Tickets for The World of Pinot Noir tastings, held Feb. 28 - March 1 at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara are on sale now. Here are some of the highlights planned for the weekend:
Saturday's Grand Tasting features Sea Smoke, Kosta Browne Winery, Williams Selyem Winery, Brewer-Clifton, Cirq Estate, Hirsch Vineyards, Maison L'Oree, Merry Edwards Winery, and Pisoni Vineyards.
Friday's Tasting features Presqu'ile Winery, Flowers Vineyard, Domaine Serene, Winery, Sawyer-Lindquist Vineyard, Siduri Wines, Soter Vineyards, Talley Vineyards, Archery Summit, Domaine de la Côte, and EnRoute.
Fill your Burgundy craving at the Burgundy & Oregon: Parallels in Latitudes - a Look at 45º North Seminar on Friday where you will taste wines from Maison Louis Jadot's Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Ursules vineyard from 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2003, 1997, 1990, & 1985 presented by Jadot winemaker Frédéric Barnier, and Katherine Cole.
Paired with the Maison Louis Jadot seminar is "Exploring the Terroir of the Willamette Valley's Sub-Appellations" Seminar moderated by Katherine Cole. Discover the similarities and differences between these two pinot noir growing regions. Seminar panelists include winemakers: Steve Goff with Colene Clemens Vineyards, Lynn Penner-Ash with Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, Isabelle Meunier with Evening Land Vineyards, Robert Brittan with Brittan Vineyards, James Frey with Trisaetum, and Rebecca Pittock Shouldis from Ghost Hill Cellars.