International Pinot Noir Celebration


No wine event on the planet rivals IPNC! While we are not featured this year (wineries take turns) we'll be there to taste a spectacular collection of Burgundies, and Pinots from Oregon and around the world. A few tickets remain for this bacchanalia of wonderful wines, superb cuisine, unique vineyard and winery visits and so much more. Join us if you possibly can!

Here are a few words on the Grand Seminar:  The French Adventurers

Burgundians Making Pinot Noir in Oregon  “On a splendid morning of July 1987, in the hills of Dundee, my father looked at me and said ‘let’s try to make wine here, I believe in this place’. In 30 years the journey has been as challenging as it has been a fascinating adventure.” – Véronique Boss-Drouhin

In more recent years, emissaries from Maison Louis Jadot, Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Méo-Camuzet, and Domaine Marc Roy have decided to put down their roots in Oregon as well. Join moderator Eric Asimov of The New York Times, and savor examples of their Oregon wine as they share tales of their adventures here in the New World.

... and one of the "University of Pinot Noir" topics:
THE IMPACT OF VINTAGE IN BURGUNDY  Join Allen Meadows, along with Chisa Bize, Mathilde Grivot, and Etienne de Montille, in an exploration of how a growing season impacts the finished wine. Each winemaker has chosen two distinct vintages to share with you to compare and contrast. Learn from the winemakers how vintage characteristics contributed to the finished wine, and how each vintage offers up something new by imparting a personality of its own.