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San Francisco, CA – Emily Martin, founder of Emily Martin Communications & Events (EME) and The JetSetting Fashionista announced today that the First Annual Pinots & Plaid event, held October 26, during the North Bay fires, was a resounding success and a true expression of community spirit amid crisis. Given the circumstances, a decision was reached to add a portion of ticket and raffle proceeds to the Sonoma Fires and those impacted by the Kincade Fire as well as original event partners Meals on Wheels SF and Mission Graduates.

When fires broke out just days before the highly anticipated event featuring 25 leading Pinot Noir producers from Northern California, it was not clear whether many of the producers would be able to make it to pour their own wines for the hundreds of wine lovers, foodies and luxury connoisseurs expected to attend the historic, stunningly restored, Hibernia Bank Building in San Francisco for the event.

Nonetheless, with a lot of commitment and a few ingenious decisions, including sending wine via UBER to the event, the majority of the wineries managed to be represented as hoped. A special thank you was given to premium brands that participated despite all odds, including Anthill Farms Winery, Blue Farm, Bucher CIRQ, Clarice Wine Co., Cobb Wines, Copain, Coursey Graves, Domaine Anderson, Dunstan, Dutton Goldfield, Freeman Vineyard & Winery, Gary Farrell, Hyde Estate, Kutch, Lando, Maggy Hawk, Peay Vineyards, Red Car, Reeve, Roederer Estate, Sangiacomo Vineyards, Sojourn Cellars, Stewart Cellars, Texture Wine, Three Sticks, Williams Selyem and Works & Days.

“This event was initially an opportunity to showcase the best of Northern California’s Pinot Noir Wines and surely did not disappoint,” said Martin. “It was incredible to see the community throughout the Russian River Valley, Anderson Valley, Sonoma County and Napa County come together in this way, especially during such a poignant moment for the industry.

EME extends a special thank you to its event sponsors: San Francisco Magazine, Modern Luxury, Roederer Estate, La Tavola Linens, Four Seasons San Francisco, Harlow & Grey, B Patisserie, Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese & Lady Falcon Coffee as well as partners: Meals on Wheels San Francisco, Eat Drink SF, Luxe SF, Six Degrees Society, Issima! Public Relations, Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers, AF&Co., Ground Floor Experiences and The Caviar Company for their support in sharing details about the event with their audiences. Photos from the event are available from Drew Altizer and Amy Hart Studios.

Building on the success of the 2019 event, plans are already in the works for the second Pinots & Plaid, slated to take place on October 24th, 2020. Please await more information on


Emily Martin Communications & Events is a marketing, communications and Event Planning firm specializing in digital marketing, branding, social media services, luxury event planning, and influencer marketing. Based in San Francisco, our clientele is diversified from the East to West Coast with the unified goal of creating your very best brand. Founder Emily Martin is also a Luxury Lifestyle, Travel, Wine & Food blogger with The JetSetting Fashionista.