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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 & 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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Andrea Wine
by Andrea Robinson

Besotted Ramblings
by Peter Liem

Beyond the Bottle
by Thad Westhusing

by Allen Meadows

by Jordan Mackay

Dr. Vino
by Tyler Coleman

by Tom Wark

Grape Radio

by Jancis Robinson

The Pour
by Eric Asimov

Prince of Pinot
by Rusty Gaffney

by Wolfgang Weber

by Alder Yarrow

The Wandering Palate
by Curtis Marsh

Wine Anorak
by Jamie Goode

Wine Camp
by Craig Camp

Wine Terroirs
by Bertrand Celce


2015 Review from PinotFile

2015 Seminars from The World of Fine Wine

Interview with 2015 Master of Ceremonies Sam Neill for Food & Wine

2015 Overview from Oregon Wine Press

2015 Passport to Pinot from Statesman Journal

2014 Winemakers from Ask A Winemaker

On the 2014 Grand Seminar from The World of Fine Wine

2014 Passport to Pinot from Oregon Wine Press

2014 Review from WineAlign

2014 Tasting Notes from Vinography

2014 IPNC Preview from PinotFile

Wall Street Journal highlights IPNC as a must-attend event for Pinot fans

2013 Review from Food Republic

2013 Review from WineJulia

2013 Photos from Portland Monthly

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

Comments and Photos from IPNC guests throughout the 2012 event

2012 Recap from San Jose Mercury News

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!


Jordi Ballester, La Revue des Oenologues
Patrick Comiskey, Wine & Spirits Magazine
Mary Cressler, Vindulge.com
Jameson Fink, msn.com, jamesonfink.com
Rusty Gaffney, PrinceofPinot.com
Christine Havens, WineVine.tv
Neal Hulkower, Oregon Wine Press
Ray Isle, Food & Wine
Akiko Katayama, AGORA
Allen Meadows, Burghound.com
Lauren Mowery, Village Voice, ChasingtheVine.com
Jane Parkinson, Numerous UK publications including Decanter
Bryce Wiatrak, Bottlenotes.com
Jessica Yadegaran, Seattle Magazine


Sean Berringer, Beast TV, Ask a Winemaker
Jon Bonné, San Francisco Chronicle
Elaine Brown, Hawk Waka Waka Wine Reviews
Damien Casten, Candid Wines, Ask a Winemaker
Patrick Comiskey, L.A. Times, Wine & Spirits
Rusty Gaffney, The PinotFile
Jamie Goode, The Wine Anorak
David Lynch, Bon Appétit
Meg Maker, Wine Journalist
Elin McCoy, Bloomberg
Jordan MacKay, San Francisco Chronicle, Cooking Light
Greg Piaz, Snooth.com
Josh Raynolds, Steven Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
Treve Ring, WineAlign
Joe Roberts, 1WineDude.com
Rainer Schäfer, Fine, Falstaff, Die Zeit
Lisa Shara-Hall, Wine Business Monthly
Maureen Tkacik, Harper’s Magazine
Alder Yarrow, Vinography.com

2013 IPNC Media Attendee Archives
2012 IPNC Media Attendee Archives
2011 IPNC Media Attendee Archives