Cool’ School is back in session! Enrolment includes a headlining keynote address by Andrew Jefford, Decanter, followed by three informative, dynamic sessions and tastings including the not-to-miss Great Chardo Swap, led by Chris Waters. Lunch and networking coffee breaks allows for plenty of opportunities to connect with your fellow Cool Climate classmates. Tickets include keynote address, three industry sessions with tastings, full lunch and Walk Around Tasting from 3:30pm-5:00pm, following the School of Cool sessions.
The Great Chardo Swap – Moderated by Chris Waters
The i4C is excited to present a special edition of the “Great Chardo Swap” in a 2-part session at the School of Cool 2022.
CCOVI Senior Oenologist Belinda Kemp worked with 12 Niagara winemakers to develop an innovative way to showcase the impact of winemaking styles and terroir of Ontario’s most widely planted white vinifera grape, Chardonnay. The initiative began in the summer of 2017 for The Great Chardo Swap when 6 winemakers from the East side of the Niagara Peninsula swapped grapes with 6 winemakers from the West side of the Niagara Peninsula. Chardonnay grapes were harvested, pressed from two sites and the juice was distributed to the participating winemakers. Other than using the same closures and bottle type, the winemakers made the wines according to their personal knowledge of the terroir of each of the sites.
East Side Winemaking Team
Fabian Reis, Ferox
J.L. Groux, Stratus
Ann Sperling, Southbrook
Amélie Boury, Château des Charmes
Nicholas Gizuk, Inniskillin
Craig McDonald, Trius Winery
West Side Winemaking Team
Casey Kulczyk, Westcott Vineyards
Emma Garner, Thirty Bench Wine Makers
Angelo Pavan/Gabe Demarco, Cave Spring Vineyard
Lawrence Buhler, Henry of Pelham
Shiraz Mottiar, Malivoire Wine
Thomas Bachelder, Bachelder Niagara
Session 1 and Session 2 will each feature 6 of these Niagara winemakers (3 from the East of Niagara Peninsula and 3 from the West of Niagara Peninsula).
These Great Chardo Swap i4C sessions are an exclusive tasting opportunity to taste these wines and listen to the insights and learnings from these 12 Niagara winemakers.
Session 3: Redefining Cool 2022 – Moderated by Andrew jefford
The i4C is founded on bringing together the cool climate Chardonnay minds and regions from across the globe. Tasting and talking about what makes Chardonnay “cool”? Do we agree? Let’s talk Cool by Latitude, Altitude and Attitude. Join Andrew Jefford, on what is sure to be an intellectual journey through a discussion on how to redefine Cool Chardonnay in 2022.
Complimentary parking at Niagara College with shuttle service to the event.
There is no parking available on site at White Oaks Resort.
Session and shuttle details will be available at COOLCHARDONNAY
Tickets are non-refundable.
This is a 19+ event.
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