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Chardonnay – The Evolution of a Classic seminar

Friday 4 June, 3:00pm (KST)
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Chardonnay is the most planted white variety in Australia and it’s a variety that has enjoyed the industry’s highs and weathered its lows with resilience, and it continues to hold a special place in the heart of wine lovers. It is a popular still table wine, however Australian sparkling winemakers also use Chardonnay to craft single-varietal sparkling Chardonnay as well as blends. Today, Chardonnay is grown in 89% of Australian wine regions and our creative winemakers are breaking boundaries by utilising their insights as well as other’s influences to produce premium Chardonnay wines that are well-recognised across the world.

Wine Australia co-hosted ‘Chardonnay – The Evolution of a Classic’ seminar with Wine Vision on Friday 4 June in Seoul, South Korea. This seminar was presented by Seoul-based wine educator Moonsong Bang, who discussed the rich heritage of Australian Chardonnay, key Chardonnay producing regions and how the diverse styles it’s produced in fits in a global fine wine context.

The seminar participants tasted and discussed the following wines:

  1. Dandelion Vineyards 'Twilight' Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2020
  2. Handpicked 'Regional Selections' Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2018
  3. Howard Park 'Allingham' Margaret River Chardonnay 2018
  4. Dalrymple Vineyards 'Single Site Estate Cave Block' Tasmania Chardonnay 2018
  5. Ten Minutes by Tractor 'McCutcheon' Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay 2018
  6. Philip Shaw 'No 11' Orange Chardonnay 2017
  7. Wakefield Taylors Family Wines 'St. Andrews' Clare Valley Chardonnay 2017


Moonsong Bang

Wine Educator and Co-Founder, Wine Vision

Moonsong Bang established specialist wine education and consulting company Winevision in Seoul, where she has been educating Korean wine lovers since 2008. She is a leading WSET certified educator and assessor teaching all over Korea.

A WSET Level 4 Diploma holder and an Italian Wine Ambassador certified by Vinitaly International Academy, Moonsong has worked in the wine retail business for 10 years and has professional experience as a training co-ordinator, merchandiser and restaurant owner. She is a popular wine presenter and serves as an international judge. She completed a degree in French Literature and Language in Korea, studied and worked in Australia, France and the UK, and has visited many wine regions around the world. Moonsong writes for several Korean wine publications and is co-author of The Art of Wine Tasting (Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2014).

She is also the Co-Founder of Association of Wine Educators Korea(AWEK), Korea Sommelier of the Year Competition and Mashija magazine in Seoul. Moonsong has been a Decanter Asia Wine Awards judge since the launch of the competition in 2012.


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