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11th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Well, do you have a passion for Pinot? Well then you will not want to miss the 11th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival.Come join us in beautiful Anderson Valley for a weekend in celebration of the richness and diversity of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Enjoy world class wines, local culinary delights and engaging local artists and entertainers. Technical Conference Date, time & location: Friday, May 16, 8 am to 4 pm, at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville. Pinot Noir: learn from the experts how to grow it, how to make it, how to taste it, and how to sell it. Attendance is limited to 125, so don’t delay. Social BBQ Date, time & location: Friday, May 16, at 5 pm. Standish Winery (at the Day Ranch). Bring your favorite bottle of wine for a fabulous evening BBQ alongside the historic Standish Winery apple dryer. An optional vineyard tour starts at 4 pm. Grand Tasting Date, time & location: Saturday, May 17, from 11 am to 3 pm. Goldeneye Winery between Boonville & Philo. Sample the richness and diversity of nearly 100 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir wines. This event includes a light lunch of Pinot-friendly foods and a silent auction of valuable wines and art to raise money for local charities. Four Winemakers Dinners: Tickets are sold exclusively onling (not tickets availabel at door). Check with your favorite wineries to learn more about open house events. A partial listing of events is below. Host: Goldeneye Winery Event: Vineyard tour Details: Goldeneye will host three vineyard tours, departing at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. Attendees will meet at Goldeneye’s visitor center, located at 9200 Highway 128 in Philo. Limit 20 persons per session. Reservations: Reservations required. Phone 895-3202 or e-mail for reservations. Reservations may also be made on Saturday during the grand tasting via a sign-up sheet at Goldeneye’s table. Host: Husch Vineyards Event: Open House Details: Drop by Anderson Valley’s oldest winery for food and wine pairings along with barrel samples presented by the family owners and winemaker. Reservations: Not required. Hours 10am – 5pm.
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