PINOT NOIR FESTIVAL

SAVE THE DATE
Anderson Valley, CA | May 19-21, 2023

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One Varietal. One Appellation.

Pinot Festival

SAVE THE DATE – MAY 19-21, 2023

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.

EVENT Lodging

Lodging books up 5-6 months in advance. We recommend you reserve your 2023 lodging ASAP!

2022 PARTICIPATING Wineries

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

How is the event dealing with COVID?
See our COVID section located at the bottom of this page.

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. 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 Grand Tasting and BBQ events are planned to take place outdoors. In case of rain for the Grand Tasting, we will provide tent coverage and for the BBQ, we will move to the Fairgrounds in Boonville.

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.

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 $430,000 to worthwhile local services, improving the lives of our community members.

WHAT ABOUT COVID?

Covid-safe precautions will be strictly enforced according to Mendocino County and state guidelines and all attendees will be required to show a form of health clearance for events. The BBQ and Grand Tasting will be outdoors. The Technical Conference and Bubble Lounge will be indoors and all patrons will be required to show proof of vaccination- NO EXCEPTIONS.

Without health clearance you will not be allowed into the event. All patrons attend at their own risk.

On Sunday, Anderson Valley wineries will host VIP seated tasting experiences. These experiences will also be enforced according to county and state guidelines and primarily outdoors, with ample room for safe distancing.