Los Angeles loves its wine and for the second year in a row The Bay Area Wine Project is traveling south to the City of Angels for a weekend of “The Noble Grape” with Pinot Days January 13-15 2011.
More than 300 acclaimed Pinots will be poured at Santa Monica’s Barker Hanger. The three-day Los Angeles event includes an intimate winemaker dinner, pinot noir and food pairings, retail store tastings and the Grand Festival at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica on January 15.
Pinot Days, with annual tastings in Chicago, Santa Monica and San Francisco, 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. According to Pinot Days Founder Steve Rigisich the expansion into Los Angeles has been an enormous success. “Last year’s inaugural event was a sell-out, which is testimony to the fact that Los Angeles loves pinot noir.”
Los Angeles’ Pinot Days wine events include a hosted Winemakers “Table Hop” Dinner at the Wine House Upstairs where wine lovers can enjoy an incredible pinot-paired dinner featuring 10 notable pinot noir producers in an intimate gathering with the gifted winemakers who produce them. Other pinot and food pairing events will take place at West Restaurant at Hotel Angeleno and Wine House, and smaller tastings will be held at retailers such as K&L, Wine House and Wine Gallery.
This year’s Pinot Days Charity Auction Beneficiary is Ethiopia’s HIV Victim Food Relief Effort, an organization that provides food to victims of HIV so that they can take the necessary medications to counter the disease. 92% of the monies raised for this cause will go directly to providing food to people in the greatest need. Pinot Days has raised over $97K to date for various beneficiaries.
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.”