Pinot Days 2008
The 4th Annual Pinot Days Festival will be held June 26-29, 2008 at Fort Mason, San Francisco. This has
become the most attended Pinot Noir event in the world. More than 170 top Pinot Noir producers will
participate in the Sunday Grand Festival which is preceded by four days of tasting events in San Francisco.
To get a feel for the buzz at Pinot Days, go to www.graperadio.com and listen to my winemaker
interviews from last year’s Pinot Days.
Wednesday evening (June 25th), there will be a special Producer of the Year Focus Tasting featuring
Kosta Browne. “Table Hop” Winemaker Dinners are on tap for Thursday evening at Isa Restaurant and
Jack Falstaff’s Restaurant in San Francisco.
On Saturday there will be three Focus Tastings running sequentially in the afternoon and evening. The
first will feature the Best of Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Rita Hills. I will be moderating the next
two Focus Tastings: Best of Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley and Best of Russian River Valley and
Santa Maria Valley. Wines will be tasted blind by attendees, and each will be revealed after the flight
with producers sitting among attendees, fielding questions, answering questions and sharing colorful
stories about how they make their Pinot Noirs. Serious wines, but serious fun. The producer lineup for
my sessions include the following:
Best of Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley
Siduri Wines, Fulcrum Wines, Raye’s Hill Vineyard & Winery, Sojourn Cellars, Kellar Estate, Benovia
Winery, Handley Cellars, Roessler Cellars, Bink Wines, Philo Ridge Vineyards, Fort Ross Vineyard &
Winery, Kastania Vineyards, Aubin Cellars, Couloir Wines, Bjornstad Cellars and Esterlina Winery
Best of Russian River Valley and Santa Maria Valley
Churchill Cellars, Russian Hill Estate Winery, Arista Winery, Landmark Vineyards, Dutton-Goldfield
Winery, Flying Goat Cellars, Native9 Wine, Davis Family Vineyrds, Small Vines Wines, Addamo Estate
Vineyards, Joseph Swan Vineyards, Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Lynmar Winery, Tantara Winery,
Testarossa Vineyards, Dutton Estate Winery.
For further details and to purchase tickets, visit the website at www.pinotdays.com. Pinot Days has
partnered with the PinotFile to offer my mailing list customers a 10% discount on all of the Festival’s
activities. Enter the discount code, PINOTFILE, when ordering tickets from the Pinot Days website to
receive an immediate 10% discount on all events.
Please e-mail me if you plan to attend (email@example.com), and if I receive enough response, I will
set up a “meet and greet” event for the Crew late Saturday morning.