Saturday, June 7th from 11 am – Noon 
Foley Wine Tasting Room at Bacara Resort



Pinot Noir is one of the more temperamental grape varietals to grow.  It takes nurturing, constant attention and specific conditions to grow this delicious grape. California, particularly Santa Barbara County, is known for some of the best Pinot Noir in the country, and given the Foley Food & Wine Society’s renowned collection, you will be tasting some of the best Pinot Noir this area has to offer.

In addition, it just so happens that Pinot Noir is one of the friendliest red wine varietals to pair with cheese.  Lucky for us, we have some of the best American artisan cheese makers here in California allowing us to pair these two great foods in some unique & delicious ways!

Join us as Lila Brown of Foley Food & Wine Society and Kathryn Graham of C’est Cheese team up to lead you through 5 Pinots paired with 5 California cheeses.  Lila will discuss the many facets of the Pinot Noir winemaking styles, the history of the grape and winemaking process while Kathryn will present the fascinating stories behind the makers of each cheese, how the cheeses are made and what to look for when pairing cheese and wine.  This class will be filled with lots of interesting information about these two iconic foods, allowing you to pair your future gatherings with ease & expertise.

$45 per person



About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the primary red grape of Burgundy, Champagne and New Zealand. It is a temperamental thin-skinned grape that is sensitive to light exposure, pruning and soil types, generally low-yielding and highly susceptible to environmental factors. However, it can produce some of the world’s most sought-after and attractive wines, particularly Two Sisters Pinot Noir under the Foley Family Wineries. From its origins, wines produced with Pinot Noir exhibit a range of aromas, textures and flavors, but are commonly light to medium bodied with red berry and earthy characteristics. The name is derived from the French words for pine and black; the pine alluding to the grape variety having tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit.