Pinot is keen-o at the ninth annual Pinot on the River Festival on Sunday, October 21st in Healdsburg. Paying homage to the noblest of grapes, the Grand Artisanal Tasting from noon to 4pm gathers more than 100 small-production pinot producers from the West Coast for a “full-immersion” (meaning you are fully up to your eyeballs in Pinot noir) tasting.
Riedel-worthy sips include Black Kite, Davis Family Vineyards, Donum Estate, J Vineyards, Littori, Lioco, Patz and Hall, Siduri, and Roadhouse Winery. Held around the Healdsburg Square, the event is bottoms-up good without being, well, overly pinkies up. Tickets $75 to $150 per person, available at online or by calling 707-922-6362.