Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit

Affairs of the Vine

Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Pinot Noir Summit All Day Ticket
All Day Ticket includes one Seminar, Lunch, Wine Lover Pinot Noir Challenge Tasting, and Grand Tasting & Awards Ceremony
Jul 10, 2015 $125.00 $7.87
Pinot Noir Summit All Day Ticket
All Day Ticket includes one Seminar, Lunch, Wine Lover Pinot Noir Challenge Tasting, and Grand Tasting & Awards Ceremony
Not Started $150.00 $9.24
Pinot Noir Summit Grand Tasting & Awards Ceremony Tickets
Attend the gala Grand Tasting & Awards Ceremony with your friends from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm . Wineries will showcase their award winning Pinot Noirs and other wines they produce. A selection of Pinot-friendly hors d’oeuvre will be served.
Jul 10, 2015 $75.00 $5.12
Pinot Noir Summit Grand Tasting & Awards Ceremony Ticket
Attend the gala Grand Tasting & Awards Ceremony from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Wineries will showcase their award winning Pinot Noirs and other wines they produce. A selection of Pinot-friendly hors d’oeuvre will be served.
Jul 24, 2015 $85.00 $5.67

Share 13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit

Event Details

After 12 years in San Francisco, Affairs of the Vine has partnered with the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa to bring the 13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit to the high country of the Sierra and the spectacular Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno on July 25th.

Join us for The 13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit, the culmination of the Pinot Noir Shootout competition, the largest competition of Pinot Noirs in the wine industry. Over 450 Pinot Noirs have been evaluated by the Affairs of the Vine judging panel. The two day Pinot Noir Summit will celebrate and recognize the top wines and producers from the 13th Pinot Noir Shootout.

On Saturday, July 25th, a full schedule of events and tastings is planned. The Pinot Noir Summit, recognized by Vinography as being “distinctly different” than other tasting events, begins with a series of seminars that will delve into the heart and soul of this unique varietal, followed by a Pinot Pairing Luncheon hosted by winemakers who will circulate as they sample their wines with guests.

The afternoon will be highlighted by the incredibly popular and unique Pinot Noir Challenge Tasting. Attendees blind taste 40 of the top wines selected by the professional judging panel. Male and female votes are tallied separately. The results are announced and winners recognized at the gala Grand Tasting & Awards Ceremony in the evening. Wineries will showcase their award winning Pinot Noirs and other wines they produce. A selection of Pinot-friendly hors d’oeuvre will be served.

Saturday, July 25th
13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit

Full Program Ticket to include 1 Workshop, Blind Tasting, Pinot Pairing Lunch hosted my a multitude of winemakers, and Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony.

Workshops:11:00am to Noon    Two workshops to run concurrently.

Seminar Options:

  • Discover the Velvet: A Vertical Tasting ~ Pinot Noir producers will share two to three vintages of Pinot Noir, showing the development of the seductiveness of this wonderful grape that develops with time in the bottle.

  • Pinot Noir: The Wine That Speaks the Loudest from the Vineyard ~ Winemakers from five premier appellations will discuss the capacity of Pinot Noir to reflect unique characteristics of environment and site. Each winemaker will present a single wine to taste that best reflects and demonstrates the unique aspects of their region and/or particular site. 

Flat Bread Pairing Lunch: 12:15pm-1:30pm
A casual lunch featuring flat breads with toppings paired to be paired with “anything Pinot” including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, or Sparkling which includes Pinot Noir or Pinot Meunier in the cuvee. Winemakers will circulate sharing tastes of their wines.

Wine Lovers Pinot Noir Challenge ~ A Blind Tasting: 1:30pm-4:00pm  Emerald Meeting Rooms
Guests will blind taste a selection of the top-rated wines from the 13th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout in the Blind Tasting. Each guest will taste the selected wines and pit their palates against the expert panel

Grand Awards Tasting & Ceremony: 6:30pm-9:30pm

  • Wineries will showcase their Pinot Noirs and other key varietals/wines that they produce. Meet the winemakers and discuss one on one their approach and philosophy to winemaking.
  • The final results of the both the professional judging of the 13th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout and the results from the Wine Lovers Blind Tasting will be announced at 8:00pm.
  • Food selections will include specially paired hors d'oeuvre.

Special Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Rates  
Pinot Noir Summit attendees may register for a one or two-night stay at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa with a special room rate of $149 per night plus tax and fees. Reservations can be made by calling 800.723.6500. Reference the 13th Pinot Noir Summit to access the special room rate or make your reservations online using the group code SPINOT

Have questions about 13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit? Contact Affairs of the Vine

When & Where


Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502

Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM (PDT)


  Add to my calendar

Organizer

Affairs of the Vine

Affairs of the Vine, an incredibly innovative company, creates and produces unique educational and interactive experiential events for wine lovers including Wine Boot Camp® and The Pinot Noir Summit.

Affairs of the Vine has been channeling its energy, knowledge, and resources to designing and conducting outstanding team building wine experiences and theme focused wine events to address the goals of corporate clients for over 16 years.

Recognized as the industry’s top wine education company, Affairs of the Vine originated out of love and passion for wine. Conducting its first public Wine Boot Camp in the fall of 1999, the phones at Affairs of the Vine began to ring with requests from colleges and culinary institutes across the country for interactive workshops and seminars. Expanding to corporate events was a natural progression for the knowledgeable staff of experienced educators.
These unique educational events are designed to be fun, entertaining and highly informative. Affairs of the Vine conducts a broad range of corporate wine events, extensive wine industry training and team building workshops. In the year 2014, Affairs of the Vine passionately poured wine for and shared information with over 150,000 people. The Affairs of the Vine website attracts over 1,200,000 visitors per year.


Affairs of the Vine events always exceed expectations.

  Contact the Organizer
13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit
Reno, NV Events Gala Food & Drink

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.