26th Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration 2012 in McMinnville Oregon

DORKING, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12:  Vinyard worker...
DORKING, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 12: Vinyard worker Mary Yeo picks pinot noir grapes at Denbies Wine Estate on October 12, 2011 in Dorking, England. Workers are picking this year’s crop of grapes for what is expected to be a very good year for British wine after an early warm Spring and a unusually mild October. At 265 acres Denbies is the United Kingdom’s largest single estate vineyard. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Attend the  26th Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville Oregon!

English: Melrose Hall at Linfield College in M...
English: Melrose Hall at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WHEN: July 27-29, 2012

WHERE: Linfield College

Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir (Photo credit: naotakem)

Pinot Noir lovers can taste the best selections from 70 international producers with more than 250 wines at the 26th anniversary event at Linfield College. The event features Pinot noirs from around the globe including Burgundy and the Willamette Valley. Take a guided stroll through the lovely vineyards.

There will be two grand tastings, a traditional Northwest Salmon Bake, multi-course meals,Champagne brunch, jazz music, horseshoes, beer and much more.

Wine will be paired with food including: brined pork belly with haricots verts and bourride en geléebarrigoule des chanterelles. Locally baked breads and pastries, Oregon’s legendary berries and cured meats will be available every day.

The event kicks off on Friday with breakfast on the Riley Hall Patio from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Admission to the full weekend’s events, except The Passport to Pinot tasting, is $975 per person, with individual events ranging from $100-$150 per person. For tickets and information, call 800-755-4762 or visit www.ipnc.org

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides and Travel Apps @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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