Join renowned Author of The Wine Bible, Karen MacNeil as she hosts this exciting live virtual tasting on “Why Willamette Valley Chardonnay?” with special guests David Adelsheim, Eugenia Keegan, Erik Kramer, and Shane Moore.
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We’ll get into a discussion on why somms, wine geeks, and both old world AND new world Chardonnay drinkers are falling in love with Willamette Valley’s expression of the variety.
An interview with David Adelsheim, one of the founding fathers of Willamette Valley, and Eugenia Keegan, everyone’s favorite Willamette Valley neighbor. They will share how we got here and why it took us a bit to figure it all out.
Wine: Adelsheim Staking Claim Chardonnay 2017, Chehalem Mountains
Erik Kramer, a talented winemaker with an impressive resume who joined WillaKenzie Estate in 2017, shares why he is betting on Chardonnay from one of the most diverse and unique estates in Willamette Valley.
Wine: WillaKenzie Estate Chardonnay 2017, Yamhill-Carlton
Young gun winemaker Shane Moore is turning out stunning Chardonnays that showcase the potential of the variety in the region. He explains his thoughts on style, soil, aging potential and everything in between.
Wine: Gran Moraine Chardonnay 2017, Yamhill-Carlton
Wineries Participating in this event
Library Offerings - Library (older-vintage) wines available for taste and/or purchase
Food Pairings - Food pairings by in-house chefs, food trucks, etc.
New Releases - The winery will be debuting a new release wine. Special Projects - The winery will be showcasing seasonal Nouveau-style wines, side projects or something else that's not in their usual lineup.
Family-Friendly - The winery has a designated activity or play area for kids and a nonalcoholic beverage option.
Live Entertainment - The event will include a live band or singer/entertainer.