SOURCE: Bay Area Wine Project

Bay Area Wine Project

January 17, 2012 11:15 ET

Third Annual Pinot Days Southern California to Assemble 80 Pinot Noir Makers and Their Wines for a Unique Wine Event and Wine Tasting Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 17, 2012) - More than 300 acclaimed pinots will be poured at the 3nd Annual Pinot Days Southern California, January 26-28, 2012. A renowned pinot noir wine event with annual tastings in Chicago, Santa Monica, Dallas and San Francisco, Pinot Days connects wine enthusiasts with winemakers creating a unique opportunity for new and seasoned wine lovers to experience, enjoy and deepen their knowledge of pinot noir. The three-day Los Angeles event includes pinot noir and food pairings, retail store tastings and the Grand Festival at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica on January 28. The Pinot Days Grand Festival is a wine tasting event which gives wine lovers the opportunity to experience and enjoy over 300 of the world's best pinot noir and interact directly with the more than 80 acclaimed winemakers who produce them. Event tickets can be purchased at

Founded by The Bay Area Wine Project with the ultimate goal of advancing the profile of pinot noir, Pinot Days is a three-day celebration of pinot noir and its most brilliant winemakers, the vineyards, the grapes, and the often-bewitching process of urging the noble pinot grape into great wine. At Pinot Days, the winemakers and winery owners do the pouring, creating a uniquely engaging experience where wine enthusiasts can interact, ask questions and learn the stories behind what goes into making great pinot noir.

Pinot Days founder Steven Rigisich said, "Pinot noir is the most versatile red grape variety on the planet. Its range of styles makes it infinitely fascinating to drink and to pair! You can find a pinot to pair with any food, to please any palate, and to match any mood. It is this amazing diversity of style that compels so many to pursue pinot noir so passionately."

Pinot Days Los Angeles wine events include a Santa Rita Palooza Pairing at West Restaurant atop Hotel Angeleno and the now-famed Pinot and Grilled Cheese at The Wine House, featuring 11 notable pinot noir producers in an intimate gathering with the gifted winemakers who produce them. Smaller tastings will be held at retailers such as K&L, Wine House and Wine Exchange. Visit for event details.

Pinot Days is an event that connects wine enthusiasts directly with winemakers creating a unique opportunity for new and seasoned wine lovers to experience, enjoy and deepen their knowledge of pinot noir. Produced by the Bay Area Wine Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of pinot noir, Pinot Days was created by Steven and Lisa Rigisich out of their love for the "the noble grape." The Bay Area Wine Project holds annual events in San Francisco, Chicago and Southern California. For more information visit

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