2022 OREGON CHARDONNAY CELEBRATION

February 25 – 26, 2022

Join the 2022 Oregon Chardonnay Celebration as we explore The Secret Life of Chardonnay! It’s all about bubbles this year – and we’ve added a new Friday night event to share the delights of sparkling Chardonnay (a.k.a. Blanc de Blancs). Saturday, the Celebration continues with our Grand Seminar, The Secret Life of Chardonnay: Oregon Blanc de Blancs, followed by a walk-around tasting of over 50 Oregon still and sparkling Chardonnays.

Proof of vaccine required for all events.

Friday, February 25 – Saturday, February 26

The Full Experience

Experience two days of Oregon Chardonnay!
Your package includes:

Friday at Argyle Winery: a seated tasting and dosage seminar at Argyle followed by a walkaround tasting of over a dozen Blanc de Blancs from Oregon, California, and Champagne, along with bubbly-friendly snacks

Saturday at The Allison Inn & Spa: the Grand Seminar, The Secret Life of Chardonnay followed by the Grand Tasting featuring over 50 still and sparkling Oregon Chardonnay with light hors d’oeuvres

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Friday, February 25
Argyle Winery

The Sparkling Experience

6 – 7 p.m. | Seated Dosage Tasting led by Argyle winemaker Nate Klostermann
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Walkaround Tasting of over a dozen sparkling Chardonnays from Oregon, California, and Champagne.

Seated Tasting
Winemaker Nate Klostermann leads a tasting and discussion on dosage, the unique and critical step in sparkling winemaking. Sample four wines with varying dosage levels as Nate explains the decision-making process for his sparkling wines and why this step is essential to the finished wine.

Walkaround Tasting
Following the seminar, enjoy over a dozen sparkling wines and Champagnes along with a delicious array of bubbly-friendly snacks.

Saturday, February 26
Allison Inn & Spa

The Secret Life of Chardonnay: Oregon Blanc de Blancs

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Grand Seminar

Moderator: Elaine Chukan Brown, WakawakaWineReviews.com & JancisRobinson.com
Panelists: Michael Davies, REX HILL
Andrew Davis, Lytle Barnett
Geoff Hall, Argyle Winery
Gina Hennen, Adelsheim Vineyard
Jean Michel Jussiaume, Maison Jussiaume
Kate Payne-Brown, Stoller Family Estate

Moderator Elaine Chukan Brown leads the conversation with our distinguished panel of winemakers. We’ll delve into the sparkling winemaking process, with each panelist focusing on a distinct aspect, from viticulture to disgorgement. You’ll taste six examples of Oregon Blanc de Blancs and discover why Oregon is the vanguard for American sparkling wine.

The Grand Tasting

Session 1 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Session 2 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m

The Grand Tasting showcases Oregon Chardonnay in all its glory with over 50 producers pouring their wines. Explore both still and sparkling Chardonnay and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres.

For attendees’ comfort and safety, seating will be limited for the Grand Seminar. The Grand Tasting will be split into two sessions to ensure ample space for guests, winemakers, and staff. Proof of vaccine will be required for all events.

MAKE IT A WEEKEND
Stay at The Allison Inn & Spa

Enjoy special pricing at the luxurious Allison Inn & Spa for $315+ tax per night.
All reservations must be made individually through The Allison’s Reservation Department by calling 503-554-2525 or toll free at 877-294-2525. Reservations must be made by Thursday, January 27, 2022 to qualify.

ABOUT THE OREGON CHARDONNAY CELEBRATION 

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 50 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 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.