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Hazelfern Cellars to Kick Off IPNC with Big Table Farm, Hundred Suns, 00 Wines for a Summer Bash Celebrating Willamette Valley Chardonnay


First annual Chardy Party will be held by acclaimed winemakers in celebration of the Willamette Valley’s world-class expression of Chardonnay

July 13, 2023, Newberg, OR . . .On July 27, Hazelfern Cellars will be hosting a rousing celebration of Chardonnay together with other highly acclaimed Chardonnay producers from the Willamette Valley. The Chardy Party will be hosted at Hazelfern, who will be pouring wines along with Big Table FarmHundred Suns, and 00 Wines. The bash will start at 6 pm at the Hazelfern Barn and Tasting Room at 4008 NE Zimri Drive, and will kick off International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) the night before the event begins. Tickets, shuttle details, and limited six packs are available at the event website here.  

Partygoers will be treated to a fun evening featuring favorite Chardonnay food pairings like fried chicken, oysters, and all the farm fresh fixins prepared by famed Chef Joey Gibson from Portland’s Parallel Food and Drink.

“We absolutely love the excitement and energy around Chardonnay here in the Willamette Valley,” said Hazelfern founder Laura Laing. “This is my go-to grape and although we started Hazelfern over a decade ago with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay is what made me fall in love with wine and pushed Bryan and I forward to making wine full time. We’ve been talking about hosting a Chardy Party for years and to be joined by three friends and inspiring producers in Big Table Farm, Hundred Suns and 00 Wines to bring this inaugural event to life is a dream come true.”

On the heels of Hazelfern’s selection as a featured winery in this year’s International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) and their new property in Yamhill Carlton AVA, the Laings have much to celebrate, and collaboration is key; their neighbors in their new vineyard dubbed Hazelfern 2.0 are Shea Vineyard as a direct neighbor to the south, Gran Moraine and Soléna to the west, and Penner Ash to the east. Hazelfern is part of an inspiring movement of young first-generation Oregon winegrowers who share in the pioneering spirit of developing vineyard land for their homegrown wineries.

Self-taught winemakers, the Laings made 5 gallons of Pinot noir in their first year of winemaking in their Portland basement. The next year 10, then 20 gallons, and continued doubling every year while learning along the way. Today, Hazelfern makes 4,000 cases annually of Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, estate Trousseau and estate Gamay. The barn that houses their winery and tasting room was originally built for horses, but the Laings moved in before horses took up residence, and this is where the Chardy Party will be held.

More about Hazelfern Cellars

Hazelfern Cellars produces dynamic wines in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and the young brand is inspiring the next generation of wine drinkers. Winemakers and co-founders Laura and Bryan Laing have literally built Hazelfern from the ground up with blood, sweat, and tears. In 2023, Hazelfern will be available outside of the tasting room for the first time with planned distribution coming in eight states outside of Oregon — New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Colorado, Ohio, and Montana.

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