Friday, February 25 at 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.

Oregon Chardonnay Annual Celebration

SPARKLING EXPERIENCE GUIDE

Nate Klostermann Argyle Winery

Born in Wisconsin, Nate developed a budding interest in wine production while working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science at the University of Minnesota. After getting a taste of the industry at Falconer Vineyards along the Mississippi River in Red Wing, MN, Nate packed his beat-up Acura Integra and drove west to Dundee, Oregon. Starting as a harvest intern in 2005, Nate was quickly promoted to enologist, and studied under the tutelage of Rollin Soles, Argyle’s founding winemaker.
Quickly falling in love with the sparkling winemaking process, Nate has embraced the year-round challenges that the sparkling winemaking process presents. As he has learned through a number of Argyle vintages, he believes that making great sparkling wine carries over and improves the winemaking techniques for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling. A firm believer in benchmarking his wines for ageability, Nate aims to construct wines that drink well in their youth, but also develop depth, texture, and complexity over time with careful cellaring. After eight years at Argyle Winery, Nate was appointed as head winemaker in March of 2013.