The fourth annual Oregon Chardonnay Symposium will be held Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Stoller Family Estate. This year’s Technical Session, led by Rajat Parr, will focus on the subject of clones, including heritage and Dijon, and their contribution to Oregon Chardonnay. The Grand Tasting will once again be one of the largest tastings of the region’s chardonnays, spanning the winemaking spectrum from one end to the other.
The 2015 Oregon Chardonnay Symposium will delve deeper into what makes Oregon Chardonnay so unique. With an intense focus on the clones, from a purely farming perspective to the distinct characteristics of the various clone groups, this year’s event will cover ground from all angles. Of course the event will also bring together both the pioneers and the current generation of Oregon producers once again as the industry takes on the past, present and future of Oregon Chardonnay.
Moderated by Rajat Parr, the panel brings together some of Oregon’s Chardonnay pioneers and top producers. Together, they will give a dynamic take on the past, present and future of Oregon Chardonnay, with an intense discussion around Chardonnay clones while tasting their top bottlings. ($150.00 ticket price includes Chardonnay Grand Tasting)
Rajat Parr — Evening Land Vineyards
Jason Lett — The Eyrie Vineyards
John Paul — Cameron Winery
Craig Williams — X Novo Vineyard
Mimi Casteel — Bethel Heights Vineyard
Thomas Bachelder — Bachelder Wines
With over 40 Oregon producers* represented, this tasting will certainly be the most encompassing display of Chardonnay from Oregon in one room to date. Showcasing many different styles, production methods and terroirs, the Grand Tasting will allow guests to look at the translation of Chardonnay in our state and start the process of defining Oregon Chardonnay.
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