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Pinot Summit Ticket Giveaway


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.


More on the event below….

Saturday, Feb. 26: Pinot Noir Summit @ Hilton SF Financial District

Hilton 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.



3 thoughts on “Pinot Summit Ticket Giveaway

  1. Joseph Swan “Cuvee de Trois” (Russian River) is a beautiful pinot with balance and complexity. It will please a wide range of palates – enough fruit for casual wine drinkers, and enough acid and structure for wine geeks. Also, since you can find it for under $30 retail, it’s a deal in the post-Sideways world.
    Lastly, if you’ve never tried a Joseph Swan wine, you definitely should. Swan was a pioneer in California pinot (as well as many other varieties, particularly zinfandel), and is still a family-run business. The current winemaker is Joseph Swan’s son-in-law.

  2. Pingback: Wine Events: Week of Feb. 21 | SFwine: having fun with wine

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