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Friday | March 15, 2019 | 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. All pork for Taste of Pigs & Pinot provided by Niman Ranch.

$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 Mike Dunn, Wine Contributor for The Sacramento Bee, Keith Goldston, Master Sommelier and Barry Herbst, Wine Director for Bottle Barn. The winner and runner-up will be revealed at Friday’s Taste of Pigs & Pinot event.

Pinot Cup Judges

Mike Dunn

Wine Contributor, The Sacramento Bee

Keith Goldston

Master Sommelier

Barry Herbst

Wine Director, Bottle Barn

Guest Chefs

Dante Boccuzzi

Chef/Owner of the Dante Dining Group

Rick Moonen

Nancy Oakes

Executive Chef/Owner Boulevard

Joe Youkhan

Chef/Partner Fork in Aussie Pie’s, Guest Resident Chef - DCS by Fisher & Paykel

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 18, 2019 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.