Fall is festival time in California — seems like every winery and small town has something going on. Amidst all of these shindigs, though, there has never been a celebration of the fabulous Pinot Noir that is grown in Sonoma County. I know, I know. I couldn’t believe it either. Lucky for us, someone came up with the idea of the Pinot on The River Festival which promises to be a good one. Guided vineyard tours, a big tasting event, and lots of great food over the course of three days this weekend.
The festivities kick off with a winemaker dinner on Friday night. Saturday is packed with events, guided tastings, food, and a live auction. Sunday is a large public tasting of more than 30 winemakers and lots of artisan bread and cheese. Check out the event’s website for more information and tickets. I’m going Sunday, so maybe I’ll see you there.