Wine importer Terry Theise will launch Oregon’s International Pinot Noir Celebration into its 27th annual event this July 26-28. Terry Theise’s contribution to bringing small, farmer-produced wines into the United States is as inestimable as his love of Grower Champagne and Riesling (the varietal known in some circles as the white version of Pinot noir). During the weekend, world-renowned winemakers, northwest chefs, esteemed media, epicures and wine lovers will gather on the beautiful campus of Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, for three days of exploring Pinots from all over the world, savoring unforgettable meals, and learning and celebrating with luminaries of the food and wine world. This event is a Pinot lover’s heaven.
During the IPNC Grand Seminar entitled “The Architecture of Pinot Noir”, co-moderators Eric Asimov and Terry Theise will introduce guests to a new approach to enjoying wine. Just as a gifted architect combines the simple elements of stone, steel, wood and glass into a work of art that invites us in and encourages us to stay, a wine grower also aims to create a wine that is greater than the sum of its parts. Eric, Terry and our international panelists will lead a discussion that transcends into the realm of appreciating wines that possess harmony, beauty, distinctiveness, personality, and soul. Panelists include Steve Doerner of Cristom Vineyards, Mathilde Grivot of Domaine Jean Grivot, Ehren Jordan of Failla, Alexandrine Roy of Domaine Marc Roy, Sherwyn Veldhuizen & Marcel Giesen of Bell Hill Vineyard and Hanspeter Ziereisen of Weingut Ziereisen.
Other seminars will include:
It’s all greek to me: Moderated by Kyriakos Kynigopoulos
Pascal Arnoux, Domaine Arnoux Père & Fils
Olivier Cyrot, Domaine Cyrot Buthiau
Dimitri Bazas, Maison Champy
Ben & Mimi Casteel, Bethel Heights Vineyard
Anna Matzinger & Michael Davies, Matzinger-Davies
Northern California AVAs: Moderated by Rajat Parr, RN74