02 Feb Palm Springs Pinot Fest
The 4th Annual Palm Springs Pinot Noir Festival, “A Passion 4 Pinot” is the premier event on the international wine calendar. Hosted in one of the world’s most dramatic and awe-inspiring Hotels, this is a unique opportunity to engage with 70 of the top winery owners and winemakers and other leading wine personalities and enthusiasts from all over California.
During this Celebration of Pinot Noir, you will discover just what it is that makes Pinot Noir so unique. Join with other Pinot aficionados as you share tastings that will profile the uncompromising characteristics and unforgettable characters, highlight the different winemaking practices and philosophies that produce wines of such distinction and enable you to relax and unwind at the world class Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa.
Friday, February 2nd
6:00pm – 8:30pm CIRQ Estate and CHEV Wines Winemaker Dinner ($190)
6:00pm – 8:30pm SANGIACOMO Family Vineyards Winemaker Dinner ($190)
Saturday, February 3rd
11:00am – 12:15pm The West Sonoma Coast AVA All Star Tasting Panel Seminar ($125)
Experience the adventure. Taste the journey. Immerse yourself in the wines of Sonoma County’s newest AVA: West Sonoma Coast. Farmed at expansive elevations – from sea level to 1400 ft., these wines are uniquely wild and expertly tamed by some of the true pioneers of the rugged Sonoma Coast winegrowing region.
The West Sonoma Coast Vintners is an association of wineries and growers who are passionate about farming along the mountainous coastline of western Sonoma County. Our members create wines that evoke the complexity of the region — wines expressive of our unique community.
This Panel tasting seminar will consist of five of the best Pinot Producers from the West Sonoma Coast AVA. Come taste and discover what makes the Pinot Noir from the West Sonoma Coast so delicious and highly sought after.
- Peay Vineyards – Andy Peay
- Bob Cabral Wines – Bob Cabral
- Three Sticks Wines – Ryan Prichard
- Cobb Wines – Ross Cobb
- Boar’s View – Jennifer Downing
11:00am – 12:15pm Wine Seminar: Bubbles, Bubbles, and More Bubbles Outstanding California Sparkling Wines ($125)
2:00pm – 5:00pm Grand Tasting Event ($135-$225) – Save $25 on Grand Tasting Tickets with the code: PleaseThePalate
The Annual Palm Springs Pinot Noir Festival, aka “A Passion 4 Pinot” is a high-class high-end event. Come mingle with winemakers, taste, and discover new wines from over 70 of the best Pinot Noir producers from California. The highly popular and desirable wintertime desert playground of Palm Springs will become Pinot Noir Central. Come mingle with Pinot lovers from around the world as we celebrate this amazing wine varietal.
The ultimate goal of “A Passion 4 Pinot” is educating wine lovers about the virtues of the world class California produced Pinot Noir and the artists and the process of craft behind it. “A Passion 4 Pinot is a celebration of everything Pinot Noir and its brilliant and talented winemakers, the vineyards, the grapes, and the often-bewitching process of urging the noble pinot noir grape into great wine. “A Passion 4 Pinot” offers a uniquely engaging experience where wine enthusiasts can interact with winemakers and winery owners, by asking questions and learning the stories behind what goes into making great California Pinot Noir. Come join us at this upscale Passion 4 Pinot Noir wine tasting event that is sure to sell out.
Save $25 on Grand Tasting Tickets with the code: PleaseThePalate