The sixth annual Oregon Chardonnay Celebration takes place Saturday, February 25, 2017 at The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Oregon. The Celebration educates both industry members and consumers about the varietal in a non-competitive environment. The event begins with a seated topical seminar and tasting followed by the Grand Tasting, a walkaround sampling of over 40 Oregon producers, one of the region’s largest varietal-specific tastings. Attendees have a choice of participating in both the seminar and Grand Tasting or the Grand Tasting only.
Formerly known as The Oregon Chardonnay Symposium, the Oregon Chardonnay Celebration delves deep into what makes Oregon Chardonnay unique, each year focusing on different aspects of the varietal and its place in the state. Bringing together both pioneers and the current generation of Oregon producers, the Oregon Chardonnay Celebration provides a lense through which we can view the past, present, and future of Oregon Chardonnay.
Each year, the technical panel brings together Oregon Chardonnay pioneers and top producers in a seated seminar to discuss a particular topic in depth and taste examples illustrating the perspective of each panelist. Expect thoughtful conversation, humorous quips, and contrasting points of view as each panelist shares their perspective.
Seminar Topic 2017: To be announced Fall 2016
More than 40 Oregon vintners* pour their Chardonnays, encompassing the breadth and depth of the state’s production. Showcasing a wide variety of styles, production methods, and terroirs, the Chardonnay Grand Tasting allows guests a comprehensive tasting experience.
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The list of participating wineries for the 2017 event will be released in December 2016.
Beginning with the 2017 event, we request that ALL wineries, regardless of previous particiaption,
submit wines to be considered for inclusion in the event.
Wineries interested in participating in the 2017 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration should submit
their Interest Form online and send two bottles (750 ml.) of the same sample wine to:
OCC Selection Committee
410 NE Third Street, Suite 5
McMinnville, OR 97128
Wine should be produced by a bonded winery from Oregon fruit
Wine submitted should be in current release
There is no case production minimum