World of Pinot Noir March 5 - 7, 2020

The 20th Anniversary of World of Pinot Noir takes place at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, from Thursday, March 5 through Saturday, March 7, 2020. 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.
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Thu, Mar 5 - Sat, Mar 7

Ritz-Carlton Bacara

8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
Mar 05Mar 07
World of Pinot Noir March 5 - 7, 2020
Ritz-Carlton Bacara
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  • Weekend Pass
      • WEEKEND PASSPORT

        $1,500.00
        +$69.03
        Item Amount
        WEEKEND PASSPORT $1,500.00
        Venue Fee $6.00 (per ticket)
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $63.03
        Total $1,569.03
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      • Secure your all-access passport to the World of Pinot Noir 2020. The 20th Anniversary Passport is your ticket to an all-inclusive, fully customizable WOPN weekend. Upon purchasing, you’ll receive notification from your WOPN concierge, who will provide you the ticket options available including: the Opening Night Party, Friday and Saturday seminars and lunches; VIP Admission to the Friday and Saturday Grand Tastings; and your Pinot Noir Pairing dinner options on Friday and Saturday evenings. You’ll have priority access* to two of WOPN’s most coveted dinners: Vintage Burgundy hosted by the SommFoundation and Le Grand Dinner hosted by Bollinger. You may also choose to kick-off your WOPN Weekend with a special seminar and lunch at Wine Cask in downtown Santa Barbara.
        *Wine Cask Seminar, Vintage Burgundy and the Bollinger Le Grand Dinner have additional fees.

  • Thursday, March 5th Events
      • WALT Wines Presents Mile Marker 60: Clos Pepe Estate Vineyard Experience

        $250.00
        +$12.79
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        WALT Wines Presents Mile Marker 60: Clos Pepe Estate Vineyard Experience $250.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $12.79
        Total $262.79
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      • This excursion, coined Mile Marker 60 – a reference to WALT’s 1,000 Miles of Pinot concept – includes a vineyard tour, moderated panel conversation alongside a vertical tasting, and a backyard BBQ with live music. Guests will embark on a guided shuttle from The Ritz-Carlton Bacara to the Clos Pepe Estate Vineyard for an experience focusing on vineyard site, winemaking from the coveted vineyard and the age-ability of wines produced from the site. After a vineyard tour, there will be a panel discussion featuring WALT Ambassador Kathryn Walt Hall, WALT Winemaker Megan Gunderson, Winemaker Adam Lee, Clos Pepe Vineyard Owner Stephen Pepe and moderated by WALT General Manager, Jeff Zappelli. The panel conversation and wine tasting will showcase a selection of library, current release and barrel samples of wines sourced from Clos Pepe Vineyard. Guests will enjoy a hosted backyard BBQ catered by The Hitching Post 2 and boogie down with a country music by Anderson Daniels. All guests will leave with a signed copy of Kathryn Walt Hall’s New York Times Bestseller, A Perfect Score.


        • When: Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 9:30am

        • Where: Meet in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

      • Exploring the Elegance of Alto Adige Pinot Noir – Seminar & Luncheon

        $95.00
        +$6.59
        Item Amount
        Exploring the Elegance of Alto Adige Pinot Noir – Seminar & Luncheon $95.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.59
        Total $101.59
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      • Take a deep dive into Italy’s preeminent Pinot Noir region, Alto Adige. Led by Tim Gaiser, Master Sommelier, the seminar and luncheon will explore the region’s rise as a Pinot Noir powerhouse, forecast its exciting future and delve into the wines of its top producers. Open to trade and consumers alike, this special event is co-hosted by Santa Barbara’s premier wine restaurant, Wine Cask.


        • When: Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 10:30am-2pm

        • Where: Wine Cask | 813 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara

      • Opening Night Party

        $115.00
        +$8.43
        Item Amount
        Opening Night Party $115.00
        Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $7.43
        Total $123.43
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      • Kickoff the 20th Anniversary of World of Pinot Noir with a wine-filled feast and fête. The evening will feature Pinot Noir wines from all over the world poured by America’s leading sommeliers. This year, the main bar is hosted by the Carneros Wine Alliance and will feature a special selection of wines from the famed region. You’ll meet and talk with winemakers, indulge in tasty bites prepared by The Ritz-Carlton Bacara’s Executive Chef, Umit Kaygusuz, and dance the night away with DJ Malik. It’s time to get this weekend-long Pinot party started!


        • When: Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 7pm

        • Where: Ritz-Carlton Bacara | Director's Lounge and Foyer


  • Friday, March 6th Events
      • What’s Altitude Got To Do With It? - Seminar & Luncheon

        $275.00
        +$14.83
        Item Amount
        What’s Altitude Got To Do With It? - Seminar & Luncheon $275.00
        Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $13.83
        Total $289.83
        Details
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      • Michael Schachner, Spanish and South American Editor at Wine Enthusiast magazine, will lead a winemaker panel discussion and tasting exploring the wines from the most exciting frontiers of Pinot Noir, the effect of elevation (or lack thereof), and the exciting future of these regions on the rise. The panel includes Darryl Brooker of Iconic Wineries of British Columbia (Okanagan); Laura Catena of Domaine Nico (Argentina); Gonzalo Marina of Cono Sur (Chile); James MacPhail of Sangiacomo (Sonoma); and Samuel Tottoli of Domaine Kirrenbourg (Alsace). The seminar includes a three-course Pinot Noir-paired lunch prepared by The Ritz-Carlton Bacara culinary team, with wine service by the World of Pinot Noir Sommelier Team.


        • When: Friday, March 6, 2020 | 9:30am - 2pm

        • Where: Ritz-Carlton Bacara | Santa Ynez Room and Rotunda

      • Siduri: 25 Years of Cruising the Pacific Coastline - Seminar

        $65.00
        +$6.43
        Item Amount
        Siduri: 25 Years of Cruising the Pacific Coastline - Seminar $65.00
        Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $5.43
        Total $71.43
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      • Join Siduri winemakers Adam Lee and Matt Revelette for a celebratory retrospective tasting. Known for its single-vineyard Pinot Noir, Siduri has bottled wines from an incredible array of exclusive vineyard sites along the 900 miles of Pacific coast, stretching from Oregon’s Willamette Valley to Santa Barbara. We’ll explore the wines, along with Siduri’s partners in the vineyard—a handful of growers from this famously sunny yet cool stretch of coastline—who will regale us with stories about growing and making Pinot Noir together for the last 25 years. Moderated by Matt Kettmann, Contributing Editor of Wine Enthusiast, the partner growers on the panel include Bob Grimes, viticulturist for Willamette Valley’s Shaw Mountain, Hawks View and Arbre Vert vineyards; Gary Franscioni, founder of Roar Wines and third generation Santa Lucia farmer of Garys’, Rosella's, Soberanes, and Sierra Mar vineyards; and Jim Pratt, owner of Cornerstone Vineyard in the Russian River Valley and farmer of Pratt-Sexton, Ewald and Parsons vineyards.


        • When: Friday, March 6, 2020 | 1pm

        • Where: Ritz-Carlton Bacara | Salon 4

      • Friday Grand Tasting General Admission

        $95.00
        +$7.63
        Item Amount
        Friday Grand Tasting General Admission $95.00
        Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $6.63
        Total $102.63
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      • Taste through more than 100 Pinot Noir producers from around the world in The Ritz Carlton Bacara’s Grand Ballroom. Bid on silent auction items while you nibble on fresh, local and seasonal wine country appetizers from The Ritz-Carlton Bacara culinary team.


        • When: Friday, March 6, 2020 | 3:30 - 6pm

        • Where: Ritz-Carlton Bacara | Grand Ballroom and Foyer


      • The Bollinger Experience - Seminar

        $125.00
        +$7.79
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        The Bollinger Experience - Seminar $125.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $7.79
        Total $132.79
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      • One of the last remaining family-owned Champagne houses, this seminar will explore Bollinger’s age-old winemaking artistry, and the role of Pinot Noir in its bubbles. Led by Champagne Bollinger’s U.S. Director, Valerie McDaniel, the seminar will leave guests agreeing with the brand’s matriarch, Lily Bollinger, who famously said: “I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it—unless I’m thirsty.” Wines include: Bollinger Special Cuvée, Bollinger NV Brut Rosé, Bollinger La Grande, Bollinger La Grande Année Rosé, and a special “Vin Surprise.”


        • When: Friday, March 6, 2020 | 4 - 5:30pm

        • Where: Ritz-Carlton Bacara | Angel Oak Cellar

      • The World of Pinot Noir’s 20th Anniversary Founders Dinner

        $175.00
        +$10.83
        Item Amount
        The World of Pinot Noir’s 20th Anniversary Founders Dinner $175.00
        Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $9.83
        Total $185.83
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      • Two decades ago a small, dedicated group of winemakers banded together to assemble – in a gorgeous setting – the world’s foremost Pinot Noir producers to celebrate the delicious and expressive variety. To mark this milestone, we invite you join a handful of these visionaries as they pour their own wines – including deep pulls from the cellar – and fête the founding of the World of Pinot Noir. The founders in attendance include, Brian Talley of Talley Vineyards; David Adelsheim of Adelsheim Vineyard; Dick and Jenny Doré of FOXEN; James Hall and Anne Moses of Patz & Hall; and Stephen and Paula Dooley of Stephen Ross Wine Cellars. The wine will flow and the stories will unfold as guests enjoy a five-course menu prepared by The Ritz-Carlton Bacara’s Executive Chef Umit Kaygusuz.


        • When: Friday, March 6, 2020 | 7pm

        • Where: Ritz-Carlton Bacara | Rotunda and Terrace

      • The World Tour of Pinot Noir Pairings Dinner

        $200.00
        +$11.83
        Item Amount
        The World Tour of Pinot Noir Pairings Dinner $200.00
        Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $10.83
        Total $211.83
        Details
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      • Prepare to indulge in the wines and cuisines from Pinot Noir’s most exciting frontier regions. Hosted by Michael Schachner, Spanish and South American Editor at Wine Enthusiast magazine, the wines in this global, multicourse feast will be paired with dishes inspired by that region’s native fare. The menu will be prepared by Chef Santos MacDonal of Il Cortile and La Cosecha in Paso Robles, both of which have won Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence six and three years in a row, respectively. Those pouring wines include, Gianni Abate of Chalone (Monterey); Darryl Brooker of Iconic Wineries of British Columbia (Okanagan); Laura Catena of Domaine Nico (Argentina); and Jake Pippin of Amelia (Chile).


        • When: Friday, March 6, 2020 | 7pm

        • Where: Ritz-Carlton Bacara | Bistro

      • Celebrating Bouchard & Champagne Henriot Dinner

        $250.00
        +$13.83
        Item Amount
        Celebrating Bouchard & Champagne Henriot Dinner $250.00
        Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $12.83
        Total $263.83
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      • The World of Pinot Noir is honored to feature Maisons & Domaines Henriot’s two most storied brands – Bouchard Père & Fils, one of Burgundy’s oldest estates, and the famed Champagne Henriot. Bouchard Père & Fils Emeritus Winemaker Philippe Prost will host this five-course dinner, and has selected some of his favorite wines to pair with the menu, created by The Ritz-Carlton Bacara’s Executive Chef Umit Kaygusuz. The wines include: 2008 Champagne Henriot; 2017 Bouchard Père & Fils Beaune Clos Saint-Landry Premier Cru; 2014 Bouchard Père & Fils Beaune Clos de la Mousse Premier Cru; 2013 Bouchard Père & Fils Meursault Genevrières Premier Cru; and magnums of 2013 Bouchard Père & Fils Beaune Grèves Vignes de L’Enfant Jésus Premier Cru.


        • When: Friday, March 6, 2020 | 7pm

        • Where: Ritz-Carlton Bacara | Angel Oak Cellar

  • Saturday, March 7th Events
      • The Grand and Premier Crus of Burgundy - Seminar & Luncheon

        $275.00
        +$13.79
        Item Amount
        The Grand and Premier Crus of Burgundy - Seminar & Luncheon $275.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $13.79
        Total $288.79
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      • To celebrate the World of Pinot Noir’s 20th anniversary, this year’s popular Burgundy seminar and luncheon will focus on the region’s marquee designations: Grand and Premier Crus. The panel includes moderator David Glancy, Master Sommelier and Founder of the San Francisco Wine School, Guillaume Large of Louis Jadot and Résonance, and Philippe Prost, Winemaker Emeritus of Bouchard Père & Fils. This fun and educational tasting will explore the wines and history of the two designations and delve into the popular (and controversial) sentiment there are more than a few Burgundy sites that should be deemed Grand Cru.
        Wines include:
        2011 Bouchard Père & Fils Le Corton Grand Crus
        2016 Bouchard Père & Fils Beaune Grèves Vignes de L’Enfant Jésus Premier Cru
        2016 Bouchard Père & Fils Beaune du Château Rouge Premier Cru
        2011 Domaine Dujac Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
        2014 Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
        2016 Louis Jadot Beaune Aux Cras Domaine Gagey Premier Cru
        2016 Louis Jadot Nuits-Saint Georges Les Vaucrains Premier Cru
        2014 Domaine Michel Magnien Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
        2015 Domaine Michel Magnien Chambolle-Musigny Les Sentiers Premier Cru
        The seminar includes a three-course Pinot Noir-paired lunch prepared by The Ritz-Carlton Bacara culinary team, with wine service by the World of Pinot Noir Sommelier Team.


        • When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 9:30am - 2pm

        • Where: Ritz-Carlton Bacara | Santa Ynez Room and Rotunda

      • Rosé Lawn Party - Presented by United Airlines

        $125.00
        +$8.83
        Item Amount
        Rosé Lawn Party - Presented by United Airlines $125.00
        Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $7.83
        Total $133.83
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      • Held on the lush seaside lawn of Angel Oak, this popular pink party allows you to sip more than 50 of the best Pinot Noir Rosés available. Gourmet bites by the Angel Oak’s Chef du Cuisine – along with and unobstructed, sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean – are included. Music provided by Moonshiner Collective (Duo).


        • When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 11:30am

        • Where: Ritz-Carlton Bacara | Angel Oak Restaurant and Bluff

      • Saturday Grand Tasting General Admission

        $125.00
        +$8.83
        Item Amount
        Saturday Grand Tasting General Admission $125.00
        Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $7.83
        Total $133.83
        Details
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      • Taste through hundreds of Pinot Noirs from around the world in the Ritz-Carlton Bacara's Grand Ballroom. Bid on silent auction items while you nibble on fresh, local and seasonal wine country appetizers from The Ritz-Carlton Bacara culinary team.


        • When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 3:30 - 6pm

        • Where: Ritz-Carlton Bacara | Grand Ballroom and Foyer

      • Vintage Burgundy Dinner

        $450.00
        +$20.79
        Item Amount
        Vintage Burgundy Dinner $450.00
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $20.79
        Total $470.79
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      • Jay James, Master Sommelier and Chairman of SommFoundation, will present vintage Burgundy wines from their extensive cellar in this one-of-a-kind, six-course gourmand experience. Wines include: 1990 Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle; 1999 Denis Mugneret & Fils, Richebourg Grand Cru; 2007 Domaine Gros Frère et Sœur Grands-Echezeaux Grand Cru; 2010 Domaine Gros Frère et Sœur Echezeaux Grand Cru; 2011 Bruno Colin Puligny-Montrachet La Truffiere Premier Cru; 2013 Bouchard Père & Fils Volnay les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot Premier Cru; 2015 Olivier Leflaive; and Puligny-Montrachet, Les Folatières Premier Cru.


        • When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 7pm

        • Where: Ritz-Carlton Bacara | Angel Oak Cellar

      • The 20th Anniversary Soirée Dinner

        $175.00
        +$10.83
        Item Amount
        The 20th Anniversary Soirée Dinner $175.00
        Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $9.83
        Total $185.83
        Details
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      • Celebrate 20 years of the World of Pinot Noir at this gala event spotlighting some of the best Pinot Noirs ever produced. Put on your cocktail attire for an evening of epicurean delights, dynamite wine and dancing as you mingle among the legends and rising stars of Pinot Noir. The event will take place in The Ritz Carlton Bacara’s Rotunda and Terrace and feature a walk-around mixer of the World of Pinot Noir winemakers, sommeliers, wine-world celebrities and a gourmet food stations menu prepared by The Ritz-Carlton Bacara’s Executive Chef Umit Kaygusuz. Spags Music will be playing throughout the evening.


        • When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 7pm

        • Where: Ritz-Carlton Bacara | Rotunda and Terrace

      • Bollinger: Le Grand Dinner Featuring Calvisius Caviar

        $350.00
        +$17.83
        Item Amount
        Bollinger: Le Grand Dinner Featuring Calvisius Caviar $350.00
        Venue Fee $1.00 (per ticket)
        Non-Refundable Service Fee $16.83
        Total $367.83
        Details
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      • This limited-seating dinner will explore the pairing power of one of Champagne’s historic houses, Bollinger. Attendees are encouraged to wear white to celebrate the evening’s release of Bollinger’s Champagne La Grande Année. Hosted by Champagne Bollinger’s U.S. Director, Valerie McDaniel, the evening will begin with bubbles and a tasting of Calvisius Caviar. Peggye Marks, of Calvisius Caviar, and Daniels will guide guests through this decadent pairing. Following the tasting, guests will enjoy a multi-course menu prepared by The Ritz-Carlton Bacara’s Executive Chef, Umit Kaygusuz. Each course will be paired with special selections from Bollinger’s prized cellar. Wines include: Bollinger Special Cuvée, Bollinger NV Brut Rosé, Bollinger La Grande Année (both 750ml and 1.5 liter), and Bollinger La Grande Année Rosé (both 750ml and 1.5 liter).


        • When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 7pm

        • Where: Ritz-Carlton Bacara | Bistro

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The World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) is the wine world’s foremost organization dedicated to the education and celebration of Pinot Noir. The event takes place March 5-7, 2020 at the seaside Ritz-Carlton Bacara in sunny Santa Barbara, CA. 


On pace to be the largest and most well-attended event in the organization’s 20-year history, the 2020 World of Pinot Noir includes three 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.
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    8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117

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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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