Information for Participating Wineries
The 11th annual Pinot, Pigs & Poets event, benefiting Completely KIDS, will be held May 13-14, 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
Wednesday, May 13
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.
Thursday, May 14
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 WEDNESDAY, MAY 13
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.
The following wineries have previously participated in Pinot, Pigs & Poets:
|Aberrant Cellars||Cobb||Lake Chalice||Rex Hill|
|Ammunition||Domaine Carneros||Lincourt||Sandler Wine Co.|
|Ancien||Domaine Serene||Long Meadow Ranch||Scherrer|
|Archery Summit||Donum||Louis Jadot||Seresin Estate|
|Argyle||Elk Cove||Machine Breaker||Sequana|
|Au Bon Climat||Encanto Vineyards||MacRostie||Simple Life|
|Auntsfield Estate||Expression||Martinelli||Small Vines|
|Bacio Divino||Failla||Maysara||Solomon Hills|
|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|
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.
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.