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2009 Pinot On The River Festival ~ October 23, 24, 25, 2009

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The Sixth Annual Pinot on the River promises to be another great event. The Grand Tasting is going to be hosted by Rodney Strong Vineyards on Sunday, but you really need to read all of the details below, because it’s offering Pinotphiles so much more than the grand tasting.

It’s a full-immersion weekend of Pinot Noir, featuring a complete program of in-depth tastings and seminars, vineyard tours, and sumptuous food. Sit with the winemakers and other Pinot-loving consumers as everyone gets to focus on highly-allocated, limited production West Coast Pinot Noirs. From Friday’s kickoff dinner to a Saturday of intimate Pinot seminars and tastings all the way through Sunday’s “Pinot Noir Grand Tasting,” if you love Pinot Noir, it’s a weekend you must not miss.

I’m really looking forward to this great event, and hope to see you there, too!

You can purchase tickets by clicking here.

Full event Schedule

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22

  • 6 p.m. – Pinot On The River “Founders Club” Reception and Dinner (Founders members, only)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

  • 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Pinot On The River “Founders Club” Field Trip (Founders only)
  • 6 p.m. – Pinot On The River’s “Friday Night Out In The Valley” Dinner = Roessler Cellars

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Seminar Program at Host Hotel
  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Seminar #1: Rising Stars Of Western Pinot Noir
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Seminar #2: Vintage Focus: 2008 in Western Pinot Regions
  • 1 p.m. – Buffet Lunch
  • 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Pinot Noir Discovery Tasting
  • 6 p.m. — Pinot On The River Vintners Dinner – Papapietro Perry Winery

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25

  • 11 a.m. to 12 noon – Artisanal Pinot Noir Grand Tasting — Founder Club VIP only access.
  • 12 noon to 4 p.m. – Artisanal Pinot Noir Grand Tasting, Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood Highway, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • Hospitality/Tasting Room 800-678-4763
  • Link for directions
  • There is No Admittance before Noon, please do not show up early.
  • Must be 21 to attend
  • No refunds

Again, you can purchase tickets by clicking here.

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