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Chateau Ste. Michelle and Erath Wineries Partner with Northwest Restaurants to Support Future Grape Growers and Winemakers of Oregon and Washington

Oct 16, 2012

Washington's founding winery Chateau Ste. Michelle, and Erath, one of Oregon’s pioneering wineries, are partnering with Oregon and Washington restaurants to support the fifth annual "Raise a Glass, Fund a Scholarship" program to benefit Viticulture and Enology programs at Washington State University, Oregon State University and other Northwest universities. Nearly 200 restaurants are participating in the "Raise A Glass, Fund a Scholarship" program which runs now through the end of December 2012.

"We are extremely proud that our local Northwest restaurant community has helped us raise $200,000 over four years to support the future growers and winemakers of the Pacific Northwest," says Ste. Michelle Wine Estates President Ted Baseler. “These local Viticulture and Enology programs are critical for the Washington and Oregon wine industry to continue to produce world-class, internationally renowned wines."

Erath and Chateau Ste. Michelle will donate $3 per case sold to participating restaurants (up to $50,000) to help fund the Viticulture and Enology programs at Oregon State University, Washington State University, and affiliated community colleges throughout the Northwest. The money raised together will fund scholarships, research, faculty and equipment.

By December 2012, with the help of nearly 300 restaurants, the “Raise Your Glass, Fund A Scholarship” will have raised $250,000 since the program launched in 2008.

Thank you to the supporters of this year's program.

Oregon Restaurants
Thirst Wine Bar and Mark Spencer Hotel
SUPER JET
Aviary
Chameleon
Red Fig
Montage
Portland Bottle Shoppe
Pazzo
the Benson
Via Delizia
Radio Room
Red Hills Provincial
Ernesto's
Highcliffe
Portland Prime Restaurant
Salty's on the Columbia
Big River
Del Alma
Cappies
Sybaris
Vault 244 Bistro
Wine Depot and Deli
Broadway Wine Shop-Eugene
Ox and Fin
Sundance

Washington Restaurants
10 Mercer
Alexis Hotel
Amici Bistro
Big Lake Bar & Grill
Bistro San Martin
Blackfish
Blue Acre
Bullpen
Cabbage Patch
Cactus Moon
Cascade Pizza
Cedars
Cinnebarre
Coastal Kitchen
Cyndy's Broiler
El Norte Lounge
Embassey suites
Everett Golf & CC
Farmhouse
Flyers
Frasers Gourmet Hideaway
Gino's
Girardi's
Gleneagle
H2O
Harrad
Hellams Vineyard
Icon Grill
Ivar's Mukilteo
John's Grill
LaConner Seafood & Prime Rib
Little Water Cantina
Local 360
Mama Phos
Max Dales
Maxwells
Mukilteo Lodge
Oyster Creek Inn
Razzals Everett
Razzals Lake Stevens
Razzals Smokey Point
Rhododendron Cafe
Rockfish
Rory's
Rover's
Saffron Grill
Sakura
Seeds
Siam Eastlake
Skagit Golf CC
Skagit Valley Casino
Sockeye's
Spartas pizza
Stanwood Grill
The Caroline
The Cellar
Trainwreck
Tulalip Bay
Washington Athletic Club
Westin Hotel

About Chateau Ste. Michelle
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.

About Erath
Erath, the original winery of the Dundee Hills in Oregon, has played a major role in creating Oregon’s wine industry and solidifying its reputation as a world class wine region. Now it its fourth decade of winemaking, Erath perseveres to craft exceptional wines that reflect the rich history of the brand and the prestige of the region. The winery produces premium selections from the Pinot family – Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, and is ranked one of the region’s premiere wine producers.

Lynda Eller
425/415.3364
lynda.eller@smwe.com

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