Pinot Classic VIP Experience
May 23rd – Kosta Browne Winery

Guests will experience an exclusive weekend of amazing wine, food and hospitality. With only 36 tickets available, prepare to enjoy an intimate weekend in the Russian River Valley. Ticket holders receive the following: exclusive VIP reception at Kosta Browne on May 23rd, entrance to Russian River Valley seminar at Fountaingrove Inn on May 24, ticket to Passport to Pinot weekend barrel tastings, private barrel tasting at DeLoach Vineyards on May 24, ticket to the Paulée dinner. BUY TICKETS

Neighborhoods of the Russian River Valley Seminar
Saturday, May 24 – 10 a.m. at Fountaingrove Inn

An exploration of the Russian River Valley AVA through its neighborhoods. Hear from a distinguished panel of experts about the complexity of the RRV by exploring three adjoining neighborhoods: the Middle Reach, Laguna Ridge and Green Valley. Winegrowers will talk about defining characteristics of the neighborhoods and present wines that show those characteristics. A fourth panelist will talk about how each contributes to the defining character of the Russian River Valley as a whole and whether they should eventually be considered AVA’s in their own right. BUY TICKETS

Passport to Pinot
Saturday, May 24-Sunday, May 25 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Passport to Pinot program.

More than 30 wineries located throughout the beautiful Russian River Valley will participate in this barrel tasting weekend.

Join the amazing producers of the Russian River Valley at our annual Passport to Pinot weekend, where you can celebrate the allure of our Pinot Noir and escape into the rugged beauty of our valley. This world-class tasting experience will have you traveling through our vineyards and redwoods along the Russian River, discovering hidden gems – fresh, local food, hospitality like no other and exclusive experiences at participating wineries.

The Russian River Valley Passport to Pinot weekend offers ticket holders exclusive experiences throughout the weekend at participating wineries. Pinot is the focus, but each winery will also be offering unique offerings, including:

· Barrel tastings – get a glimpse of the 2013 vintage of Pinot Noir before it’s bottled· Futures purchases – secure your supply of the wines you love in barrel
· Library wines – discover the beauty of Pinot as it ages
· Vertical tastings – compare the past, present and future of a specific vineyard
· Amazing food pairings – with all the delicious local foods here in Russian River Valley, wine and food are a match made in heaven
· Artist demonstrations – from painters to potters to jewelers and beyond
· Vineyard tours – get out in the vines and learn why we say great wine starts with the grapes
· Entertainment – relax with a glass of wine while checking out some of our fantastic local musicians

Enjoy the video from 2013 Passport to Pinot


Paulée Dinner
Saturday, May 24 – 6 p.m. at DeLoach Vineyards

The Pinot Classic Paulée dinner celebrates the wine, winemakers and growers of the famed Russian River Valley. Prepare to be wowed by an array of wine personalities, exquisite food and, of course, amazing wines! Traditionally, a paulée in France celebrated the just concluded harvest. Vintners would gather for a communal meal and bring special bottles of their wine to share. Over the years it has evolved into a celebration among vintners and guests. Attendees usually bring one or more special wines and compete for bragging rights. Our vintners will be digging deep into their personal cellars to bring out the finest Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs for all to enjoy as you sit down to a family style feast. What wine will you bring to this wonderful celebration of the beautiful Russian River Valley. BUY TICKETS

Participating Wineries
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Ancient Oak Cellars
Bacigalupi Vineyards
Balletto Vineyards & Winery
Bucher Vineyard
C. Donatiello Winery
Carrozzi Vineyard
Cartograph Wines
Chateau Adore
Christopher Creek Winery
Davis Family Vineyards
DeLoach Vineyards
DRNK Wines
Dutton Estate Winery
Dutton-Goldfield Winery
Emeritus Vineyards
Forchini Vineyard & Winery
Gordian Knot Winery
HANNA Winery
Hartford Family Winery
Harvest Moon Winery & Estate
HKG Estate, Hop Kiln Vineyards
Joseph Swan Vineyards
La Crema
La Follette
Lauterbach Cellars
Lost Canyon Winery
Matrix Winery
Merriam Vineyards
Moshin Vineyards
Mueller Winery
Russian Hill Estate
Russian River Vineyards
Siduri Wines
Thomas George Estates
Valdez Family Winery
Viszlay Vineyards & Family Winery
VML Winery

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Participating Wineries
Updated Regularly

Bacigalupi Vineyards
Bucher Vineyard Wines
C. Donatiello
Davis Family Vineyards
Hartford Family
J. Vineyards & Winery
Joseph Swan
Kosta Browne
La Crema Winery
La Follette Wines
Merry Edwards
Russian Hill Estate
Thomas George Estates
Williams Selyem