Running the Northwest’s largest winery is daunting. Simultaneously crafting some of our region’s best wines is downright difficult. That’s what Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville manages to do year after year, and its latest releases show no signs of cutting corners in quality as it continues to grow in size.
Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington’s flagship winery. Its roots run deep, going back to the repeal of Prohibition. In 1934, two wineries — Pommerelle and National Wine Co. — began, and they were fierce rivals until Pommerelle bought out Nawico prior to World War II. By the 1950s, they merged, and in the 1960s, the first Ste. Michelle wines hit the market. With the opening of a grand chateau…Read More by Eric Degerman & Andy Perdue on the Herald Net