Pasadena Pinot Fest 2014


The 7th annual Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest, benefiting Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services and Professional Child Development Associates, will be held at Noor restaurant in Pasadena on March 30, 2014.

Dozens of the finest Pinot noir wines from California, Oregon and Australia will be paired with cheese and charcuterie by Claud & Co., and other small bites by Noor. Guests will be entertained by live music from iconic jazz musician Michael Lington. The event begins at 12:00 p.m. for VIP ticket holders ($165 per ticket), and at 2:00 p.m. for general admission guests ($110 per ticket), and will continue until 5:00 p.m. For tickets and information, visit

In years past, the Pinot Fest was held at the Altadena Country Club, and the event’s planners expect a bigger crowd than ever this year at Noor, a boutique event space conveniently located in historic downtown Pasadena. Known for producing consistently flawless events, Noor has been voted “Best of Pasadena” for three straight years by readers of Pasadena Weekly, and was named as Pasadena Magazine’s “City Best-Top Venue” in 2012. Noor features two gorgeous indoor ballrooms along with a stunning outdoor space.

VIP ticket holders will enjoy an “exclusive” pass to the event, including a pre-reception to taste and enjoy the finest wines before the doors open for general admission, full access to the outside patio and preferred area to hear jazz musician Michael Lington perform and a “Meet and Greet” afterwards. VIP Tickets come with a goodie bag stuffed with gift items, special offers and a specially etched wine glass compliments of Morgan Stanley.

Claud & Co. provides full service catering with a distinctive flare for private parties, receptions, corporate events and extraordinary intimate dinners in the Pasadena, San Gabriel and greater Los Angeles area. Claud & Co. takes pride in hearing their clients’ needs and working closely with them to ensure complete satisfaction. From menu to décor, the team strives to make each event a memory to be treasured by guests and hosts alike.

Michael Lington, a premiere saxophonist, has done extended stints as a special guest with musical superstars including Barry Manilow, Bobby Caldwell, Randy Crawford and Michael Bolton. On his tour, he played more than 300 shows in over 50 countries. Lington’s most recent album, Pure, was released in 2012 by Trippin N’ Rhythm and distributed by Red/Sony. His previous CD, “Heat,” reached #4 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Sales Chart.

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, one of the largest, nonprofit, private children’s mental health and welfare agencies in Los Angeles County, serves over 8,500 children and families annually through a network of facilities in greater Los Angeles. Services include: a residential treatment center for youth ages 9 through 18; foster care and adoption services; a nonpublic school; school-based and outpatient mental health services; wraparound and in-home counseling services; a transitional living program for young adults; a family resource center; and a grief and loss center for children. To learn more about the organization, go to

PCDA (Professional Child Development Associates) improves the lives of children and young adults who have autism or other developmental challenges through leadership in family-centered, multidisciplinary services and professional training. Learn more here:

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