Pinot on the River: Win Tix

You could win two tickets to the ultimate small-production pinot noir tasting


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Quotable Pinot is the name of the game. Find a great historic quote, then insert “pinot noir” somewhere and add it to the comments below.

A bad example: “To pinot noir or not to pinot noir: That is the question.” – Hamlet on wine drinking.
The more original, the better.

One winner will receive two tickets to Pinot on the River, Oct. 23 in Healdsburg.

Enter a comment below. Winners will be notified on Friday, Oct. 22, 2011. USE AN EMAIL YOU CHECK FREQUENTLY when posting. Otherwise, you may miss out. Full rules here.

“…this is the chosen spot of all this earth as far as PINOT NOIR is concerned.” – Luther Burbank, via BiteClub.

More accessible than ever, Pinot on the River (Oct. 23, 2011) is a grape-stained afternoon of artisan, small production wine tasting from 100 top-notch West Coast winemakers. These aren’t Styrofoam cup sippers, but seriously collectible and eminently quaffable wines like Alysian, Landmark, Donatiello, Papapietro-Perry, Deloach, MacPhail, Littorai, Patz & Hall, Roadhouse and on and on. Now in its 8th year, the event has been scaled back to a walkable tasting in the Healdsburg Square, between noon and 4pm, leaving plenty of time for enjoying lunch downtown. (Early entry at 11am is $85, regular tickets $75)

They’ve recently added a number of Santa Cruz Mountain wineries including Windy Oaks, Thomas Fogarty, Burrell School, Mount Eden and Muns Vineyard, showcasing this impressive, but still often overlooked pinot-growing region.

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