Every year, the International Pinot Noir Celebration takes place right in the heart of the Oregon Wine Country. It is an incredibly diverse event that welcomes visitors from all across the globe to celebrate the classic Pinot Noir in all of its glory. This is a weekend event that starts on a Friday morning and ends on that Sunday at noon. There are a plethora of events that all wine and food lovers will enjoy during this time. There are 2 dinners that take place outdoors, a winery lunch that takes place after a vineyard tour, as well as tastings of many varieties of Pinot Noir and seminars. These are only a few of the many activities a visitor can take at this major event.
This event is in its 31st year and it takes place during the last full weekend of July. In addition to getting to taste all of these varieties of Pinot Noir, you can also take in some top quality cuisine from some of the best chefs in the region. Pretty much the entire event, aside from the vineyard and winery tour, takes place on the gorgeous campus of Linfield College. There are three different types of tickets that guests can pick from: one for the entire event (“The Full Weekend”), Saturday night (“Salmon Bake”), and Sunday afternoon (“Passport to Pinot”). For more information on these tickets, you can check out the official website for this event. Every year, around 800 people attend this event for the weekend. This number includes around 140 industry representatives that come from local wineries. Another 550 people also show up to the Sunday event, the Passport to Pinot.
The International Pinot Noir Celebration is a one of a kind event that anyone who loves wine and food should experience at least once in their lives. It is a truly unforgettable event that will allow you to indulge in some of the finest wine and cuisine as well as learn all about everything to do about this industry. It is a picturesque location to take in some fine drink and cuisine. To date, over 14,000 people have attended this event over the span of its lifetime. It has remained consistent over the years, knowing that it is timeless and amazing.
This is an event that must be on your bucket list if you love to have good food and good drink. The best way to take in this event is by attending the full weekend because it is a completely immersive experience that you cannot get anywhere else. You will still be able to have an incredible time if you decide to only get a one day ticket for the event but if you can, you should go for it and spend the full weekend enjoying fine cuisine and making friends that may stick with you long after the event has ended. By attending, you are joining a community that takes these finer things in life very seriously.