Cloudlsey Cellars participates in I4C 2020 virtual events…

i4C Returns Virtually with the #i4CAtHome
School of Cool: Homeschool Edition!

As a member winery and a producer of fine Chardonnay, Cloudsley Cellars is proud to be part of this International celebration! This year, the i4C is going virtual, with complimentary webinars. While the format of the weekend’s festivities is different, the global passion, personalities and flavours of this amazing grape live on. This new virtual edition includes the reimagined.
#i4CAtHome School of Cool: Homeschool Edition.

Join in the virtual School of Cool by participating in three exclusive webinars – Register Now:

Friday, July 17th: Chardonnay – A Decade of Cool
Friday, July 17th: Debating Cool Chardonnay
Saturday, July 18th: A Toast to Cool VQA Chardonnay

Keep scrolling for details on each complimentary session and how to join. And this just in from the i4C Media Sponsor, Wine & Spirit Magazine, each registrant will receive a complimentary 6 month digital subscription to Wine & Spirits, a new website launched on June 22, which includes a access to content and a decade of past W&S digital editions.

Friday, July 17th
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EDT
Presented by VQA Wines of Ontario, the Grape Growers of Ontario and Arterra Wines Canada.

Join Andrew Jefford, Columnist at Decanter and World of Fine Wine Magazine and Academic Advisor to the Wine Scholar Guild for a special webinar at the School of Cool, Homeschool Edition at i4C 2020. Andrew will be joined by several of the i4C’s past keynote speakers in celebration of 10 Cool years of Chardonnay. This dynamic session will involve interviews with past keynotes, all acclaimed authors and wine writers from across the globe, including Matt Kramer(2011 and 2015 keynote), Ian D’Agata (2016 keynote) and Karen MacNeil (2017 keynote). Cool Climate Chardonnay has never been a hotter topic than now!

Friday, July 17th
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. EDT
Academics meet market experience in a lively debate!

Join John Szabo MS (Ontario), Treve Ring (BC), Brad Royale (Alberta) and Véronique Rivest (Québec) in a virtual debate about the various scientific and interpretive parameters of what it
means to be cool.

Featuring and leveraging the sensational Chardonnays of Chablis, New Zealand and Ontario, each panelist will be asked to defend, or challenge, one of the classic parameters of cool climates. Including, but not limited to, latitude, altitude, length of growing season, average temperatures, soil colour and temperature, and sunlight hours. Which is most important, and how should cool climate really be defined?

If you wish to join in on the tasting, we encourage you to purchase a cool climate Chardonnay from Chablis, New Zealand and Ontario in advance.

Saturday, July 18th
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT

Join WineAlign critics Michael Godel and John Szabo MS for a virtual, interactive Zoom tasting of top Ontario VQA wines, part of the i4C 2020 (International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration).

Purchase your favourite cool VQA Chardonnay, gather your bubble, bring your burning wine questions, and tune in for a mostly fun, but accidentally educational cocktail hour featuring the world’s most planted fine wine white grape and a top performer in Ontario vineyards. We’re going to party like it’s 2020! (Virtually…)

Don’t forget to follow @coolchardonnay on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for updates and details, and share your experience by tagging #i4C20 and #i4CAtHome!

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We are pleased to say that our doors are open to greet you. Private tastings are by appointment only to ensure safety and excellence. Visitor numbers are limited because we are committed to a safe and positive experience for our guests. Please book your visit by calling 905-562-8877 or emailing

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