May 17-19, 2019
Schedule of Events
Friday, May 17
Technical Conference & Casual BBQ
Saturday, May 18
Grand Tasting, Winemaker Dinners & Concert
Sunday, May 19
Winery Open Houses throughout Anderson Valley
Come sip, sample and savor with us as we celebrate the 22nd annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival! Taste Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (plus rose and sparkling wines) from more than 50 producers, enjoy mouth-watering food pairings by our best chefs and local caterers, and listen to live music while bidding on exquisite auction lots for local charity.
Events range from educational seminars to a BBQ, grand tasting, winemaker dinners and free winery open houses – all hosted amidst the spectacular beauty of Anderson Valley's vineyards and towering redwood trees. Music lovers will be happy to learn about an added bonus – this year Camp Navarro will host a concert on Saturday evening. Our events are uncrowded and unpretentious, and the Pinots are spectacular, so reserve your tickets (and lodging) now!
Friday, May 17
Join us for a day of educational seminars, vineyard-focus tastings, and more, with breakfast and lunch provided. Learn from winemakers, vineyard owners, wine educators and members of the wine media as they discuss grape growing, winemaking and pour their Anderson Valley Pinot Noirs!
A full schedule will be announced soon.
Casual BBQ & Sunset in the Vineyard
Friday May 17
This year's BBQ will feature whole suckling roasted pig, pulled pork sandwiches, live music and tons of great Anderson Valley wine! Join us amidst the beautiful vineyards at Goldeneye Winery for a theatrical BBQ, music by Boonfire and Goldeneye's renowned Pinot Noirs, along with special bottles shared by the valley's winemakers. Bring a bottle to share!
Saturday May 18
Sip, sample and savor Pinot Noirs and artisan small bites from more than 50 wineries and the area's best restaurants and caterers. The 22nd annual event will showcase Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir rose and sparkling wines, paired with wood-fired pizzas, local cheeses, local meats and seafoods, and vegetarian-friendly dishes.
Take in the beauty of the white tents, set amidst towering redwoods, with spaces to sit by the river, enjoy live music, or even play a game of badminton! A live auction with curated lots will benefit the Anderson Valley Health Center, and local coffee and tea will be on offer throughout the tasting.
The Saturday fun does not have to stop here! You can continue your Pinot journey Saturday evening to a Winemaker Dinner of your choice, or stay at Camp Navarro for a light meal and evening concert (additional tickets required).
(photos by Derek Magdalik / Fotomendo)
Saturday evening, May 18
After the main event, choose to wine and dine with winemakers at one of three Winemaker Dinners.
Drew Winery with Harbor House Inn
6pm at The Harbor House Inn | $225 per person + tax and gratuity
In honor of the Pinot Noir Festival, Executive Chef Matthew Kammerer will be highlighting the coastal cuisine of The Harbor House Inn, and the cool climate wines of Drew Winery. The menu will feature a 6-course tasting menu showcasing the bounty of the Mendocino Coast, paired with a variety of Drew wine. Ingredients at The Harbor House Inn are sourced within a 50-mile radius. “It’s one of the only places on the coast I’ve been that’s still raw,” Kammerer says. “It’s a wild place. It’s a place where nature shows you that it’s in charge.” Executive Chef Matthew Kammerer recently won a James Beard Award.
For those that have booked lodging on the coast, this is a great option. The Harbor House Inn is a 30 minute drive from the Grand Tasting at Camp Navarro.
Goldeneye and Long Meadow Ranch with Philo Apple Farm
5:30pm at The Apple Farm | $150 per person
Join the Winemakers of Long Meadow Ranch and Goldeneye Winery for an intimate Farm to Table Winemaker Dinner at The Apple Farm. Proprietor and Chef Karen Bates will be creating a seasonally inspired 4-course menu from the Apple Farm Kitchen paired with select Goldeneye and Long Meadow Ranch wines from Anderson Valley.
Roederer Estate, Smith Story, Domaine Anderson with Salt & Stone
6pm at Roederer Estate | $175 per person
Your favorite sparkling house is pairing up with some amazing Pinot Noir producers for an event in the Roederer Salon. Dine with the three winemakers and enjoy a wine pairing menu from Chef David LaMonica. LaMonica is original chef of Café Beaujolais, now with Salt & Stone. We are excited that he is returning to Anderson Valley! Menu includes Crispy Skin Duck Breast with Celeriac Puree and Duck Confit & Fava Bean Hash.
Happy Hour, Dinner Buffet & Concert at Camp Navarro
5pm Happy Hour, 6pm Dinner Buffet at Camp Navarro
$55 dinner + concert ticket | $25 concert-only ticket
Join us for a sure-to-be memorable 'after party' at Camp Navarro! Help make this inaugural gathering a beautiful celebratory end to the Grand Tasting. Camp Navarro will be hosting a buffet dinner and concert with San Francisco's Tracorum and local favorites, The Real Sarah's. You can just attend the concert or both dinner and concert. This is a great option for those who are booking weekend lodging at Camp Navarro. Explore On-Site Accommodations →
Sleep amongst the redwoods
Unique on-site accommodations include cabins, deluxe teepees, tent camping, and RV parking. Explore the beauty of the redwoods at night and enjoy brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Or stay with one of our partners
Winery Open Houses
Sunday May 19
Meander along Highway 128 and stop at participating wineries for a little extra wine tasting, music, bites, and special winery promotions. Follow the purple flags.
PLAN AHEAD …
Even though this seems like a family/pet-friendly location,
this is an adult wine event, per ABC rules.
No pets, No minors
(babes in arms ok).