Celebrate Chardonnay Day on May 23

Raise a glass to the world's coolest grape on May 23! Chardonnay Day is the official kick-off of the i4C season, and we can't wait!

This marks our 9th anniversary as hosts of the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration, July 19-21, here in the heart of Niagara wine country. You can still get your tickets to experience all that is Chardonnay.

This Chardonnay Day, we want you to get social! Open a bottle of your favourite Chardonnay (preferably a Cool Climate one 😎), and share it – at least virtually! Use social media to show the world what is in your glass, and be sure to use the hashtags #ChardonnayDay to get involved. 

And we’ll be giving you an extra incentive to be social on May 23 as we’ll be announcing a special ‘one long Chard Day’ contest. It will start as Chardonnay Day begins in New Zealand (the first i4C country to greet the new day) and will wrap as May 23 ends on the North American west coast (where we have i4C producers in British Columbia and California). That’s actually a lot more than 24 hours! 

No more hints. Just know that you’ll want to be paying attention. We’ll share the contest details on Facebook (/CoolClimateChardonnayCelebration/), Twitter and Instagram (@coolchardonnay), but all entries will be made via Instagram.The prizes are COOL! 

Fun Fact: Chardonnay Day is a roving holiday that always takes place on the Thursday before the American Memorial Day Weekend.