Program

  • 8.30am
    Arrival & registration
  • Session 1 - In the vineyard
    9.00am
    Welcome

    Clonal preferences, rootstock combinations, climate influence Anthony Borneman, Laurent Audeguin, Ray Guerin

  • 10.00am
    Break
  • Session 2 – In the winery
    10.15am
    Chardonnay making journeys in Australia, New Zealand and France
    Michael Brajkovich, Virginia Willcock, Steve Flamsteed, Nicolas Tarteret

    Traditional wine making versus new concepts
    Tasting to compare approaches

  • 12.00pm
    Lunch
  • Session 3 – In the world
    1.00pm
    Jancis Robinson, Chris Crawford & Tamara Grischy
    Discuss global context of chardonnay
    – Blind tasting of top selling wines by price category
    – Q&A
  • 3.00pm
    Break
  • Session 4 - In the glass
    3.30pm
    Jancis Robinson & James Halliday to lead a global tasting of great chardonnays with a panel including –
    Michael Brajkovich, Clare Halloran, Tom Carson, Michael Hill-Smith
  • 5.30pm
    Finish
  • Food by Locavore, Beer by Detour, Gin by Four Pillars
    5.30pm
  • 6.30pm
    Langton’s Chardonnay Symposium Dinner

    – Four courses
    – Ten outstanding wines
    – Rare chardonnay on-line auction