On October 22, 23 & 24, 2010, Pinot On The River’s activities return.

This is a reminder to purchase your tickets at Pinotfestival.com, if you haven’t already.

Here’s the line-up…


6:00 p.m. – Pinot On The River’s “Friday Night Out In The Valley” Dinner at Roadhouse Winery in Healdsburg.


10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Seminar #1: A Vintage Retrospective: How well do Western Pinot Noirs age?

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Seminar #2: Vintage Focus: 2009 in Western Pinot Regions

1:00 p.m. – Buffet Lunch

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. — “A Taste Of Pinot”

They’ve partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County to create their first annual “A Taste Of Pinot” dinner at the Hotel Healdsburg in Healdsburg.


11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon – Artisanal Pinot Noir Grand Tasting — Founder Club only access.

12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. – Artisanal Pinot Noir Grand Tasting

At this event, you’ll be able to taste current releases, special bottlings, and library wines from nearly 100 top Pinot producers from up and down the West Coast. It’s a  full immersion walkaround tasting, held on the event grounds at Rodney Strong Vineyards. Artisanal cheeses will be available for sampling, and other foods will be available for purchase on the grounds.

I went last year, and have produced a YouTube video, so you can see what it’s all about, if you’ve never gone.