Now in its fourth year, the Palm Springs Pinot Noir Festival – aka “A Passion 4 Pinot” – will take place this coming Saturday, February 3. A Passion 4 Pinot is the largest Pinot Noir tasting event in Southern California, drawing attendees from all over the United States.

The event takes place at the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort and Spa. The ambiance is set for an extraordinary experience as you feel the rhythm of the sounds from guitarist Todd Ashley, while savoring tasty bites – adding an extra layer of excitement to your Pinot Noir adventure. A souvenir Crystal logo wine glass is yours to take home and enjoy.

With 80 notable California Pinot Noir-producing wineries pouring more than 225 top-tier Pinot Noir wines, the festival showcases the varietal as well as the artists and craft behind it.

Pinot Noir is a wine varietal that has developed a dedicated following over the years. The festival will showcase brilliant and talented winemakers, vineyards, grapes, and the often-bewitching process of transforming the noble Pinot grape into premier wine.


“These wineries have achieved a stellar reputation for producing truly outstanding and highly sought-after Pinot Noir,” said Fresh Eddie Productions Event Producer, David Fraschetti. “They will be pouring their amazing cult classic collectible wines and educating guests – from wine lovers to novices alike – about the labor of love that is winemaking.”

There are two types of tickets available for the festival’s Grand Tasting event. The Early Entry ticket gets you in an hour earlier than General Admission, so you can begin your tasting journey at 2:00 p.m.  General Admission ticket holders can enter at 3:00 p.m. The festival will conclude at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to use a transportation service like Uber, Lyft, a taxi, or a designated driver when traveling to and from the festival.

This festival is a uniquely engaging experience where enthusiasts can interact with wine makers and winery owners by asking questions and learning the stories behind what goes into making great California Pinot Noir. Sophisticated casual dress is suggested for this upscale event.

The beneficiary of the proceeds from the online silent auction will be Fresh Eddie Futures, which provides scholarships to students majoring in the fields of Enology and Viticulture.

Early Entry tickets are $165 per person, and General Admission tickets are $135 per person. CV Weekly readers can receive $25 off Early Entry tickets, which gets you Early Entry for the same price as General Admission. Simply enter promo code CVWEEKLY when you process your ticket order on the website.

For a complete list of events and participating wineries, and to purchase tickets, visit