We are thrilled to be a part of the International Pinot Noir Celebration this year – it is an honor to be among the featured wineries and we are looking forward to an amazing weekend.
Some information on IPNC:
History (from ipnc.org)
In late 1985, an informal group of Oregon wine-lovers, winemakers, restaurateurs, and retailers envisioned a premier wine event, to be held in the heart of Oregon wine country. Each year since the first annual event was held in 1987, the IPNC has evolved and matured, with a commitment to staying fresh, innovative, and relevant. For the past 28 years the IPNC has been uniting international Pinot noir producers, esteemed journalists, Pinot noir devotees, northwest chefs, and food lovers for a weekend of tasting, dining, learning, and celebrating together.
Since 1987, the IPNC has hosted 182 winemakers from France, 39 winemakers from New Zealand, 22 from Australia, 15 from Italy, 14 from Canada, 10 from Germany, seven from Switzerland, seven from Austria, six from Chile, three from South Africa, and one each from Argentina, England, Israel, and Spain for a total of 307 foreign wineries.
The IPNC has served as a showcase for the northwest’s famed farm-to-table cuisine. Each year over 60 guest chefs from the region’s most revered restaurants create inspired courses made from local farm ingredients. The IPNC has been honored to host internationally renowned chefs including Minoru Odashima of Kappo Odashima in Tokyo, Japan, Alister Brown of Logan Brown in Wellington, New Zealand, and Michael Wild of BayWolf Restaurant in Oakland, California.
Since the first annual Celebration, the goal of the IPNC has remained constant: an intimate gathering of international Pinot Noir winemakers and Pinot lovers from near and far enjoying a weekend of good wine, good food, and good company.