Oregon has had their International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) since 1987, and Niagara has recently followed suit with their Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration (i4c) since 2011. Only a few years in it's already getting serious attention as top international wineries, speakers and journalists are participating in the 3 day event in Niagara. The idea is to showcase Canadian cool climate Chardonnay in a global context alongside visiting producers and their like-minded wines.
Having never been in the past and with more hype building, this year I decided to go as consumer and take in the event, have some fun and celebrate Chardonnay. Here are some highlights: