Do you love Pinot Noir? Get itickets for the 6th annual Pinot Days Festival at Navy Pier. Pinot Days is the largest gathering of Pinot Noir producers in the world. Pinot Noir winemakers will be pouring hundreds of exceptional pinots that are stylistically diverse regions like Callifornia’s Russian River Valley and Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2013
WHERE: Navy Pier from 2-5 p.m.
Tickets: $75 at www.pinotdays.com
Try some Pinot Noir from the Oregon ure 10 Oregon pinot producers in a specially designated area. This will be the largest presence of Oregon pinot producers ever gathered at a California wine festival.
The alluring aroma and seductive color and texture of Pinot Noir makes it one of my favorite wines. This elegant and complex wine is made from Pinot Noir grapes that thrive in a very specific micro-climate with sunny, warm days and cool foggy nights.
These California vines prosper in the well-drained slope of Goldridge loam soil and enjoy a long Indian summer in the Russian River Valley. The grapes are harvested in the cool pre-dawn darkness to conserve grape flavor and acidity.
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the predominant varietals grown in about a 200 square-mile prestigious American Viticultural Area (AVA) of Sonoma County, California called the Russian River Valley. The area is shaded by majestic redwood trees. For more information visit www.pinotdays.com.
Participating Exhibitors- Aberrant Cellars, Alta Maria Vineyards, Ancient Oak Cellars, August West, Banshee Wines, Belle Glos Wines, Benovia Winery, Benziger Family Winery, Bien Nacido Vineyards, Cartograph, Celebrity Cruises, Cornerstone Cellars Oregon, Davis Bynum, Davis Family Vineyards, DeLoach Vineyards, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, East Bank Storage, Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard, Friedeman Wines, Gary Farrell Winery, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Goldeneye Winery, Inman Family Wines, J Vineyards & Winery, Jean-Claude Boisset, Kendric Vineyards, Ketcham Estate, La Follette Wines, La Rochelle Winery, Ladd Cellars, Lauterbach Cellars, Le Cadeau, Le Cadeau Vineyard, Loring Wine Company, MacMurray Ranch, MacPhail Family Wines, MacRostie Winery, Mansfield-Dunne Wines, Miner Family Winery, Morgan Winery, New Zealand Winegrowers, Pali Wine Company, Potash Brothers Market, Ritual, Riverbench Vineyard & Winery, Robert John Russo Gallery, Scherrer Winery, Scoperta Imports, Sequana Vineyards, Siduri Wines, Sojourn Cellars, Sokol Blosser Winery, Stoller Vineyards, Testarossa Winery, Thomas Fogarty Winery, Thomas George Estates, Trombetta Family Wines, Waits-Mast Family Cellars, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Wren Hop Vineyards
“Sample over 100 pinot noir wines from every important region, from the Russian River Valley to the Santa Rita Hills, Oregon to the Anderson Valley to the Sonoma Coast. Come to Navy Pier to taste these highly acclaimed wines, meet the gifted and charming winemakers who create them, and experience the passion and romance that the pinot noir industry continues to embody. We call it Serious Fun. Come see for yourself.”
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com
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