Oregon Chardonnay Sypmosium

Oregon Chard Symposium Right

Oregon Chardonnay is garnering national attention, taking center stage in the  New York Times article "Oregon Chardonnay Speaks Up" last year and mentions in February's  Sunset Magazine   article, "The Great White" and it doesn't show signs of slowing down. The second Oregon Chardonnay Symposium on Saturday, May 4 at Red Ridge Farms will showcase a new wave of smaller producers and set out to define their signature style of N. Willamette Valley Oregon chardonnay. The event will begin with an educational and interactive panel discussion, featuring eight artisan producers and nationally renowned wine writers. The discussion will include a technical tasting of very limited production chardonnays from the panelists.

A walk-around tasting at the Durant Vineyards Tasting Room, will follow the panel discussion, featuring wines from the participating wineries along with charcuterie plates accompanied by Oregon Olive Mill olive oils. Participants will be provided with seminar notes, tasting notes and logo wineglass. There are 60 tickets available for the event and cost $60 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Red Ridge Farms at 503-864-8502.

Participating Wineries:

Arterberry Maresh
Big Table Farms
Division Winemaking Company
Durant Vineyards
Walter Scott


Participating Media:

Katherine Cole, wine columnist for The Oregonian and author of   Voodoo Vintners: Oregon's Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers

Paul Gregutt , "Wine Adviser " columnist for The Seattle Times  and NW editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

W. Blake Gray, author of the Gray Report blog, winner of the 2012 Wine Blog Awards for Best Industry Blog and columnist for WineReviewOnline.com, will also be participating in the event.

Panel Discussion Topics:

  • Each winery will define their signature style of N. Willamette Valley Oregon Chardonnay
  • Drive and influence of each producer
  • Visions
  • Oak regiments
  • Vineyard sources, soil and climatic influences
  • Winemaking practices
  • What does the future hold for Oregon chardonnay

The Oregon Olive Mill at Red Ridge Farms
5510 NE Breyman Orchards RD Dayton, OR 97114 
1- 5 p.m.


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