Anderson Valley's Pinot Noir Festival | May 17-19, 2024


Anderson Valley, CA | MAY 17-19, 2024

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“…most red wines are all about flavor profiles and power.  Pinot Noir, on the other hand, is all about texture, that silky, sensual quality that awakens the senses.”  – Richard Paul Hinkle

One Varietal. One Appellation.

Pinot Festival

25th Annual

MAY 17-19, 2024

Join us for our largest annual fundraiser, benefitting our member-supported 501c(6). 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, exclusive experiences, and other treasures during our silent auction.

Learn alongside winemakers at Friday’s educational seminars … enjoy wine and music at the Friday sunset BBQ… immerse yourself in amazing Pinot, rosé and sparkling wines at the Grand Tasting on Saturday …  elevate your Saturday experience in the VIP Bubble Lounge… then explore the valley during Sunday’s winery open houses.

The safety of you and our community is important.
Be sure to book your lodging and secure your designated driver for the event.

ONLINE Wine Auction

View the 2024 Pinot Month Online Auction

EVENT Lodging

Lodging fills up quickly- 8-12 months in advance!!! Reserve now in Anderson Valley, or look for lodging nearby on the Mendocino Coast.

2024 Food Artisans

Discover the Culinary Talent Who Will Delight Your Senses in May

2024 Participating Wineries

Artevino Wines
Baxter Wines
BeeHunter Wines
Berryessa Gap Winery
BlackKite Cellars Wine
Brashley Vineyards Wine
Bravium Wine
Calstar Cellars
Copain Winery
Domaine Anderson Winery
Drew Family Cellars Winery
Fathers & Daughters Cellars Wines
Foursight Wines Winery
Goldeneye Wines
anderson valley winery
Greenwood Ridge Winery
Handley Cellars Wines
winery estate vineyard
Hartford Family Wines
Hush Vineyards Winery
La Crema Wines
Lichen Estate Wines
Littorai Wines
Long Meadow Ranch Vineyard
Lula Cellars Winery
Lussier Winery
Maggy Hawk Winery
Meyer Family Cellars Winery
Navarro Winery & Vineyards
Pangloss Cellars Winery
Pennyroyal Farms Winery
Philo Ridge Winery
Read Holland Winery
Roederer Estate Winery
Roma's Vineyard & Winery
Winery Hopland CA
Scharffenberger Cellars Winery
Texture Wines Winery
Thomas T Thomas Winery
toulouse vineyard
twomey winery anderson valley
Waits-Mast Winery
Weatherborne Winery
Williams Selyem Winery
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. 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. The Grand Tasting takes place on an outdoor lawn next to vineyards. Therefore, we recommend comfortable footwear and layers in case of a chill.

Is this event outdoors or indoors?
The Grand Tasting and BBQ events are planned to take place outdoors. In case of rain for the Grand Tasting, we will provide tent coverage. For the BBQ, we will move to the Fairgrounds in Boonville.

Is there public transportation or rideshare options?
Unfortunately, because of the area’s remoteness, there are no rideshare options like Uber, Lyft, or taxi services. Tour Mendocino offers small group tours if you can reserve with them in advance. We recommend that groups have a designated driver or consume responsibly by spitting, drinking plenty of water, and sampling food at the event.

Is this event handicap accessible?
Should you require accessibility assistance at this event, please let us know your needs as soon as possible and no later than 72 hours before the event. Note the Grand Tasting is on a large lawn and items like knee scooters and wheelchairs will be difficult to operate safely and are not recommended.

Additional Questions?
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A Special Thank You to Our Partners!
To-date, Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association has helped contribute over $430,000 to worthwhile local services, improving the lives of our community members.