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World of Pinot Noir Returns to Santa Barbara in 2022


Tickets for the in-person World of Pinot Noir – March 3-5, 2022 in Santa Barbara – are officially on sale.

October 18, 2021 (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The World of Pinot Noir (WOPN) is pleased to announce the foremost event dedicated to the celebration of Pinot Noir is returning to the Ritz-Carlton Bacara March 3-5, 2022 – in person, Zoom-free and featuring more than 200 premier Pinot Noir wineries from around the globe.

Tickets – including several new Weekend VIP Passport packages that include ocean-view lodging at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara seaside resort – will be available beginning Oct. 15 at worldofpinotnoir.com/tickets. Through October, WOPN is offering special pricing including a pair of Grand Tasting tickets for $200, and a $200 savings on a Weekend VIP Passport.

After going fully virtual in 2021, the upcoming in-person “reunion” is shaping up to be one the most exciting and delicious WOPN weekends in its 22-year history. And organizers, along with the Ritz-Carlton Bacara staff, are going to great lengths and initiating new protocols to ensure a safe and healthy experience for all guests.

For three days, there will be more than 20 different events and experiences for Pinot Noir-philes, including two Grand Tastings on Friday and Saturday, exclusive wine-pairing dinners, tasting seminars and an opening night alfresco Reunion Party with a special musical guest.

This year will feature a delicious spotlight on Burgundy including an exclusive Domaine Henri Gouges tasting seminar led by David Glancy, MS, and founder of the San Francisco Wine School. And a deep-dive seminar and separate four-course pairing dinner spotlighting the greatest Village Burgundy wines ever produced, as well as the annual limited-seating Grand Cru Burgundy dinner.

Other highlights include the Kosta Brown 25th Anniversary Dinner featuring verticals and library pulls from the famed producer, as well as a retrospective tasting seminar of Garys’ Vineyards led by Matt Kettmann of Wine Enthusiast. The seminar will celebrate 20 years of the seminal Santa Lucia Highlands vineyard.

Adam Lee, founder of Siduri, will host a luncheon and tasting featuring the winemaker’s two newest labels, Clarice and Beau Marchais, his collaboration with Châteauneuf-du-Pape legend Philippe Cambie. And WOPN 2022 will see the event’s first ever West Coast blind tasting seminar that will differentiate and celebrate the diverse and wholly unique Pinot Noir regions stretching from Oregon to Santa Barbara.

The full program for the upcoming the 22nd-annual World of Pinot Noir can be viewed here: worldofpinotnoir.com/tickets

About The World of Pinot Noir

WOPN, a non-profit trade organization, was established in 2001 by a small, dedicated group of winemakers from California’s Central Coast. The group’s mission is to bring together the world’s foremost Pinot Noir producers, and in a gorgeous setting, celebrate the delicious wine grape. Wineries, potential sponsors and wine enthusiasts interested in learning more, please visit worldofpinotnoir.com, or contact [email protected]. Follow and tag us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. #wopn #wopn2022

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