World of Pinot Noir



Do you have a serious love for Pinot Noir? You are in good company. Our free time consists of all things Pinot Noir. Here, we get to be playful with Pinot. View some of our favorite topics, articles and press mentions.

December 15, 2023

Announcing our Keynote Speakers for World of Pinot Noir – February 29 – March 2, 2024.  December 11, 2023 (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – The largest celebration of...

October 23, 2023
Tickets for the 2024 World of Pinot Noir are Officially on Sale

Special pricing is available for select tickets and packages through Nov. 16.The event will be held Feb. 29-March 2, 2024 in Santa Barbara. SANTA BARBARA,...

August 30, 2023
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara and the World of Pinot Noir Announce New Wine Event: The Inaugural Harvest by the Sea—The Ultimate Weekend of Wine and Luxury

Guests are invited to book a weekend stay October 20-22, 2023, to indulge in wine and perfectly paired cuisine at the premier resort by the...

April 29, 2022
World of Pinot Noir 2022 Video
June 14, 2021
Father's Day Gift Guide for the Pinot Noir Lover

Let’s face it, we have probably all led our fathers to drink from time to time. In fact, you may even be responsible for his...

May 19, 2021
Pinot Pairings with Laura Booras, CEO at Riverbench Vineyard and Winery

When it comes to food and wine pairings, Pinot Noir is celebrated for its versatility. Due to its moderate tannin levels and heightened acidity, Pinot...

May 17, 2021
WOPN Salutes and Celebrates Jim Clendenen

We at the World of Pinot Noir are hanging our heads in grief with the news that our friend – and legendary Santa Barbara vintner...

December 1, 2020
World of Pinot Noir 2020 Video
March 3, 2020
Carneros Wine Alliance Celebrates 35 Years

Established two years after the official AVA designation in 1983, the Carneros Wine Alliance brings together wineries and grape growers in a collective mission to...

February 27, 2020
How to Survive a Grand Tasting

As daunting as it may seem, tasting from over 100 wineries per day has never been easier using the tips and tricks from WOPN’s own...

January 21, 2020
Oregon's Leading Wine Region - Willamette Valley

In just over a half century, the Willamette Valley has become the New World stronghold for Pinot Noir. As Oregon’s leading wine region with more...

January 21, 2020
Explore the Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Region

Overlooking the renowned Silicon Valley, the Santa Cruz Mountains is a winegrowing region where high tech gives way to high altitude. Here, where the mountains...

December 5, 2019
Founding the World of Pinot Noir

How it all Began   Twenty-one years ago, the World of Pinot Noir started off as an idea to put on a world-class Pinot Noir event...

August 27, 2019
How Much Do You Know About Pinot?

Whether you’re a sommelier, avid consumer or just diving into the wine world, Pinot Noir is a fan-favorite.  This popular light-bodied red wine is versatile in...

August 16, 2019
How to Master the Charcuterie Board

Make a cheese and charcuterie board that stands out at your next gathering with our easy tips and tricks for a beautiful and delicious snack.

August 13, 2019
What it Takes to be a Sommelier

Becoming a certified wine expert isn't easy, so we asked two of WOPN's highly qualified sommeliers about their certification journey.

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