Farallon restaurant, in conjunction with over 50 of the West Coast’s top pinot noir producers, will host the ~NINTH ANNUAL PINOTFEST~ celebration Sunday through Saturday, November 11–17. Farallon dinner guests can choose from carefully selected flights of pinot noir and enjoy a special chef tastes menu, and at the end of the week, fans of the grape gather at the signature PinotFest grand tasting event, on November 17.

The event is held in the restaurant’s private dining rooms, located on the fourth floor inside the Kingston Park Hotel. Tasters will enjoy a premium selection of top pinot noirs from a wide array of Oregon and California producers and enjoy the opportunity to mix and mingle with winemakers from Brewer-Clifton, Domaine Serene, Kosta Browne, Kuleto Estate, Patz & Hall, Siduri, Saintsbury and many more.

Guests will also enjoy an array of delicious and pinot-friendly hors d’oeuvres prepared by chef de cuisine Ryan Simas, including Hudson Valley foie gras mousse with huckleberry syrup; wild mushroom risotto “arancini” with garlic aioli; steak tartare with shallots and whole grain mustard; and confit of duck gizzards with fennel seed and chives.

Sat., Nov. 17, 2007

450 Post St.
Cross: Powell St.
San Francisco, CA


tickets call 415-956-6969 or online


Created in 1999 by Farallon’s wine director, Peter Palmer, the grand tasting is considered one of the most stylish gatherings of the year for both winemakers and guests.