Attention Oregon wine lovers! The third annual Oregon Chardonnay Symposium will take over Stoller Family Estate on March 8, highlighting the “past, present, and future of Oregon Chardonnay."

Guests will take a journey through 40 select bottlings from producers around the state – the largest offering of Oregon Chardonnay tasting options ever. It'll be the perfect opportunity to explore what Oregonians are doing with the grape now—think light, bright, and fresh (not the oak bombs of generations past).

Prior to the tasting event, a panel of world-class winemakers will host a seminar on the state of the grape—including Melissa Burr of Stoller Family Estate, David Paige of Adelsheim Vineyard, Josh Bergström of Bergström Wines, Jesse Lange of Lange Estate Winery, Harry Peterson-Nedry of Chehalem Wines, Robert Brittan of Brittan Vineyards, and Doug Tunnell of Brick House Vineyards.

New to the seminar his year? An international perspective, thanks to the addition of lauded French winemakers Dominique Lafon of Domaine des Comtes and Veronique Drouhin of Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin Oregon.

The technical seminar will run from 2 to 4 pm, with the tasting following from 4 to 6 pm. Tickets are $100 for both events, or $60 for the grand tasting alone. 

Tickets are available online at the Oregon Chardonnay Symposium website, or you can take a chance and enter to win a complimentary pair of tickets for the grand tasting. Simply share your favorite producer of Oregon Chardonnay in the comments below! Must be 21+ to enter. Good luck!

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