• Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Event


Anderson Valley, CA | May 20-22, 2022


One Varietal. One Appellation.


Nobody does Pinot Noir like Anderson Valley, one of the most beautiful places in California. More than 50 wineries will pour for you at the Pinot Noir Festival, including two dozen prestige labels from Napa and Sonoma that covet our fabulous fruit. Our best chefs will serve up delicious food pairings all weekend, and you can also acquire library wines, art, and other treasures during our ever-popular 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. Evening excitement includes a gourmet BBQ, multi-course winemaker dinners and an open-air concert on Saturday evening.

For an unmatched combination of ruggedly beautiful and exquisitely refined, come to Anderson Valley this May. We keep the Pinot Noir Festival intimate and accessible, so reserve your tickets and lodging now!

Pinot Festival Schedule

May 20 – 22 2022

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

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

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.

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.


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