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22nd Annual Anderson Valley
Pinot Noir Festival
May 17-19, 2019

Winemaker Dinners will be announced on Friday, March 15 at Noon and often sell-out quickly.

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With our first wine campout in the books, please join us again at Camp Navarro for a festival featuring our favorite red wine in the redwoods by the river.

22nd Annual Anderson Valley
Pinot Noir Festival
May 17-19, 2019

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!


ON-SITE LODGING COMING SOON

Camp Navarro offers 200 acres and various accommodations for lodging, camping and RV use.
Choose from cozy cabins, glamping teepees, or a site for your own tent surrounded by a cathedral of redwoods. Camp Navarro will be serving a Saturday and Sunday Brunch for overnight guests.

Photo by @kjophoto

Photo by @kjophoto


EVENT SCHEDULE

Technical Conference
Friday, May 17

Winemakers and consumers alike taste & learn what it takes to grow Pinot Noir in Anderson Valley from panelists and viticulture experts. Lunch provided. 

(photos by @kjophoto)


Casual BBQ
Friday May 17

Live music, good eats and spectaular vineyard views. Everyone is encouraged to bring a bottle of wine to share. It’s an eat, drink, and dance kinda night!

Photos by fotomendo and @kjophoto

Photos by fotomendo and @kjophoto


Grand Tasting
Saturday May 18

World-class Anderson Valley Pinot Noirs from over 50 producers under tent cover in the beautiful Camp Navarro grass meadows surrounded by majestic redwoods, oak trees, and a flowing river.

Photo by Debra Eloise

Photo by Debra Eloise

Live music, and catered bites in all corners of the venue.

(photos by Derek Magdalik / Fotomendo)


Silent and Live Auction
Proceeds benefit the Anderson Valley Health Center and the Anderson Valley Housing Association.

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From bottles to full barrels of wine, come prepared to win!

Artist Gerald Reis will be on hand to auction his oversized original festival poster painting to the highest bidder.


Winemaker Dinners
Saturday evening, May 18

After the main event, choose to wine and dine with winemakers at one of three Winemaker Dinners.

Lichen Estate, Bee Hunter Wine, Witching Stick Wines, and Meyer Family Cellars will hold an intimate, farm-to-table experience at The Bewildered Pig, with Chef and Proprietress, Janelle Weaver. The evening will feature the season’s best foods prepared in her signature refined rustic style.

Roederer Estate will host Domaine Anderson and Smith Story Wine Cellars, at the elegant Roederer Estate.

And Goldeneye Winery with Long Meadow Ranch are planning a wonderful feast, location to be announced.


Winemaker Dinners generally start at 6pm with a Sparkling Wine reception, then seating at 6:30pm.


PLAN AHEAD …
Even though this seems like a family/pet-friendly location,
this is an adult wine event, per ABC rules.
Please
No pets, No minors
(babes in arms ok).

Photo by @kjophoto

Photo by @kjophoto

THANK YOU


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Winery Open Houses
Sunday May 19

Continue the fun on Sunday and explore Winery Open House events at many of the local tasting rooms from Philo to Yorkville, a wonderful way to spend the day soaking in the beauty of Anderson Valley, and experiencing all the varieties of wines produced here, in addition to Pinot Noir. #followthepurpleflags


Good times are on the horizon!

Tickets on sale!