Saturday Mar 16, 2013 12:30 PM - Saturday Mar 16, 2013 8:30 PM | $75.00 - $125.00
11th Pinot Noir Summit: A Wine Event
Exclusive, interactive educational and fun Pinot Noir event..."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.
FULL DAY ACCESS TICKET INCLUDES BLIND TASTING, WORKSHOPS AND GRAND TASTING: Saturday, March 16, 2013 The 11th Pinot Noir Summit Herbst at The Presidio 385 Moraga Avenue Golden Gate National Recreation Area San Francisco, CA 94129 (For easiest access, enter through the Arguello Boulevard Gate)
Pinot Noir Summit Schedule 12:30 - 3:00 PM 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 Panel: ***Eugenia Keegan, Acting General Manager, The Four Graces Winery ***Francis Mahoney, Founder, Mahoney Vineyards ***John Clark, Winemaker, Brophy Clark Cellars ***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
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 fabulous Pinot Noirs with the winemakers 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.
Herbst at The Presidio (View)
385 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129