The wine experience. It’s the biggest reason people come to Woodinville. Let’s face it, anyone can buy a bottle of wine at the nearest market, but to enjoy premium wines in a beautiful setting with expert winemakers, paired foods, and fun, educational activities—that’s why you come to Woodinville. So when you come, you’ll want to experience Chateau Ste. Michelle.
One of the most rewarding advantages of being the oldest, largest winery in Woodinville and Washington is that you have over 50 years of experiences to draw on and share with visitors. And just as all that knowledge, experimentation and tradition inform the wines, they’ve also helped Chateau Ste. Michelle cultivate an indulgent menu of experiences and activities to surround them.
The first thing everyone experiences as they arrive at Ste. Michelle is the scenic, beautifully manicured grounds. Public and private tours and tastings are available daily, or visitors can simply stroll and picnic at their leisure. Once inside the spacious tasting room and wine shop, you can sample the daily Feature Flight, purchase a bottle, or simple relax with a glass or two.
But a tour and tasting are merely an introduction to everything else that’s going on here. There’s a daily food menu from their renowned culinary team to enjoy, event spaces and private salons for group functions and tastings, and summer brings a popular garden tour and world-class outdoor concert series.
Then there are all the delicious activities for enhancing your appreciation and knowledge of wine: “Artfully Paired” guides you through the ultimate food and wine experience; “Blend” allows you to become the winemaker, mixing and creating your own blend; “Sensory Sojourn” teaches you to recognize and appreciate the distinguishing characteristics in each glass. Specific tasting experiences are available to do a “deep dive” into aged wines, single vineyard and limited releases, Champagne and sparking wines, and more.
With over 120 fine winemakers throughout Woodinville Wine Country, the options for relaxing with a great bottle are nearly endless. But for sheer wine appreciation and enjoyment, it’s hard to beat the full cellar of experiences to be had at Chateau Ste. Michelle.
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