December 17, 2017
When Chateau Ste. Michelle introduced its first vintage – a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Yakima Valley – in 1967, the small winery was Washington’s very first. Fast-forward to today and Washington is the country’s second largest producer of premium wine behind California with nearly 1,000 wineries across the state. Chateau Ste. Michelle is still the state’s flagship wine and world’s leading Riesling producer; they’ve received “Winery of the Year” honors more than 20 times from Wine & Spirits Magazine.
This year, Chateau Ste. Michelle celebrates its 50 year anniversary in grand style. After a $7 million dollar investment, a new visitor center opened in August, doubling in size and including an 80-seat modern theater with tasting tables plus an interactive blending room where guests can create their custom bottle from the winery’s estate vineyards. There’s a Col Solare Bottega featuring>>>Read the entire article on Forbes