The BC Pinot Noir Celebration (BCPNC) was conceived in 2013 when a collection of passionate Pinot Noir producers across the province got together (over a pint or two of beer, of course) with a vision to create an event for an intimate group of winemakers and Pinot Noir lovers. The idea was simply to get together for a casual evening to enjoy great wine and incredible food, and open the dialogue about Pinot Noir in BC, how it compares to benchmarks around the world, and where the varietal is headed.
Now in its fourth year, BCPNC has expanded to not only be a must-attend event for Pinot-philes and foodies, but also for leading sommeliers and wine writers. In addition to the talented Pinot producers, a key draw has been the exceptional keynote speakers including renowned wine critics Karen MacNeil (The Wine Bible) and Steven Spurrier (Decanter). This year, BCPNC has once again attracted one of the world’s most influential wine writers with Master of Wine Richard Hemming as the keynote speaker. Richard is an award-winning wine writer and educator who is a primary contributor to JancisRobinson.com among other influential wine publications. He will share stories of his experience with the heartbreak grape and also his discovery of the wines of British Columbia in general as he will get to experience our beautiful wine region for the first time just before the Celebration.
The 2017 event will take place on Saturday, August 19th at Linden Gardens in Kaleden and features a sparkling wine reception, salon-style tasting, breakout educational session and live music from renowned local artists Jack and Jill. Guests will also enjoy a delectable cocktail-style dinner with culinary creations by some of Western Canada’s top Chefs including Cameron Smith and Dana Ewart (Joy Road Catering), Alex Sielmann (Frog City Café), Matt Batey (The Nash) & Mike Bernardo (Vij’s Restaurant).
Tickets are available now at BCPinotNoir.ca and be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #BCPN2017 and #PinotInsider for the latest event details!
~ Lindsay Kelm
Saturday, August 19th, at Linden Gardens – Kaleden, BC
3-11 pm 315 Linden Avenue, Kaleden.
Tickets: $175 including taxes, gratuities and shuttle service.
Tickets available at bcpinotnoir.ca
Twitter: @BCPinot Noir
Join us at the majestic Linden Gardens to sip, swirl and discover the nuances of BC Pinot Noir. Your ticket includes a sparkling wine reception, winemaker-led session, culinary delights by top chefs from Western Canada, tasting salon and live entertainment!
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