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May 24-26: Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with the Pinot Classic

by Teresa Rodriguez

The highly anticipated Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with the Pinot Classic weekend will let you explore the rugged beauty of this largely undiscovered destination and its hidden gems–including world-class wines, local food, and unmatched hospitality. The Pinot Classic comprises multiple events, highlighted by the annual Passport to Pinot barrel tasting, and the second annual Pinot Classic Paulée Dinner.

Passport to Pinot offers barrel tasting from more than 30 Russian River wineries and producers while showcasing the vineyards and people that comprise the exceptional beauty of the Russian River Valley. Guests will enjoy preferred access to pre-release wines, barrel, library, and limited edition winery-only wines, as well as artist demonstrations, entertainment, delicious food, and so much more.

An exclusive evening celebrating the wine, winemakers, and growers of the famed Russian River Valley will inspire guests of the annual Paulée Dinner, this year hosted by Jean-Charles Boisset at DeLoach Vineyards on Saturday, May 24, beginning at 6 p.m. It is inspired by the tradition of the original Paulées dinner in Burgundy, which celebrated the conclusion of harvest, a time when local vintners would gather for a communal meal, bringing special bottles of wine to share. In the spirit of this tradition, vintners from the Russian River Valley will dig deep into their personal and private wine cellars to present their favorite pinots and chardonnays from the Russian River and beyond. Guests are also encouraged to bring a special bottle to share.

WHAT: Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with the Pinot Classic
WHEN: May 24-26
WHERE: Throughout Russian River Wine Region
HOW: Tickets are $65 for both days and are available at www.PinotClassic.com





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