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THURSDAY, JULY 24
3:00 to 6:00 pm - Early Registration
On the north side of Riley Hall (#2) at the main entrance
Early registration is strongly encouraged as the IPNC begins early in the morning on Friday with the opening ceremonies at 8:30 am. Registrants will pick up an event packet that includes their name badge, program, and important information regarding the event. Guests may also pick up their apartment/dorm keys at this time if applicable. Note: If you arrive on campus before or after Early Registration and you need to pick up your dorm/apartment keys, you may do so at Facilities Services (#59).

FRIDAY, JULY 25
7:30 to 9:00 am - Registration
On the north side of Riley Hall (#2) at the main entrance
If you did not register early on Thursday, join us on the north side of Riley Hall on Friday morning to register. Registrants will pick up an event packet that includes their name badge, program, and important information regarding the event. Guests may also pick up their apartment/dorm keys at this time if applicable. Note: If you arrive after Registration concludes, you may pick up your packet at the IPNC concierge in Riley Hall (#2). Dorm/apartment keys may be picked up at Facilities Services (#59).
7:30 to 9:00 am- Breakfast on the Patio
On the patio of Riley Hall (#2)
Begin the day with a wide array of locally baked breads and pastries, Oregon's legendary berries, cured meats, and other savory items. Coffee will also be provided by Portland's Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
8:30 to 9:15 am- Opening Ceremonies
The Riley Hall (#2) Lawn
The IPNC Keynote Speaker welcomes you to the Celebration and the Featured Winemakers are introduced.
9:15 am - Guests Divide into Group A and Group B
Guests will be divided into two groups until 3:30 pm each day, reuniting for the Afternoon Activities, Alfresco Tastings, and dinners. On Friday, Group A will go on the Vineyard Tour and Winery Lunch, while Group B will remain on campus for the Grand Seminar, Lunch on the Lawn, and University of Pinot. On Saturday, the groups will switch (Group A will stay on campus while Group B heads to a local winery) so that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the complete program. The IPNC will not split up guests who registered for the event together. The IPNC is also happy to accomodate group requests until July 1st for guests who would like to be in the same group as friends. To submit a group request, send an email to info@ipnc.org or call us at (800)-775-4762.
9:15 am to 3 pm - Vineyard Tour and Winery Lunch (more info)
Group A boards the buses on Memorial Fountain Lawn (#34)
Travel through the vine-covered countryside to a nearby Willamette Valley winery where you will enjoy a guided stroll through the vineyard, learning about the distinct characteristics of the host site. Then, take a tour through the winery and enjoy a light-hearted tasting game showcasing a selection of wines from our Featured Wineries. Following the vineyard tour and tasting, enjoy a multi-course lunch crafted by one of our esteemed guest chefs.

9:30 am to 11:00 am - The Grand Seminar (more info)
Group B remains on campus for the Grand Seminar in the Health & Human Performance Building (#48)
All guests will attend this large-format seminar and tasting to learn from some of the most influential figures in Pinot noir. The 2014 seminar 'Pinot Noir and the Doors of Perception' will be led by British wine blogger Jamie Goode and feature an array of guests from a wide variety of backgrounds who reflect on how we perceive and find deeper enjoyment in wine.

11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Lunch on the Lawn
The Oak Grove (#63)
Group B joins featured winemakers for the on-campus Lunch on the Lawn in the Oak Grove. Guests will enjoy a multi-course meal created by one of our talented guest chefs.
2:00 to 3:30 pm - University of Pinot
TJ Day Hall (#8), Dillin Hall (#33)
Group B guests will attend one of 8 different seminars that focus on a wide array of Pinot noir related topics. These small-format seminars are intended to provide IPNC guests with an intimate environment to learn directly from wine professionals. The course guide, with subjects in geology, history, chemistry, geography, etc., is viewable here. Once announced, guests are responsible for selecting the seminar they would like to attend prior to the event via our online enrollment system.

3:30 to 5:30 pm - Afternoon Activities
Various locations around the Riley Lawn - refer to your program for details

At 3:30 pm, all guests will be reunited on campus to enjoy a selection of relaxed activities (rosé tastings, book signings, etc.)
4:30 to 5:30 pm - Add-On Seminar #1: Master Class - The Aroma of Color
Dillin Hall (#33)

The first of two late afternoon optional seminars, available at an additional cost. How do you smell color? Sensory scientist Dr. Jordi Ballester of Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon, has devoted his academic career to exploring this idea. Join Dr. Ballester in a blind tasting as he explains the basis of his research, and experience first-hand the surprising results of his studies. After the blind tasting, engage your new-found knowledge as you enjoy a flight of wines from the IPNC cellar, sharing observations and opinions with Dr. Ballester. For further details, click here.
5:30 to 7:30 pm - Alfresco Tasting
The Dormitory Quad (#38)

The first of two grand tastings in which 35 winemakers pour their Featured Pinots for you. Guests have the exciting opportunity to taste, discuss, and enjoy these featured Pinots with the winemakers who made them. This is a rare chance to compare the 2011 and 2012 vintages from your favorite producers and Pinot regions.
7:30 to 11 pm - The Grand Dinner (more info)
On the Intramural Field
(#64)
Join featured winemakers and guests from around the world as you celebrate under the stars with Pinot noir from around the world. A quartet of northwest chefs partner to create a stunning menu of regional ingredients. Throughout the evening, IPNC sommeliers will pour an outstanding collection of wines from the IPNC wine library.

SATURDAY, JULY 26
7:30 to 9:00 am- Breakfast on the Patio
On the patio of Riley Hall (#2)
Begin the day with an array of locally baked breads and pastries, Oregon's legendary berries, cured meats, and other savory items. Coffee will be provided by Portland's Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
9:15 am - Group A and Group B switch Group Events
Today, Group A will stay on-campus for the Grand Seminar, Lunch on the Lawn, and University of Pinot. Group B will head off-campus to a local winery for the vineyard tour and winery lunch.
9:15 am to 3 pm - Vineyard Tour and Winery Lunch (more info)
Group B boards the buses on Memorial Fountain Lawn (#34)
Travel through the vine-covered countryside to a nearby Willamette Valley winery where you will enjoy a guided stroll through the vineyard, learning about the distinct characteristics of the host site. Then, take a tour through the winery and enjoy a light-hearted tasting game showcasing a selection of wines from our Featured Wineries. Following the vineyard tour and tasting, enjoy a multi-course lunch crafted by one of our esteemed guest chefs.

9:30 am to 11:00 am - The Grand Seminar (more info)
Group A remains on campus for the Grand Seminar in the Health & Human Performance Building (#48)
All guests will attend this large-format seminar and tasting to learn from some of the most influential figures in Pinot noir. The 2014 seminar 'Pinot Noir and the Doors of Perception' will be led by British wine blogger Jamie Goode and feature an array of guests from a wide variety of backgrounds who reflect on how we perceive and find deeper enjoyment in wine.

11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Lunch on the Lawn
The Intramural Field (#64)
Group A joins featured winemakers for the on-campus Lunch on the Lawn on the Intramural Field. Guests will enjoy a multi-course meal prepared by one of our talented guest chefs.
2:00 to 3:30 pm - University of Pinot
TJ Day Hall (#8), Dillin Hall (#33)
Group A guests will attend one of 8 different seminars that focus on a wide array of Pinot noir related topics. These small-format seminars are intended to provide IPNC guests with an intimate environment to learn directly from wine professionals. The course guide, with subjects in geology, history, chemistry, geography, etc., is viewable here. Once announced, guests are responsible for selecting the seminar they would like to attend prior to the event via our online enrollment system.

3:30 to 5:30 pm - Afternoon Activities
Various locations around the Riley Lawn (#2)- refer to your program for details

At 3:30 pm, all guests will be reunited on campus to enjoy a selection of relaxed activities (a white wine and ceviche tasting, book signings, etc.).
4:30 to 5:30 pm - Add-On Seminar #2: Raiding the Cellar with Jamie Goode & David Lynch
Dillin Hall (#33)

The second of two late afternoon optional seminars, available at an additional cost. Spend an hour with the 2014 IPNC Grand Seminar Host Jamie Goode and Master of Ceremonies David Lynch, tasting through a flight of their favorite picks from the IPNC's extensive library. Have an informal chat with Jamie and David while  sommeliers fill your glasses with gems chosen from over 400 cases that have been carefully curated over the past twenty-eight years. For further details, click here.
5:30 to 7:30 pm - Alfresco Tasting
The Dormitory Quad (#38)

The second of two grand tastings in which 35 winemakers pour their Featured Pinots for you. Guests have the exciting opportunity to taste, discuss, and enjoy these featured Pinots with the winemakers who made them. This is a rare chance to compare the 2011 and 2012 vintages from your favorite producers and Pinot regions.
7:30 to 11:30 pm - Northwest Salmon Bake (more info)
In the Oak Grove
(#63)
A long-standing tradition of the IPNC, the Salmon Bake dramatically showcases wild salmon roasted on alder stakes over a huge custom-built fire pit. Bask in the warm glow of a lantern lit Oak Grove where cellared Pinot noir and wines from around the world will accompany an extravagant outdoor buffet designed by local chefs, followed by an extraordinary assortment of hand-crafted desserts. After dinner, relax to music and dancing under the stars.

SUNDAY, JULY 27
10 am to noon - Sparkling Brunch Finale (more info)
On the Riley Lawn
(#2)
Raise your glass in a festive toast as you bid farewell to the IPNC! Savor our sumptuous buffet brunch prepared by guest chefs and paired with fine Champagne and sparkling wines.

2:00 to 6:00 pm - Passport to Pinot (more info)
*Not included on Full Weekend Ticket*
In the Oak Grove
(#63)
This annual outdoor tasting showcases Pinot noir from over 70 wineries worldwide as well as a selection of IPNC library wines. Guests are provided an Oregon Pinot noir glass at the start of the afternoon and are set free to sip and sample throughout the Oak Grove. In addition to extraordinary winemakers, top-notch Northwest chefs prepare divine dishes to accompany the unparalleled array of international Pinot noir. This is a unique opportunity to meet some of the world’s finest Pinot noir winemakers and the northwest's most talked-about chefs at Oregon’s largest outdoor wine tasting.

Please note: the Sunday afternoon Passport to Pinot tasting is not included in the Full Weekend ticket. You may purchase tickets to both the full three-day event and the Passport to Pinot, however, all wines served during the Sunday afternoon Passport to Pinot tasting will have been served during the Alfresco tastings and throughout the Full Weekend.



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