1987 - Inaugural International Pinot noir Celebration (IPNC)
1987 - Inaugural International Pinot noir Celebration (IPNC) | Adelsheim Vineyard
The inaugural IPNC was held in McMinnville. It was the world’s first wine forum, created by local winemakers and community wine lovers, to focus exclusively on Pinot noir. Speakers included several rising star winemakers from Burgundy. Gerald Asher also spoke, and subsequently wrote a long, beautifully romantic story detailing the Celebration in Gourmet magazine. The event was launched; Oregon was blessed; and the future of IPNC was not only assured, but also mandated.