Sixth-Annual Pasadena PinotFest + Giveaway!


The Sixth-Annual Pasadena PinotFest presented by one of Pasadena’s top rated Restaurants, Noir Food & Wine is highlighted by the Grand Tasting Event at the Altadena Town & Country Club. Surrounded by the scenic San Gabriel Mountains, the Altadena Town & Country Club is the ideal setting for an afternoon of sampling fine wines and gourmet goodies, while enjoying the smooth sounds of live jazz performances. Specifically, guests will have the opportunity to taste 200 wines from 100 leading wineries in California, Oregon, New Zealand & France. Several of the showcased wines are exclusive to PinotFest, and many featured wines are available for purchase at prices lower than most “tasting room” wines. Those in attendance also will be treated to top-notch noshing prepared by Noir Food & Wine and Altadena Town & Country Club.

We’ve teamed up with PinotFest to offer you a chance to WIN a PAIR of tickets to the Grand Tasting on Saturday, February 9, from 1:00-4:30pm. Simply comment on this post telling us which winery your most excited to see at the event (full list can be found, here.). Winner will be selected by and notified on Wednesday February 6th. Winner must respond to email within 24 hours.


  • Reply January 30, 2013


    Looking forward to Papapietro Perry Winery, from Russian River! I have yet to try anything from this diverse wine region!

  • Reply January 30, 2013


    definitely looking forward to trying the organic pinots from ampelos! 🙂

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    the drunken cyclist

    So many great wineries represented! It is tough to choose between Wes Hagen (Clos Pepe), Steven Dooley (Steven Ross), Dan Goldfield (Dutton-Goldfield)–all great guys that I have met before. So I will go with Peter Cargasacchi since I am a big fan of his wines, but have never met him!

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Michael Trella

    D’Alfonso-Curran Wines

  • Reply January 31, 2013


    I’m looking forward to seeing Montage since I just took a trip to Napa for my birthday.

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Katie S

    I’m looking forward to trying Stephen Ross, but I guess the more accurate answers would be all of them!

  • Reply January 31, 2013


    I’m very tempted by Roessler Cellars!!

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Daniel Shafer

    Fogline! without a doubt

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Mary Safar

    I can’t wait!!!

  • Reply January 31, 2013


    Oooh, can all of them be an answer? LOL. I’m most looking forward to Montage!

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Ada Li

    Hard to choose just one, but I’m most looking forward to Landmark!

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Jonathan Lee

    I’m looking forward to Melville Vineyards and Winery.

  • Reply January 31, 2013

    Christopher G.

    I haven’t had any of these and would be excited to try any/all of them. I’ll just go by name and Phantom River sounds cool. Thanks for the shot!

  • Reply February 2, 2013


    I am most excited to see Capiaux!

  • Reply February 4, 2013

    Julie B.

    I’m looking forward to Heron because I left my heart in Sonoma, and can’t wait to go back!

  • Reply February 4, 2013


    I am looking forward to Heron because I left my heart in Sonoma, and can’t wait to get back!

  • Reply February 5, 2013

    Brandi Charles

    I have to say that I’m most looking forward to tasting from Edna Valley, I was lucky to visit once and I had a lovely time.

  • Reply February 5, 2013


    I’ve heard great things about Heron, would definitely love to sample their wines!

  • Reply February 5, 2013

    Alan Gruskoff

    Testarosa, Los Gatos,
    Rob Jensen, Owner

  • Reply February 5, 2013


    I’m excited to see Talbot. I was introduce to the wine over 10 years ago up in Carmel, and I have been wanting to taste it again.

  • Reply February 5, 2013

    Tim Mata

    I want to try the Sean Minor wines and other Napa wines!

  • Reply February 5, 2013

    Joe Sochor

    I’m excited to try a new masterpiece from Wes Hagen at Clos Pepe winery.

  • Reply February 5, 2013

    pete shieh

    Oh wow, I just had Jack Hammer pinot last week at Sealegs wine bar, which was wine of the week at la times. Would love to go and have this and all the other great wineries that’s attending!

  • Reply February 5, 2013

    Katherine Hypes

    Testarosa (Los Gatos) and Cima Collina (Monterey)

  • Reply February 5, 2013

    Jery Lee

    Got to try them all!

  • Reply February 6, 2013

    Joe P.

    Naked Rebel, of course! 😀

  • Reply February 7, 2013

    Matthew McIvor

    Our contest has officially ended! Congratulations to Katie S. on winning a pair of tickets to Pasadena Pinot Fest. Thank you all for participating, be on the lookout for more great giveaways!!

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