World of Pinot Noir



Opening Night Party

Thursday, March 2
7:00 PM

The World of Pinot Noir’s opening night soirée is already shaping up to be one of the most memorable in the event’s 23-year history. The feast and fête will feature Pinot Noir and bubbles from all over the world poured by America’s leading sommeliers, scrumptious fare from the chefs of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara and scores of famous winemakers in the crowd.

Groove to the colorful melodies of Dante Marsh + The Vibesetters while sipping on a glass of wine from the bottle share wine bar, featuring wines from our WOPN partner wineries. Stop by the La Crema Wine Bar and dive into their small-lot wines inspired by Burgundian-style Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Founded in 2020, Our Legacy Harvested will host a wine bar where guests can learn about the non-profit and its goals to educate, advance and empower the BIPOC community in the wine industry.


  • Tray Passed Hors d'oeuvres:
    • Avocado Crostini, Grilled Corn, Crispy Corn, Cotija, Pea Shoots
    • Beef Barbacoa Tacos, Salsa Quemada, Pickled Red Onion
    • Ahi Tuna Poke, Edamame, Miso Vinaigrette Cone
  • Appetizer Station:
    • Charcoal Roasted Beets & Whipped Burrata, Pistachio Powder, Citrus Vinaigrette
    • Crispy Pork Belly, Pickled Mustard Seed. Housemade Honey Crisp Apple Butter
    • Grilled Brie Crostini, Sliced Pear Chutney, Apricot Crisp
  • From the Sea Station:
    • Poached Jumbo Prawns
    • Snow Crab Claws
      • Accompaniments Include: Kettle One Cocktail Sauce, Lemon Wedges, Horseradish Remoulade
    • La Paella California
    • Traditionally prepared using locally caught Santa Barbara seafood
    • Traditional Seafood Paella, Calamari, Mussels, Clams, Spot Prawns, Peas, Stewed Sofritto
    • Spanish Boba Rice with Stewed Sofritto, Fresh Peas & Toasted Saffron
    • Housemade Aioli Bar: Smoked Paprika, Roasted Garlic and Picante Aioli
  • Market Crudite:
    • Artisan Bread, Crackers, Lavosh
    • Assorted Vegetable Crudite with Traditional Tapenade, Charred Broccolini and Basil Pesto
  • Tray Passed Dessert:
    • Chocolate Macarons with Red Wine Blackberry Ganache
    • Raspberry and Lemon Madeleines

Location: Held throughout the airy Ballroom Foyer and outdoor Terrace.

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