• Oregon Chardonnay Celebration 2017

    Roadtripping through Oregon Wine Country
    with Food & Wine’s Ray Isle

    Saturday, February 25, 2017
    at The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Oregon

SEMINAR  2017

Join RAY ISLE, Food & Wine magazine’s executive wine editor, as he leads a tour through Oregon Chardonnay country. From the windy slopes of the Columbia Gorge, south through the picturesque rolling hills of the Willamette Valley, and onward to southern Oregon’s dramatic high elevation sites, taste along with Ray and our winemaker panelists.

Through imagery, words, and wine, they’ll share why Oregon’s diverse terrain provides ideal microclimates for showcasing Chardonnay’s many facets.

GRAND TASTING 2017

Taste more than 40 Oregon Chardonnays from our 2017 Featured Wineries, sampling the breadth and depth of Oregon Chardonnay. Make pit-stops along your journey to enjoy light Chardonnay-friendly hors d’œuvres.

GET TO KNOW YOUR ROAD TRIP GUIDE – RAY ISLE

Ray Isle is executive wine editor at Food & Wine, an IACP Award winner and James Beard award nominee, and the man behind Food & Wine’s “Wine Talk” wine column and “Tasting Room” blog. Ray’s articles have appeared in a wide range of national publications, and he is a regular guest on renowned media programs such as Today, The Early Show, CNBC’s On the Money, NPR’s All Things Considered, and American Public Media’s The Splendid Table. Ray’s career epiphany came to him during the 1997 Pinot noir harvest in Saratoga, California. He left academia for the wine business and never looked back!

MEET OUR DELIGHTFUL PANEL OF SPEAKERS

Along the route, you’ll get five different perspectives on Chardonnay-making. From north to south, the panel will share their unique experiences making this dynamic white wine from grapes grown in a variety of microclimates. Listen, learn, ask questions, and then, test your new knowledge tasting a collection of some of Oregon’s best Chardonnay wines.

  • 2017 Winemaker Panel

    The names and bios of our 2017 panel will be released soon! Please check back.


Ticket Options:

Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration.
There are two options available:

Seminar & Grand Tasting
Join moderator Ray Isle and winemaker panelists for a “road trip” through Oregon wine country in wine, words, and imagery. Afterwards, mingle and taste with over 40 of Oregon’s top Chardonnay producers at our Grand Tasting.

Grand Tasting
Can’t make the whole trip? Mingle and taste with over 40 of Oregon’s top Chardonnay producers at our Grand Tasting.

Admit One
$170.00

Seminar & Grand Tasting Package

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Admit One
$85.00

Grand Tasting

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MAKE IT A WEEKEND
Stay at The Allison Inn & Spa

Special room rates are available for guests attending the 2017 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration. Please contact the hotel directly by telephone at 503 – 554 – 2525 to make your reservations. Note: Special rates will not be honored by the online booking system.

Background

ABOUT THE OREGON CHARDONNAY CELEBRATION 

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 lens through which we can view the past, present, and future of Oregon Chardonnay.

CHARDONNAY IN THE NEWS

“Although each wine was an undeniably individual expression of the Chardonnay grape, they all shared a connective thread that was decidedly Oregonian: an intensity of fruit, coupled with a firm mineral thread.” ~ Lettie Teague, These Oregon Winemakers are Making Chardonnay Cool Again

November 4, 2016 The Wall Street Journal

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