Wines from 56 different appellations will be available to be tasted.
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Pinot Noir Summit VIP Ticket
The Pinot Noir Summit, one of the best Pinot Noir events in the world, returns to the Bay Area for its 9th year on February 26, 2011.
If you love Pinot Noir or just want to know what all the fuss is about, you must attend this interactive, educational and fun event.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
The Pinot Noir Summit
Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, California 94108
Full Day: 11:30 AM to 6:45 PM
Sparkling Wine Reception: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Grand Awards Tasting: 4:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Click here for directions - convenient parking is available at the garage attached to the hotel and the Portsmouth Square Garage located across the street (733 Kearny Street). There are lots of other garages in the area.
Pinot Noir Summit VIP Ticket
Only 100 VIP tickets are available for The Pinot Noir Summit. Get your tickets early before they're gone.
The day long Pinotcentric event begins with The Pinot Noir Showdown, a blind tasting of top-rated Pinot Noirs. Attendees become wine judges for the day and pit their palates against the expert panel, tasting and voting on their favorites.
Guests may attend two Pinot Noir workshops featuring wine experts from around the country exploring the many faces and facets of Pinot with top winemakers and viticulturists. Workshops....
Enjoy Wines That Dance on Your Tongue, A Sparkling Wine Reception, including an incredible array of international cheeses.
Winemakers, proprietors, and winery personnel will share their outstanding Pinot Noirs at The Grand Awards Tasting. Other wines produced by the wineries will be available to taste at their stations.
A selection of pinot-friendly hors d’oeuvres will be served.
The identity of the wines tasted at the Pinot Noir Showdown will be revealed. The final results will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at The Summit at 6:30 PM on February 26, 2011.
•You be the judge ~ 64 wines have moved to the final phase, the Pinot Noir Showdown. These wines have randomly been put into two groups. You will be assigned to taste and review 32 top-rated Pinot Noirs from around the globe in a blind tasting. Turn in your scores and you may then taste any or all of the other 32. Wow!
•Enjoy Pinot Noir Workshops conducted by expert winemakers, viticulturists and wine educators
•Meet and taste with top Pinot Noir winemakers at the Grand Tasting, specially paired hors d’oeuvre
•Attend the Pinot Noir Shootout Grand Awards Tasting and Ceremony ~ your vote counts
•Have the experience of your life tasting some of the best wines produced
•Taste wines blind and learn to trust your own palate
•Have fun with other Pinot Noir lovers
•Be among the select few to be a part of this event – your opinion counts!
Pinot Noir Summit Winemakers’ Dinner
A multi-course dinner featuring incredible food and wine
Tables will be hosted by Pinot Noir Winemakers
Chef James Aptakin will prepare the courses to pair perfectly with the specific wines at each table.
$125 per person
Winemaker Hosted Pinot Noir Dinner: 7:15 p.m.
See Fantastic Food menu here.... prepared by Chef James Aptakin