PREPARING FOR THE FESTIVAL:
The Winemakers' Workshop is just upstairs on the second floor of Bosch Lodge.
There is no dress code for any of the events per se, except clean, casual, comfortable attire.
FORECAST: Sunny with a 100% chance of wine. High 69' / Low 48' F
CLOTHING: Bring layers, it will be cool at night, mornings, and in the shade.
SHOES: We are not recommending anything in particular, just feel great and able to walk on a dirt road and in the grass in the shoes you'll be wearing!
The Grand Tasting will be held on the grass, in 4 tents in two meadows with the auction and music in the midlle, so walking in shoes that don't sink into the grass will be helpful (Ladies think cowgirl boots, not heels).
PARKING: When you turn to enter from Hwy 128, set your odometer for 1 mile, Parking Lot 2 is ticket-holder/everyone parking and it's a short 5-minute walk to the Festival Check-in/Grand Tasting tents from there.
*** If you have boxes/items to unload for the Workshop, please unload at the Corral, then park in PARKING 2, and return for the Workshop.
We recommend bringing a collapsible roll cart with you for smaller take-away items. ***
The Winemakers' Workshop will consist of up to six flights of six wines. Each participant will provide a barrel sample of one 2017 vintage Pinot Noir from any vineyard (or combination of vineyards) in Anderson Valley. Our ultimate goal in this endeavor is to further reinforce the tightly knit bonds of the local winemaking community while extending an invitation to outside winemaking influence. This is a non-biased tasting focusing on analytical peer review with an end goal centering around the constant improvement along with overall quality of AV Pinot Noir; a rising tide lifts all boats. Press and trade will not be permitted.
Press Speaker Welcome Reception
After the day's tastings are completed, Camp Navarro's Chef Mitchel will fire up the grill and BBQ for the group against the backdrop of the majestic Redwoods. Participating winemakers will be requested to provide 2 bottles of 2015 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir for a more casual comparative tasting during dinner.
Selected press and trade will be invited to this portion of the event, and the only wineries invited to the Thursday Press & Winemaker Welcome Reception will be those participating in the Winemakers' Workshop; this exclusive benefit for participants is at no additional charge.
$140 ticket reserves a space for one participant and includes ETS analysis, as well as catered lunch and dinner on Thursday. $50 ticket is for additional winery or vineyard staff accompanying the first participant.
What Winemakers Need To Do:
Submit a 750ml sample of 2017 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir to ETS Labs for analysis through our account.
Bring to Workshop:
3 x 750ml samples of 2017 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (same as was sent to ETS)
2 x 750ml bottles of 2015 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
After confirmation of ticket purchase, we will follow up with an email with more details including ETS submission requirements, a request for info about your winery's wines being submitted, and provide a summary of the event.
Camp Navarro is located at 901 Masonite Industrial Rd, Navarro, CA 95463 (4 miles west of the Navarro General Store; approx. 17 miles west of Boonville).
If you have any questions regarding the Workshop please contact Alex Crangle, firstname.lastname@example.org, 707.485.2879.
12:00 pm Welcome
12:30 pm Workshop Tasting Part 1
1:00 pm Workshop Tasting Part 2
1:30 pm Break
1:45 pm Workshop Tasting Part 3
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Workshop Tasting Part 4
5:30 pm Welcome Reception/BBQ
CAMP NAVARRO ON-SITE LODGING
For photos, information, and to book on-site lodging at Camp Navarro: https://www.campnavarropresents.com/anderson-valley-pinot-festival#pinot-fest-accommodations
Must be a ticket holder to book.
You will receive same link in your festival ticket confirmation email (check PROMOTIONS, or SPAM folder if you do not see it in your INBOX).
Tickets are non-refundable.
No children and no pets please.
Thank you to our generous sponsors~
Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association