Born of Flood & Fire: Chardonnay From Ancient Soils | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
The verdant, vine-covered hillsides and lush farmland we know as Oregon wine country belie the region’s cataclysmic beginnings. Millions of years of colossal floods and raging fires, earthquakes and eruptions, a continental shift, and a shifting ocean created what we see today. Erosion has softened the craters and smoothed the lava flows, yet the soil left behind still has a story to tell. Join moderator and winemaker panelists as they discuss these geologic events, how they impact the vines, and ultimately, the Chardonnay in your glass.
Grand Tasting 2020:
Exploring Chardonnay From Ancient Soils | 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Featuring a walk-around tasting of more than 50 Oregon Chardonnays from a list of 2020 Featured Wineries. Following our Grand Seminar theme of Born of Flood & Fire: Ancient Soils of Oregon, wines will be organized by soil type. Interact with winemakers in this uniquely formatted tasting and enjoy light Chardonnay-friendly hors d’œuvres, all in the warm atmosphere of The Allison Inn & Spa.