PINOT NOIR FESTIVAL

Anderson Valley, CA | May 20-22, 2022

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One Varietal. One Appellation.

Nobody does Pinot Noir like Anderson Valley, one of the most beautiful places in California. More than 50 wineries pour, including two dozen prestige labels from Napa and Sonoma that covet our fabulous fruit. Sample delicious food pairings, acquire library wines, art, and other treasures during our silent auction.

Learn alongside winemakers at Friday’s educational seminars … immerse yourself in amazing Pinot, rosé and sparkling wines at the Grand Tasting on Saturday … then explore the valley during Sunday’s winery open houses.

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Pinot Noir

Why Pinot Noir?

Pinot Noir is one of the most challenging wines to get right, so why do winemakers love to work with it? First and foremost, Pinot requires cool-climate growing conditions and is not easy to work with in the vineyard. During the spring delicate buds are susceptible to frost, which is common in Pinot’s preferred cool and coastal growing areas. During the summer months thin skins can easily be sunburned and, when harvest arrives, Pinot prefers the precision and care by the human hand to avoid bruising. The producers of Anderson Valley enjoy the challenge and take great care and pride to ensure that our Pinot Noir is taken care of and loved by the most sophisticated of palates.

Pinot Fest FAQs

Is the event family or pet-friendly?
Unfortunately, no. Even though this seems like a family/pet-friendly location, this is an adult wine event, per ABC rules. No pets, no minors.

What’s your return policy?
Refunds can be requested up to 30 days before the event start date with a 10% handling fee.

What is the dress code?
Dress for the weather. Evenings are chilly in Anderson Valley so be sure to bring layers, especially for the BBQ and Concert. The Grand Tasting takes place on an outdoor lawn next to vineyards. Therefore, we recommend comfortable footwear and layers in case there is a chill in the air.

Is this event outdoors or indoors?
The event is planned to take place outdoors. In case of rain, we will provide tent coverage.

Additional Questions?
Feel free to reach out to us at info@avwines.com

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PINOT FEST Partners

A Special Thank You to Our Partners!
To-date, Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association has helped contribute over $400,000 to worthwhile local services, improving the lives of our community members.

WHAT ABOUT COVID?

Covid-safe precautions will be enforced according to Mendocino County guidelines. The Technical Conference will be indoors and the BBQ and Grand Tasting will be outdoors. On Sunday, Anderson Valley wineries will host VIP seated tasting experiences. These experiences will be outdoors with ample room for safe distancing and masks may still be required when not seated.