Off-Site Events

Women of Russian River Valley Luncheon

March 1, 2024

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Join an elite group of women winery owners and winemakers from the Russian River Valley in a celebratory lunch honoring 40 years and counting of the AVA and the group’s efforts to lead the way in sustainable and innovative winemaking practices to steward the land for generations to come. This three-course meal prepared by the Ritz-Carlton Bacara culinary team hosted in the Rotunda is a journey guided by each woman of Russian River Valley through cool climate Pinot Noirs from iconic vineyards.

Featuring: Yolanda Papapietro, Co-Owner of Papapietro Perry


World of Pinot Noir – Grand Tasting

March 2, 2024

The annual World of Pinot Noir event takes place at The Ritz Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, from February 29 – March 2, 2024, where Ben & Yolanda Papapietro will be pouring our award-winning Pinot Noirs during the Saturday, March 2nd, Grand Tasting event in the Ballroom. Taste through hundreds of Pinot Noirs from around the world, meet winemakers, compare regional characteristics in your favorite Pinot Noirs, and find new selections. Check out the list of participating wineries and track your favorites.

Enjoy light bites from The Ritz-Carlton Bacara culinary team.

The virtual silent auction coincides with the Grand Tasting. Bid on unique wine experiences, large format bottles and special wines only available at The World of Pinot Noir. Bidding is available via the app. Register online and preview auction lots before arriving.

Use Code: PAPAPIETRO24 for $25 off per Grand Tasting GA ticket