Browse through the galleries of the 2016 Chardonnay Colloquium held the weekend of 7&8 October in the Elgin Valley, South Africa to showcase Elgin Chardonnay vs International Chardonnay.
Events and lunches were hosted at various venues around the Elgin Valley: Rockhaven was home to the technical presentation by Richard Kershaw MW, two tastings hosted by Jamie Goode and a gala dinner on Friday. On Saturday morning sessions were held at Lothian (Boschendal & Lothian), Oneiric (Hannay Wines, Oneiric & Richard Kershaw) and Almenkerk (Almenkerk, Corder Family Wines & Highlands Road Estate. Lunches were served at Paul Cluver (Paul Cluver Wines & Sutherland Vineyards), Oak Valley (Oak Valley Wines and Elgin Vintners), South Hill (South Hill Vineyards, Neil Ellis and Matthew van Heerden) and Iona (Iona and Charles Fox MCC).
What on earth is terroir and how does it affect your glass of Chardonnay? A tour through the Oneiric vineyards followed by a guided tasting hosted by Richard Kershaw MW who who took us on a journey of discovery of the Elgin terroir and vine clones resulting in the distinctions found in your glass of Chardonnay.