March Mingle: 1/2 Price Tix to the Pinot Noir Summit, Shootout & Grand Tasting

Exclusive, interactive and educational Pinot Noir tasting..."The most amount of fun you can have with Pinot with your clothes on." WineOh.tv

"This Pinot Noir showcase event defines excellence for New World winemaking."

Reacquaint your self with long time favorite Pinot Noirs and taste cutting edge wines from new and small producers willing to reach for the stars.

Pit your palate against the expert judging panel at the Pinot Noir Showdown, attend two Pinot Noir Workshops and at Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony, taste fabulous Pinot Noirs with winemakers - discuss one on one their approach and philosophy.  A selection of Pinot-friendly hors d'oeuvre will be served. During the Grand Tasting, awards will be presented to this year's winners from both the Blind Tasting and the professionally judged Pinot Noir Shootout.

(For easiest access, enter through the Arguello Boulevard Gate)

Pinot Noir Workshops

12:30 - 1:30 PM
Pinot Noir: The Wine That Speaks Loudest from the Vineyard Top winemakers from four 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 Trombetta, 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


3:00 - 5:30 PM
Pinot Noir Showdown
Blind taste 40 of the top wines selected by the professional judging panel. Your vote counts!
Male and female votes are tallied separately and the results are announced and awards conferred at the Grand Tasting & Awards Ceremony.

PINOT NOIR SHOOTOUT GRAND AWARDS TASTING & CEREMONY:
6:00-8:30 PM

Enjoy medal winning Pinot Noirs plus other varietals with vintners from 50+ wineries as you discuss one on one their approach and philosophy.  A selection of Pinot-friendly hors d'oeuvre will be served.

During the Grand Tasting, awards will be presented to this year's winners from both the Blind Tasting and the professionally judged Pinot Noir Shootout.The winners will be unveiled and final results will be announced at 7:45 PM.

DISCOUNT PRICES (updated)

All day Summit Normally $125 ~ Discount updated: $62.50 for one or more

Grand Awards Tasting Normally $75 ~ Discount updated : $37.50 for one or more

Go here and use ~ baws ~ as the promo code

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  • tom m.

    March 25, 2013

  • Alex P.

    A nice line-up, featuring a lot of "Up & Coming" Pinot Noir producers you might not have heard of ("Ten Acre" was a favorite of mine at this tasting). Great discount!

    March 18, 2013

  • kuocheng

    omg i thought i could have purchase the ticket last minute but it seems they closed the sales!! does that mean i cannot buy discounted ticket?

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new to this group, so I don't know many of you. I have a full day ticket to the event, and would love to meet up, possibly grab some lunch with someone. Let me know!

    March 14, 2013

    • tom m.

      Brad, Ill send out an email to those who RSVP'd. But it is difficult to meetup at these non meetup events. I mostly wanted to get members the discount.

      March 14, 2013

  • Holly

    I'm volunteering with two friends (with One Brick) from 2 to 6. We'll look for you at the front door around 6, Tom.
    I'm looking forward to this. :-)

    March 13, 2013

  • Alex P.

    Already got tickets.

    March 11, 2013

  • tom m.

    Number of members from three meetups RSVPing

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be there for the 6-8:30 shoot-out.

    March 10, 2013

  • Micheline S

    So sorry to miss it.

    March 4, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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