Grand Festival – Our Grand Festival willonce again feature nearly 200 producers of pinot from around the globe. Come immerse yourself in the wines of the noble grape, meet the winemakers, hear their stories, and take home a lovely Burgundy Glass to add to your collection. Serious Wines, Serious Fun! Click herefor more information.
Winemakers Dinners – Pres a Vi offers the perfect venue for the Pinot Days Winemakers Dinner. Executive Chef Kelly Degala's is committed to flavorful, wine-friendly cuisine, infusing each dish he creates with flavors and from around the world, including Spanish, Filipino, French, Italian and Latin American influences. We love the food and ambiance at Pres a Vi, and cannot think of a better venue for our 2009 Winemakers Table Hop Dinner. Click here for more information.
Focus Tastings – Here is a chance to gain enormous experience with the featured pinot regions and themes. While you sit at your table we will pour sixteen wines (4 wines in each of 4 flights), the best of the regions, and you taste and talk while sixteen winemakers share insight into their wines. You will have some laughs and walk away with expertise in the styles and characteristics of each regions. Click here for more information.
Pinot Legends Tastings – An unparalleled opportunity to talk and taste with four of the most influential winemakers in the history of California pinot noir. Come hear the stories of Richard Sanford of Alma Rosa, Merry Edwards, Carneros Creek Founder and Current Mahoney Ranch owner Francisc Mahoney, and Jeffrey Patterson from the legendary Mt. Eden. Taste wines that each of these esteemed winemakers feels represent his or her career, past and present. Click here for more information.
Ed Kurtzman Producer Spotlight Tasting –Ed Kurtzman is inarguably one of the most versatile, talented winemakers out there, as his wines – Freeman, August West, and Sandler – vehemently attest. Ed is able to craft pinots that have both subtlety and impact, balance and depth. They are polished without being overdone, not unlike Ed himself who is one of the smartest, yet most humble, people in the industry. This will be a night of great wines and good company, and one not to miss. Click here for more information.
Pinot Day on Westside Road And Concert at C. Donatiello – Enjoy a day of exquisite pinot along Westside Road, culminating in a concert, tasting and barbeque. Your bus tour will include special tastings at Arista, John Tyler, Gary Farrell, and the new Thomas George (at the spectacularly remodelled Davis Bynum Winery). You will then enjoy a special tour and tasting at C. Donatiello Winery, followed by a barbeque and concert.