The beautiful, dark, purple color of Pinot Noir grapes can take on hues of dark blue and black. Pinot Noir grapes are grown worldwide and Pinot Noir wines from each region vary greatly, reflecting each specific terroir. Pinot Noir grapes and vines need constant care making the creation of Pinot Noir wine a true labor of love. Pinot Noir fans appreciate the diligence and skill used by winemakers to create this popular varietal of wine.
One event celebrating Pinot Noir has existed for almost a decade. The 9th Annual Pinot Days San Francisco Grand Festival Public Tasting presented by Bay Area Wine Project takes place Sunday June 30, 2013 at Fort Mason Center. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. winemakers and proprietors representing 140 wineries will be pouring their Pinot Noir wines from California, Oregon, New Zealand, and Burgundy. Interested in arriving early for a sit down tasting with Pinot Noir from four wineries – each sharing their best two – followed by early entrance to the Public Tasting? If so, reserve your spot for the VIP Diversity Seminar beginning at 12 p.m.
Pinot Days offers more opportunities for visitors to celebrate throughout the weekend. Choose from three incredible Focused Tastings offered Saturday June 29th, or take advantage of a weekend package combining a Focused Tasting with the VIP seminar and early entrance to the Grand Festival Public Tasting.
Focused Tastings, Saturday June 29, 2013
- Celebrated Vineyards with Keefer Ranch, Pisoni, Bien Nacido, and Gap’s Crown:
Join four wineries from four different appellations (Russian River Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands, Santa Barbara County, and the Sonoma Coast) for a horizontal tasting of four Pinot Noir wines from each winery. This tasting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. will be moderated by Vinography founder and editor, Alder Yarrow.
- Tasting Burgundy and California Pinot with Jean-Charles Boisset:
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. taste 12 Burgundies, California Pinots, and Burgundy/Pinot blends with Jean-Charles Boisset, president of Boisset Family Estates.
- A Sojourn Through the Many Styles of Northern California Appellations:
Experience four flights consisting of 16 Pinot Noir wines from Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast. This evening event from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. is hosted by Pinot Noir expert and Senior Editor at Wine Spectator, James Laube. Each flight includes a delicious pairing created by Chef Crista Luedtke.
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A few of the incredible local wineries from the extensive list of local wineries participating this year include:
- Benziger Family Winery
- Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
- Gundlach Bundschu Winery
- Kosta Browne Winery
- Thomas George Estates
- VML Winery
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