Press Release – 13 Years of Great Wines, Food, Fun, and Philanthropy

SEBASTOPOL, Calif., – On July 24th and July 25th at the spectacular Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, 50 amazing wineries will convene for the 13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit presented by Affairs of the Vine. Ticket sales will benefit the Autism Coalition of Nevada. Tickets on sale now. http://www.vetrifoundation.org/

The Summit is the culmination of the Annual Pinot Noir Shootout competition, the largest competition of New World Pinot Noirs in the wine industry. The 13th Annual Pinot Noir Summit celebrates and recognizes this year’s top wines and producers as part of the two-day event. With nearly 500 wines entered in this year’s competition, The Summit will feature over 150 of this year’s top-rated Pinots and other wines produced by this year’s showcased wineries

On Friday, July 24th, there will be a Special Trade Session Preview Event. Wine Trade and select media may attend a workshop, taste the winning entries and other wines from the featured wineries, and blind taste a selection of top-rated from the 13th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout. Agenda

On Saturday, July 25th, a full day of events and tastings for wine loving consumers is planned. Pinot Noir Summit schedule and 30-second video

The Pinot Noir Summit includes two seminars delving into the heart and soul of this unique varietal, an All Things Pinot Pairing Luncheon hosted by winemakers, the incredibly popular and unique Wine Lovers Blind Tasting, and the evening’s Grand Tasting & Awards Gala. Wineries will showcase their award winning Pinot Noirs and other wines they produce. A selection of Pinot-friendly hors d’oeuvre will be served. Falynne Lewing, a 14-year old self-directed Michael Jackson Tribute Artist, will perform.

The Pinot Noir Summit, an extraordinary wine and food experience can now be combined with a luxurious stay at the fabulous Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, a Four Diamond resort. Named by USA Travel as the TOP casino resort property outside of Las Vegas and one of the top ten casino spas in the world for four consecutive years.

Under the direction of Sommelier Christian O’Kuinghttons both the Atlantis Steakhouse and Bistro Napa at the Atlantis Casino have been awarded Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence. O’Kuinghttons states, “This event is so unique because it brings together the wine industry with those who just love wine. There’s something for everyone at this event, including an All Things Pinot Pairing Luncheon, where guests can experience some of the country’s best Pinot Noirs. The event is more than Pinot, though, and includes the best wineries from around the country, who bring their finest wines, Pinot or otherwise.”

Pinot Noir Summit Grand Tasting & Awards Gala Tickets are $75

VIP All Day Pass Tickets to the Pinot Noir Summit are $125 and include: one Seminar, All Things Pinot Pairing Luncheon, Wine Lovers Pinot Noir Blind Tasting, and Grand Tasting & Awards Gala

To purchase tickets, visit www.pinotnnoirsummit.com

About Autism Coalition of Nevada
ACON believes the children, young adults, and their families, who are touched by Autism deserve an early diagnosis, to have access to evidence-based treatments, and to receive accurate information regardless of age, income, or race.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event and include VIP All Day Passes to the event. For information on how to become a sponsor, contact John Drady at Affairs of the Vine john@affairsofthevine.com, genevieve@vetrifoundation.org or 707-874-1975.