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Walt Announces Dates for Two 1,000 Miles of Pinot Release Parties


Luxury Pinot House to Unveil 2016 Portfolio in Sonoma & San Diego

SONOMA, CA (March 26, 2018)WALT Wines, a leading luxury Pinot Noir producer, has announced dates for its annual 1,000 Miles of Pinot release parties in both Sonoma in April and San Diego in May. The brand will be releasing its highly anticipated 2016 vintage of single vineyard Pinot Noir wines from appellations stretching from as far north as the Willamette Valley in Oregon, through Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Carneros, the Santa Lucia Highlands and the Sta. Rita Hills of the Santa Barbara County.

“We are excited to invite our guests to experience 1,000 Miles of Pinot with us at these signature events,” says WALT General Manager, Jeff Zappelli. “This is the only opportunity for our fans to taste through our entire wine portfolio each year in Sonoma and wines from each appellation in San Diego. We are thrilled to host this event annually in Sonoma, and then hit the road and head to another Pinot-loving City each year.”

Guests in attendance in Sonoma will have the opportunity to taste through the following 2016 vintage as well as purchase these highly allocated wines listed below. Guests in attendance in San Diego will have the opportunity to taste through the wines featured in blue below.

WALT Single Vineyard Wines

  • Sangiacomo Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, CA Chardonnay
  • Bob’s Ranch Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, CA Chardonnay
  • Bob’s Ranch Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, CA Pinot Noir
  • Gap’s Crown, Sonoma Coast, CA Pinot Noir
  • Savoy Vineyard, Anderson Valley, CA Pinot Noir
  • The Corner’s, Anderson Valley, CA Pinot Noir
  • Rita’s Crown, Sta. Rita Hills, CA Pinot Noir
  • Clos Pepe Estate Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills, CA Pinot Noir
  • Sierra Mar, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA Pinot Noir
  • Rosella’s, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA Pinot Noir
  • Brown Ranch, Los Carneros, CA Pinot Noir
  • Shea Vineyard, Willamette Valley, OR Pinot Noir

WALT Appellation Wines

  • Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
  • La Brisa, Sonoma Coast, CA Pinot Noir
  • Blue Jay, Anderson Valley, CA Pinot Noir
  •  Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 

Rose of Pinot Noir Wines

  • Rose of Pinot Noir

Vintner Kathryn Walt Hall will be in attendance in both Sonoma and San Diego helping share details about the 2016 vintage alongside acclaimed WALT Winemaker, Megan Gunderson Paredes who will be at the Sonoma event. Additionally, Hall’s New York Times Bestselling book, A Perfect Score: The Art, Soul, and Business of 21st-Century Winery, will be available for purchase and signed by Hall during the event. Hall is the former United States Ambassador to Austria, 1997-2001.


1,000 Miles of Pinot, Sonoma:
Saturday, April 14
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Main Event
WALT Sonoma
380 1st Street West
Sonoma, CA 95476

1,000 Miles of Pinot, San Diego:
Thursday, May 10
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Media Preview
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Main Event
Kimpton Solamar Hotel – Sun & Moon Deck
435 5
th Avenue at J Street
San Diego, CA 92101

A short documentary was recently produced about WALT’s 1,000 Miles of Pinot concept aiming at understanding Pinot Noir appellation sources and terroir. The film titled, 1,000 Miles of Pinot, can be viewed here: http://www.waltwines.com/1000-miles-of-pinot. For more information on WALT Wines, please visit www.waltwines.com.

WALT: 1,000 Miles of Pinot

WALT specializes in premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from the most coveted vineyards along the Pacific Coast, spanning 1,000 miles from as far north as the Willamette Valley to the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. WALT represents wines of a place – these special sites where thoughtful viticulture enables winemakers to create expressive wines that reflect the signature personality of each site. WALT farms three estate vineyards and partners with meticulous growers who aspire to share standards of quality. Owned by Kathryn Walt Hall and her husband Craig, WALT honors Kathryn’s parents, Bob and Dolores Walt, who were grape growers in Mendocino County since 1972 and nurtured Kathryn’s passion for vineyards and wine. The WALT Sonoma Square Tasting Room opened in 2012 and is located in Sonoma, CA and is open to the public. For more information, please visit www.waltwines.com or by calling (707) 933-4440. @waltwines #1000milesofpinot.



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