2019 International Pinot Noir Celebration

Alfresco Tasting Mt Beautiful Pinot Noir IPNC Web

This year Mt. Beautiful was invited back to the annual International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) hosted on the Linfield College Campus in McMinnville Oregon.

It had been roughly five years since they were last selected as a featured winery at this well regarded event entirely focused on Pinot Noir. Each year IPNC's organizers carefully select and invite a diverse representation of Pinot Noir producers from around the globe, amounting to over fifty wineries. 

The daily itinerary for the event is impressive; peppered with activities ranging from on-campus seminars, off-site vineyard tours, a Grand Dinner, alfresco tastings, a heavily attended "Salmon Bake," a Champagne Brunch and a large Pinot Noir tasting on the closing day of the event that is open to those who did not sign up for the entire weekend event.  

Belle Pente Vineyards Robert Watkins IPNC Web

Mt. Beautiful's CEO Robert Watkins discussing the terroir of North Canterbury in a seminar  on AVAs, hosted at Belle Pente Winery.

Dr Jamie Goode IPNC Alfresco Tasting IPNC

Of the wine media circulating the event was Dr. Jamie Goode of Wine Anorak.

Robert Watkins CEO Mt Beautiful Rich Moshin Vineyards IPNC

Mt. Beautiful's CEO Robert Watkins (left) and Rick Moshin of Moshin Vineyards.

Suzanna Mannion And LM Archer IPNC Grand Dinner Web

Mt. Beautiful's Suzanna Mannion (left) and wine / travel writer L.M. Archer at the Grand Dinner Friday evening. 

Rick Moshin Alfresco Tasting IPNC Web

The Russian River's Moshin Vineyards were neighbors at the tastings. Pictured here is Rick (at left) and Richard 

IPNC Salmon Bake Web

Saturday evening's Salmon Bake lured over 1500 wine loving guests. 

IPNC Meals Web

Countless beautifully crafted and heartfelt meals were prepareed throughout the event. 

Thomas Houseman Anne Amie Vineyards Web

Left to Right: Winemaker Thomas Houseman of Anne Amie Vineyards and Mt. Beautiful's Suzanna Mannion 

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