The International Pinot Noir Celebration
Celebrating Since 1987
In late 1985, an informal group of Oregon wine-lovers, winemakers, restaurateurs, and retailers envisioned a premier wine event, to be held in the heart of Oregon wine country. Each year since the first annual event was held in 1987, the IPNC has evolved and matured, with a commitment to staying fresh, innovative, and relevant. For the past 25 years the IPNC has been uniting international Pinot noir producers, esteemed journalists, Pinot noir devotees, northwest chefs, and foodies for a weekend of tasting, dining, learning, and celebrating together.
Each year there are approximately 800 registered attendees for the IPNC weekend, in addition to roughly 140 representatives from the 70 featured wineries. An additional audience of approximately 500 people attend the IPNC's Walkabout on Sunday afternoon.
Since 1987, the IPNC has hosted 190 winemakers from France, 39 winemakers from New Zealand, 19 from Australia, 12 from Italy, nine from Germany, seven from Switzerland, eight from Canada, six from Chile, three from South Africa, five from Austria, and one each from Argentina, England, Israel and Spain for a total of 302 foreign wineries!
Since the first annual Celebration, the goal of the IPNC has remained constant: an intimate gathering of international Pinot noir winemakers and Pinot lovers from near and far enjoying a weekend of good wine, good food, and good company.