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IPOB 2014 - San Francisco - March 10, 2014


IPOB 2014 - San Francisco - March 10, 2014

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price Fee Quantity
IPOB San Francisco - tasting
Ticket for consumer tasting (6-9pm)
$95.00 $6.22
IPOB San Francisco - Seminar 1
Ticket for Seminar 1 (10-11am): Vine Age
$95.00 $6.22
IPOB San Francisco - Seminar 2
Ticket for Seminar 2 (11:30am-12:30pm): Ripeness
$95.00 $6.22
IPOB San Francisco - Seminar package   more info $190.00 $11.44

Event Details


Please join us for the fourth annual In Pursuit of Balance, an event to celebrate balance in California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Thirty-one of California's most sought-after wineries will pour their wines at a walk-around tasting, with each winery represented by their winemaker, assistant winemaker and/or proprietor. This is an unparelleled opportunity to meet the people behind some of California's best Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. 


Anthill – Bluxome – Calera – Ceritas – Chanin – Cobb – Copain – Domaine de la Cote  Drew – Failla – Flowers – Hanzell – Hirsch – Knez – Kutch – LaRue – LIOCO – Liquid Farm – Littorai – Matthiasson – Mount Eden – Native9  – Ojai – Peay – Red Car – Sandhi – Soliste – Twomey – Tyler – Varner – Wind Gap



In Pursuit of Balance Tasting

Time: 6pm - 9pm*

A walk-around tasting featuring the pinot noirs and chardonnays of IPOB's member wineries.

*Seminar ticket holders may opt to attend the afternoon trade tasting from 1-4pm, instead of the evening tasting. You must still purchase a ticket for the consumer tasting, and then email us at to change your registration to the trade tasting. 

Seminar 1:  Vine Age and Pinot Noir

Time: 10am - 11am

Moderator: Alder Yarrow, wine writer,

Description: Does vine age matter? Wine professionals debate the relative merits of old vs. young vines, and whether vine age makes a difference in the quality of a wine. What exactly constitutes an "old" vine? How does vine age effect viticultural and winemaking decisions, terroir expression, clonal expression, ageabilty and the overall quality of a wine? Moderator Alder Yarrow will address these questions, accompanied by a panel of IPOB winemakers. Attendees will taste through a selection of pinot noirs and chardonnays chosen to highlight the complex question of vine age.


Seminar 2: Defining Ripeness in Pinot Noir     SOLD OUT

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

Moderator: Dr. Jamie Goode, wine writer,

Description: Ripeness is one of the great debates in the wine world today. Is ripeness entirely subjective or can it be quantified with scientific measures such as alcohol percentages and pH? The question of what is ripe has become one of the most controversial and divisive questions amongst winemakers, wine critics and consumers. Moderator Dr. Jamie Goode will take on this thorny topic, together with wine writer Jordan MacKay and a panel of IPOB winemakers. A selection of pinot noirs will be poured to accompany the discussion.

Hosted by Rajat Parr and Jasmine Hirsch

Please visit for more information.

Looking to purchase tickets for the New York tasting? Please click here.
Looking to register for the trade and media tasting? Please email us (note: the trade and media tasting is open by invitation only, to wine buyers, sommeliers and wine media).

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Bluxome Street Winery
53 Bluxome Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

IPOB 2014 - San Francisco - March 10, 2014
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