30 PM on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Herbst at the Presidio with 2 Pinot Noir Workshops, moves to the Pinot Noir Showdown at 3:00 PM, and concludes with the Pinot Noir Shootout Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony…Winners will be announced and awards conferred from 6:00–8:30 PM.
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12:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Includes 2 Workshops, Pinot Noir Showdown, & Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony
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6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Herbst at the Presidio
385 Moraga Avenue
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, CA 94129
Purchase Pinot Noir Summit All Day Tickets $125 here
Pinot Noir Workshops
12:30 – 1:45 PM
Pinot Noir: The Wine That Speaks Loudest from the Vineyard - Top winemakers from five premier cool climate growing regions will discuss and share their personal insights into the wonderful capacity of Pinot Noir to reflect the unique characteristics of site and growing environment. Each winemaker will present and taste his personal choice of a single Pinot Noir that best demonstrates and defines the unique characteristics of site specifics and growing environment as reflected through that particular wine.
Moderator: John Drady, Founder, Sonoma Coast Vineyards
Eugenia Keegan, Acting General Manager, The Four Graces Winery
John Clark, Winemaker, Brophy Clark Cellars
Francis Mahoney, Founder, Mahoney Vineyards
David Strada, US Marketing Managers, New Zealand Winegrowers
Erica Stancliff, Enologist, Trombetta Family Wines
1:45 PM – 3:00PM
Winemakers to Watch will feature four talented and relatively young winemakers who you may not know but should. The winemakers will answer roundtable questions and share a wine that demonstrates his or her style and philosophy of winemaking.
Moderator: Fred Swan, CS, DWS, CWAS: NorCal Wine
Panel: Csaba Szakal, Owner/Winemaker, En Garde Winery
Alan Dewitt, Winemaker, Guglielmo Winery
Michael Zardo, Winemaker, Ten Acre Winery
Matt Hughes, Winemaker, Six Sigma Ranch
Pinot Noir Showdown ~ A Blind Tasting
3:00-5:30 PM ~ A distinctly different format and atmosphere from other wine-tasting events, attendees blind taste and judge 40 of the top wines. Male and female votes are tallied separately and announced at the Grand Awards Ceremony.
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Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony
6:00-8:30 PM – Pinot Noir Shootout Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony. Top Pinot Noir winemakers will showcase their wines with a pinot-friendly selection of light hors d’oeuvre. The winners will be unveiled and final results will be announced at 7:45 PM.