March 16/17, 2018

2018 Winner’s Circle

Pinot Cup

Pinot Cup Winner
Wayfarer Vineyards
Wayfarer 2015 Wayfarer Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview, CA

Pinot Cup Runner Up
Hawley Winery
Hawley 2015 Oehlman Vineyard, Russian River Valley, CA

Tournament of the Pig

Judges’ Choice
Team: Trevor Bird, Chris Cosentino and Scott Romano
Ciasculo bruschetta  pork tartare, green garlic, hazelnuts and button mushrooms 

Peoples’ Choice
Team: Susan Feniger, Rick Moonen and Bryan Voltaggio
Pork Picadillo with Sunchokes and Salsa Verde

Ultimate Pinot Smackdown

Smackdown Winner
Arista Winery
Arista 2015 Lucky Well Vineyard, Russian River Valley, California
(Selected by Gillian Ballance)

Smackdown Runner Up
Valette 2016 Sonoma Mountain, California
(Selected by Keith Goldston)


Join us for our exciting lineup including: Taste of Pigs & Pinot, Tournament of the Pig, Ultimate Pinot Smackdown, Dry Creek Kitchen’s Gala Dinner and Spoonbar’s Swine & Wine Dinner.


13th Annual Pigs & Pinot participating pork and pinot authorities include some of the country’s most renowned chefs and critically acclaimed winemakers.

Hotel Healdsburg

Hotel Healdsburg encompasses the Sonoma County wine country’s simplicity and charm. Set on the western edge of Healdsburg's historic town plaza, the 59-room boutique hotel boasts beautifully appointed guest rooms, Chef Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen, country gardens, pool, and the luxurious Spa.


All net proceeds from this year's Pigs & Pinot will benefit Share Our Strength, as well as local scholarships and charities, with a specific focus on North Bay and wine country fire relief funds.