Thanks to the organizers of the Pinot Summit, we have a pair of tickets to this Saturday’s big event. This is a truly unique event, and offers not only a great opportunity to check out a broad range of pinots (64 in total, covering 56 different appellations), but also a chance to learn more about wine through interesting workshops. You can see the full schedule of events here.
In order to enter:
(a) If you’re not already a subscriber, subscribe to the blog by clicking on that lil’ button to your right;
(b) if’ you’re already a subscribe, send an email to sfwineblog (at) gmail (dot) com and let me know you’d like to participate; or
(c) Leave a comment to this post telling us about your favorite pinot, and why you like it.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12:01AM THIS THURSDAY, FEB. 24.
More on the event below….
Saturday, Feb. 26: Pinot Noir Summit @ Hilton SF Financial DistrictHilton San Francisco Financial District 750 Kearny St San Francisco, CA
Full Day: 11:30 AM to 6:45 PM
Sparkling Wine Reception: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Grand Awards Tasting: 4:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Winemakers Dinner: 7:00 PM
$80 for Grand Awards Tasting only; $125 for full day; additional $125 for winemaker dinner
Organizer Barbara Drady has a passion for pinot, and wants to share that passion with the participants in the annual Pinot Summit. She believes the best way of doing this is by empowering consumers, by providing them with useful and insightful workshops, and letting them be their own judge of the “best” wines that are being poured at this event. The goal: letting participants expand and trust their own palates.
There are some interesting wineries taking part in this event, and I’m particularly looking forward to trying the following:
- Sequana Vineyards – winemaker James MacPhail (who makes some great Mendocino pinots) is also the winemaker at Sequanna, where he gets a chance to play with grapes from the Russian River Valley and Santa Lucia Highlands.
- Alysian – a new project from Russian river Valley legend Gary Farrell.
- Archery Summit – I’ve enjoyed tasting pinots from Oregon, and look forward to getting a taste from this top producer.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that we have been invited to attend this event, and that the organizer has provided us with a pair of tickets to giveaway to our readers.