World of Pinot Noir March 2-3, 2018

The 18th Annual World of Pinot Noir takes place at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, CA on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, 2018. The annual event gathers the planet’s foremost Pinot Noir wineries and winemakers, renowned chefs, sommeliers and leading wine scholars in a weekend-long seaside celebration of this delicious and storied wine. DISCOVER. INDULGE. CELEBRATE.

Fri, Mar 2 - Sat, Mar 3

Ritz-Carlton Bacara

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World of Pinot Noir March 2-3, 2018

Ritz-Carlton Bacara
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    • WEEKEND PASS

      $1,150.00
      +$43.47

      WEEKEND PASS

      Item Amount
      WEEKEND PASS $1,150.00
      Venue Fee $6.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $37.47
      Total $1,193.47
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      WEEKEND PASS

      Includes an invitation to the Opening Night Celebration March 1; admission to the Friday and Saturday Tasting Seminars & Luncheons; VIP Admission to the Friday and Saturday Grand Tastings; and Pinot Noir Pairing Dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings. *Dinner selections will be available in November. We will be in touch with you soon when all dinners are finalized. Some dinners may require an additional cost.

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    • Thursday Opening Night Party

      $110.00
      +$7.12

      Thursday Opening Night Party

      Item Amount
      Thursday Opening Night Party $110.00
      Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.12
      Total $117.12
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      Thursday Opening Night Party

      Thursday, March 1 at 7pm. Kickoff the World of Pinot Noir with a wine-filled feast and fête, presented by The SOMM Journal. Meet participating winemakers, America’s leading sommeliers and preview the weekend while sampling wines, indulging in tasty bites prepared by The Ritz-Carlton Bacara’s Executive Chef, Umit Kaygusuz. It’s time to get this weekend-long Pinot party started.

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    • Friday Single Day Pass

      $480.00
      +$20.28

      Friday Single Day Pass

      Item Amount
      Friday Single Day Pass $480.00
      Venue Fee $3.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $17.28
      Total $500.28
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      Friday Single Day Pass

      Includes admission to Friday’s Tasting Seminar & Luncheon, VIP Admission to Friday’s Grand Tasting, and a Pinot Noir Pairing Dinner. *Dinner selections will be available in November. We will be in touch with you soon when all dinners are finalized. Some dinners may require an additional cost.

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    • Friday Seminar & Luncheon: Exploring the Oregon-Burgundy Connection

      $265.00
      +$11.77

      Friday Seminar & Luncheon: Exploring the Oregon-Burgundy Connection

      Item Amount
      Friday Seminar & Luncheon: Exploring the Oregon-Burgundy Connection $265.00
      Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $10.77
      Total $276.77
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      Friday Seminar & Luncheon: Exploring the Oregon-Burgundy Connection

      Joshua Greene, Editor of Wine & Spirits Magazine, will lead a winemaker panel discussion and tasting that explores Oregon’s deep and growing ties to Burgundy, and the how this is influencing the current and future state of this exciting New World region. The wineries include Maison Joseph Drouhin, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Domaine du Louis-Michel Liger-Belair, Chapter 24 Vineyards, Domaine des Comtes Lafon and Lingua Franca. The seminar includes a three-course Pinot Noir-paired lunch prepared by the Ritz-Carlton Bacara culinary team, with wine service by World of Pinot Noir Sommeliers. Friday, March 2, 9am – 2pm

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    • Celebrating the New Petaluma Gap

      $75.00
      +$6.07

      Celebrating the New Petaluma Gap

      Item Amount
      Celebrating the New Petaluma Gap $75.00
      Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.07
      Total $81.07
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      Celebrating the New Petaluma Gap

      Friday, March 2 at 11:30am - This three-course luncheon will showcase the award-winning wine made from grapes grown in the newly-minted Petaluma Gap AVA. Located in southern Sonoma and northern Marin counties, the cool-climate, windswept Petaluma Gap AVA boasts 4,000 acres of vineyards, of which, 75 percent of which are planted with Pinot Noir.

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    • Friday Central Coast Tasting Seminar: Discover the Cool Climate Terroirs of the Central Coast

      $65.00
      +$5.77

      Friday Central Coast Tasting Seminar: Discover the Cool Climate Terroirs of the Central Coast

      Item Amount
      Friday Central Coast Tasting Seminar: Discover the Cool Climate Terroirs of the Central Coast $65.00
      Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $4.77
      Total $70.77
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      Friday Central Coast Tasting Seminar: Discover the Cool Climate Terroirs of the Central Coast

      Discovering Cool Climate Terroirs of the Central Coast - Wine Enthusiast magazine's contributing editor, and Central Coast expert, Matt Kettmann, will explore Pinot Noirs from the top cool-climate terroirs of the vast Central Coast. Along with a panel of acclaimed winemakers, Kettmann will guide the tasting of nine award-winning wines he scored 92 points or above. The wineries include Adelaida, Big Basin, Black Kite, Dierberg, Ken Brown Wines, Laetitia, Sinor-LaVallee, Stephen Ross Wines, and Talbott. Friday, March 2, 1:00pm

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    • FRIDAY Grand Tasting General Admission

      $85.00
      +$6.37

      FRIDAY Grand Tasting General Admission

      Item Amount
      FRIDAY Grand Tasting General Admission $85.00
      Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.37
      Total $91.37
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      FRIDAY Grand Tasting General Admission

      FRIDAY Grand Tasting General Admission on March 2, 2018 from 3:30 - 6pm. Taste through more than 100 Pinot Noir producers from around the world gathered in the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara's Grand Ballroom, bid on silent auction items and "taste the place” while you nibble on fresh, local and seasonal wine country appetizers from the Ritz-Carlton Bacara culinary team.

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    • Friday Santa Maria Valley Dinner

      $125.00
      +$7.57

      Friday Santa Maria Valley Dinner

      Item Amount
      Friday Santa Maria Valley Dinner $125.00
      Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.57
      Total $132.57
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      Friday Santa Maria Valley Dinner

      Friday, March 2 at 7pm. The Santa Maria AVA is home to some of America’s highest regarded Pinot Noir vineyards and producers. But this renowned sub-region of Santa Barbara is just as famous for its hearty and robust eponymously-named style of steak made from locally raised beef. Enjoy an elevated take on Santa Maria barbecue prepared by Ritz-Carlton Bacara Executive Chef, Umit Kaygusuz all paired with wines from the region’s most famous wineries.

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    • Friday 101 Years of Pinot Noir Dinner

      $165.00
      +$8.77

      Friday 101 Years of Pinot Noir Dinner

      Item Amount
      Friday 101 Years of Pinot Noir Dinner $165.00
      Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $7.77
      Total $173.77
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      Friday 101 Years of Pinot Noir Dinner

      Friday, March 2 at 7pm. A collection of winemaking expertise gathers for this epic dinner featuring winemakers Greg Brewer of Brewer-Clifton, Adam Lee of Siduri, Wells Guthrie of Copain and Jonathan Nagy of Byron. Join us for an evening of food, laughter, and of course, fabulous Pinot Noir, as these trailblazing winemakers share their stories of their collective 101 years of crafting some of California’s most expressive Pinot Noirs along the Golden State’s historic coastal corridor.

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    • Saturday Single Day Pass

      $525.00
      +$21.63

      Saturday Single Day Pass

      Item Amount
      Saturday Single Day Pass $525.00
      Venue Fee $3.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $18.63
      Total $546.63
      Details

      Saturday Single Day Pass

      Includes admission to Saturday’s Tasting Seminar & Luncheon, VIP Admission to Saturday’s Grand Tasting, and a Pinot Noir Pairing Dinner. *Dinner selections will be available in November. We will be in touch with you soon when all dinners are finalized. Some dinners may require an additional cost.

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    • Saturday Burgundy Seminar & Luncheon: Tasting Through The Best of Burgundy

      $265.00
      +$11.77

      Saturday Burgundy Seminar & Luncheon: Tasting Through The Best of Burgundy

      Item Amount
      Saturday Burgundy Seminar & Luncheon: Tasting Through The Best of Burgundy $265.00
      Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $10.77
      Total $276.77
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      Saturday Burgundy Seminar & Luncheon: Tasting Through The Best of Burgundy

      Founder of the San Francisco Wine School and Master Sommelier David Glancy – along with a panel of Burgundy experts and winemakers – will lead a fun and educational tasting of some of the most notable producers and most acclaimed vintages from France’s famed Pinot Noir region, and will discuss the varying classification systems of Burgundy's sub-regions, their history, trends and the changing roles of growers and negociants. This seminar will feature multiple vintages of premier cru wines from Domaine Faively, Domaine Henri Gouge and Domaine Chanson. The seminar includes a three-course Pinot Noir-paired lunch prepared by the Ritz-Carlton Bacara culinary team, with wine service by World of Pinot Noir Sommeliers. Saturday, March 3, 9am – 2pm

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    • Saturday Rosé Lawn Party Atop the Bluff

      $80.00
      +$6.22

      Saturday Rosé Lawn Party Atop the Bluff

      Item Amount
      Saturday Rosé Lawn Party Atop the Bluff $80.00
      Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.22
      Total $86.22
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      Saturday Rosé Lawn Party Atop the Bluff

      Rosé Lawn Party Atop the Bluff presented by United Airlines
      Held on the seaside bluff of the Angel Oak veranda, this daytime lawn party will feature over 35 of the best Pinot Noir Rosés on planet, a gourmet buffet lunch crafted by the Angel Oak Chef du Cuisine, and the unobstructed and downright jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean. Saturday, March 3, 11:00am

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    • Saturday Attack Of The Clones Seminar

      $65.00
      +$5.77

      Saturday Attack Of The Clones Seminar

      Item Amount
      Saturday Attack Of The Clones Seminar $65.00
      Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $4.77
      Total $70.77
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      Saturday Attack Of The Clones Seminar

      Attack of the Clones, a Tasting Seminar
      In this fun and educational winemaker-led seminar, you’ll learn – and taste – the difference between many key Pinot Noir grape clones. Panelists include: Greg Morthole - Davis Bynum, Heidi Bridenhagen - MacRostie Winery & Vineyards, Ben Papapietro - Papapietro Perry Winery, Amy Thorn – Thorn Hill Vineyards and Ben Cane – Westwood Estate Winery. Saturday, March 3, 1:00pm

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    • Saturday Grand Tasting General Admission

      $100.00
      +$6.82

      Saturday Grand Tasting General Admission

      Item Amount
      Saturday Grand Tasting General Admission $100.00
      Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.82
      Total $106.82
      Details

      Saturday Grand Tasting General Admission

      Saturday Grand Tasting General Admission on March 3, 2018 from 3:30 - 6pm. Taste through more than 150 Pinot Noir Producers from around the world, bid on silent auction items and "taste the place” while you nibble on fresh, local and seasonal wine country appetizers from the Ritz-Carlton Bacara culinary team.

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    • Celebrating the Women of Pinot Noir

      $150.00
      +$8.32

      Celebrating the Women of Pinot Noir

      Item Amount
      Celebrating the Women of Pinot Noir $150.00
      Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $7.32
      Total $158.32
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      Celebrating the Women of Pinot Noir

      Celebrating the Women of Pinot Noir
      This feast will showcase 12 wineries: Bouchaine Vineyards, Chenoweth Wines, La Crema, Lumen Wines, Meiomi, Merry Edwards Winery, Rideau Vineyards, Seagrape Wine Co & Buttonwood, St. Francis Winery, Stolo Family Vineyards, Trombetta Family Wines & Furthermore Wines, Wrath Wines and their trailblazing winemakers. Held in the downstairs Director’s Lounge and outside terrace, this multi-course feast will feature a gourmet whole-roasted pig crafted by Ritz-Carlton Bacara Executive Chef, Umit Kaygusuz. Saturday, March 3, 7pm

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    • Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Dinner

      $165.00
      +$8.77

      Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Dinner

      Item Amount
      Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Dinner $165.00
      Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $7.77
      Total $173.77
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      Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Dinner

      Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Dinner - This five-course dinner will shine a spotlight on Oregon’s most famous region, the Willamette Valley, home to arguably some of the most food-friendly Pinot Noirs in the world. Emceed by Joshua Greene, the editor of Wine & Spirits Magazine, and Master of Wine Bree Boskov of the Oregon Wine Board, the evening will feature a long list of award-winning wines and their winemakers. Saturday, March 3, 7pm

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    • Saturday SOMM Guild Dinner

      $450.00
      +$19.38

      Saturday SOMM Guild Dinner

      Item Amount
      Saturday SOMM Guild Dinner $450.00
      Venue Fee $3.00 (per ticket)
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $16.38
      Total $469.38
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      Saturday SOMM Guild Dinner

      Saturday, March 3 at 7pm. The World of Pinot Noir is thrilled to present an extraordinary wine dinner hosted by the Guild of Sommeliers. Jay Fletcher, Master Sommelier, will present vintage Burgundy wines from the Guild’s extensive cellar in this six-course gourmand experience. This intimate, one-of-kind dinner experience is limited.

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The World of Pinot Noir (WOPN), the wine world’s foremost organization dedicated to the education and celebration of Pinot Noir. The event takes place March 2-3, 2018 at the seaside Ritz-Carlton Bacara in sunny Santa Barbara. 

 

On pace to be the largest and most well-attended event in the organization’s 18-year history, the 2018 World of Pinot Noir includes two full days of expert-led seminars, pairing dinners prepared by renown chefs, Pinot Noir parties and two Grand Tastings featuring more than 250 premier Pinot Noir wineries from around the globe.

 

There are multiple ways for Pinot Noir fans and aficionados to take part in the events throughout the weekend.


When & Where
Fri, Mar 2 - Sat, Mar 3
  • Ritz-Carlton Bacara
    8301 Hollister Avenue
    Goleta, CA
    93117

World of Pinot Noir

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The annual World of Pinot Noir event gathers the planet’s foremost Pinot Noir wineries and winemakers, renowned chefs, sommeliers and leading wine scholars in a weekend-long seaside celebration of this delicious and storied wine.

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