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The International Chardonnay Symposium

About 11 month(s) ago by Allegretto Vineyard Resort

Wine enthusiasts will be thrilled to join one of the largest grape tastings of the year. The International Chardonnay Symposium gathers the top producers from around the world to the iconic Californian beach towns of Pismo Beach, Avila Beach, and the Edna Valley wine country. The symposium offers an in-depth experience of the one of the most famous grapes and its evolution for the viticulture, tastemakers, and the market. Its primary purpose is to educate leading industry professionals and beloved consumers about current trends in the Chardonnay production process. The event will be taking place from Thursday, May 12th to Saturday, May 14th.

Read through the symposium’s variety of events to participate in:

  • Vintners Wine Tech Symposium—Thursday, May 12, 9:00am–4:00pm

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort

  • Sommelier Chardonnay Challenge—Thursday, May 12, 10:00am–3:00pm

Avila Lighthouse Suites

  • French Forum: Exploring The Wonders of French Chardonnay (lunch included)—Friday, May 13, 11:00am–1:30pm

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort

  • Wente Clone Comparative Tasting—Friday, May 13, 2:00pm–3:30pm

Avila Lighthouse Suites

  • Pét-Nat, Sparkling Wine & Oysters Gala—Friday, May 13, 4:00pm–6:00pm

Avila Beach Golf Resort

  • La Paulée Dinner and Vintners Awards Ceremony—Friday, May 13, 7:00pm–10:00pm

Greengate Ranch & Vineyard

  • Taste the Difference: Exploring California's Distinct Chardonnay Regions—Saturday, May 14, 10:00am–11:30pm

Edna Valley Vineyard

  • Hone Your Chardonnay Blind-Tasting Skills—Saturday, May 14, 10:30am-12:30pm

The Cliffs Resort

  • What’s Oak Got To Do With It?—Saturday, May 14, 11:00am–12:30pm

The Cliffs Resort

  • Pairing Chardonnay & Artisanal Cheese—Saturday, May 14, 11:30am–1:00pm

Greengate Ranch & Vineyard

  • Saturday Grand Tasting—Saturday, May 14, 1:00pm–5:00pm

Greengate Ranch & Vineyard

  • Winemaker Dinners—Saturday, May 14, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Various Locations

Top participating winemakers, sommeliers, and tastemakers include:


  • ADELAIDA Cellars – Paso Robles
  • Agnitio – Napa Valley
  • Aliane Wines – Various Appellations
  • Aline Thiebaut, Aliane Wines – France
  • Alpha Omega – St. Helena
  • Alquimista Cellars – Russian River Valley
  • Anaba Wines – Carneros
  • Arínzano Vinos de Pago – Spain
  • Arroyo Seco Winegrowers – Arroyo Seco
  • Ave Winery – Lompoc
  • Baileyana – Edna Valley
  • Bernard Retornaz, Louis Latour – France
  • Bernardus Winery – Carmel Valley
  • Biddle Ranch Vineyard – Edna Valley
  • Bob Bath, Culinary Institute of America – Napa Valley
  • Bodega Catena Zapata – Mendoza
  • Boisset Collection – St. Helena
  • Brian Maloney, DeLoach Vineyards – Russian River Valley
  • Bruno Laclotte, Wine Spirit Consulting – Various Appellations
  • Cambria Winery – Santa Maria Valley
  • Cameron Frey, Ramey Wine Cellars – Russian River Valley
  • Capensis – South Africa
  • Center of Effort – Edna Valley
  • Chamisal Vineyards – San Luis Obispo County
  • Chartron et Trébuchet – Bourgogne – France
  • Chris Sawyer, The Sommelier Files – Sonoma County
  • Claiborne & Churchill Winery – Edna Valley
  • Clos Pepe Estate – Lompoc
  • Cotiere – Santa Maria
  • CRU Wine Company – Berenda
  • DAOU Vineyards – Paso Robles
  • Dave Paige, Adelsheim Vineyard – Oregon
  • Deovlet Wines – San Luis Obispo County
  • Domaine de l'Arjolle – France
  • Domaine de la Vougeraie – France
  • Edna Valley Vineyard – Edna Valley
  • El Pistolero – Morro Bay
  • Fintan "Fin" du Fresne, Chamisal Vineyards – San Luis Obispo County
  • Fog Crest Vineyard – Russian River Valley
  • FOXEN – Santa Maria Valley
  • Gainey Vineyard – Santa Rita Hills
  • Garden Creek Ranch Vineyards Winery – Geyserville
  • Gary Farrell Winery – Russian River Valley
  • Geoffroy de la Besnardière, Domaine de l'Arjolle – France
  • Greg La Follette, La Follette Wines – Russian River Valley
  • Grgich Hills Estate – Napa Valley
  • Gypsy Canyon – Santa Rita Hills
  • Hanzell Vineyards – Sonoma Valley
  • Harmony Cellars – Central Coast
  • Hearst Ranch Winery – San Luis Obispo County
  • Hendry – Napa Valley
  • J Vineyards & Winery – Healdsburg
  • J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines – Paso Robles
  • Jack Creek Cellars – Paso Robles Willow Creek District
  • Jamieson Ranch Vineyards – American Canyon
  • Jim Clendenen, Au Bon Climat – Central Coast
  • Jim Kress, Tolosa Winery – Edna Valley
  • Jonathan Nagy, Nielson Wines – Santa Barbara County
  • Karl Wente, Wente Vineyards – Livermore Valley
  • Kyle Kaplan, Piper-Heidsieck – Champagne
  • La Follette Wines – Russian River Valley
  • Laetitia Vineyard & Winery – Arroyo Grande Valley
  • Landmark Vineyards – Kenwood
  • Larry Brooks – Central Coast
  • Larry Hyde, Hyde de Villaine – Napa Valley
  • Laura Werlin, Cheese Author & Educator – San Francisco
  • Lioco Wine – Santa Rosa
  • Liquid Farm – Santa Rita Hills
  • Maison Louis Latour – Bourgogne - France
  • Manuel Louzada, Arínzano Vinos de Pago – Spain
  • Mark Williams, William Hill – Napa Valley
  • Matt Licklider, LIOCO Wine – Santa Rosa
  • Matt Steel, Edna Valley Vineyard – Edna Valley
  • Mattina Fiore – Edna Valley
  • Melissa Burr, Stoller Family Estate – Dayton - Oregon
  • Melville Winery – Santa Rita Hills
  • Mercer Estates Winery – Washington
  • Mike Hendry, Hendry Ranch Wines – Napa Valley
  • Nielson Wines – Santa Barbara County
  • Northwest Wines, Ltd. – Oregon Chardonnays
  • Nottingham Cellars – Livermore Valley
  • Oro Bello – Various Appellations
  • Paul Lato Wines – Santa Maria Valley
  • Piper-Heidsieck – Champagne
  • Presqu’ile Winery – Santa Maria Valley
  • Ramey Wine Cellars – Healdsburg
  • Randy Bennett, Sojourn Cellars – Sonoma
  • Randy Caparoso, The Tasting Panel Magazine – California
  • Riverbench Vineyard & Winery – Santa Maria Valley
  • RoxyAnn Winery – Medford – Oregon
  • Rusack Vineyards – Solvang
  • Sandhi – Santa Rita Hills
  • Sanford Winery & Vineyards – Lompoc
  • Sbragia Family Vineyards – Geyserville
  • Schug Winery – Carneros
  • Selby Winery – Healdsburg
  • Sextant Wines – Edna Valley
  • Sinor-LaVallee – Avila Valley
  • Sojourn Cellars – Napa ValleyRussian River ValleySonoma Coast
  • St. Francis Winery – Sonoma
  • Stephen Ross – Edna Valley
  • Stoller Family Estate – Dayton – Oregon
  • Stolo Family Vineyards – Central Coast
  • Swanson Vineyards – Napa Valley
  • Talley Vineyards – Arroyo Grande Valley
  • Testarossa Winery – Santa Lucia Highlands
  • Thomas Fogarty Winery – Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Toad Hollow Winery – Russian River Valley
  • Tolosa Winery & Vineyards – Edna Valley
  • Treana Winery – Paso Robles
  • Trefethen Family Vineyards – Napa Valley
  • True Myth – Edna Valley
  • Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast Magazine – Napa Valley
  • Wente Vineyards – Livermore Valley
  • Wild Horse Winery – Santa Maria Valley
  • William Hill Estate – Napa Valley
  • William James Cellars – Santa Maria Valley
  • WindRacer Wines – Russian River Valley
  • Wolff Vineyards – Edna Valley
  • Wrath – Monterrey

The highly anticipated International Chardonnay Symposium gathers professionals and consumers alike who all deeply appreciate fine taste. Purchase tickets online.

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