Chardonnay symposium returns to Pismo, Avila, Edna

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Central Coast hosts a global celebration of Chardonnaychardonnay grapes

–The world’s foremost gathering of chardonnay producers, The International Chardonnay Symposium, will feature a line-up of top global Chardonnay winemakers, sommeliers, media, trade, foodies and wine enthusiasts during this year’s events, which will run May 12-14.

The symposium will take place in Pismo Beach and Avila Beach with a grand tasting at Greengate Ranch & Vineyard in Edna Valley wine country.

A sampling of panel discussions include:

        • Wente Clone Comparative Tasting
        • What’s Oak Got to Do With It?
        • Pairing Chardonnay With Artisanal Cheese
        • Digging In: An International Look at the Effects of Terroir


Additional events include a Vintners’ Wine Tech Symposium, Sommelier Chardonnay Challenge, Grand Tasting, La Paulée Dinner and Awards Ceremony and a Sparkling Wine and Oysters Gala.

Early-bird tickets to the Saturday Grand Tasting are available and can be purchased by visiting


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