A Global Look at CharDOnnay - Terroirs and Winemaking Styles

Seminar Description

Chardonnay is truly an international grape variety. Is the most popular variety in the United States accounting for 20% of the wine consumed. To some extent, Chardonnay is a blank slate. The style of resulting wine is defined by the climate and tell noir of the vineyard as well as the choices the winemaker makes in the cellar. The session will examine Chardonnay from classic old world regions recognized high quality new world regions and emerging new world regions. With each wine we will discuss the likelihood of its testability in blind tasting examinations. With classic wines, we will attempt to identify clues and characteristics that will help lead to correct identification. Areas for consideration will be Burgundy, California, Chile, Australia, Oregon and a few lesser-known areas.


Geoff Labitzke, MW


Bernard Retornaz
Gavin Speight

Event Info:

  • Thursday, November 16
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  • Trade Only