World of Pinot Noir



You'll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about attending the World of Pinot Noir on this page. But if you still can't find the information you need, please email us at or call us at (805) 489-1758.

  • What are the WOPN 2022 Health and Safety Protocols?

    The World of Pinot Noir is committed to the health and safety of all of our guests. Attendees' safety and comfort will remain our top priority as we plan and prepare for WOPN 2022. The Board of Directors, staff and Ritz-Carlton Bacara are implementing countless creative solutions to ensure WOPN is not only a safe event, but a joyous and memorable experience. Event regulations, policies and protocols are under constant review and in accordance with official guidelines from the CDC, State of California, Santa Barbara County and the City of Goleta. To learn more about our updated heath and safety protocols, CLICK HERE.

  • Where do I submit my vaccine card or negative COVID-19 test?

    You can submit your vaccine card or negative COVID-19 test HERE. A negative COVID-19 test must be taken 24 hours within arriving to our event. This submission link is easiest to use on mobile devices. Once you submit, please allow 48-72 hours for our staff to verify your submission.

  • What does the event look like in a COVID world?

    For the safety of all guests, the WOPN Board of Directors and management team require all attendees to show health clearance. This includes proof of vaccine or negative Covid-19 test. As guidelines for safe gatherings continue to evolve, leading up to the event, all ticket holders will receive communication outlining the key steps to upload their vaccine card or negative test. WOPN is using a third party to manage the health clearance verification.

    All patrons attend at their own risk.

  • What are the COVID guidelines?

    We are following all CDC guidelines and “California” specific guidelines.

    We are optimistic and want to be certain that we can host the best and safest event possible. Conditions surrounding Covid-19 are changing rapidly especially in regards to guidelines and safe practices being passed down from the CDC, Federal, State and Local governments. To ensure a safe festival, we will follow all current guidelines that are in place. We will continue to update our website with the most current information from our government officials and we also encourage you to refer to and

    The safety of all staff, artists, and patrons are “World of Pinots” biggest priority.


  • Do I need to be vaccinated to attend the World of Pinot Noir?

    If you are not vaccinated to COVID-19, you can submit a negative COVID-19 test taken 24 hours within arriving to our event.

  • I'm Not Vaccinated. Will My Negative At-Home Test be sufficient?

    Many of the at-home antigen tests have a reporting feature. An electronic test result displayed on a phone or other device from the test provider or laboratory and/or associated app will be accepted at check-in.


    Proof of a negative test may be provided via these formats:

    • A printed document from the test provider or laboratory
    • An electronic test result displayed on a phone or other device from the test provider or laboratory and/or associated app
  • What should I do if I don’t feel good during WOPN?

    If you are experiencing a fever, cough or any other symptoms related to COVID-19, we ask that you exercise caution and stay home.

  • Do I need to print out my tickets?

    Save some paper! We scan the tickets from your phone or look up your order by name for check-in. If you happen to lose your ticket, mobile check-in will save the day. But don’t forget your identification. We want to verify that it’s you!

  • Are tickets refundable?

    No, all ticket sales are final. If you have any questions about refunding or transferring your tickets, please contact our ticket provider, Ticketsauce for their policies.

  • The name on the ticket doesn’t match the attendee’s name. Is that okay?

    Yes, all tickets are transferable. As long as the new ticket holder has the mobile ticket or knows the name of the person who purchased the ticket, we can easily check them in.

  • Does my ticket need to have my name on it for the health clearance?

    Tickets are transferrable and do not need to match your name. Every person attending WOPN needs to fill out the health clearance form individually so that they have a corresponding health clearance with their name. The health badge only texts to one number with one name at a time.

    For those buying WOPN tickets for others, each person will need to fill out health link in advance or be prepared to do so at door.

  • When was World of Pinot Noir founded?

    The non-profit World of Pinot Noir was established in 2001 by a small, dedicated group of winemakers from California’s Central Coast. The group's mission is to bring together the world’s foremost Pinot Noir producers, and in a gorgeous setting, celebrate the delicious wine grape.

  • When and where can I buy tickets?

    Ticket sales begin in October. We recommend joining our mailing list here and follow us on Facebook and Instagram so we can alert you when tickets go on sale.

  • Is there a schedule of events?

    Yes, we have two and a half days of seminars, lunches, wine tasting and dinners. It’s a grand celebration of Pinot Noir. Find the full schedule of events here.

  • How can I become a sponsor for World of Pinot Noir?

    Please contact for sponsorship inquiries.

  • What should I wear?

    California casual during the days and evenings. The sun usually shines bright on the event, but at night temperatures can often drop by 20 degrees. Do as the locals do: bring layers! Dinner guests have an opportunity to elevate their experience and dress more formal. Ex: cocktail attire.

  • What will the weather be like while we are there?

    Santa Barbara’s weather in March is typically partly sunny and high of mid 6os. In the morning, the coastal fog rolls in then dissipates by the afternoon, so we suggest wearing layers. In the event there is rain, all outdoor events will be moved indoors.

  • Can I bring my dog?

    Due to Health Department restrictions, dogs are not allowed at any World of Pinot Noir events. Some of the hotels do allow pets - please check with them directly.

  • What about children?

    All World of Pinot Noir events are for attendees 21 years and older. Some area hotel properties do provide childcare services if you are traveling with small children.

  • Can I buy tickets at the event?

    Yes, tickets can be purchased online or at our onsite concierge desk. However, many of our events sell out. We recommend purchasing in advance to guarantee availability.

  • What kinds of payment do you accept at the event?

    We accept all major credit cards. World of Pinot does not accept cash payments.

  • Where do I park for World of Pinot Noir events?

    See all parking and transportation information here.

  • What time should I arrive for my events?

    Because our World of Pinot Noir staff want you checked in before the event begins, we suggest arriving at least 15 minutes before the start time.

  • Can I purchase wine at World of Pinot Noir?

    Yes! Our Collector’s Auction is filled with large format bottles and special packages from our participating wineries. Wine purchased at the Collector’s Auction will be shipped to your home.

  • What does the Silent Auction benefit?

    In keeping with our mission, a portion of the proceeds from our two Charity Silent Auctions will be donated to non-profit institutions and/or scholarships that help further educate and enlighten the world of the storied Pinot Noir grape.

  • Is this event handicap accessible?

    WOPN is committed to making our 2022 event accessible to everyone. Should you require disability-related accessibility assistance at this event, please let us know your needs in detail as soon as possible and no later than 72 hours before the event. WOPN, in coordination with The Ritz-Carlon Bacara, will make every effort to provide appropriate accommodation when feasible.

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