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Unveiling a Vivid Approach to the International Pinot Noir Celebration


Announcing All-New Day Passes for 2024 Event 

McMinnville, Oregon Jan 9, 2024 – Dive into a kaleidoscope of Pinot Noir experiences like never before! America’s longest-running wine festival, the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC), is shaking up the scene in 2024 with the introduction of day passes, granting discerning oenophiles access to a vibrant slice of its legendary festivities. Mark your calendars for July 26-28, 2024, and prepare to raise a glass as charming McMinnville, Oregon transforms into a vibrant epicurean playground. 

For decades, the IPNC has held the coveted title of the premier wine event in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, drawing in wine luminaries and enthusiasts from around the globe. With over 70 world-class wineries, 50 top Pacific Northwest chefs, and the industry’s most passionate voices gathered for three days, it’s an experience unparalleled. For those with discerning palates and tighter schedules, the new day pass format unlocks a tantalizing glimpse into this captivating universe. 

“The IPNC now commands one of the most remarkable lineups of wine experiences, education, and farm-to-table culinary adventures,” said Thomas Savre, president of the IPNC board of directors and director of winemaking at Lingua Franca. “The intimate access to the featured wine producers from around the world are simply unparalleled.” 

Stepping into the heart of the action, Friday or Saturday pass holders will be swept away by In Technicolor, a grand seminar bursting with vibrant discourse around Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Breaking free from a traditional approach to these classic varieties, this session will delve into reds, whites, sparklings, and rosés, exploring the full spectrum. Prepare to be enthralled by renowned wine producers from across the globe including emcee Rajat Parr, moderator Philippe André (Charles Heidsieck), and featured Grand Seminar wineries Dominique Lafon (Domaine des Comtes Lafon), Naomi Smith (Laurent-Perrier), Piero Incisa (Bodega Chacra), Megan Gunderson (WALT Wines), and Ian Burch (Archery Summit) as they illuminate the secrets of these captivating wines. 

Next, indulge in a multi-course open-air feast prepared by the hottest chefs in the Pacific Northwest and meticulously paired with exceptional wines. Savor modern flavors crafted with the freshest local ingredients, and let the notes of Pinot Noir from both established estates and hidden gems dance on your palate. 

Delving deeper into the palette of Pinot Noir, each day pass includes a “University of Pinot” course, allowing guests to acquire invaluable knowledge from industry experts. Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or a curious novice, these intimate sessions offer insights into grape varietals, terroir, and winemaking techniques, leaving you brimming with newfound appreciation for this captivating beverage. 

For the truly adventurous, add-on experiences like the legendary Saturday night Salmon Bake or the relaxed Sunday afternoon Passport to Pinot offer even more opportunities to immerse yourself in the world of Pinot Noir. 

At $495 per day, the IPNC day pass grants access to a world of vibrant flavors, insightful conversations, and unparalleled connections within the wine community. It’s a chance to step into the heart of the celebrated IPNC experience, savoring a curated slice of its magic. Full weekend attendees dive into the culinary richness of Oregon from breakfast through dinner, including walkaround tastings from featured wineries and the ultimate vineyard tour and lunch excursion. With both pass varieties available, there’s truly something for everyone at IPNC. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the technicolor world of Pinot Noir. Visit the IPNC website today to secure your tickets and join us for a truly unforgettable weekend in the heart of the Willamette Valley. 

About the IPNC 

Founded in 1987, the International Pinot Noir Celebration offers consumers and industry members an unparalleled selection of Pinot Noir from around the world via a full schedule of seminars, walkaround tastings, winery tours, and unforgettable meals prepared by top Northwest chefs. Held on the beautiful and historic Linfield University campus with a vineyard tour excursion, the IPNC is located in McMinnville, an easy one-hour drive southwest of Portland in the heart of Oregon wine country. The 2024 event, In Technicolor, will be held July 26-28, 2024. To learn more about the event, visit ipnc.org or @ipnc_pinot.



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