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SAVE the date

23rd Annual

Pinot Noir Festival
May 15-17, 2020

sCharffenberger Cellars

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 15
Technical Conference & Casual BBQ

Saturday, May 16
Grand Tasting & Winemaker Dinners

Sunday, May 17
Winery Open Houses throughout Anderson Valley


Come sip, sample and savor with us as we celebrate the 23rd annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival! Taste Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (plus rose and sparkling wines) from more than 50 producers, enjoy mouth-watering food pairings by our best chefs and local caterers, and listen to live music while bidding on exquisite auction lots for local charity.


Technical Conference

Friday, May 15

Join us for a day of educational seminars, vineyard-focus tastings, and more, with breakfast and lunch provided. Learn from winemakers, vineyard owners, wine educators and members of the wine media as they discuss grape growing, winemaking and pour their Anderson Valley Pinot Noirs!

A full schedule will be announced soon.

Casual BBQ & Sunset in the Vineyard

Friday May 15

Join us amidst the beautiful vineyards at Goldeneye Winery. Bring a bottle to share!

Grand Tasting

Saturday May 16

Sip, sample and savor Pinot Noirs and artisan small bites from more than 50 wineries and the area's best restaurants and caterers. The 23rd annual event will showcase Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir rose and sparkling wines, paired with wood-fired pizzas, local cheeses, local meats and seafoods, and vegetarian-friendly dishes.

A live auction with curated lots will benefit the Anderson Valley Health Center, and local coffee and tea will be on offer throughout the tasting.

The Saturday fun does not have to stop here! You can continue your Pinot journey Saturday evening to a Winemaker Dinner of your choice.


(photos by Derek Magdalik / Fotomendo)

Winemaker Dinners

Saturday evening, May 16

After the main event, choose to wine and dine with winemakers at one of our Winemaker Dinners. Details to come.

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Stay with one of our partners


Winery Open Houses

Sunday May 17

Meander along Highway 128 and stop at participating wineries for a little extra wine tasting, music, bites, and special winery promotions. Follow the purple flags.


Photo by @kjophoto

Photo by @kjophoto

Even though this seems like a family/pet-friendly location,
this is an adult wine event, per ABC rules.
No pets, No minors
(babes in arms ok).

Save the Date
Pinot Noir Festival
May 15-17, 2020