Pigs & Pinot Talent

Taste, Tournament of the Pig and Gala 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

Taste and Gala Guest Wineries

Michael Browne

Founder & Proprietor, CIRQ Estate

Heidi von der Mehden

Winemaker, Merry Edwards

Erik Miller

Owner and Winemaker, Kokomo Winery

Cleo Pahlmeyer

Proprietor, Wayfarer

Camille Thiriet

Winemaker, Maison MC Thiriet

Pinot Cup Judges

Mike Dunn

Wine Contributor, The Sacramento Bee

Keith Goldston

Master Sommelier

Barry Herbst

Wine Director, Bottle Barn

Taste of Pigs & Pinot Restaurants

Taste of Pigs & Pinot Wineries

Tournament of the Pig


Mario Cantone

Actor and Comedian


Steven McCall

Winemaker, Sua Sponte Cellars

Ultimate Pinot Smackdown Master Sommeliers

Gillian Ballance

Fred Dame

Keith Goldston

Michael Jordan

Ultimate Pinot Smackdown Wineries

Spoonbar’s Swine & Wine Chefs

Matthew D’Ambrosi

Executive Chef, Spoonbar and The Rooftop

Ryan Fancher

Executive Chef, Hotel San Luis Obispo

Spoonbar’s Swine & Wine Guest Wineries

Akiko Freeman

Winemaker, Freeman Vineyard & Winery

Ken Freeman

Winegrower, Freeman Vineyard & Winery

Jason Williams

Jason Williams, Croix Estate

Spoonbar’s Swine & Wine


Ziggy Eschliman

The Wine Girl