Lifford’s Fete de Pinot Noir is fast approaching! On September 8th we will showcase some of the best Pinots from around the world.

Not only will you taste outstanding Pinot Noirs, but you will also have the unique opportunity to meet the owners and winemakers themselves, as they pour their wine and tell their story. There are some very famous faces coming to town and we are beyond excited. There are only 200 tickets available so don’t tell me I didn’t warn you!

Here is a list of the winery principals attending Fete de Pinot Noir:


Au Bon Climat: Jim Clendenen (owner/ winemaker)

Freestone Vineyards: Mike McEvoy (director or sales)

Schug Winery: Axel Schug (export manager)


Adelsheim Vineyard: David Adelsheim (managing partner)

Amity Vineyard: Myron Redford (owner/ winemaker)

Bethel Heights: Mimi Casteel (Viticulturalist)

R. Stuart Winery: Rob Stuart (owner/ vinemaker)

Westrey Wine Co.: David Autrey (co-owner/ winemaker)

New Zealand

Ata Rangi: Helen Masters (winemaker)- Jamie & Helen at Ata Rangi

Carrick: Steve Green (owner/ winemaker) –Jamie & Steve G. at Carrick

Craggy Range: Steve Smith (director of wine and viticulture) – Jamie & Steve S. at Craggy Range

Felton Road: Blair Walter (winemaker) – Jamie & Blair at Felton Road

Staete Landt: Ruud Maasdam (founder/ winemaker) – Jamie & Ruud at Staete Landt


Maison Louis Jadot: Nicholas Dewe (export sales manager)

Nicholas Feuillatte: Pascal Boye (north american sales manager)


Frescobaldi: Stefano Benini (senior export manager)


Malivoire: Martin Malivoire (owner/ winemaker)

South Africa:

Bouchard Finlayson: Peter Finlayson (owner/ winemaker)