Thursday, June 2, 2011

CHARDONNAY SYMPOSIUM


The Chardonnay Symposium

If you feel like a trip to California's Central Coast wine region, and you like Chardonnay -  here's an event you should try to attend.  The Chardonnay Symposium, July 23rd in bucolic Santa Maria, California.

The Chardonnay Symposium is a full day devoted to the Chardonnay grape and the wines made from it.

Two educational panels kick off the festivities - one at the famous Bien Nacido Vineyard and the other atTantara Winery.  They're followed by a luncheon at Au Bon Climat Winery and then a Chardonnay Grand Tasting event at Byron Vineyard and Winery, where you'll taste delightful examples of Chardonnay from Oregon, Sonoma and the California Central Coast.

Guest speakers include Wine Enthusiast writer Steve Heimoff and wine expert Karen MacNeil, author of The Wine Bible.

For Chardonnay lovers, this a "can't miss" event.  Tickets cost $125 for the full day and $65 for the Grand Tasting event only.