• The International Pinot Noir Celebration each July is the best consumer wine event in the United States.

    Washington Post - Dave McIntyre
  • It's the tops; there is nothing as well-run and instructive

    The New York Times - Frank Prial
  • The IPNC offers great foods, fantastic wines, and interesting lectures all wrapped up in a very casual, relaxed atmosphere that simply makes it a joy to attend.

    Vinography - Alder Yarrow
  • The IPNC consistently attracts the brightest stars in the wine world... perhaps best of all is the opportunity to interact with pinot producers from all of the world's greatest regions. - Allen Meadows
  • I'd recommend IPNC as an intro for casual Pinot lovers or a full-on master class for winemakers. Actually, I'd say it's required!

    Sunset Magazine - Sara Schneider
  • IPNC is one of those rare wine gatherings that works on every level

    The New York Times - Eric Asimov
  • One of the most enjoyable wine weekends in the world

    Jancis Robinson -
  • Despite Oregonians' inherent modesty and laid-back-to-the-point-of-sleepy nature, they manage to throw one hell of a festival

    Food Republic - Richard Martin
The IPNC is proud to present the fifth episode in our series of online conversations with winemakers and wine luminaries from around the world.
Join Dorothy Gaiter and Terry Theise for a holiday celebration of grower Champagnes on Saturday, December 12th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. PDT, 2:00 p.m. EDT and 8:00 p.m. CEST.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear from Oregonian and Burgundian wine luminaries, right from their living rooms!

34th Annual
International Pinot Noir Celebration

2020 Event Postponed
July 23-25, 2021
at Linfield College
McMinnville, Oregon

The IPNC is a three-day event, famous around the globe, as a mecca for lovers of Pinot noir and northwest cuisine. During the weekend, world-renowned winemakers, northwest chefs, esteemed media, epicures, and wine lovers will gather in McMinnville, Oregon, for three days of exploring Pinot noir, savoring unforgettable meals, and learning and celebrating with luminaries of the food and wine world.

Along with the speakers and chefs, it is the relaxing and festive atmosphere that sets the IPNC apart from all other wine events. Whether tasting Grand Cru Burgundy or walking through Oregon vineyards with the grower who planted them, guests find themselves unwinding in picturesque Oregon wine country for what wine legend Jancis Robinson described as “one of the most enjoyable wine weekends in the world”.



Carolyn Wells Kramer 2017 Andrea Johnson Photography 2017
As an unconventional Thanksgiving weekend comes to a close, we find ourselves looking back fondly to events of years past. And, as one of America's longest running wine festivals, we have quite a few fond memories to conjure up! 

We are thankful for our 34 years and we look forward to many more.

Until our return to normal, we invite you to join our table monthly for our virtual, and internationally focused, Pinot Broadcasts. 

By attending, your contribution helps our tiny team navigate these unprecedented times until we can celebrate together again. Details and info can be found at

Pic: Andrea Johnson
Since travel restrictions are keeping us from visiting our favorite wine regions, we are doing our part to bring those regions to you in our monthly virtual series - the Oregon Pinot Broadcast.
On December 12th we are celebrating Grower Champagne with two world-renowned experts - Dorothy Gaiter & Terry Theise. Terry has personally picked four of his favorite Grower Champagnes that include access to the event. Secure yours at 
We are giddy with excitement regarding our panel and the chosen wines for Episode V of our Oregon Pinot Broadcast virtual series. 

More Sparkling details to come this week. So, please stay tuned to find out how you can virtually travel with us this December without leaving the comfort of your own home!


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