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Charlie Palmer’s
Tenth Annual Celebration of
PIGS & PINOT
 
March 20-21, 2015
One-of-a-Kind Epicurean Weekend
Benefit for Share Our Strength®,
Local Scholarships and Charities
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10 Year Anniversary
Chef Charlie Palmer invites you to the 10th Annual Celebration of Pigs & Pinot, March 20-21, 2015 at Hotel Healdsburg. The celebratory weekend offers a series of intimate dining and educational events hosted by Chef Palmer. A cast of Master Sommeliers and international celebrity chefs will showcase some of the world’s greatest Pinots Noirs with perfect pork pairings.

All net proceeds from the Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength*, local scholarships and charities.

 

Participating Chefs

Michael Kornick     Ludo Lefebvre     Nancy Oakes     Bryan Voltaggio
Chef/Owner mk The Restaurant Chef/Owner Petit Trois, Trois Mec and Ludo Bird Chef /Owner, Boulevard Chef/Owner VOLT and RANGE and Top Chef Masters Runner-Up
 

Gala Dinner Winemakers

Merry Edwards | Merry Edwards Winery
Alex Gambal | Alex Gambal
Nicolas Morlet | Peter Michael Winery
James MacPhail | MacPhail Family Wines
Gary Pisoni | Pisoni Vineyards
 

Taste of Pigs & Pinot

Taste of Pigs and Pinot
Friday evening’s kickoff event is the lively Taste of Pigs & Pinot where guests sample 60 highly-acclaimed Pinot Noir wines competing in the Pinot Cup competition, both from Sonoma County and around the world. Two Rosé wines will be offered in addition to the lineup of 60 Pinot Noirs treating guests to a “white wine” twist on Pinot Noir. Tastings are served alongside a variety of pork dishes, including homemade sausages, charcuterie, grilled pork, pates and other special creations from Chef Palmer and Dry Creek Kitchen Chef de Cuisine Dustin Valette, guest celebrity chefs and local Healdsburg restaurants. [More info]

Pinot Cup
Pinot Cup
2014 Pinot Cup Winner

The Pinot Cup is our annual wine competition where 60 hand-picked Pinot Noirs compete in a blind-tasting competition in hopes to be named “the best of the best” by a renowned judging panel. This year’s judges include Bob Paulinski, Senior Vice President of Wine at BevMo and Master Sommelier, Drew Hendricks. The winner and runner-up will be revealed at Friday's Taste of Pigs & Pinot event.

 

Seminars

On Saturday afternoon, Pigs & Pinot participants can attend two seminars: Tournament of The Pig where four guest chefs will divide into two teams to prepare the best pork-inspired dishes. This iron-chef style competition hosted by Charlie Palmer and Mario Cantone; and “The Ultimate Pinot Smackdown” seminar led by Master Sommeliers, Keith Goldston, Fred Dame, Drew Hendricks and Michael Jordan. [More info]

 

Spoonbar’s Swine and Wine Dinner

Spoonbar
Asia comes to Sonoma on Saturday evening with a fabulous five-course dinner from Chef Louis Maldonado and team. For this menu, Maldonado will pair Pinot with flavors from Japan, Korea and Vietnam-with pork as the unifying factor. This year’s dinner will showcase two of Sonoma County’s premier Pinot Noir Producers: Brogan Cellars and George Wine Company. Join us for this casual chic dinner in h2hotel’s Green Room. After dinner, guests are invited to continue the party at Hotel Healdsburg for after-dinner drinks and dessert. [More info]

 

Gala Dinner

Gala DInner
Saturday evening’s Pigs & Pinot Gala features a sumptuous five-course dinner at Hotel Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Kitchen. As a collaborative offering, each course features a signature creation from Charlie Palmer and his guest chefs including: Michael Kornick, Ludo Lefebvre, Nancy Oakes and Bryan Voltaggio, paired with two limited-production Pinot Noirs from highly acclaimed wineries including Merry Edwards Winery, Alex Gambal, MacPhail Family Wines, Peter Michael Winery and Pisoni Vineyards. [More info]

 

All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 
Pigs & Pinot is sponsored in part by Visa Signature®. Visa Signature cardholders receive 5% off package and à la carte ticket prices, and have the opportunity to purchase tickets during the exclusive Visa Signature pre-sale event.
 
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Taste of Pigs & Pinot
Friday | March 20, 2015 | 6:30-9:00pm
$175 per ticket
Taste

Friday evening’s festival kickoff is the lively Taste of Pigs & Pinot where guests sample 60 highly-acclaimed Pinot Noir wines competing in the Pinot Cup competition, both from Sonoma County and around the world. Two Rosé wines will be offered in addition to the lineup of 60 Pinot Noirs treating guests to a “white wine” twist on Pinot Noir.  Tastings are served alongside a variety of pork dishes, including homemade sausages, charcuterie, grilled pork, patés and other special creations from Chef Palmer and Dry Creek Kitchen Chef de Cuisine Dustin Valette, guest celebrity chefs, and local Healdsburg restaurants. The winner and runner-up of the much anticipated Pinot Cup will be revealed at the end of the night.

Pinot Cup

2014 Pinot Cup Winner
2014 Pinot Cup Winner
The Pinot Cup is our annual wine competition where 60 handpicked Pinot Noirs compete in a blind-tasting competition in hopes to be named “the best of the best” by a renowned judging panel. This year’s judges include Bob Paulinski, Senior Vice President of Wine at BevMo and Master Sommelier, Drew Hendricks. The winner and runner-up will be revealed at Friday's Taste of Pigs & Pinot event.
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[ SEMINAR ]
Tournament of The Pig with
Charlie Palmer and Guest Chefs
Saturday | March 21, 2015 | 10:30am-12:30pm
$125 per ticket
At Relish Culinary Adventures, Healdsburg
Tournament

Mario Cantone
Mario Cantone
Pigs & Pinot guest chefs will be divided into two talent-packed teams. This iron-chef style competition will be hosted by Charlie Palmer and the food loving actor and comedian, Mario Cantone. Prepare yourself for some lively commentary. The two teams will be given a whole pig, which they will use to create two distinct dishes, along with ingredients they can find at Dry Creek Kitchen. A pork-loving judging panel will determine the winning team. And yes, the audience gets to taste, too.

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[ SEMINAR ]
Ultimate Pinot Smackdown
16 Pinots, 4 Master Sommeliers, Only 1 Winner
Saturday | March 21, 2015 | 1:00-3:00pm
$125 per ticket
Pinot Smack Down

Join Master Sommeliers Keith Goldston, Fred Dame, Drew Hendricks, and Michael Jordan for this exciting march-madness inspired wine seminar. Each Master Sommelier enters the room with four of his favorite Pinot Noirs covering four different regions of the world. Then the “Battle Royale” begins! The Master Sommeliers will have to sell you on their wine choices and dish it out in a head-to-head pitch contest followed by a tasting where you decide the winner. How often do you have four Master Sommeliers selling you on 16 great Pinots and then have a chance to taste them all!? So come and see how Drew “The Baby Faced Rookie” Hendricks fares against Keith “Where is He?” Goldston while Michael “No, Not that Michael” Jordan rumbles with Fred “is He God or Satan” Dame. This will be a smackdown to remember; you the audience will get to drink award-winning Pinots while watching legendary battles and then crown the winner!

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Spoonbar’s Swine and Wine Dinner
Saturday | March 21, 2015 | 7:00pm
NOTE: Seating at the Swine and Wine Dinner is limited to Pigs & Pinot h2hotel Package guests.
Spoonbar

This year, Chef Louis Maldonado and team showcase two very special wineries: Brogan Cellars and George Wine Company for Spoonbar's Pigs and Pinot Dinner.

Both wineries trace their roots back to the iconic Pinot producer Williams Selyem. Margaret Wierenga of Brogan Cellars is the daughter of Burt Williams of Williams Selyem, and has been in the family trade since her teens. Like her father, Margi focuses on sourcing the best fruit possible, yet she finesses the wines in a style all her own that has been described as “a fist in a velvet glove.”

George Levkoff of George Wine Company cites a bottle of Williams Selyem Pinot Noir as being his “epiphany moment” that ignited his passion for wine. Four years later, he quit his job as a bond trader, headed to Sonoma County and first interned at Williams Selyem and then worked at Wirenga’s Brogan Cellars. Now, Levkoff’s Pinot Noirs are considered cult wines themselves.

Chef Maldonado, too, is taking Pinot to a whole new level in terms of food pairings. Whereas Pinot Noir is normally paired with European flavors, Chef Maldonado will marry Pinot with an Asian palette—from Japan, Korea and Vietnam--with pork as the unifying factor during this 5-course casual chic dinner.

It’s a “Next Gen” Pigs & Pinot that promises to take the experience to a whole new level.

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Gala Dinner
Saturday | March 21, 2015 | 6:30pm
NOTE: Seating at the Gala Dinner is limited to Pigs & Pinot Hotel Healdsburg Package guests.
Gala

Saturday evening’s Pigs & Pinot Gala features a sumptuous five-course dinner at Hotel Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Kitchen. As a collaborative offering, each course features a signature creation from Palmer and his guest chefs including: Michael Kornick of mk The Restaurant, Ludo Lefebvre of Petit Trois, Trois Mec and LudoBird and Nancy Oakes of Boulevard and Bryan Voltaggio of VOLT and RANGE. Every course will be paired with two limited-production Pinot Noirs from highly acclaimed wineries including Merry Edwards Winery, Alex Gambal, Pete Michael, our 2014 Pinot Cup winner MacPhail Family Wines and Pisoni Vineyards.

Pigs & Pinot Late Night is a post-gala celebration with after-dinner drinks and dessert in the Hotel Healdsburg lobby. All Pigs & Pinot celebrants are welcome to attend.

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Please note above ticket pricing does not include Eventbrite ticketing fees.
 

All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 
Pigs & Pinot is sponsored in part by Visa Signature®. Visa Signature cardholders receive 5% off package and à la carte ticket prices, and have the opportunity to purchase tickets during the exclusive Visa Signature pre-sale event.
 
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Guest Chefs

Charlie Palmer & Dustin Valette
Owner and Chef de Cuisine, Dry Creek Kitchen | charliepalmer.com
 
Michael Kornick
Chef/Owner mk The Restaurant | mkchicago.com
 
Ludo Lefebvre
Chef/Owner Petit Trois, Trois Mec and LudoBird | ludolefebvre.com
 
Nancy Oakes
Chef/Owner, Boulevard | boulevardrestaurant.com
 
Bryan Voltaggio
Chef/Owner, VOLT and RANGE and Top Chef Masters Runner-Up | bryanvoltaggio.com
 

Gala Dinner Winemakers

Merry Edwards | Merry Edwards Winery | merryedwards.com
Alex Gambal | Alex Gambal | alexgambal.com
Nicolas Morlet | Peter Michael Winery | petermichaelwinery.com
James MacPhail | MacPhail Family Winery | macphailwine.com
Gary Pisoni | Pisoni Vineyards | pisonivineyards.com
 

Pinot Cup Judges

Drew Hendricks | Master Sommelier
Bob Paulinski | BevMo Senior Vice President of Wine | bevmo.com
 

Tournament of the Pig

Participating Chefs
Michael Kornick
Ludo Lefebvre
Nancy Oakes
Hosted by
Mario Cantone, Actor
mariocantone.com
Mario Cantone
 

Participating Smackdown Wineries

 

Drew Hendricks’ Selections

 
Winery Region Website
 
Siduri Link
 
Wind Gap Link
 
Bindi Link
 

Keith Goldston’s Selections

 
Winery Region Website
 
CIRQ Russian River Valley Link
 
Tendril Oregon Link
 
Hirsch Sonoma Coast Link
 

Michael Jordan’s Selections

 
Winery Region Website
 
Wayfarer Link
 
Maggy Hawk Anderson Valley Link
 
Gran Moraine Link
 
Wild Ridge Link
 

Fred Dame’s Selections

 
Winery Region Website
 
Peay Link
 
Domaine Anderson Anderson Valley Link
 
Brooks Link
 
Stephen Ross Edna Valley Link
 
 

Master Sommeliers

Drew Hendricks
Keith Goldston
Fred Dame
Michael Jordan
 

Participating Taste of Pigs & Pinot Restaurants

Restaurant Website
 
Barndiva Link
 
Bay Laurel Culinary Link
 
Bleating Heart Cheese Link
 
Bravas Bar de Tapas Link
 
Catelli's Link
 
Chalkboard Link
 
Costeaux Link
 
Diavola Pizzeria and Salumeria Link
 
Dry Creek Kitchen Link
 
Healdsburg Toffee Company Link
 
Jimtown Store Link
 
Peloton Catering Link
 
Scopa Link
 
Spoonbar Link
 
Vintage Valley Catering Link
 
Zin Link
 

Spoonbar’s Swine and Wine Dinner Participants

Guest Chefs

Louis Maldonado | Spoonbar | spoonbar.com | 2014 Top Chef Finalist, Winner Last Chance Kitchen

Guest Winemakers

Margaret Wierenga | Brogan Cellars | brogancellars.com
George Levkoff | George Wine Company | georgewine.com
 

Participating Taste of Pigs & Pinot Wineries

Winery Region Location Website
 
J Vineyards Russian River Valley Sonoma Link
 
Alex Gambal Burgundy Burgundy Link
 
Anaba Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Bacigalupi Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Brogan Anderson Valley California Link
 
Canihan Sonoma Coast Sonoma Link
 
Cartograph Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Cirq Estate Russian River Sonoma Link
 
DeLoach Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Duffy Sonoma Coast Sonoma Link
 
Dumol Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Dutton Gold Field Sonoma Link
 
Flanagan Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Flowers Oregon Link
 
Goldeneye Anderson Valley California Link
 
Hartford Court Marin California Link
 
Inman Family Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Iron Horse Vineyards Green Valley Sonoma Link
 
Kanzler Sonoma Coast Sonoma Link
 
Kosta Browne Russian River Sonoma Link
 
La Follet Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Landmark Sonoma County Sonoma Link
 
Lando Sonoma Coast Sonoma Link
 
Longboard Vineyards Russian River California Link
 
MacPhail Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Maggy Hawk Anderson Vally California Link
 
Martinelli Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Martins Lane Okanagan Canada Discovery Link
 
Merry Edwards Russian River Sonoma Link
 
O Connell Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Ousterhout Russian River Rose Link
 
Papapietro Perry Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Patz and Hall Carneros Sonoma Link
 
Paul Hobbs Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Peay Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Pisoni Santa Maria Valley California Link
 
Red Car Sonoma coast Rose Link
 
Rochioli Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Roth Sonoma Coast Sonoma Link
 
Siduri Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Skewis Sonoma Coast Sonoma Link
 
Soliste Sonoma Coast Sonoma Link
 
Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Sonoma Loeb Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Thomas George Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Tr Elliot Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Trione Sonoma Coast Sonoma Link
 
Trombetta Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Unity Anderson Valley California Link
 
Wild Horse Santa Maria Valley California Link
 
William Selyem Russian River Sonoma Link
 
Woodenhead Russian River Sonoma Link
 

All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 
Pigs & Pinot is sponsored in part by Visa Signature®. Visa Signature cardholders receive 5% off package and à la carte ticket prices, and have the opportunity to purchase tickets during the exclusive Visa Signature pre-sale event.
 
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Hotel Healdsburg and h2hotel
Pigs & Pinot Lodging Packages
 
Suite

The Platinum Pigs & Pinot Package

Three nights accommodations for four couples in four luxurious Hotel Healdsburg suites (Plaza or Courtyard Suites with sitting rooms and plaza or courtyard views)

Daily gourmet breakfast and valet parking
Private winery tour and tasting including transportation, Friday, March 20
Eight tickets to Taste of Pigs & Pinot, Friday, March 20
Eight tickets to the Tournament of the Pig Seminar, Saturday March 21
Eight tickets to the Ultimate Pinot Smackdown, Saturday March 21
Eight tickets to the Pigs & Pinot Gala Dinner at Dry Creek Kitchen, Saturday, March 21
Chef Palmer to personally introduce guests to the featured gala chefs and winemakers
Guests will have a private table at the gala dinner, joined by the featured gala winemaker of their choice
Each couple to take home an exclusive Gala Wine package featuring one bottle from each of the featured gala wineries
VIP check-in to all events

Check-In: Thursday, March 19 | Check-Out: Sunday, March 22
Package Price: $25,000 (Visa Signature price: $23,750) *

 

The Ultimate Pigs & Pinot Package

Two nights accommodations for two in a Hotel Healdsburg Plaza or Coutyard Suite with sitting room and plaza or courtyard views

Daily gourmet breakfast and valet parking
Two tickets to Taste of Pigs & Pinot, Friday, March 20
Two tickets to a Seminar of your choice (based on availability), Saturday, March 21
Two tickets to the Pigs & Pinot Gala Dinner at Dry Creek Kitchen, Saturday, March 21
VIP check-in to all events

Check-In: Friday, March 20 | Check-Out: Sunday, March 22
Package Price: $2,937.55 (Visa Signature price: $2,791.17) *

 

The Luxe Pigs & Pinot Package

Two nights accommodations for two in a Hotel Healdsburg Deluxe Room

Daily gourmet breakfast and valet parking
Two tickets to Taste of Pigs & Pinot, Friday, March 20
Two tickets to a Seminar of your choice (based on availability), Saturday, March 21
Two tickets to the Pigs & Pinot Gala Dinner at Dry Creek Kitchen, Saturday, March 21
VIP check-in to all events

Check-In: Friday, March 20 | Check-Out: Sunday, March 22
Package Price: $2,481.55 (Visa Signature price: $2,357.17) *

 
Suite

h2hotel Swine & Wine Package

Two nights accommodations for two in a h2hotel eco-king guest room

Daily gourmet breakfast and valet parking
Two tickets to Taste of Pigs & Pinot, Friday, March 20
Two tickets to Spoonbar’s Swine and Wine Dinner, Saturday, March 21
Admission to Pigs & Pinot Saturday Late Night celebration with after-dinner drinks and dessert in the Hotel Healdsburg lobby
VIP check-in to all events

Check-In: Friday, March 20 | Check-Out: Sunday, March 22
Package Price: $1,679.15 (Visa Signature price: $1,595.69) *

 
* Package prices include 14% tax on room portion. Seminar tickets are ONLY included in Hotel Healdsburg Lodging Packages and selections are subject to availability. Full package pricing is charged at the time of booking. There is an eight-week cancellation policy for full refund. Packages cancelled after Friday, January 23, 2015 at 3pm PST are non-refundable. The room portion of the package may be applied to a future stay, ticket fees will not be credited. Please contact Hotel Healdsburg at 707.922.5249 for cancellations.
 

All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 

Visa Signature

Pigs & Pinot is sponsored in part by Visa Signature®. Visa Signature cardholders receive 5% off package and à la carte ticket prices, and have the opportunity to purchase a la carte tickets during the exclusive Visa Signature pre-sale event.

Visa Signature exclusive pre-sale window for packages and à la carte event tickets. All tickets are subject to availability.
5% discount on Hotel Healdsburg packages and pre/post hotel accommodations
5% discount on h2hotel packages
24-hour Visa Signature exclusive pre-sale window for à la carte event tickets. All tickets are subject to availability.
5% discount on a la carte event tickets
5% discount on The Spa at Hotel Healdsburg purchases throughout the weekend
Special Hotel Healdsburg package benefits including an exclusive sparkling wine reception with Charlie Palmer and access to purchase highly allocated wines not available to the public from select Pigs & Pinot winery participants
 
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Terms & Conditions: Offer valid from January 13, 2015 - March 22, 2015 while supplies last. Attendees must be 21 years or older. Tickets and packages are limited and are available on a first come, first-served basis only available while supplies last. Applicable facility fees and service charges apply to all ticket sales and must be paid by purchaser. Payment must be completed with a valid Visa Signature card and full payment is due at time of booking in order to confirm reservation. Offer is non-refundable. Visa reserves the right to modify or cancel any event at any time upon notice to participants. In the event of such cancellation, cardholder will receive a full refund. Schedules, staffing and chefs are subject to change. Visa does not guarantee that each attendee will meet the chef(s). Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Applicable taxes must be paid by purchaser. Tickets or packages are not for resale. All attendees may be required to sign and return a Photo and Video Waiver. Void where prohibited. ©2015 Visa U.S.A. Inc. Limitations of Liability: Event place settings are subject to terms and conditions as specified by ticket issuer. Participant agrees to comply with all applicable venue regulations with respect to the ticket offer. In redeeming this offer, participant, on behalf of himself/herself and his/her immediate family members (spouse, parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such participants agrees to release and hold harmless employees at Charlie Palmer Group, Hotel Healdsburg, Visa Inc., Visa U.S.A. Inc., Visa International Service Association, and their respective successors, affiliates, client financial institutions, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotion agencies, including GMR Marketing LLC, from any and all liability or damage of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the offer or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the offer (including travel related activity thereto).
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Pigs & Pinot Tickets
 

Pigs & Pinot Weekend Packages

A limited number of weekend packages at Hotel Healdsburg and h2hotel will be available for purchase online during our Pigs & Pinot sale dates (listed below). For more information about Pigs & Pinot Hotel Lodging Packages please click here.

à la Carte Tickets

Tickets to the individual events will be available for purchase online during our Pigs & Pinot sale dates below. Tickets to Taste of Pigs & Pinot are $175 and Seminars are $125. Pigs & Pinot Late Night is free to all Pigs & Pinot weekend participants. Event tickets are non-refundable.

 
Pigs & Pinot Hotel Lodging Package and
à la Carte Ticket Sale Dates
 

WED JAN 14
10am (PST)

   

THU JAN 15
11am (PST)

EXCLUSIVE VISA SIGNATURE PRE-SALE

GENERAL SALES

Package prices include 14% tax on room portion. Seminar tickets are ONLY included in Hotel Healdsburg Lodging Packages and selections are subject to availability. Full package pricing is charged at the time of booking. Hotel Lodging Packages have an eight-week cancellation policy. The purchaser is eligible for a full refund if the Package is cancelled BEFORE Friday, January 23, 2015 at 3pm PST. Packages cancelled after the deadline are non-refundable. The room portion of the package may be applied to a future stay; ticket fees will not be credited.
Taste of Pigs & Pinot
 

All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 

Visa Signature

Pigs & Pinot is sponsored in part by Visa Signature®. Visa Signature cardholders receive 5% off package and à la carte ticket prices, and have the opportunity to purchase a la carte tickets during the exclusive Visa Signature pre-sale event.

Visa Signature exclusive pre-sale window for packages and à la carte event tickets. All tickets are subject to availability.
5% discount on Hotel Healdsburg packages and pre/post hotel accommodations
5% discount on h2hotel packages
24-hour Visa Signature exclusive pre-sale window for à la carte event tickets. All tickets are subject to availability.
5% discount on a la carte event tickets
5% discount on The Spa at Hotel Healdsburg purchases throughout the weekend
Special Hotel Healdsburg package benefits including an exclusive sparkling wine reception with Charlie Palmer and access to purchase highly allocated wines not available to the public from select Pigs & Pinot winery participants
 
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Terms & Conditions: Offer valid from January 13, 2015 - March 22, 2015 while supplies last. Attendees must be 21 years or older. Tickets and packages are limited and are available on a first come, first-served basis only available while supplies last. Applicable facility fees and service charges apply to all ticket sales and must be paid by purchaser. Payment must be completed with a valid Visa Signature card and full payment is due at time of booking in order to confirm reservation. Offer is non-refundable. Visa reserves the right to modify or cancel any event at any time upon notice to participants. In the event of such cancellation, cardholder will receive a full refund. Schedules, staffing and chefs are subject to change. Visa does not guarantee that each attendee will meet the chef(s). Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Applicable taxes must be paid by purchaser. Tickets or packages are not for resale. All attendees may be required to sign and return a Photo and Video Waiver. Void where prohibited. ©2015 Visa U.S.A. Inc. Limitations of Liability: Event place settings are subject to terms and conditions as specified by ticket issuer. Participant agrees to comply with all applicable venue regulations with respect to the ticket offer. In redeeming this offer, participant, on behalf of himself/herself and his/her immediate family members (spouse, parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such participants agrees to release and hold harmless employees at Charlie Palmer Group, Hotel Healdsburg, Visa Inc., Visa U.S.A. Inc., Visa International Service Association, and their respective successors, affiliates, client financial institutions, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotion agencies, including GMR Marketing LLC, from any and all liability or damage of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the offer or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the offer (including travel related activity thereto).
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Pigs & Pinot 2014 Recap

On March 21-22, pork and pinot lovers from around the country gathered in Sonoma wine country for Chef Charlie Palmer’s Ninth Annual Pigs & Pinot weekend, held at the award-winning Hotel Healdsburg and Dry Creek Kitchen. Our honored guest chefs, Bryan Voltaggio, Amanda Freitag, Frank Crispo, and Vincent Pouessel, along with local Sonoma County restaurants and over 60 Pinot Noir-producing winemakers, lent their talents to raise serious funds for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign and local Sonoma county charities and scholarships. This celebrated epicurean weekend of Pinot Noir and pork is sponsored in part by Visa Signature®.

“Thank you to all who made our Ninth Annual Pigs & Pinot weekend the ultimate success,” says Chef Charlie Palmer. “I’m overwhelmed by the talent and passion from the winemakers, chefs, and everyone else who came together for our charities and community. I really appreciate the true spirit of collaboration involved in this event and I am so grateful that we continue to make an ever-growing contribution to our Pigs & Pinot charities.”
 

Winner’s Circle
Pinot Cup Winner
Pinot Cup Winner
MacPhail 2010 “The Flyer”, Russian River Valley, CaliforniaMacPhail
Pinot Cup Runner Up
Twomey 2011, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, California Twomey
Sommelier Smackdown Winner
Soliste 2010 Foret Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, California Soliste
Sommelier Smackdown Runner Up
Trombetta 2011 Gap’s Crown, Sonoma Coast, California Trombetta
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HE SOLD-OUT BENEFIT kicked off with Friday’s Taste of Pigs & Pinot event featuring 60 Pinot Noirs alongside pork tastings including: Bryan Voltaggio’s coffee BBQ pork shoulder with roasted squash sauerkraut, jalapeno and smoked jack cheddar biscuit, Amanda Freitag’s avocado with hearts of palm, applewood smoked bacon and lime vinaigrette, Frank Crispo’s hot and sweet soppressata with caponata and provolone, Vincent Pouessel’s spicy ‘Italian’ duroc pork sausage with caramelized sweet onion, rosemary focaccia and chipotle aioli,Chef Dustin Valette’s hickory smoked duroc pork ‘rib’ with celeriac coleslaw, Pinot Noir, BBQ sauce and espelette pepper and Chef Palmer’sduroc porchetta with local espelette pepper, preserved lemon and muscat mustard.

Many notable hometown chefs joined in on the fun, including: Louis Maldonado’s (Spoonbar and Pizzando) posole verde with pork shoulder and baby vegetables, Peter Brown’s (Jimtown Store) gigante beans with smoked pork, wild mushrooms and crispy pancetta and Ryan Fancher’s (Barndiva) quail egg and fried prosciutto BLT.

Friday evening also included the reveal of the highly anticipated Pinot Cup winner. The notable judging panel of the 2014 Pinot Cup—a blind tasting competition among 60 hand-picked Pinot Noirs—included owner and publisher of the Tasting Panel, Meridith May, Master Sommelier, Michael Jordan, and acclaimed wine expert and writer, Wilfred Wong. After much deliberation, the discerning judges came to an overwhelming consensus to select the winners. Congratulations to the Pinot Cup Winner, MacPhail 2010 “The Flyer”, Russian River Valley and the Pinot Cup Runner-up: Twomey 2011, Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley.  Through April 14th, enjoy MacPhail Pinot Noir by the glass at Dry Creek Kitchen in celebration of its 2014 Pinot Cup victory!

Swine & Wine
TOURNAMENT OF THE PIG, On Saturday morning guests filed into Relish Culinary Adventures, to attend the highly anticipated, “Tournament of the Pig,” which divided the four gala toques into two teams pitting them against each other in a Battle of the Chefs style competition. Master of Ceremonies, Mario Cantone, stole the show providing guests with culinary and comical commentary throughout the competition. Chefs Bryan Voltaggio and Vincent Pouessel teamed up against Chefs Frank Crispo and Amanda Freitag. A 150-pound pig was provided by Devil’s Gulch Ranch along with a market basket of secret ingredients to inspire two creations from each chef team, one People’s Choice dish voted on by the attendees and one chosen by the discerning judging panel whose spots were auctioned off by Mario Cantone.

These critics won their coveted seats on the panel by generously donating between $2500-5000 each, amounting in an extra $12,500 for Pigs & Pinot charities. Each team was assisted by Chef Palmer, Chef Dustin Valette (Dry Creek Kitchen), and sous chefs from their respective restaurants. While votes were close, Team Voltaggio and Pouessel took home the bacon by winning over the judges for the ultimate title of 2014 Tournament of the Pig Champions.

Smackdown
AT THE “MARCH-MADNESS” STYLE Ultimate Sommelier Smackdown Seminar competition led by master sommeliers—Keith Goldston, Fred Dame, Drew Hendricks, and Michael Jordan—each host entered his personal selection of four Pinot Noirs from around the world and then “pitched” the audience on why their wine picks were the best. Four rousing rounds later, the audience ultimately named Keith Goldston, in his 9th Pigs & Pinot, the 2014 Smackdown King for selecting the winning wines, 2010 Soliste Foret Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, California. 2011 Trombetta Gap’s Crown, Sonoma Coast, California was awarded runner-up.

ON SATURDAY NIGHT, the Pigs & Pinot five-course Gala Dinner was held at Hotel Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Kitchen. As a collaborative offering, each course featured a signature creation from Palmer or one of the visiting master chefs, paired with limited-production Pinot Noirs from acclaimed wineries Michael Browne (Cirq), Pierre-Emmanuel Gelin (Domaine Pierre-Gelin), Jesse Katz (Roth), Tom Rochioli (Rochioli), and Mike Weersing (Pyramid Valley).

Hotel Healdsburg’s sister property h2hotel also joined in the celebration by offering a casual four-course “Swine & Wine” dinner prepared by h2hotel’s Spoonbar Executive Chef Louis Maldonado and his Top Chef co-competitor Carey Mashaney. Dinner was paired with wines from two acclaimed Sonoma County Pinot Noir producers, Banshee and Flanagan.

 

All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 
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Tribute to Pigs & Pinot
The Pigs & Pinot celebration continues at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen and Hotel Healdsburg.  Can’t make it to our 8th Annual Pigs & Pinot event? Charlie Palmer and the team at Hotel Healdsburg and Dry Creek Kitchen have created a variety of other ways to celebrate heralded Pinot Noirs, Sonoma wines, and delectable pork pairings in the form of weekend-stay hotel packages, winemaker’s dinners and menu specials. Find out more about these unique opportunities below.
 
 
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Sonoma Neighbor Dinner Menu

Offered March 1–31, 2013 | Monday-Thursday 5:30-9:30pm
$36 per guest ($51 with paired wines)

Chef Dustin Valette offers a three-course menu featuring his signature pork inspired dishes. Guests will have the opportunity to pair two of these dishes with a hand selected pinot noir. Call 707.431.0330 to make your reservations.

A Taste of Pigs & Pinot – A la Carte Menu Specials

Offered February 25–April 14, 2013
Sunday-Thursday: 5:30-9:30pm | Friday-Saturday: 5:30-10pm

Prices vary

Dry Creek Kitchen's dinner menu will feature a special pork and pinot pairing, and starting March 25th, an actual dish from the popular Pigs & Pinot Gala Dinner and paired with the Pinot Cup Winner. Call 707.431.0330 to make your reservations.

Pigs & Pinot Wine Menu

Offered March 2013
Prices start at $15 per glass

Sommelier Drew Munro has lined up some of the best local and global pinots to be showcased at the 8th Annual Pigs & Pinot event. Starting in March, Dry Creek Kitchen guests will have the opportunity to experience some of Drew’s favorite event pinots, both by the bottle and glass. Guests can enjoy these wines at the restaurant as well as in Hotel Healdsburg’s Fireside Lounge.  Additionally, following the Pigs & Pinot weekend, the coveted Pinot Cup winning wine will be featured on the Dry Creek Kitchen wine menu (for one full month). Call 707.431.0330 to make your reservations.

Winemaker Dinner Series

Offered February–May 2013 | 6:15 pm
$105 per guest

Join us for our 2013 winemaker dinner series, featuring local winemakers paired with multi-course chef’s tasting menus. Dry Creek Kitchen Chef Dustin Valette has created elegant four course menus to complement and bring out the true essence of Sonoma County’s wines. These evenings provide a special experience pairing Sonoma’s finest wines with a menu composed of the local ingredients of Sonoma. If you can’t make Pigs & Pinot, these are the next best thing, providing access to the best Sonoma has to offer in an intimate dining experience.

Porter Creek Vineyards – February 10
Failla Wines – April 21
Mazzocco Winery – May 19

Call 707.431.0330 to make your reservations.

 
Hotel Healdsburg Pigs & Pinot Inspired Packages

Pigs & Pinot Connoisseur Package

Offered February 25-April 14, 2013*
Sunday-Thursday $790 | Friday and Saturday $1040
Visa Signature® Cardholders receive 5% off total package price

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For lovers of Pigs & Pinot that couldn’t make Charlie’s big event this year, Hotel Healdsburg has created a package for people with a passion for both.

This one-of-a kind package offers an entree into the region that produces some of the world’s most highly regarded Pinot Noirs and a special taste of the popular event, including exclusive visits to two of the Russian River Valley’s most revered Pinot Noir producers Williams Selyem Winery  (a 2012 featured Pigs and Pinot Gala Wine) and to De Loach Winery (the 2012 Pigs & Pinot Cup winner).

Package includes:

Two nights in a Hotel Healdsburg premium king or double queen guest room.
Private tastings at esteemed Pigs and Pinot wineries – Williams Selyem and De Loach Winery. Tastings are extremely limited and subject to availability.
Pigs & Pinot Inspired Dining at Dry Creek Kitchen
Pre-event: A three course menu created by Charlie Palmer's Dry Creek Kitchen's pork enthusiast Chef Dustin Valette. This delectable dinner will feature celebrated pork and pinot pairings including a glass of Russian River premium Pinot Noir.
Post-event: A three-course menu featuring Chef Palmer and Chef Valette's 2013 Pigs & Pinot Gala menu creation, paired with the coveted “Pinot Cup” winning wine.
Pigs & Pinot welcome amenity.

*Blackout dates include Feb 12-14 and March 22-24, 2013. All packages subject to availability and assume double occupancy. Rates are not inclusive of tax or gratuity. Required deposit for total package price and occupancy tax. A 14-day cancellation period will apply.

Call 800.889.7188 to reserve this Hotel Healdsburg package.

 

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All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 
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Picking Pinots
Ever wonder how our wine experts take on the challenge of choosing just 60 wines to participate in each year’s Pigs & Pinot event? Daryl Groom, award-winning winemaker and Pigs & Pinot wine coordinator, shares his process of filling these coveted wine slots. For more information about Daryl please visit www.groomwines.com
 

Q: HOW ARE TASTE WINES CHOSEN?

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Daryl: Each year we have an open call and allow any pinot noir maker from any region around the world to submit their entry (interested wineries can email me directly at daryl@pigsandpinot.com).

Our goal is to give all quality producing wineries a chance to showcase their wines, however, since we are limited to show only 60 wines per year, many qualified wineries are added to our waitlist and provided with the opportunity to showcase their wines the following year. Wines that are confirmed to participate are only guaranteed to show during the present year’s event, as it is important for us to rotate wineries in and out of the line up in order to allow room for new brands and to keep each year’s event interesting and fresh. With that said there are a small handful of wineries that our Pigs and Pinot Team feel are of the best in the world and these you may see at the event each year.

Along with the individual winery requests we also ask our Sommelier Team for their recommendations. Invitations to these nominated wineries are sent in the July prior to the event and all participating wines are confirmed by the end of the year.

Local Sonoma County wineries will always make up the majority of the 60 wines chosen; however, as this is an international pinot noir event it is important to include pinots from other parts of California, Oregon, Europe and the Southern Hemisphere.

It is very important to us to provide our guests with an impressive selection of the most delicious and sophisticated pinots; therefore, each year’s wine portfolio is a blend of old favorites and new discoveries.

 

Q: HOW ARE PINOT CUP JUDGES CHOSEN?

Daryl: Our Pigs and Pinot committee of wine experts is responsible for choosing our Pinot Cup judges. We seek industry experts, usually in the media field, who have great tasting experience and a deep knowledge of wine. We try to select one local judge, one from greater California and one with national status.

 

Q: HOW ARE SMACKDOWN WINES CHOSEN?

Daryl: Each participating Pigs and Pinot Smackdown Sommelier is responsible for choosing (and “selling”) their favorite four wines that they have discovered within the past year.

 

Q: HOW ARE GALA WINES CHOSEN?

Daryl: We choose five select wines to pair with each Gala dinner dish. Two of the wines must be anchor brands from California. These are very high quality, high profile wines that have been well established or recently rated very well in notable wine publications. The third wine is the winner of last year’s Pinot Cup and the fourth is always a Burgundy hand selected by our P&P wine team. The fifth and final wine is either a high profile or new and exciting international brand.

 

All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 
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Attendees must be 21 years or older. Tickets and packages are limited while supplies last. Applicable facility fees and service charges apply to all ticket sales and must be paid by purchaser. Tickets are non-refundable. Hotel Lodging Packages have an eight-week cancellation policy for full refund. Hotel Healdsburg reserves the right to modify or cancel any event at any time upon notice to participants. In the event of cancellation, cardholder will receive a full refund. Applicable taxes must be paid by purchaser. Tickets or packages are not for resale. All attendees may be required to sign and return a Photo and Video Waiver. Void where prohibited.

 

Refund Policy

Tickets are non-refundable. Hotel Lodging Packages have an eight-week cancellation policy for full refund. Packages cancelled after Friday, January 24, 2014 at 3pm PST are non-refundable. The room portion of the package may be applied to a future stay, ticket fees will not be credited. Please contact Hotel Healdsburg at 707.922.5249 for cancellations.

 

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All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 
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Taste of Pigs & Pinot Silent Auction
Friday, March 22, 2013 | During the Taste of Pigs & Pinot event
Please join us on the Hotel Healdsburg Event Green from 6:30–8:30pm for the Taste of Pigs & Pinot Silent Auction. You can obtain a bidding number at our Auction Check-in area located in the hotel lobby. All proceeds will be donated directly to our beneficiaries. The auction will close promptly at 8:30pm so be sure to stop by beforehand for the chance to obtain rare, once-in-a-lifetime wine and dining packages sponsored by the industry’s elite!

The Ultimate Pigs & Pinot Cellar

60 Bottle Package
This one-of-kind pinot noir lot includes ALL of the featured wines from our Taste of Pigs & Pinot participating wineries! The lucky winner will take home an amazing collection of 60 hand selected pinot noirs—which of course includes the winner of the coveted Pinot Cup. What a perfect way to take a part of Pigs & Pinot home with you!
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Private Pigs & Pinot Dinner
Hosted by Charlie Palmer and Daryl Groom

For up to 8 guests
The winning bidder and their lucky guests will enjoy a private Pigs & Pinot themed wine dinner held in the Hotel Healdsburg Wine Library hosted by Charlie Palmer and Daryl Groom. What’s better than attending the Pigs & Pinot Gala dinner? Attending your very own exclusive 5-course gala hosted by Chef Charlie Palmer paired with pinot noirs hand selected by our local wine expert, Daryl Groom.
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Date restrictions: Based on the availability of Dry Creek Kitchen and Charlie and Daryl's schedules.
Expiration: March 2014
 

Ultimate Sonoma Pinot Noir Wine Tour, Plus Two-Night Stay at the Proprietor’s Home at Lancaster Estate

For up to 3 couples
The winning bidder and their five guests will enjoy a two-night stay at the Proprietor’s Home at Lancaster Estate, a dinner at Dry Creek Kitchen as well as an exclusive VIP pinot noir wine tour personally customized by Chief Concierge of Hotel Healdsburg and Les Clefs d’Or member, Tegan Wilson.
The Proprietor’s Home at Lancaster Estate is a magnificent 3 bedroom luxury home situated on a hilltop in the center of the vineyards of Lancaster Estate Winery. Located at the southern tip of the Alexander Valley, guests will enjoy breathtaking views of vineyards, the winery and the Mayacamas Mountains. Designed with entertaining in mind, the home has a well-appointed kitchen and wine cellar, gracious outdoor living area with pool and spa, wood burning pizza oven and grill and magnificent dining spaces.
For one evening, six guests will enjoy a six-course Pigs & Pinot inspired tasting menu paired with wines at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen.
Ultimate VIP wine tour showcases Sonoma’s iconic pinot noir producers. Guests will enjoy a VIP tour and tasting at each winery, most of which are closed to the general public! Featured wineries include: Cobb, Lancaster Estate, Kosta Browne and Williams Selyem.
Work with your very own concierge to plan a weekend of unforgettable Wine Country excursions that match your personal interests. Sit back and relax while Tegan Wilson, Chief Concierge of Hotel Healdsburg and Les Clefs d’Or member, navigates you through all that Sonoma has to offer.
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Date restrictions: Based on availability of the house and winery schedules
Expiration: March 2014
 

All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 
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Beneficiaries
In 2014, Charlie Palmer’s Ninth Annual Pigs & Pinot raised over $165,000 for its beneficiaries. We are blessed to have had such a successful event and thrilled to have raised money for several very important causes. The 2015 Pigs & Pinot event presents a stimulating line-up of food and wine seminars, tastings and cook-offs, with all net proceeds benefitting Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America, as well as local Sonoma County scholarships and charities.
 

Charlie Palmer’s Ninth Annual Pigs & Pinot Beneficiaries Included:

SHARE OUR STRENGTH’S NO KID HUNGRY CAMPAIGN

No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters.  This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. Join us at NoKidHungry.org. *

 

THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP

Pigs & Pinot has teamed with the The Culinary Institute of America to create the “Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot Scholarship.” This fund will provide one Sonoma County resident the opportunity to attend the Culinary Institute of America by granting a one-time $50,000 award.  Candidates must have great financial need and demonstrate the following qualities: a passion for the industry and its products, a commitment to culinary education, and a high ethical standard within the culinary industry. Visit ciachef.edu for more information.

 

SONOMA STATE WINE PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

Pigs & Pinot has paired up with Sonoma State University School of Business and Economics to provide one scholarship for an undergraduate or graduate student concentrating in Wine Business. Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot has graciously donated this scholarship in hopes of making a difference in one local Sonoma County student’s life. The recipient of this scholarship will demonstrate the following qualities: a passion for the industry and its products, a commitment to wine education, and a high ethical standard within the field of wine.   Recipients must show financial need and be a Sonoma County resident.  The scholarship will provide a one-time $10,000 award to pay for tuition, books, fees, housing and other expenses to support the student’s career advancement and educational accomplishment. Visit sonoma.edu/sbe/ for more information.

 

HEALDSBURG EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot is proud to support the Healdsburg Education Foundation and upgrade the Fitch Mountain Campus’  3rd - 5th grade computer lab. The replacement of outdated and broken computers will enable students to utilize rich educational online resources available and gain the digital literacy they need to advance their education and prepare for the digital world.

 

PIGS & PINOT WINE SCHOLARSHIP,
THE COURT OF MASTER SOMMELIER LEVEL I

Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot is proud to support The Court of Master Sommeliers and sponsor 10 candidates by covering the cost of their Level 1 exam.

 

LOCAL SPORTS

Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot is proud to support local Sonoma County children’s sports teams.  Pigs & Pinot hopes to provide uniforms and cover membership fees for many local children with financial need.  This year’s sport teams include: Healdsburg Bulldogs, Healdsburg Little League, Healdsburg Youth Soccer League, Petaluma Valley Little League and Sebastopol Little League.

 

PASITOS PLAYGROUPS

Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot is happy to support Pasitos Playgroups of Sonoma County. Pasitos playgroups focus on preparing low-income young children (aged 3-4) to be ready for kindergarten and successful in school. Local evaluation data shows that parents who complete the program show a substantial increase in knowledge of good parenting practices and especially promoting early literacy in the home.

 

CHILDREN OF SONOMA VINEYARD WORKERS SCHOLARSHIPS

Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot has paired up with the Sonoma County Farm Bureau to support the Wilson Winery “Children of Sonoma Vineyard Workers Scholarship.” Scholarships of $700 to $2,000 will be awarded to children of Sonoma County vineyard workers. Scholarships are open to high school seniors continuing their education and to students who are already in a college, trade or technical school.

Wilson Winery provides these annual scholarships because they believe the children of 
Sonoma County vineyard workers should not be limited by financial hardships in their 
pursuit of educational opportunities. This year Wilson Winery will award more than 
$10,000 in scholarships to deserving students.

 

SARALEE MCCLELLAN KUNDE FARM TO TABLE CULINARY SCHOLARSHIP

Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot is happy to support the Saralee McClelland Kunde Farm to Table Culinary Scholarship, administered by the Sonoma County Farm Bureau. The scholarship program was established in 2014 in memory of Saralee, a dedicated agriculture leader, grape grower and tireless champion of young people seeking careers in agriculture and the farm to table culinary field.  The requirement for this special scholarship is that recipients must have an agricultural background and be members of the 4-H or FFA.   In less than a year the fund has awarded $7,000 in scholarships to qualifying students.

 

DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION NORTH BAY

Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot was proud to support the Down Syndrome Association North Bay.  Down Syndrome Association North Bay's mission is to promote self-advocacy, raise awareness, support inclusion and enrich the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. For more information on the Down Syndrome Association North Bay visit dsanb.org.

 

EVERYBODY IS A STAR FOUNDATION

Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot was proud to support Everybody Is A Star Foundation. EIAS works with talented special needs youth (15-25) to provide them with opportunities to grow and showcase their talents by working with music and film professionals to create music videos of the highest quality. This helps their self-esteem and also provides a foothold for them to perhaps continue as professional talent.

 

HEALDSBURG’S TUESDAYS IN THE PLAZA

Throughout the summer months, the townsfolk of Healdsburg gather to picnic and enjoy live music – from blues to Cajun to Jazz – each Tuesday night.

 

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 

All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

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Pigs & Pinot Weekend Packages

A limited number of weekend packages at Hotel Healdsburg and h2hotel will be available for purchase online during our Pigs & Pinot sale dates (listed below). For more information about Pigs & Pinot Hotel Lodging Packages please click here.

à la Carte Tickets

Tickets to the individual events will be available for purchase online during our Pigs & Pinot sale dates below. Tickets to Taste of Pigs & Pinot are $175 and Seminars are $125. Pigs & Pinot Late Night is free to all Pigs & Pinot weekend participants. Event tickets are non-refundable.

 
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THU JAN 15
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EXCLUSIVE VISA SIGNATURE PRE-SALE

GENERAL SALES

Package prices include 14% tax on room portion. Seminar tickets are ONLY included in Hotel Healdsburg Lodging Packages and selections are subject to availability. Full package pricing is charged at the time of booking. Hotel Lodging Packages have an eight-week cancellation policy. The purchaser is eligible for a full refund if the Package is cancelled BEFORE Friday, January 23, 2015 at 3pm PST. Packages cancelled after the deadline are non-refundable. The room portion of the package may be applied to a future stay; ticket fees will not be credited.
Taste of Pigs & Pinot
 

All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 

Visa Signature

Pigs & Pinot is sponsored in part by Visa Signature®. Visa Signature cardholders receive 5% off package and à la carte ticket prices, and have the opportunity to purchase a la carte tickets during the exclusive Visa Signature pre-sale event.

Visa Signature exclusive pre-sale window for packages and à la carte event tickets. All tickets are subject to availability.
5% discount on Hotel Healdsburg packages and pre/post hotel accommodations
5% discount on h2hotel packages
24-hour Visa Signature exclusive pre-sale window for à la carte event tickets. All tickets are subject to availability.
5% discount on a la carte event tickets
5% discount on The Spa at Hotel Healdsburg purchases throughout the weekend
Special Hotel Healdsburg package benefits including an exclusive sparkling wine reception with Charlie Palmer and access to purchase highly allocated wines not available to the public from select Pigs & Pinot winery participants
 
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Terms & Conditions: Offer valid from January 13, 2015 - March 22, 2015 while supplies last. Attendees must be 21 years or older. Tickets and packages are limited and are available on a first come, first-served basis only available while supplies last. Applicable facility fees and service charges apply to all ticket sales and must be paid by purchaser. Payment must be completed with a valid Visa Signature card and full payment is due at time of booking in order to confirm reservation. Offer is non-refundable. Visa reserves the right to modify or cancel any event at any time upon notice to participants. In the event of such cancellation, cardholder will receive a full refund. Schedules, staffing and chefs are subject to change. Visa does not guarantee that each attendee will meet the chef(s). Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Applicable taxes must be paid by purchaser. Tickets or packages are not for resale. All attendees may be required to sign and return a Photo and Video Waiver. Void where prohibited. ©2015 Visa U.S.A. Inc. Limitations of Liability: Event place settings are subject to terms and conditions as specified by ticket issuer. Participant agrees to comply with all applicable venue regulations with respect to the ticket offer. In redeeming this offer, participant, on behalf of himself/herself and his/her immediate family members (spouse, parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such participants agrees to release and hold harmless employees at Charlie Palmer Group, Hotel Healdsburg, Visa Inc., Visa U.S.A. Inc., Visa International Service Association, and their respective successors, affiliates, client financial institutions, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotion agencies, including GMR Marketing LLC, from any and all liability or damage of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the offer or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the offer (including travel related activity thereto).
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Visa Signature Pre-Sale Event
 

Wednesday January 14
10am (PST)

Visa Signature cardholders receive 5% off package and à la carte ticket prices, and have the opportunity to purchase à la carte tickets during the exclusive Visa Signature Pre-Sale event.
General Sales

COME BACK ON JANUARY 12, 2015 FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 

Visa Signature

Pigs & Pinot is sponsored in part by Visa Signature®. Visa Signature cardholders receive 5% off package and à la carte ticket prices, and have the opportunity to purchase a la carte tickets during the exclusive Visa Signature pre-sale event.

Visa Signature exclusive pre-sale window for packages and à la carte event tickets. All tickets are subject to availability.
5% discount on Hotel Healdsburg packages and pre/post hotel accommodations
5% discount on h2hotel packages
24-hour Visa Signature exclusive pre-sale window for à la carte event tickets. All tickets are subject to availability.
5% discount on a la carte event tickets
5% discount on The Spa at Hotel Healdsburg purchases throughout the weekend
Special Hotel Healdsburg package benefits including an exclusive sparkling wine reception with Charlie Palmer and access to purchase highly allocated wines not available to the public from select Pigs & Pinot winery participants
 
Visa Signature
Does your card say Visa Signature?
Visa Signature
 
Terms & Conditions: Offer valid from January 13, 2015 - March 22, 2015 while supplies last. Attendees must be 21 years or older. Tickets and packages are limited and are available on a first come, first-served basis only available while supplies last. Applicable facility fees and service charges apply to all ticket sales and must be paid by purchaser. Payment must be completed with a valid Visa Signature card and full payment is due at time of booking in order to confirm reservation. Offer is non-refundable. Visa reserves the right to modify or cancel any event at any time upon notice to participants. In the event of such cancellation, cardholder will receive a full refund. Schedules, staffing and chefs are subject to change. Visa does not guarantee that each attendee will meet the chef(s). Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Applicable taxes must be paid by purchaser. Tickets or packages are not for resale. All attendees may be required to sign and return a Photo and Video Waiver. Void where prohibited. ©2015 Visa U.S.A. Inc. Limitations of Liability: Event place settings are subject to terms and conditions as specified by ticket issuer. Participant agrees to comply with all applicable venue regulations with respect to the ticket offer. In redeeming this offer, participant, on behalf of himself/herself and his/her immediate family members (spouse, parents, children and siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such participants agrees to release and hold harmless employees at Charlie Palmer Group, Hotel Healdsburg, Visa Inc., Visa U.S.A. Inc., Visa International Service Association, and their respective successors, affiliates, client financial institutions, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotion agencies, including GMR Marketing LLC, from any and all liability or damage of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the offer or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the offer (including travel related activity thereto).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS | REFUND POLICY | PRIVACY POLICY
General Sales
 

Thursday January 15
11am (PST)

Tickets to Pigs & Pinot individual events and Packages will be available for purchase to the general public. Tickets are limited and subject to availability.
Visa Signature Pre-Sale

COME BACK ON JANUARY 12, 2015 FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 
Pigs & Pinot is sponsored in part by Visa Signature®. Visa Signature cardholders receive 5% off package and à la carte ticket prices, and have the opportunity to purchase tickets during the exclusive Visa Signature pre-sale event.
 
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Visa Signature
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Celebrate Pigs & Pinot’s 10th Anniversary with our exclusive 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir large format offering

Pigs & Pinot 10th Annual 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

In celebration of Chef Charlie Palmer’s 10th Annual Pigs & Pinot, we’ve produced a limited production, one-of-a-kind Pinot Noir blend. This exclusive wine blends Pinot Noir grapes from our 12 iconic Sonoma County Pigs & Pinot Gala winemakers including winners of the coveted Pinot Cup that have participated over the last decade. Only ONE BARREL made.
 

2013 Russian River Pinot Noir, 1.5L
General Price: $175
(Visa Signature: $166.25)

2013 Russian River Pinot Noir, 3L
General Price: $350
(Visa Signature: $332.50)

A limited number of 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir will be available for purchase ONLINE via www.pigsandpinot.com during our Pigs & Pinot sale dates starting Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 10am PST exclusively for our Visa Signature cardholders and to the General Public on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11am PST.

Detailed information will be available in January via our 10th Annual Pigs & Pinot Announcement email and on our website. If you would like to receive our Pigs & Pinot Announcement, please sign up here.

 

All net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® * (NoKidHungry.org) and local scholarships and charities.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 
Pigs & Pinot is sponsored in part by Visa Signature®. Visa Signature cardholders receive 5% off package and à la carte ticket prices, and have the opportunity to purchase tickets during the exclusive Visa Signature pre-sale event.
 
Visa Signature
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Visa Signature
TERMS AND CONDITIONS | REFUND POLICY | PRIVACY POLICY
 
Pigs & Pinot 10th Annual 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

In celebration of Chef Charlie Palmer’s 10th Annual Pigs & Pinot, we’ve produced a limited production, one-of-a-kind Pinot Noir blend.

Visa Signature Pre-Sale

Visa Signature cardholders receive 5% off package and à la carte ticket prices and the opportunity to purchase tickets during the exclusive Visa Signature Pre-Sale event on Wednesday, January 14 - 10AM (PST). Click here to view complete benefits. Please note that tickets and packages are limited and subject to availability.

Beneficiaries

In 2014, Charlie Palmer’s Ninth Annual Pigs & Pinot raised over $150,000 for its beneficiaries. We are blessed to have had such a successful event and thrilled to have raised money for several very important causes. The 2015 Pigs & Pinot event presents a stimulating line-up of food and wine seminars, tastings and cook-offs, with all net proceeds benefitting Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry* campaign to end childhood hunger in America, as well as local Sonoma County scholarships and charities.

All net proceeds benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign to end childhood hunger in America, as well as local Sonoma County scholarships and charities. A detailed summary of Pigs & Pinot beneficiaries can be found here.

*In accordance to the Better Business Bureau’s Standard 19, Share Our Strength will receive 30% of the net proceeds from Pigs & Pinot with a guaranteed minimum donation of $30,000.

 
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