11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit
If you want to have fun at the Pinot Noir Summit, you better keep your clothes on. At least, that is what Barbara Drady would say, Chief Wine Evangelist and head honcho of the 11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit. In her own words, “It’s about the most fun you can have with Pinot with your clothes on!” 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!
On Saturday, March 16, 2013 Pinot Noir lovers will gather at Herbst in the Presido to taste and assess the amazing wines submitted to this year’s Pinot Noir Shootout competition. The Pinot Noir Summit attracts wine lovers from the consumer, media and trade. Attendees have the opportunity to pit their palates against the expert judging panel at the Pinot Noir Showdown, attend Pinot Noir Workshops, and enjoy wines and discuss them one-on-one with winemakers at the Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony. Wine Lovers will taste cutting edge wines of small producers willing to reach for the stars. This event creates fun, excitement, and allows people to trust their own palates.
Tickets for the 11th Pinot Noir Summit are on sale now. Attendance is limited and only 350 tickets will be sold to wine lovers who are passionate about Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir Summit all day tickets are $125 or Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony only $75.
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11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit Agenda
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Herbst at The Presidio
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
385 Moraga Avenue San Francisco, CA 94129
Pinot Noir: The Wine That Speaks Loudest from the Vineyard
12:30-1:45 PM Five winemakers from five premier cool climate growing regions will discuss and share their personal insights about how Pinot Noir reflects the unique characteristics of site and growing environment.
Winemakers to Watch
1:45 PM-3:00 PM Four talented and relatively young winemakers will be featured in a round-table question and answer session and share a wine that demonstrates their style and philosophy of winemaking.
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 Top Pinot Noir winemakers will showcase their wines with a Pinot-friendly selection of light hors d’oeuvres. The winners will be unveiled and final results will be announced at 7:45 PM.