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Submissions from wineries interested in being featured at the 2024 IPNC will be accepted from November 8 – December 1, 2023.

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Each year in the fall, the IPNC accepts wine submissions from Pinot Noir producers who are interested in being Featured at the next July event. If you have never participated in the IPNC, you must submit a wine sample and an interest form for consideration. Wineries that have been featured in the past are encouraged to submit an interest form but are not required to submit a wine sample. Please note that wineries featured at the recent 2023 event will not be selected.

The IPNC celebrates Pinot noir from all the major growing regions of the world. Through our selection process, the IPNC hopes to introduce guests to the outstanding quality and diversity of Pinot noir now being produced around the world. The Celebration is designed to give maximum opportunity for casual interaction between the featured winemakers and attending guests. Due to the confines of the venue and our commitment to maintaining the event’s intimacy, we are limited in the number of wineries we can feature annually. Approximately 70 Pinot noir producers are featured each year. The IPNC’s goal is to select a slate of wineries by focusing on quality, both of the individual wines presented and the event as a whole, as the principal criterion. Quality will also be the dominant factor in the determination of the number and distribution of participating wineries. Secondarily, the theme and focus of the program will influence selection, number, and distribution of wineries. Several other factors are also taken into account, such as region, diversity, participation history, and size.

A wine selection panel consisting of winemakers, restaurateurs, and retailers appointed by the Board of Directors will be meeting in early-December 2023 to blind taste through samples and formulate a list of proposed featured wineries for the 2024 IPNC. After the Board reviews the list in December, the selected wineries will receive an invitation to participate by the end of January.

Participation as a Featured Winery requires a registration fee of $3,000, a contribution of four to six cases of wine, and the participation of two winery representatives throughout the IPNC weekend. Other participation details will follow the selection process.

Submission Details & Requirements
If you would like your winery to be considered for inclusion in the 2024 IPNC, and your winery has participated in the IPNC at least ONCE, please fill out and submit the Expression of Interest Form.

2024 Expression of Interest Form

If your winery has NOT participated in the IPNC AT LEAST ONCE, please fill out and submit the Wine Submission Form and ship/deliver two (2) bottles of your one (1) sample wine to:

IPNC
c/o wineshipping
Attn: Don Fassett
2803 NE Orchard Ave
McMinnville, OR  97128
(503) 883-4413
don.fassett@wineshipping.com

2024 Wine Submission Form

Please note, these instructions refer to the 2024 Featured Winery selection. The deadline for all forms and bottle samples is December 1, 2023. There can be no exceptions to the November deadline, as the tasting panel will meet soon after that date. Samples must be from the 2020, 2021, or 2022 vintages. Please limit your submission to ONE selection, as only one wine per winery will be reviewed. Samples must be finished and bottled (barrel samples will not be accepted, but unlabeled bottles are ok). To be eligible for participation, a winery must produce at least 500 cases of Pinot noir annually (as of the current calendar year) and should have produced at least three commercially available vintages of Pinot noir.

Wine Submissions and Expressions of Interest for the 2024 event are now closed. Submissions will open again in the fall of 2024. If you would like to receive an invitation to submit in the future, please reach out to info@ipnc.org and we will add you to our winery contact database.

Thank you for your interest in the International Pinot Noir Celebration!

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to call the office at (503) 472-8964 or email info@ipnc.org.

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