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IPNC is one of those rare wine gatherings that works on every level.
     Eric Asimov, The New York Times

One of the most enjoyable wine weekends in the world.
     Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com

No other wine event that I know of combines such depth of information with pure reveling in the product. I'd recommend IPNC as an intro for casual Pinot lovers or a full-on master class for winemakers. Actually, I'd say it's required!
     Sara Schneider, wine editor, Sunset Magazine

The IPNC consistently attracts the brightest stars in the wine world...Perhaps best of all is the opportunity to interact with pinot producers from all of the world's greatest regions. The weekend unfolds smoothly from start to finish and seems so effortless that it just leaves you wanting more. If you've never attended the IPNC, I have but one word of advice: go!
     Allen Meadows, Burghound.com

Despite Oregonians’ inherent modesty and laid-back-to-the-point-of-sleepy nature, they manage to throw one hell of a festival.
     Richard Martin, Food Republic

The IPNC offers great food, fantastic wines, and interesting lectures all wrapped up in a very casual, relaxed atmosphere that simply makes it a joy to attend.
     Alder Yarrow, Vinography.com

IPNC is one of the great wine events of the world, and unquestionably the greatest for lovers of Pinot Noir.
     Heather John, Bon Appetit

One of the most remarkable and educational sessions I have had the pleasure of attending at any wine related conference.
     Read more from Alder Yarrow at Vinography.com

IPNC really is a fantastic event, bringing together Oregon's Pinot Noir producers with some high caliber international guest wineries for a weekend of serious tasting and some pretty serious dining, great wines, and also one of the most remarkable gastronomic experiences I've had.
     Read more from Jamie Goode at WineAnorak.com

Add up all the tastings, the seminars, the mystery-vineyard tours, the elegant alfresco meals — not to mention little bonbons such as pétanque (France's version of bocce) on the lawn — and this three-day extravaganza is easily worth the price of entry.
     Read more from wine writer Katherine Cole at OregonLive.com

The IPNC is an ideal mix of hedonism and education - summer camp for wine lovers...anyone who's passionate about pinot noir must attend the IPNC at least once.
     Elin McCoy, Bloomberg

I go to events like this all over the world and unquestionably the finest in the world is the IPNC.
     Pierre Rovani

The IPNC is truly unique among Pinot Noir festivals in that the food rivals the wine. The meals are creative, original, fresh, and made with local artisan farm-to-table ingredients.
     Rusty Gaffney, The PinotFile

Nowhere else in the world, not even in Burgundy - the ancient motherhouse of pinot noir - can you find such a sense of nurturing, caring and commitment as be found annually in this most unlikely of locales.
     Matt Kramer, The Sunday Oregonian and The Wine Spectator

To have the privilege of holding these wines in your mouth for just a few minutes on a Saturday morning is the reason to travel to McMinnville in July.
     Read more from Patrick Comiskey at LATimesBlogs.com

Every morning of IPNC a fleet of buses spreads out over the Willamette Valley taking groups to seminars and sumptuous lunches, but you don't know where your going until you get there.
     Read more from Craig Camp at WineCamp.com

Nowhere is Pinot's profile embraced more robustly than at the annual International Pinot Noir Celebration.
     Jerry Shriver, U.S.A. Today

It's the tops; there is nothing as well-run and instructive
     Frank Prial, The New York Times

The International Pinot Noir Celebration is quite literally the grandaddy of All Pinot events.
     Gregory Walter, PinotReport

In keeping with the hedonistic appeal of Pinot Noir itself, the emphasis is very much on the word celebration.
     Tim Atkin, Decanter

This laid-back extravaganza is admirable for its unique mix of high-class wines served with low-key attitude.
     Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast

Everyone mingles. Your tablemate at lunch may be a winemaker from Burgundy, or a grape grower from New Zealand, or a high school principal from Chicago.
     Frank J. Prial, The New York Times

Of all the festivals, fairs, fétes, and other wine gatherings my work takes me to, the one I most enjoy is the International Pinot Noir Celebration...it's the gaiety of the event and its lack of pretension that I find especially appealing.
     Gerald Asher, Gourmet
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by Andrea Robinson

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by Peter Liem

Beyond the Bottle
by Thad Westhusing

Burghound.com
by Allen Meadows

Buzzed
by Jordan Mackay

Dr. Vino
by Tyler Coleman

Fermentation
by Tom Wark

Grape Radio

JancisRobinson.com
by Jancis Robinson

The Pour
by Eric Asimov

Prince of Pinot
by Rusty Gaffney

Spume
by Wolfgang Weber

Thoreau Wine Society
by Mary Taylor

Vinography.com
by Alder Yarrow

The Wandering Palate
by Curtis Marsh

Wine Anorak
by Jamie Goode

Wine Camp
by Craig Camp

Wine Terroirs
by Bertrand Celce

RECENT IPNC NEWS

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2013 Review from WineJulia

2013 Photos from Portland Monthly

2013 Recap from Chicago Sun Times

2013 Review of the Sunday Passport to Pinot from Wine Press NW

Comments and Photos from IPNC guests throughout the 2012 event

2012 Review from the PinotFile

2012 Tasting Notes from Vinography

2012 Recap from San Jose Mercury News

2012 IPNC Preview from Vinography

2012 IPNC Preview from Departures

Full IPNC 2011 Event Recap: Francoise Villeneuve and Antoinette Bruno of Starchefs.com beautifully documented their IPNC experience with stunning photographs and detailed descriptions of the weekend activities. If you missed the event or just want to relive it, be sure to read this article!

Read Alder Yarrow's coverage of the 2011 IPNC Grand Seminar Panel Discussion at Vinography.

Read the July 2010 Condé Nast Traveller article about IPNC and the Willamette Valley (PDF).


2013 MEDIA ATTENDEES

William Allen – Simple Hedonisms
Charles Antin – Food & Wine
Eric Asimov – The New York Times
Corie Brown -  Zester Daily
Christy Canterbury MW – freelance
Katherine Cole, The Oregonian
Julia Crowley – winejulia.com
Alberto Farinasso – Slow Food Italy
Scott Greenberg – The Tasting Panel
Richard Hemming – JancisRobinson.com
Peter Hoyne – Chicago Sun Times
Michael Jamais- Livets Goda
Allison Jones – Portland Monthly
Paul Lukacs – The Washington Times, Washingtonian Mag, WineReviewOnline
Lou Marmon – Grapelines.com (and many others)
Richard Martin – Food Republic
Dave McIntyre – The Washington Post
Allen Meadows – Burghound.com
Mary Orlin– The Huffington Post, Wine Fashionista
Rajat Parr – Author + sommelier Michael Mina
Zahid Sardar – Dwell and freelance
Mark Savage MW – Savage Selection
Chris Sawyer - Sommelier
Lisa Shara Hall, Wine Business Monthly
Marguerite Thomas – Wine News, LA Times, Decanter, WineReviewOnline
Lixue Yin- Freelance Author, China


2012 MEDIA ATTENDEES

Stacy Adimando, Food Editor of Every Day with Rachael Ray
Tamara Belgard, Sip with Me
Talia Baiocchi, Eater.com
Lily-Elaine Hawk Wakawaka, Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews
Katherine Cole, The Oregonian & MIX Magazine
Patrick Comiskey, Zesterdaily.com & Wine & Spirits
Laurie Daniel, San José Mercury News
Christian DeBenedetti, Food & Wine
Rusty Gaffney, Grape Radio
Bonnie Graves, Freelance
Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast & Seattle Times
Jim Gullo, MIX, Travel & Leisure, Alaska Airlines
John Haeger, Author
Marnie Hanel, Departures
Kevin Max, 1859
Allen Meadows, Burghound.com
Janis Miglavs, Author
Kerry Newberry, Edible Portland
Jenny Peters, LA Daily News
Gary Peterson, Luxury Lifestyles Magazine
Margaret Rand, Decanter
Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar
Gabby Savage, The Drinks Business
Lisa Shara Hall, Wine Business Monthly
Sean Sullivan, Washington Wine Report
Bruce Waiverman, The Globe and Mail
Lucy Waiverman, The Globe and Mail & Food & Wine
Alder Yarrow, Vinography

2010 IPNC Media Attendee Archives

2009 IPNC Media Attendee Archives