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Friday | March 16, 2018 | 6:30-9p

Taste of Pigs & Pinot

Friday evening’s festival kickoff is the lively Taste of Pigs & Pinot where guests sample 60 highly-acclaimed Pinot Noir wines competing in the Pinot Cup competition, both from Sonoma County and around the world. Two Rosé wines will be offered in addition to the lineup of 60 Pinot Noirs treating guests to a “white wine” twist on Pinot Noir. Tastings are served alongside a variety of pork dishes, including homemade sausages, charcuterie, grilled pork, patés and other special creations from Chef Palmer, Dry Creek Kitchen, guest celebrity chefs, and local Healdsburg restaurants including Chalkboard, Spoonbar and Valette.

$175 per person

Pinot Cup

The Pinot Cup is our annual wine competition where 60 hand-picked Pinot Noirs compete in a blind-tasting competition in hopes to be named “the best of the best” by a renowned judging panel including Ray Isle, Executive Wine Editor for Food & Wine, Bill Hayes, Wine Category Manager for BevMo and Fred Dame, Master Sommelier. The winner and runner-up will be revealed at Friday’s Taste of Pigs & Pinot event.

Pinot Cup Judges

Fred Dame

Master Sommelier

Bill Hayes

Wine Category Manager, BevMo

Ray Isle

Executive Wine Editor, Food & Wine

Guest Chefs

Trevor Bird

Chef/Owner Fable Kitchen

Chris Cosentino

Chef/Co-Owner Cockscomb, Jackrabbit and Acacia House at Las Alcobas

Susan Feniger

Co-Chef/Owner, Border Grill Restaurants & Trucks, and Blue Window

Rick Moonen

Chef/Owner RM Seafood, Rx Boiler Room

Bryan Voltaggio

Chef/Owner VOLT, Lunchbox, Family Meal, RANGE and AGGIO

Seminar tickets are ONLY included in Hotel Healdsburg Lodging Packages and selections are subject to availability. Full package pricing is charged at the time of booking. There is an eight-week cancellation policy for full refund. Packages cancelled after Friday, January 26, 2018 at 3pm PST are non-refundable. The room portion of the package may be applied to a future stay, ticket fees will not be credited. Please contact Hotel Healdsburg at 707 922 5249 for cancellations.