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Saturday | March 17, 2018 | 1-3p

Ultimate Pinot Smackdown
16 Pinots, 4 Master Sommeliers, 1 Winner

Join Master Sommeliers Gillian Ballance, Fred Dame, Keith Goldston and Emily Wines for this exciting March-Madness inspired wine seminar.

Each Master Sommelier enters the room with four of his favorite Pinot Noirs covering four different regions of the world. Then the “Battle Royale” begins! The Master Sommeliers will have to sell you on their wine choices and dish it out in a head-to-head pitch contest followed by a tasting where you decide the winner.

How often do you have four Master Sommeliers selling you on 16 great Pinots and then have a chance to taste them all!? So come and see how Smackdown veterans Keith “Where is he?” Goldston and Fred “is he God or Satan” Dame compete against the new blood of Emily “The Hawk” Wines and Gillian “Full of Treasures" Ballance. This will be a Smackdown to remember; the audience will get to drink award-winning Pinots while watching legendary battles and then crown the winner!

$125 per person
NOTE: à la Carte Tickets to the Ultimate Pinot Smackdown Seminar are EXTREMELY limited.


Master Sommeliers

Gillian Ballance

Fred Dame

Keith Goldston

Emily Wines


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.