2021 schedule

2021 Pinot Forum is virtual
all are welcome to join, just Register!

All events are from 1:30-3:30pm Pacific Time. Each event concludes with a Happy (Half) Hour with the winemakers and your fellow attendees. We look forward to sharing our home and passions with you and look forward to welcoming you to the Russian River Valley for Pinot Forum 2022.

Click here for Zoom links to all sessions and here for the Pinot Forum Book!
Monday July 12
Welcome to Our Neighborhoods

Introduction to the Russian River Valley and why we love growing and making Pinot Noir. We'll talk about our soils, fog, and diversity of our valley home. We'll introduce you to our neighborhoods and what makes them each a unique place for Pinot Noir within the Russian River Valley AVA.

Moderated by Evan Goldstein, MS
Featured Wineries: Freeman, Hartford Family, Martinelli, Pellegrini-Olivet Lane

 

Monday July 19
Sustainability with the Sonoma County Winegrowers

We'll join with our partners at Sonoma County Winegrowers to talk about our commitment to being a 100% sustainable growing region. Together our winemakers and grape growers will tour vineyards for an up close look at viticulture practices in the Russian River Valley. Winemakers will share sustainable wines from the memorable 2017 vintage.
 

Moderator Nadine Brown

Featured Wineries: Davis Bynum, DeLoach, La Crema
 

Monday July 26
Barrels & Place - Iconic Vineyards of the RRV

What goes into making a barrel from a 150 year old tree? How do our winemakers source barrels and how to do they choose what barrels to pair with each location and wine? Explore these and more topics tasting single vineyard wines from some of the most iconic Russian River Valley vineyards.
 

Moderator Michael Jordan, MS
Featured Wineries: DuMOL, EnRoute, Patz & Hall, Paul Hobbs

Monday August 2
Terroir in Focus: An Exploration of Hallberg Vineyard

When making a single-vineyard wine what choices do winemakers make to highlight the vineyard? Join four of our winemakers to taste their wines from the iconic Hallberg Vineyard. Tour the wineries with these winemakers and learn how slightly different approaches make very different results all from the same vineyard.
 

Moderator Tonya Pitts
Features Wineries: Emeritus, Gary Farrell, Joseph Jewell, Scherrer

Bacchanalia (4-6pm Pacific Time)

Celebrate Russian River Valley style! We'll have trivia and a costume contest with prizes, live DJ for dancing and of course you'll have plenty of delicious Russian River Valley Pinots to toast with!