WEEKEND PASS - $1150
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.
THURSDAY OPENING NIGHT PARTY - $110
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. The evening will include a tasting table featuring The SOMM Journal’s Top 12 Pinot Noirs of event. It’s time to get this weekend-long Pinot party started. View Menu
FRIDAY SINGLE-DAY PASS - $480
Includes admission to the Exploring the Oregon-Burgundy Connection Tasting Seminar & Luncheon, VIP Admission to the Friday Grand Tasting and a Friday evening Pinot Noir Pairing Dinner.
SEMINAR & LUNCHEON: Exploring the Oregon-Burgundy Connection - $265
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. Panelists include: Arron Bell, Assistant Winemaker & Operations Manager, Domaine Drouhin Oregon; Thomas Savre, Winemaker, Lingua Franca; and Mark Tarlov, Founder Chapter 24 Vineyards. 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. Luncheon wines provided by the Willamette Valley Wineries Association. Friday, March 2, 9am – 2pm. View Menu
FRIDAY LUNCHEON NO. 1: Celebrating the New Petaluma Gap AVA - $75
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 are planted with Pinot Noir. Friday, March 2, 11:30am. View Menu
CENTRAL COAST SEMINAR: Discover the Cool Climate Terroirs of the Central Coast - $65
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. The winemaker panel includes: Bradley Brown, of Big Basin; Ken Brown of Ken Brown Wines; Eric Hickey, of Laetitia; and Tyler Thomas of Dierberg. Friday, March 2, 1:00pm.
FRIDAY VIP GRAND TASTINGS - $135 - SOLD OUT
This exclusive VIP ticket provides you with early entry to the Ritz-Carlton Bacara’s Grand Ballroom, where you’ll be able to meet winemakers, be the first to bid on silent auction items, and taste through hundreds of Pinot Noir producers from around the world. Several other exclusive VIP experiences will be announced soon. Friday, March 2, 2:30 - 6pm.
FRIDAY GRAND TASTING - $85
Taste through more than 150 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. Friday, March 2, 3:30 - 6pm.
FRIDAY DINNER NO. 1: The Art of Japanese Cuisine and Freeman Winery Pinot Noir, with Guest Chef Ken Tominaga - $275
Chef Ken Tominaga, founder of PABU in San Francisco and Boston, and Hana Japanese Restaurant in Sonoma, crafts a multi-course umami-fueled feast designed to pair perfectly with the award-winning Pinot Noirs from Freeman Winery. Freeman Winemaker, Akiko Freeman, will help guide you through the wines of this intimate, one-of-kind dinner experience. Friday, March 2, 7pm. View Menu
FRIDAY DINNER NO. 2: The Bounties of the Santa Maria Valley: A Celebratory Farm-to-Fork Dinner - Presented by the Santa Maria Valley - $125
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 eponymous 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. Friday, March 2, 7pm. View Menu
FRIDAY DINNER NO. 3: 101 Years of Single-Vineyard Pinot Noir Along the Historic Highway 101 - $165
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. Friday, March 2, 7pm. View Menu
SATURDAY SINGLE-DAY PASS - $525
Includes admission to the Tasting Through The Best of Burgundy Tasting Seminar & Luncheon, VIP Admission to the Saturday Grand Tasting and a Saturday evening Pinot Noir Pairing Dinner. (Dinner upgrades will be available after purchase.)
SATURDAY BURGUNDY SEMINAR & LUNCHEON: Tasting Through The Best of Burgundy - $265
Founder of the San Francisco Wine School and Master Sommelier David Glancy 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. View Menu
SATURDAY LUNCHEON NO. 1:
Rosé Lawn Party Atop the Bluff presented by United Airlines - $80
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, 11am. View Menu
SATURDAY SEMINAR NO. 1:
Attack Of The Clones Seminar - $65
Sommelier and wine writer, Chris Sawyer, along with a panel of winemakers, will lead you In during this fun and educational seminar, where 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
SATURDAY VIP GRAND TASTINGS - $150 - SOLD OUT
This exclusive VIP ticket provides you with early entry to the Ritz-Carlton Bacara’s Grand Ballroom, where you’ll be able to meet winemakers, be the first to bid on silent auction items, and taste through hundreds of Pinot Noir producers from around the world. Several other exclusive VIP experiences will be announced soon. Saturday, March 3, 2:30 – 6pm.
SATURDAY GRAND TASTING - $100
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. Saturday, March 3, 3:30 – 6pm. View Menu
SATURDAY DINNER NO. 1: Celebrating the Women of Pinot Noir - $150
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. View Menu
SATURDAY DINNER NO. 2: Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Dinner - $165
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, including Anne Amie Vineyards, Brooks Winery, Erath Winery, King Estate Winery, Montinore Estate, Van Duzer Vineyards. Saturday, March 3, 7pm. View Menu
SATURDAY DINNER NO. 3:
Vintage Burgundy Dinner with the SommFoundation - $450
The World of Pinot Noir is thrilled to present an extraordinary wine dinner hosted by the SommFoundation. Jay James, 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. Saturday, March 3, 7pm. View Menu
We look forward to sharing a glass – or three – of Pinot with you.