Ste Michelle Winery Riesling

Great Northwest Wine – The Genius Of Ste. Michelle’s Riesling

For the past 16 years, Riesling has been an important part of Chateau Ste. Michelle’s portfolio. In fact, Washington’s oldest winery has been crafting Riesling for decades.

Once upon a time, Riesling was the dominant grape in Washington, a region that was thought to be too cool to grow red wine grapes. By the mid-1990s, Riesling acreage was on the decline, rapidly replaced by Chardonnay and Merlot. But in 1999, the state’s oldest winery — Chateau Ste. Michelle’s roots go back to 1934 — teamed up with Ernst Loosen of Germany’s Mosel region to create Eroica, a Riesling that captured the imagination of the country and revealed the greatness that is Washington Riesling>>>read more of this article by Great Northwest Wine on Tri-City Herald

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