#onelongChardDay – the contest

It's 8:01am EDT on May 22 here in Ontario, but it's 12:01am NZST on May 23 – International Chardonnay Day – in New Zealand!

This immense time difference serves to underscore the truly vast scope of the Cool Climate wine growing community, and of the international producers who will be winging their way to Niagara for i4C this summer.

So as Chardonnay Day begins in New Zealand, and until it ends on the North American west coast, we want to celebrate with each of the 52 i4C participants in the nine countries, five continents and two hemispheres where they grow their Cool Chardonnay!

And we want to celebrate with you! So for the duration of #onelongChardDay – from 8:01am EDT May 22 to 3:00am EDT May 24 (43 hours), we offer you the opportunity to enter our Instagram contest.

Here's how it works:

You tell us which of these two events you'd most like to win two tickets for, and why – #FlightsofChardonnay on Friday, July 19 or the #CoolWorldTour on Saturday, July 20 (refer to it by its hashtag in your answer). Answer on Instagram in the comments on the post that looks like this one above. No entries will be accepted on any other post.

In addition, be sure that you are following @coolchardonnay, that you have liked that post and that you tag the friend you would like to bring along. You can enter more than once, but you have to tag a different person each time. Duplicates will be eliminated from the draw.

Entrants, and the person they tag, must be 19 years of age or older. Winners will be contacted via Instagram and must provide us with an email address in order to receive the instructions for obtaining their tickets online.

We will award one prize of two tickets to each event in random draws on May 25, 2019 (one winner of Flights of Chardonnay tickets for two, one winner of Cool Chardonnay World Tour Tasting & Dinner tickets for two). The prize package includes tickets only – no accommodation is included, nor transportation other than the use of the event shuttle. Please familiarize yourself with what food and beverage is included in each ticket by using the link to the event page.

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. Entrants completely release Instagram by entering this contest.

Sorry, but employees and principals of participating wineries are not eligible.