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Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Eastern Washington Tasting Gallery Reopens May-September 2012

May 30, 2012

Chateau Ste. Michelle recently reopened the Tasting Gallery at its Canoe Ridge Estate red winery in Paterson, Washington. The Tasting Gallery is open to the public May – September 2012, Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 4pm.

Guests will experience an intimate tasting of single vineyard and reserve wines, while enjoying spectacular views overlooking the Columbia River. The winery sits high upon the Canoe Ridge bluffs, located adjacent to its Vineyard at Canoe Ridge Estate, which is LIVE and Salmon Safe certified.

Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of the few premium wineries in the world with two state-of-the-art winemaking facilities, one devoted to whites and another to reds. This dedicated approach to winemaking allows head winemaker Bob Bertheau to customize each winery to the unique specifications of red and white wines. Bob works with Wendy Stuckey, white winemaker, at the winery’s popular Woodinville Chateau, while he and Raymon McKee, red winemaker, craft red wines at the Canoe Ridge Estate winery.

Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Canoe Ridge Estate Tasting Gallery first opened for public tastings last year, in honor of the vineyard’s 20th anniversary celebration. “We’re thrilled to offer tasting experiences east of the Cascades again, says Bob Bertheau, head winemaker. “The Tasting Gallery is a great place for guests to experience the wines and the unique site from which the grapes were grown.”

For more information about the Tasting Gallery, visit ste-michelle.com, call 800-267-6793 or email at creinfo@ste-michelle.com.

Chateau Ste. Michelle Canoe Ridge Estate Tasting Gallery
c/o Chateau Ste. Michelle's Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard
239653 Canoe Ridge Road (Hwy 14, milepost 157)
Paterson, WA 99345
Driving Directions

Tasting Fee:
$5 – Refundable with purchase

Seasonal Hours:
May - September 2012
Thursday-Sunday 11 am to 4 pm (closed Monday-Wednesday)

Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle pioneered vinifera grape growing in Washington state and has been producing classic European varietal wines under the Ste. Michelle label since 1967. The winery combines an ongoing dedication to research with a commitment to classic winemaking traditions. The winery owns 3,500 acres of vineyards in the Columbia Valley of eastern Washington, including Canoe Ridge Estate and Cold Creek, which are LIVE and Salmon Safe Certified. Chateau Ste. Michelle enjoys winemaking partnerships with two of the world’s most distinguished vintners. Col Solare is an alliance with Tuscany’s Piero Antinori and Eroica Riesling is a partnership with the Mosel’s Ernst Loosen.

Jennifer Kang
Jennifer.Kang@smwe.com

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