The fifth annual Oregon Chardonnay Celebration takes place Saturday, February 27, 2016 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.
The 2016 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration topic will be announced in October 2015.
To Be Announced
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.
* Participating wineries to be announced in early January 2016Tickets Available Soon
If you are interested in participating in the 2016 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration, please fill out this form and send it with two bottles of the same wine to:
410 NE Third Street, Suite 5
McMinnville, OR 97128
All samples must arrive by Friday, October 30, 2015 to be considered.
Wineries that have previously participated are encouraged to submit an interest form, but are not required to submit a wine sample.
A wine selection panel consisting of winemakers, restaurateurs, and retailers appointed by the Board of Directors will meet in November to blind taste through samples and formulate a list of proposed wineries. Selected wineries will receive an invitation to participate in December.
Participation requires a registration fee of $175, a contribution of 1-2 cases of wine, and the participation of winemaker or principal for the tasting. Other participation details will follow the selection process.