Pinot Noir Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Friday, August 18th. There are until the next observance.

Pinot Noir Day, celebrated on August 18, is a wine connoisseur’s favorite. Pinot Noir is one of the world’s most versatile and popular wine varietals. Originally planted in France, we may now drink Pinot Noir produced and made all over the world. Its rich history is matched by its rich cuisine, making this a day that everyone may enjoy.

📆 When is Pinot Noir Day?

This year, Pinot Noir Day is on August 18th. It is the 3rd Friday in August; in 2024, it is on Sunday.

Countdown to Pinot Noir Day

Did you know: There are now approximately 40 different varieties of Pinot Noir available worldwide.

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📜 History of Pinot Noir Day

Invading Romans were struck by the rich quality, texture, and distinct flavors of ripe red fruit, cherries, bread, and spices when they landed at Ghaul. For more than 300 years, the Romans sought the grape, which was largely farmed in the Burgundy area of France. When the Romans developed vineyards and began to farm the grape professionally, it quickly became the wine of preference among the nobles and was soon the grape of choice, farmed, harvested, and utilized in sacred settings by the Catholic Church.

Pinot Noir, the preferred grape species and wine, became a mainstay wine for the Catholic Church for decades to come. Pinot Noir vineyards held by the Catholic Church remained in the hands of the Catholic Church in France until the French Revolution in 1789, when aristocratic access to the wine was abolished. The grape has been exported a lot, but it is a very hard crop to grow well. The conditions have to be just right, and even though Pinot Noir grapes are grown on every continent, the French variety seems to be the most respected and loved.

☑️ Pinot Noir Day facts

The Pope wouldn’t return home to Italy
Pope Urban V refused to return to Rome in the Middle Ages because wine of the same quality as that found in Burgundy was simply unavailable.

It can’t take the heat
Pinot Noir does best in cooler places, because the thin skin of the grape gets “overcooked” when it is exposed to too much heat and sun.

France grows the most
France has the most hectares of Pinot Noir vineyards in the world (29,738 hectares).

Things to do on Pinot Noir Day

Have a glass of Pinot Noir
Pour yourself a good drink and get started. Sit back, enjoy, and unwind.

Host a wine tasting
A terrific way to entertain friends, we recommend that each individual bring a different bottle of their favorite wine, allowing you to “taste” all night long. Pinot Noir complements grilled fish or tuna.

Give a bottle as a gift
Remind someone special how much you value them. Allow them to celebrate as they want today, but make sure you get them a wonderful bottle of Pinot Noir.

📅 Pinot Noir Day Observances

YEAR DATE DAY
2023 August 18 Friday
2024 August 18 Sunday
2025 August 18 Monday
2026 August 18 Tuesday
2027 August 18 Wednesday

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