SEE WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING ABOUT THE IPNC!
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
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.
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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RECENT IPNC NEWS
Wall Street Journal highlights IPNC as a must-attend event for Pinot fans
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).
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