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Information for Participating Wineries

Information for Participating Wineries

The 11th annual Pinot, Pigs & Poets event, benefiting Completely KIDS, will be held July 21-22, 2020 at Happy Hollow Club in Omaha. It is Omaha’s premier wine and food event featuring outstanding pinot noir wines, savory pork dishes from some of the area's best chefs, the Taste of Elegance Chef Competition sponsored by the Nebraska and Iowa Pork Producers associations and quick-witted slam poetry by the Nebraska Writers Collective.

PINOT, PIGS & POETS EVENTS

Tuesday, July 21 
The open tasting event at Happy Hollow Club, 1701 S. 105th St., Omaha 68124, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. The featured pinot noir wines will be complemented with delicious pork-themed small plates prepared by the guest chefs. In addition, the wine and food will be tasted blind and judged by a panel of experts with the winners recognized during the evening. The first hour is reserved for patrons and sponsors, with general admission beginning at 7 p.m.

Attendance has increased significantly in recent years. The target demographic of the attendees is “wine and food lovers with considerable discretionary income.” This is a good opportunity for you to promote your brand to a very important market segment.

Wednesday, July 22
The Sponsor Party will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Omaha Wine Company, 701 N. 114th St., Omaha 68154. This is an opportunity for sponsors and winery representatives to establish a more personal relationship and for us to express our gratitude.

AMOUNT OF WINE NEEDED FOR PARTICIPATION

We will need one 12 bottle case of each pinot noir wine featured at the tasting at Happy Hollow Club. Ideally, a representative from your winery would attend the events, but it is not mandatory. If attendance is not possible, we will arrange for your distributor or another knowledgeable person to pour your wine.

SET-UP AND ARRIVAL AT HAPPY HOLLOW CLUB ON TUESDAY, JULY 21

Please arrive at Happy Hollow no later than 5:30 p.m. for registration. Your wine will be at your table. In addition, you are welcome to display brochures, mailing list sign-ups, order forms and other marketing items at your table. Each attendee will receive a complimentary Riedel burgundy glass for the tasting. Hospitality volunteers will assist you with any issues or needs.

PINOT, PIGS & POETS WINE SHOP

Pinot, Pigs & Poets sells wine at Happy Hollow Club by authority of a Special Designated License granted under provisions of the Nebraska Liquor Control Act. Attendees will have an opportunity to “try and buy” the wines distributed in Nebraska. Last year, the Pinot, Pigs & Poets Wine Shop sold more than 100 cases of wine, with a portion of the proceeds supporting Completely KIDS. We will work closely with your distributor to promote the sale of your wine at the event.

PARTICIPATING WINERIES

The following wineries have previously participated in Pinot, Pigs & Poets:

Aberrant Cellars Cobb Lake Chalice Rex Hill
Adelsheim DeLoach Latetia Robert Sinsky
Alexana Dierberg Landmark Vineyards Rochioli
Ammunition Domaine Carneros Lincourt Sandler Wine Co.
Ancien Domaine Serene Long Meadow Ranch Scherrer
Anne Amie Donelan Loring Seghesio
Archery Summit Donum Louis Jadot Seresin Estate
Argyle Elk Cove Machine Breaker Sequana
Au Bon Climat Encanto Vineyards MacRostie Simple Life
August West Erath Mahana Sivas-Sonoma
Auntsfield Estate Expression Martinelli Small Vines
Bacio Divino Failla Maysara Solomon Hills
Baileyana Fairsing Vineyard Melville Soter
Beaux Freres Farmstead Long Meadow Ranch Morgan Spell Estate
Belle Glos FEL Morlet Family Vineyards Stangeland
Benovia Flowers Mount Eden Stephen Vincent
Benton-Lane Fourth Estate Pali St. Innocent
Bernard Moreau Frank Family Vineyards Paraiso Vineyards St. Michael Eppan
Bergstrom Gypsy Canyon Patton Valley Stasis
Bethel Heights Hendry Paul Hobbs Stoller Family
Bien Nacido Hilliard Bruce Peay Talbott Vineyards
Big Table Farm Hirsch Vineyards Peirson Meyer Talley Vineyards
Bodega Chacra J. Christopher Penner-Ash Three Sticks
Bratcher Jean Baptiste Ponzi Vineyards Tresori
Brittan Joseph Phelps Presqu'ile Winery Twomey
Calera J. Wrigley Purple Hands Utopia
Cherry Pie Ken Wright Cellars Radio Coteau Villa Maria
Clos Pepe Kistler Vineyards Rain Dance Vineyards Walt
Closerie des Lys Kosta Browne Ram's Gate Walter Hansel
Clouds Rest L'Angevin Ravines Williams Selyem
Copain La Crema Relic Zotovich
Chasseur Ladera Reuling Vineyard

View 2020 Participating Wineries

PINOT, PIGS & POETS RAISED $520,000 FOR COMPLETELY KIDS IN 2019

Pinot, Pigs & Poets is a very financially efficient event. Proceeds from Pinot, Pigs & Poets directly benefit Completely KIDS including the afterschool program, family services and initiatives such as the Weekend Food Program, teaching kitchen and homework diner that combat food insecurity in our community. Overall, Completely KIDS serves more than 2,000 children in its afterschool program, provides more than 211,000 hot meals and distributes 600 bags of food every weekend.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Kindly indicate your interest in participating by contacting your Nebraska distributor or contacting John Langwith. In the event we need to limit the number of participating wineries, priority will be based on previous participation. For additional information about the event, please click through our website or contact John Langwith.