The first International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) was held at Linfield College in 1987. Since then, the celebration has been held every year for a growing number of wine producers, journalists, and Pinot noir enthusiasts. What started as something small is now one of the largest events in the Pinot noir world; IPNC has grown to include more than 302 foreign wineries and has hosted more than 13,000 wine lovers since its inception. Each year since 1987, IPNC has evolved with a commitment to providing a weekend of tasting, dining, learning, and celebrating together. For more information about IPNC, please see their website.
The IPNC collection, some of which is available online via DigitalCommons@Linfield, contains documents (invitations, newspaper articles, reviews, correspondence between IPNC and wineries, advertisements, magazines, letters, meeting summaries, and much more), photographs (from the annual IPNC celebrations, but also of meetings and other events), negatives, posters, exhibition material, objects that relate to the IPNC, and CDs with digital content (photos, movies, and documents). This portion of the collection features archival photographs from IPNC, which are provided specifically for the purpose of teaching and research only.
For additional historical background and collection inventory, please see the Guide to the International Pinot Noir Celebration Collection 1985-2012.