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Lingua Franca LLC

The Renaissance of Chardonnay in the Willamette Valley

Date: Wed, Apr 29, 2020
Time 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Webinar
Contact: Sam Schmitt
Email: sam@linguafranca.wine

In the 1960's, the founders of the Willamette Valley imagined a new frontier for cool climate grape varieties -- in particular Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay.  While Pinot Noir became a virtual overnight sensation and Riesling a wine-culture darling, Chardonnay languished and almost became a footnote in the Willamette Valley wine story, over taken by the easy going Pinot Gris.  Why did Chardonnay struggle while Pinot Noir soared and what was the behind its astounding revival?

This webinar explores the early history of the Willamette Valley while we uncover Chardonnay's sordid past and its triumphant comeback.  Whether you are a Chardonnay fan or a practicing  ABC wine enthusiast (anything but Chardonnay), this webinar will help you understand the role of terroir & clones, and how they contribute something truly unique and special to Chardonnay in the Willamette Valley.

Please click here to register. 

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