OWB Events Calendar
Oregon wine events selected by the Oregon Wine Board
Second Annual Chardonnay Symposium at Red Ridge Farms and Durant Vineyards
Oregon Chardonnay is garnering national attention, taking
center stage in the New York
"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.
Katherine Cole, wine columnist
for The Oregonian and author of Voodoo
Vintners: Oregon's Astonishing Biodynamic
Paul Gregutt, "Wine
Adviser" columnist for The Seattle
Times and NW editor of Wine Enthusiast
W. Blake Gray, author of
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.
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 each.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling Red Ridge
Farms at 503-864-8502.
- Each winery will define their signature style of N.
Willamette Valley Oregon chardonnay
- Drive and influence of each
- Oak regiments
- Vineyard sources, soil and climatic
- Winemaking practices
- What does the future hold for Oregon
The Oregon Olive Mill at Red Ridge Farms
5510 NE Breyman Orchards RD
Dayton, OR 97114
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM