Pasadena Grand PinotFaire is April 7

Mike Farwell, Bonny Garcia and Ramon Miramontes will host the Pasadena PinotFaire on April 7.
Mike Farwell, Bonny Garcia and Ramon Miramontes will host the Pasadena PinotFaire on April 7.

Producers of the Pasadena Grand PinotFaire are planning their bi-annual event for Saturday, April 7, and are headed back to the Altadena Town and Country Club. More than 150 wines will be poured, complemented with culinary delights: cheese and meats from local purveyor Howie’s Market and Alexander’s Prime Meats.
This year’s event also brings back the second annual Pinot Noir Challenge, featuring five of the top wines on the West Coast, selected by Pasadena PinotFaire producers and judged by participants who purchase special tickets. Last year’s winner of the competition, Wedell Cellars, will be back to pour, along with Alma Rosa, Beaux Freres, Frank Family, Lynmar Estate, Patz & Hall, Reuling Vineyard, Rusack and Wayfarer, to name a few.
Mike Farwell shares, “This is the 10th incarnation of the Grand Tasting, called PinotFaire, with hundreds of Pinot Noirs and other varietals being offered in one place. This year’s event will truly be something extra special. Many wine critics and publications rate wines, but this event will feature a prestigious list of West Coast pinot noir makers and wineries.”
Pasadena PinotFaire will benefit the Greater Los Angeles chapter of OCA — Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. From its inception in 1991, OCA-GLA has made an impact in the Greater L.A. area through community service, advocacy and organizing, education and leadership development.
Tickets are all-inclusive and include free parking, all the wine tastings, food and more. General admission is $89 per person from noon-3:30 p.m. Early entry ticket price is $109 per person, from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. where ticket-holders can enjoy a less crowded wine tasting along with sommelier service. The Enthusiasts Club will cost $149 per person from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. where guest can get all the benefits of the early admission, access to the VIP room with tables and chairs, an exclusive wine tasting and food sampling/pairing, a one-on-one experience with the sommelier, plus special wine tastings not available to general ticket buyers. A designated driver ticket is $25 per person. The Pasadena PinotFaire recommends either a designated driver or arriving to the wine festival by private driver, taxi, Uber or Lyft.
Tickets and more information at pinotfaire.com.
Altadena Town and Country Club is located at 2290 Country Club Drive. For more information, email Mike Farwell at info@pinotfaire.com.

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