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Shipping Information For Pinot Days San Francisco

 

Following is shipping information for Pinot Days. Instructions are very specific and differ from event to event, so please follow instructions to the letter so that your wine ends up where you want it!

NOTE: The Deadline for your wines to arrive is Thursday, November 9th 4PM. It is your responsibility to make sure that your wines arrive where you send them before the deadline. Thanks!

Shipping Information For Pinot Days San Francisco

 

Following is shipping information for Pinot Days. Instructions are very specific and differ from event to event, so please follow instructions to the letter so that your wine ends up where you want it!

NOTE: The Deadline for your wines to arrive is Thursday, November 9th 4PM. It is your responsibility to make sure that your wines arrive where you send them before the deadline. Thanks!

Grand Festival & VIP Seminar Wines

Shipping Instructions for San Francisco 2017: 

Please ship on or after October 30th.

PINOT DAYS
c/o CORNERSTONE
1250-i Newell Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

NOTE: You must clearly mark the outside of each box that you pack, as follows:

“YOUR WINERY NAME
Pinot Days Grand Festival
Box # of total # of boxes.”
Please also notate number of boxes.

EXAMPLE:
August West
Pinot Days Grand Festival
Box 2 of 3

Arrival & Check-in Procedures For the Grand Festival

 

GENERAL CHECK-IN INSTRUCTIONS:

Check-In Time:  You may check in any time after 9:30am, but we prefer that you check in between 10am and 10:45am. We advise check-in no later than 10:45am to create a fluid set-up for all exhibitors.

Arriving before 10amREAD THIS!  The West loading dock is your only option for entering the mall (map below).  Once you enter via the West Loading dock door, take the freight elevators directly up to the Event Venue on the 4th floor. It’s a straight shot to the load in doors, no more than 50ft away. We’ll also have signs that indicate where you should go. 

Hand-carrying wine?  You may unload wine at the West loading dock.  You will see a Pinot Days sign and our volunteers standing in the unloading area. 

Did you ship wine?  If you shipped your wine and are not carrying wine or materials, you can enter the mall via virtually any entrance after 10am.  Our venue, Bespoke, is on the 4th floor just outside of Bloomingdales.  Go directly to Exhibitor Check-In.

Checking in:  You will check in by winery name.  Look for the signs that says “Exhibitor Check-In.”  Our Dream Team will give you your name badge, a badge holder and an exhibitor wrist band.  NOTE:  Each staff member must pick up his/her own badge.  It’s basically your “ticket” in.

How much wine should you bring?  Follow the instructions posted on the Pinot Days website under “Exhibitor Information/How Much Wine to Pour.”  (Or just scroll down.)

RESTRICTIONS:  No one under 21 will be admitted. This includes babies. (State law.)

Table Set Up:  Two wineries will share an 8 foot table.  Set up your table as you wish. You may display order forms, mailing list sign-up sheets, flowers (but not too fragrant, please) and winery brochures. We will have one chair, a spit bucket, and water bottle waiting for you at your table. If you have any issues or needs, Winery Assistant Volunteers will be wandering around for the sole purpose of assisting you. 

Hotel Information

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Sandwiches And Food At the Grand Festival

 

El Porteno empanadas will be selling empanadas.  Pinot Days will not provide food other than bread and cheese this year, so please plan accordingly!

Amount of Wine To Pour At the Grand Festival

 

Please do not consider this suggestion as fact, the amount of wine to pour at events is not a science and you should use your own discretion. If you are pouring about 1.25 ounces per pour, you have 20 pours per bottle or 240 pours per case.

For San Francisco, we expect 1,500. If you are pouring 1 wine, bring 2.5 cases. If you are pouring 2-3 wines, bring 4 mixed cases.

For Chicago and SoCal we expect this year’s attendance to be around 1,000 (200 for trade, 800 for the public). If you are pouring 1 wine, bring 2 cases. If you are pouring 2-3 wines, bring 2-3 mixed cases.

New York is a smaller event, with 300-400 combined trade and public in attendance. Please pour more than one wine. If you are pouring 2-3 wines, bring a case per each wine poured.

Organizing Pinot Events Outside of Pinot Days

We cannot plead loudly enough on this – please do not organize or attend Pinot events that conflict with the Pinot Days events. If you are tempted to take advantage of the fact that a large number of pinotphiles will be in town for Pinot Days, stop and consider: They are in town for Pinot Days, and if the Pinot Days events are not well attended, then we cannot produce them. Organizing an event that is focused more narrowly on one’s own winery and that runs concurrently with a Pinot Days event, though perhaps convenient, diminishes the very thing that draws all those pinotphiles to spend that weekend in the location in the first place. Pinot Days is for you – please support it! Thanks in advance for your consideration on this.

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