11th Pinot Noir Summit Defines Excellence for New World Winemaking
The Pinot Noir Summit, one of the best Pinot Noir events in the world, returns to the Bay Area for its 11th year on March 16, 2013.
The 11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit Continues the Legacy of Outstanding Pinot Noir
On Saturday, March 16, 2013 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.
Be among a select group of wine lovers wowed by the ultimate Pinot Noir experience. Tickets for the 11th Pinot Noir Summit are on sale now.
Pinot Noir can be mysterious and somewhat intimidating. This event creates fun, excitement, and allows people to trust their own palates.
Attendance is limited. Only 350 tickets will be sold to wine lovers who are passionate about Pinot Noir.
What’s it like to be a Pinot Noir judge? Monique Soltani of Wine Oh TV reports from the 9th Pinot Noir Summit.
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.
Only 350 tickets are sold for this event. It’s a sell out every year.
The Pinot Noir Summit attracts wine lovers from the consumer, media and trade segments. Attendees have the opportunity to pit their palates against the expert judging panel at the Pinot Noir Showdown, attend a Pinot Noir Workshop, and enjoy wines and discuss them one on one with winemakers at the Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony.
The 11th Pinot Noir Summit
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Herbst at the Presidio
385 Moraga Avenue
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, CA 94129
Pinot Noir Summit Agenda
Pinot Noir Workshops
12:30 – 1:45 PM
Pinot Noir: The Wine That Speaks Loudest from the Vineyard - Five 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 Manager, 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.
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.
Pinot Noir Summit Tickets Click here
Pinot Noir Summit All Day Tickets $125 – includes two Pinot Noir workshops, Pinot Noir Showdown Blind Tasting, and Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony
Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony Only $75
The Pinot Noir Summit is produced by Chief Wine Evangelist, Barbara Drady and Affairs of the Vine, the Sonoma-based company dedicated to converting people to wine.