Oak Knoll Winery regrets to inform those who would still like to attend the Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium that it is completely SOLD OUT!

Little did anyone know when President Greg Lint, Winemaker Jeff Herinckx, Jose Diaz, and I began to plan the Oregon Pinot Gris Symposium at Oak Knoll Winery, that we’d sell out so swiftly.

By March 24, the symposium was completely sold out for the June 9, 2011, event.

We were hoping to have half of the present numbers registered in attendance, if it was going to be successful. There were no pre-conceived conceptions for what the interest level would be. “This has exceeded all of our expectations,” according to Greg Lint. “This day is certainly going to begin writing the history of Oregon being known for much more than Pinot Noir.”

Having Paul Gregutt as the keynote speaker has created quite a buzz. The bar was set high with Paul being chosen to deliver the inspiration, and the list of attendees is quite formidable.

Winery and Grape Growers Attending:

Airlie Winery
Abiqua Wind Vineyard
Ankeny Vineyard Winery
Apolloni Vineyards
Brittan Vineyards
Cardwell Hill Cellars
Christoper Bridge Cellars
David Hill
Dion Vineyard
Henry Estate
King Estate Winery
Lange Estate Winery
Left Coast Cellars
Maysara Winery
Methven Family Vineyards
Montinore Estates Winery
NW Wine Company, L.L.C.
Oak Knoll Winery
Pacific Rim Winemakers
Phelps Creek Vineyards
Plum Hill Vineyards
Provincial Vineyards
Pudding River Wine Cellars
Ribera Vineyards
Ron Johnson
Sokol Blosser Winery
Spindrift Cellars
Terrapin Cellars
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Wy’East Vineyards
Yamhill Valley Vineyards
Zimri Cellars

Winery Trade Attending:

Chemeketa Community College
Diaz Communications
Eugenia Keegan Consulting
Ombiasy Public Relations
Odom-Southern Distributors of OR

Winery Media Attending:

Paul Gregutt ~ www.paulgregutt.com, Wine Enthusiast (not on assignment)
Barbara Trigg ~ Appellation America
Ryan Reichert ~ Northwest Whites
Dr. Christian G.E.Schiller ~ Schiller Wine
Jim Gullo ~ Oregon Wine, b/t/w
Mark Hinton ~ Enobytes, Oregon Live
Pamela Heiligenthal ~ Enobytes
Jo Diaz ~ Wine-Blog ~ Juicy Tales by Jo Diaz
Gary Werner ~ Vineyard and Winery Management (on assignment)

The Agenda:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER ~ “The Potential for Pinot Gris From Oregon, Regarding Its Terroir” with Paul Gregutt ~ PaulG’s Blog, Unfined &Unfiltered, Seattle Times, Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Jazz

VITICULTURE ~ “Understanding the Terroir of Oregon Pinot Gris” with Al MacDonald, Chemeketa Community College: Vineyard Management Programs

ENOLOGY ~ “Crafting Your Signature Pinot Gris” with Robert Brittan, Robert Brittan Vineyards; Jason Bull, Zimri Cellars and winemaker at David Hill Vineyards & Winery; Jeff Herinckx, Oak Knoll Winery

MARKETING ~ “Having Your Pinot Gris Stand Out from the Oregon Crowd” with Ryan Lumaco, Odom-Southern Distributors of Oregon

MARKETING ~ “Having Your Pinot Gris Stand Out from the National Crowd” with Eugenia Keegan, Vineyard Consultant

LUNCHEON w/MEDIA ~ 12:30 ~ 1:30 p.m. BEST OF THE OREGON PINOT GRIS TASTING ~ 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. With MEDIA