Guest Blog from Winemaker, Eric Hickey: World of Pinot Noir

In the wine industry there are hundreds of trade and consumer events we have the opportunity to participate in.  They afford us the time to share our latest releases and get valuable feedback from wine tasters and industry leaders.  Truth be told, there are really only a few I get excited about and one in particular is my favorite, the World of Pinot Noir event held here in our backyard in Shell Beach.  The event includes a weekend full of seminars, focus tastings, winemaker dinners and a grand tasting.  This year marks its 13th year and it seems every year the event gets better.  Wineries from all over the world are invited and it allows all of us Pinot Noir producers to interact with each other, catch up on stories and share our wines with our fans.  This year we will be pouring our latest Pinot Noir releases at the Saturday Pinot Noir by the Sea Grand Tasting at The Cliffs Resort and Dave will be featured at The Sparkling Lounge on Friday in the Penthouse Suite at Dolphin Bay.  If you have ever attended, I am sure you would agree that for the Pinot Noir lover, it is an absolute spectacle.  If you have not had a chance to go, mark your calendars for the first weekend in March every year.  I hope to see you there!  For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.worldofpinotnoir.com.

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