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Friday | March 17, 2017 | 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 natural sustainably raised pork courtesy of 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 Esther Mobley, Wine Writer for the SF Chronicle , Sandy Block, Master of Wine and VP of Beverage Operations at Legal Seafood and Michael Jordan, Master Sommelier. The winner and runner-up will be revealed at Friday’s Taste of Pigs & Pinot event.

Pinot Cup Judges

Michael Jordan

Master Sommelier

Esther Mobley

Wine Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

Sandy Block

Master of Wine and VP Beverage Operation, Legal Seafood

Guest Chefs

David Burke

Chef/Owner Tavern62 by David Burke

Elizabeth Falkner

Chef/Author/Artist - New York

Nancy Silverton

Chef/Co-Owner Mozza Restaurant Group

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 27, 2017 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.