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

Washington Post - Dave McIntyre

In keeping with the hedonistic appeal of Pinot Noir itself, the emphasis is very much on the word celebration.

Decanter - Tim Atkin

The International Pinot Noir Celebration is quite literally the grandaddy of All Pinot events

PinotReport - Gregory Walter

It’s the tops; there is nothing as well-run and instructive

The New York Times - Frank Prial

Nowhere is Pinot’s profile embraced more robustly than at the annual International Pinot Noir Celebration.

U.S.A Today - Jerry Shriver

Every morning of IPNC a fleet of buses spreads out over the Willamette Valley taking groups to seminars and sumptuous lunches, but you don’t know where your going until you get there. - Craig Camp

To have the privilege of holding these wines in your mouth for just a few minutes on a Saturday morning is the reason to travel to McMinnville in July. - Patrick Comiskey

Nowhere else in the world, not even in Burgundy – the ancient motherhouse of pinot noir – can you find such a sense of nurturing, caring and commitment as be found annually in this most unlikely of locales.

The Sunday Oregonian & The Wine Spectator - Matt Kramer

The IPNC is truly unique among Pinot Noir festivals in that the food rivals the wine. The meals are creative, original, fresh, and made with local artisan farm-to-table ingredients.

The PinotFile - Rusty Gaffney

I go to events like this all over the world and unquestionably the finest in the world is the IPNC.

Pierre Rovani

The IPNC is an ideal mix of hedonism and education – summer camp for wine lovers…anyone who’s passionate about pinot noir must attend the IPNC at least once.

Bloomberg - Elin McCoy

Add up all the tastings, the seminars, the mystery-vineyard tours, the elegant alfresco meals — not to mention little bonbons such as pétanque (France’s version of bocce) on the lawn — and this three-day extravaganza is easily worth the price of entry. - Katherine Cole

IPNC really is a fantastic event, bringing together Oregon’s Pinot Noir producers with some high caliber international guest wineries for a weekend of serious tasting and some pretty serious dining, great wines, and also one of the most remarkable gastronomic experiences I’ve had. - Jamie Goode

IPNC is one of the great wine events of the world, and unquestionably the greatest for lovers of Pinot Noir.

Bon Appetit - Heather John

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

Everyone mingles. Your tablemate at lunch may be a winemaker from Burgundy, or a grape grower from New Zealand, or a high school principal from Chicago.

The New York Times - Frank Prial

Of all the festivals, fairs, fétes, and other wine gatherings my work takes me to, the one I most enjoy is the International Pinot Noir Celebration…it’s the gaiety of the event and its lack of pretension that I find especially appealing.

Gourmet - Gerald Asher

This laid-back extravaganza is admirable for its unique mix of high-class wines served with low-key attitude.

Wine Enthusiast - Paul Gregutt

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


Top Food & Wine Festivals – IPNC from

2015 Review from PinotFile

2015 Seminars from The World of Fine Wine

Interview with 2015 Master of Ceremonies Sam Neill for Food & Wine

2015 Overview from Oregon Wine Press

2015 Passport to Pinot from Statesman Journal

2014 Winemakers from Ask A Winemaker

On the 2014 Grand Seminar from The World of Fine Wine

2014 Passport to Pinot from Oregon Wine Press

2014 Review from WineAlign

2014 Tasting Notes from Vinography

2014 IPNC Preview from PinotFile

Wall Street Journal highlights IPNC as a must-attend event for Pinot fans

2013 Review from Food Republic

2013 Review from WineJulia

2013 Photos from Portland Monthly

2013 Review of the Sunday Passport to Pinot from Wine Press NW

Comments and Photos from IPNC guests throughout the 2012 event

2012 Recap from San Jose Mercury News

Full IPNC 2011 Event Recap: Francoise Villeneuve and Antoinette Bruno of beautifully documented their IPNC experience with stunning photographs and detailed descriptions of the weekend activities. If you missed the event or just want to relive it, be sure to read this article!