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Sample Itinerary

IPNC Full Weekend

The IPNC offers Pinot Noir consumers and industry members the chance to enjoy an unparalleled selection of Pinot Noir from around the world via a full schedule of seminars, walkaround tastings, winery tours, and unforgettable meals prepared by top Northwest chefs.

A note about this itinerary
Guests are divided into two groups (A & B) and attend different events from 10am 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 does not split up guests who registered for the event together or who request 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.

AT A GLANCE

Group A

THURSDAY, JULY 28

Early Registration

FRIDAY, JULY 29

Registration
Breakfast on the Patio
Opening Ceremonies
Vineyard Tour & Winery Lunch
Afternoon Activities
Alfresco Tasting
The Grand Dinner

SATURDAY, JULY 30

Breakfast on the Patio
The Grand Seminar
Lunch on the Lawn
University of Pinot
Afternoon Activities
Alfresco Tasting
Northwest Salmon Bake

SUNDAY, JULY 31

Sparkling Brunch Finale

Group B

THURSDAY, JULY 28

Early Registration

FRIDAY, JULY 29

Registration
Thursday, July 27

3PM-6PM: Pre-Registration
Evening: Pre-IPNC Dinners
Friday, July 28

7:00AM: Breakfast On The Patio
7:00AM: Registration
8:15AM: Opening Ceremonies
9:00AM: Vineyard Tour & Winery Lunch
3:00PM: Afternoon Activities
5:00PM: Alfresco Tasting
7:30PM: Grand Dinner
Saturday, July 29

7:00AM: Breakfast On The Patio
9:00AM: The Grand Seminar
12:00PM: Lunch On The Lawn
2:30PM: University of Pinot
3:30PM: Afternoon Activities
5:00PM: Alfresco Tasting
7:30PM: Salmon Bake
Sunday, July 30

10:00AM: Sparkling Brunch
2:00PM: Passport To Pinot

Thursday, July 27

Pre-Registration

3:00PM – 6:00PM
Linfield University

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 a name badge, program, and important information regarding the event. Guests may also pick up apartment/dorm keys at this time, if applicable.

View of Linfield University
Inside tables with people seated

Pre-IPNC Dinners

Thursday Evening
Participating wineries

Along with amazing Pinot Noirs, the IPNC celebrates the culinary creativity blossoming in the Northwest. Round out your IPNC weekend experience with a fabulous dinner on Thursday, July 26th, hosted at an area winery, or restaurant. See the list below for this year’s offerings – each experience promises to be unique and unforgettable.
The IPNC does not organize the Pre-IPNC dinners, but provides a list of the wineries and restaurants that will be hosting these dinners along with their contact information.

Pre-IPNC Dinners Will Be Announced Closer To Event

Friday, July 28

Registration

7:00AM – 8:45AM
Linfield University

If you did not register early on Thursday, guests can register on Friday morning before Opening Ceremonies. Registrants will pick up an event packet that includes a name badge, program, and important information regarding the event. Guests may also pick up apartment/dorm keys at this time, if applicable.

View of Linfield University
Plate of raspberries

Breakfast On The Lawn

7:00AM – 8:45AM
Linfield University

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 be provided by Portland’s Nossa Familia Coffee.

Opening Ceremonies

8:15AM – 9:00AM
Linfield University

The IPNC Master of Ceremonies welcomes you to the Celebration and the Featured Winemakers are introduced.

Carolyn Wells from Kramer
People touring a vineyard

Vineyard Tour & Winery Lunch

9:00AM – 3:00PM
Various Local Wineries

Note: If you are group B, you will attend the vineyard tour on Saturday instead

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, engage in a small format seminar with featured winemakers. Following the vineyard tour and tasting, enjoy a multi-course lunch crafted by one of our esteemed guest chefs.

Afternoon Activities

3:00PM – 5:00PM
Linfield university

At 3:30 pm, all guests will be reunited on campus to enjoy a selection of relaxed activities (special tastings, book signings, etc.)

Two people lounging in chairs under an umbrella
Man pouring wine

Alfresco Tasting #1

5:00PM – 7:00PM
The Dormitory Quad

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.

The Grand Dinner

7:30PM – 11:00pm
Linfield University

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.

String lights over tables

Saturday, July 29

Breakfast On The Lawn

7:00AM – 8:45AM
Linfield University

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 Nossa Familia Coffee.

Plate of raspberries
Wine being poured

The Grand Seminar

9:00AM – 12:00PM
Linfield University

All guests will attend this large-format seminar and tasting to learn from some of the most influential figures in wine.

View The Grand Seminar Panelists

Lunch On The Lawn

12:00PM – 2:00PM
Linfield University

Join featured winemakers for the on-campus Lunch on the Intramural Field. Guests will enjoy a multi-course meal prepared by a trio of talented guest chefs.

Plate of food on a table
University wine lecture

University of Pinot

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Linfield University

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.

View the 2022 Courses

Afternoon Activities

3:30PM – 5:00PM
Linfield University

At 3:30 pm, all guests will be reunited on campus to enjoy a selection of relaxed activities (special tastings, book signings, etc.).

Glasses of white wine lined up in a display
Woman wearing an

Alfresco Tasting #2

5:00pm – 7:00pm
The Dormitory Quad

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.

Salmon Bake

7:30pm – 11:00pm
The Oak Grove

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.

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Salmon bake over fire

Sunday, July 30

Sparkling Brunch

10:00AM – 12:00PM
Linfield University

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.

Two women with a bottle of wine
People enjoying IPNC

Passport to Pinot

2:00pm – 6:00pm
The Oak Grove
A LA CARTE EVENT.
NOT INCLUDED IN FULL WEEKEND TICKET

This annual outdoor tasting showcases Pinot noir from over 70 wineries worldwide. 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.

Full Weekend guests may purchase tickets to Passport to Pinot, however, all wines served during the Sunday afternoon Passport to Pinot tasting will have been offered during the Alfresco tastings and at other times throughout the Full Weekend.

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