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STARS Of Pinot 2021 - Night One

    Sat, July 10, 2021 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

Cost: $45

Ian Blackburn brings us the 7th annual event of the beloved varietal - The STARS of Pinot!! Taste and discover TWENTY-FOUR top Pinots in four lively evenings of tasting with the proprietors, winemakers, and executives. We deliver wine tasting flights or full bottles to your home and you Zoom with us LIVE! Join one, two, three, or all four nights as we tour the Pinot world, from Burgundy to Oregon, Monterey to Santa Barbara, North Canterbury to Sonoma and Napa to the Russian River!

The event’s silent auction 100% benefits Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

No matter what level of experience you have, you are encouraged to join the wine community and taste along with SIX world-class wineries EACH NIGHT!


Early Bird tickets are on sale now - limited to 60 guests.

Prices increase as the event date approaches; sign up early for the best value!

  • Virtual tasting LIVE with the winemakers, owners and experts
  • Tasting flights or bottles shipped to your address
  • Wine community brings great people together
  • Social, educational, entertaining and informative

Saturday, July 10


Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2018

Talisman Wine

Adastra Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2017 


"Motifs" Pinot Noir, Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma, California, 2014

Maison Lois Jadot

Domaine Des Heritiers Pernand Vergelesses Clos De la Croix de Pierre Rouge, Burgundy, France, 2017

Native 9

Pinot Noir, Ranchos Ontiveros Vineyard, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County, 2016

Melville Winery

Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills, California, 2019 

Sunday, July 11 

Domaine Della

Domaine Della "Earl Stephens Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Addax Wines

Addax Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California, 2018 

Cellars 33

Hummingbird Hill Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California, 2017


Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, 2016


Block 8-Bien Nacido Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, 2017

Coelho Family Wines 

Zeitoun Vineyard Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon, 2017 

Wednesday, July 21

Mt. Beautiful Winery

Mt. Beautiful Pinot Noir, North Canterbury, New Zealand, 2018 


Hanzell, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Valley, California, 2014

Holocene Wines

Memorialis Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon, 2019 

Maison Louis Latour

Beaune 1er Cru "Perrières", Burgundy, France, 2016


Royal St. Robert Cuvée, Sonoma Coast, California, 2018

Philippe Colin

Santenay Rouge, Côte De Beaune, Côte D'or, Burgundy, France, 2016

Thursday, July 22

En Garde Winery

En Garde Pinot Noir Starkey Hill, Russian River, 2018 


Marlborough Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2017  


Escolle Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands,


Wrath Wines

Tondre Grapefield Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands

J. Christopher

"Basalte" Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, Oregon, 2017 

Ampelos Cellars

Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, 2019 



Being a wine anything wasn’t part of the original plan - and when you're raised in a military family, drinking wine may not be the first idea that comes to mind, either. Ian discovered the wine industry at the ripe age of 21 and didn't consider it a career option, but working for top chefs in the formidable dining rooms of early 1990s Los Angeles blew doors open - leading Ian to a career in wine education.

In 1995, he started the internet’s first website dedicated to teaching the world about wine: Hosting 100 classes a year for about 20 years – Ian is finally starting to get the hang of this. 

In 2009, Ian and his best friend Clay Mauritson started making wine together:; while this brand remains a small production, Ian hopes to grow Beekeeper Zinfandel into something special.

Working with and around great wine brands for most of his adult-life, and leading wine tours and culinary adventures around the world - Ian loves to share his story and his passion. When Covid shut down his event business, Ian pivoted full circle and restarted and launched as a way to bring his version of wine education and entertainment to a limitless audience. With his family’s wine store, virtual wine tastings with wine delivered "at home" is the latest chapter in the evolution of Ian’s dedication to wine education, edu-tainment and the wine lifestyle. This bio and life is a work in progress…let's see what the next vintage provides.

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  • pinot
  • pinot noir
  • wine tasting
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  • top pinots

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