The fourth-annual Pasadena PinotFest—sponsored by Pasadena's top-rated Noir Food & Wine—will culminate on Feb. 11 with a Grand Tasting at the Altadena Town & Country Club.
Surrounded by the scenic San Gabriel Mountains, the Altadena Town & Country Club is the ideal setting for what promises to be a memorable afternoon featuring both fine wines and fine dining. Guests will have the opportunity to taste 200 pinot noirs from 100 leading wineries in California and Oregon, including: Alma Rosa; Arcadian; Ampelos; Brewer-Clifton; Carr; Clos Pepe; D'Alfonso-Curran; Dutton-Goldfield; Flying Goat; Hitching Post; Marimar Torres; Melville; Sojourn; Stephen Ross; Vergari; Williams-Selyem; and many more. Those on hand also will be treated to exquisite cuisine from top-area restaurants such as Noir Food & Wine, AKA Bistro, Altadena Town & Country Club, Bistro 45, The Cheese Store of Pasadena, and Polka Tots Cupcakes.
Tickets for the event—which runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.—can be purchased online at http://www.PasadenaPinotFest.com. Two levels of tickets are available: general admission for $89 and VIP admission for $119 (the latter comes with admittance to the event at noon as well as access to the VIP lounge and celebrity sommelier host George Skorka). For additional information call (626) 795-7199.
Tickets also are available for a series of pinot noir wine tastings being held at Noir Food & Wine. The events, which all begin at 3:30 p.m., are scheduled for Jan. 28, Feb. 4, and Feb. 10. Tickets—which are $15—can be purchased online at http://www.PasadenaPinotFest.com.
A portion of the PinotFest proceeds will benefit Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services—the largest provider of children's mental-health services in Los Angeles County www.hathaway-sycamores.org.