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  • 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.

    Burghound.com - 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 - JancisRobinson.com
  • 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

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In response to recent local events, we want to affirm that all are welcome at IPNC. Our hearts have swelled seeing our beloved wine community take a stand against hate in these past weeks. We remain in solidarity with BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and any marginalized or vulnerable community members, and condemn any act of racism or bigotry. We are uncompromisingly dedicated to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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36TH ANNUAL
INTERNATIONAL PINOT NOIR CELEBRATION

July 29-31, 2022
We’re back!

We are beyond excited to announce that next year’s IPNC will be back in person and better than ever!

This year’s theme – Through Rosé Colored Glasses – will be led by our 2022 Master of Ceremonies – rising wine star and larger-than-life personality Philippe André. Your all-inclusive weekend ticket includes intimate access to a special Sparkling Session which will showcase wines from 12 of the finest Champagne and Sparkling Wine producers in the world.

Tickets are now available and will sell out. Secure your weekend tickets today!

Thank you so much for your support of one of America’s longest-running wine festivals, the IPNC!

TICKETS ON SALE HERE

The IPNC family is deeply saddened by the loss of Maria Stuart, co-founder of R. Stuart & Co Winery (@rstuartwine) and an integral contributor to the IPNC on many levels. Maria passed away on Wednesday, October 13 after living with a rare form of cancer for 20 months. Maria’s enormous heart and commitment to community were deeply felt at the IPNC. She began working with IPNC in 1996 and became executive director in 1997, the same year in which she also gave birth to her oldest child, Joe – on the afternoon of the Salmon Bake!  Maria’s long list of contributions to IPNC was just beginning. The Grand Seminar theme in 1997 was “A Burgundian Travelogue” with iconic wine writer Remington Norman as the guide. The seminar featured a number of wines presented by top-shelf Burgundian producers.  In 1998, she executed a ground-breaking seminar “Terroir and the Winemaker”, with three Willamette Valley winemakers showing wines made from fruit they swapped for an experiment especially designed for IPNC.  Maria also served on the IPNC Board of Directors from 2012 - 2017, and was board President in 2016. That year's program was “Pinot Noir in the Antipodes” with Australian author and winemaker James Halladay as the moderator.  Even when not serving in an official capacity, her love for IPNC was always deeply felt and appreciated. She was one of the greatest champions of the event, and served as an irreplaceable resource for creativity and inspiration for members of our board and staff alike.  Her light, love, and vivacity will resonate through many IPNCs to come.  Contributions can be made in her name to ¡Salud! Pinot Noir Barrel Auction, McMinnville Community Action or the McMinnville Education Foundation.
We can't wait for IPNC Vineyard Tours & Winery Lunches to return next year, along with all the other amazing festivities we have planned. Every summer, weekend ticket holders travel through the vine-covered countryside to a nearby Willamette Valley winery for a guided stroll through the vineyard, a winemaker-led tasting, and a chef-prepared multi-course lunch. Is it summer yet?
In response to recent local events, we want to affirm that all are welcome at IPNC. Our hearts have swelled seeing our beloved wine community take a stand against hate in these past weeks. We remain in solidarity with BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and any marginalized or vulnerable community members, and condemn any act of racism or bigotry. We are uncompromisingly dedicated to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
This long holiday weekend has us thinking about next year's event and all of the goodies that await. If this IPNC three-day weekend will be your first, you are in for a treat. Each year over 50 of the top Pacific Northwest Chefs join our international group of winemakers to curate lavish meals just for you!  Tickets continue to fly off the digital shelves, so don't delay. Just use the link in our profile or visit www.ipnc.org today.  📸: CWK Photography

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