Filed under: Events | Tags: 2011 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival, Pinot Days San Francisco, St. Patrick's Day, When Irish Wines
Spring, you say? Okay, it’s still February in most of the country, but damn it feels like spring here in Northern California. The recent warm weather – yes, we know it won’t last – is getting us fired up for some of the spring and summer wine tasting events that Waits-Mast Family Cellars is planning to pour at. Here’s the short list for the first half of the year, so get our your calendars/smartphones/iPads and mark ’em down.
March 13, 2011, 2:00 – 5:00pm. When Irish Wines Are Smiling. This Irish themed wine & food tasting returns for its second year, featuring wines from Irish owned, named and ancestry wineries served alongside freshly prepared traditional Irish Dishes & Irish Cheeses. Waits-Mast had a blast last year and is pleased that we now have a new St. Patrick’s Day tradition that involves wine (although Brian does enjoy his pint of Guinness). Cost is $35 per person in advance, $40 at the door.
Location: Rutherford Grange Hall, Rutherford, CA
Tickets on sale now: http://whenirishwinesaresmiling2011.eventbrite.com/
May 20 – 22, 2011. 14th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival. This will be our third time pouring at the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival. We’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve attended the event, too, but suffice it to say we’re regulars at this point. Why? It’s beautiful up in Anderson Valley and you get to taste Anderson Valley Pinot Noir from more than 40 wineries. Geek out on Pinot Noir at the technical conference on Friday (includes lunch) and dine with the winemakers at Saturday evening dinners held in Anderson Valley and on the Mendocino coast. But wait, there’s more! On Sunday, visit the wineries during their open houses for special tastings, seminars, food pairings, and more. Check out our recap from last year here. Well worth the trip!
Location: Anderson Valley (Boonville, Philo), Mendocino County, CA
Tickets go on sale on March 15, 2011. http://www.avwines.com/index.php/anderson-valley-pinot-noir-festival/
June 18, 2011. Pinot Days San Francisco. If you’re a pinot noir fan, you’ll be in hog heaven as over 200 producers are pouring hundreds of wines at this event in the Fort Mason center in San Francisco. There are a number of pinot aficionado events starting up to almost a week in advance, and then the Grand Tasting is on June 18. So as it grows closer, check back on the Pinot Days website to see more details. This will be the third time we have poured at Pinot Days SF (we also pour at Pinot Days Chicago).
Location: Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
Stay tuned to our blog and our website’s News page for updates to the event calendar. And we hope that Spring comes fast wherever you are.
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