The IPNC, located in McMinnville Oregon, is now in its 26th year as one of the world’s premier events focused solely on Pinot Noirs. It is a rare opportunity to taste some of the best Pinot Noirs from around the world, side by side, paired with specifically chosen food, and centered around educational sessions to learn more about what makes Pinot Noir special.
While the focus of the event was originally Oregon Pinot Noir (as is Oregon Pinot Camp today, or OPC, held in mid-June each year), it quickly expanded to include Pinot Noir from Burgundy, Australia, New Zealand, California, Germany, Austria, and Canada. To have the opportunity to taste Pinot Noir from these very different regions of the world and compare them to each other is a rare experience.
Rarer still is the gathering of winemakers from these regions, as they discuss the challenges in their particular growing area and what makes their terroir distinctive.
IPNC always runs the last weekend in July and promises to be even more highly attended than in the past.
We are looking forward to running into old friends who share our passion for the grape, and welcoming new vintners into the fold. The guest speakers are well chosen and the group will benefit from their expertise. But mostly the IPNC is about celebration – a celebration of Pinot Noir and the beauty of the wines produced from this special grape.