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Chateau Ste. Michelle Partners with Restaurants to Support Future Grape Growers and Winemakers of the Pacific Northwest

Nov 05, 2013

"Raise A Glass, Fund A Scholarship" Program Runs Through December”

Washington's founding winery Chateau Ste. Michelle is partnering with Oregon and Washington restaurants to support the sixth 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. More than 200 restaurants will participate in the "Raise A Glass, Fund a Scholarship" program which runs now through the end of December 2013.

"We are extremely proud that our local Northwest restaurant community has helped us raise $250,000 over six 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 wines for decades to come."

In 2008, Chateau Ste. Michelle launched the Raise A Glass, Fund a Scholarship program donating a portion of wine sales to Viticulture and Enology programs at Oregon State University, Washington State University, and affiliated community colleges throughout the Northwest. To date, $250,000 has been raised for Northwest universities offering grape growing and winemaking degrees. The money helps fund scholarships, research, faculty and equipment.

Growing Washington's World-Class Wine Industry
The Washington wine industry is the second largest premium wine producer in the country. It boasts more than 750 wineries, over 350 wine grape growers and employs over 27,000 full-time workers. The goal of the promotion is to support the local Northwest wine industry by ensuring world-class training is available within colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest to sustain the future of the industry.

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

Participating Restaurants
2121 Tavern
10 Mercer
502 Downtown
9 Million in Unmarked Bills
907 Grill & Lounge
A Terrible Beauty
Adriatic Grill
Alaska Airlines Board Room
Alexis Hotel
Amici
Angels Of the Winds
Angelos
Anthonys
Applebees
Archer Alehouse
Assagio
Azteca
Babe's Place
Bai Pai
Bamboo Bar and Grill
Bar Bistro
Basil's
Beaches
Bear Creek Country Club
Bellingham Golf
Benaroya Hall
Best Western Evergreen
Big Fat Fish
Big Lake Bar and Grill
Big Rock Café
Bigfoot
Bill's Chicken and Steak
Billygans
Black Diamond Bakery
Blue Star
Blueacre Seafood
Bob's Birch Bay
Bonefish
Boom Noodle
Brava's Pizza & Pasta
British Airways
Brix Wine Cafe
Broadmoor
Brownsville Deli
Budd Bay Cafe
Bud's Saloon
Buzz Inn
Cactus Moon
Cafe Veloce
Calcutta Grill
Camas Meadows
Cascade Pizza
Celtic Swell
Cheers, Tacoma
Christos on Alki
Chutneys
Cinebarre
Cliff House
Columbia Tower Club
Contos
Coopers Alehouse
Courtyard by marriott
Crab Pot
Craft Brewers Alliance
Cypress Lounge
Dahlia Lounge
Demetri's
DOA
Doc Maynards
Doc's Marina Grill
Dog & Pony
Draft Pics
Dukes Alki Chowder House
Dungeness Seafood
Eaglemont
East India Grill
Eastlake Bar and Grill
Eastland Sushi
Elliotts Oyster House
Emory's
Emporer's Palace
Etta's
Everett Golf and Country Club
Fairgate Inn
Fairwood Golf and Country Club
Fall's Terrace
Farmhouse
Finaghtys
Fircrest Golf Club
Firecreek Grill
Flyers
Foodz Catering
Fort St George
Fountain Bistro
Four Seasons
Frankies
Freddie's Club Fred's Rivertown Alehouse
Freds Rivertown Alehouse
Fuji Sushi
Fullrt O'Rileys
Gentleman Genes
Gleneagle
Graham's Restaurant
Gratzie's
Green Turtle
Guaymas
Happy Family
Harbor Club
Harvest
Hilton Garden Inn
Holiday Inn
Hollywood School House
Hop N Grape
Hotel Vintage Park
Icon Grill
Il Fornaio
Indochine
Ivar's
Jak's Grill
Jay Berry's Cafe
Jazz Alley
Jazzbones
John Howie Steak
Jollie's Rest & Lounge
JR's Steakhouse
JT's Steakhouse
Kickin Boot Whiskey Kitchen
King Street
Kitsap Golf & Country Club
KOJI
Koral Bar and Grill
La Fermatta
La Fontana
La Luna
Lady Luck's
Lake Wilderness Golf
Lanna Thai
Latte Da
Letterheads
Lemongrass Cafe
Lemongrass Restaurant
Local 360
Loose Wheel
Louie G's Pizza
Ma Prang
Madison Ave Pub
Mama Pho
Mama Stortinis
Manette Saloon
Mango Thai
Manhattan
Marlia
Marriott Waterfront
Matt's Rotisserie
Max Dales
Mayflower Park Hotel
Mazatlan
McGrath's Fish House
Metropolitan Grill
Mill City
Mirabella
Monkey Bridge
Mukilteo Lodge
Mustard Seed II
Mykonos
Nell Thorn
New Orleans
Newcastle
Nickerson St. Saloon
Nijos
Nine 'O Bar & Grill
Nordstrom Café
Nordstrom Grill
North Bend Bar & Grill
O'Blarneys
Oak Harbor Yacht Club
Oak Tree
Oakbrook Golf Club
O-Asian
Office Bar & Grill
Orchard Hills
Outback Steakhouse
Oyster Bay
Pan Pacific Hotel
Parker's
Pasta Bella
Pearl Bar & Dining
Piccadilly Circus
Pine St Grill
Pizza Bank
Pizzeria Picolinos
Pizzicato
Pogacha Restaurant
Pomegrante Bistro
Pop Kitchen
Queen City Yachts
Racha Thai
Razzal's
Red Lion
Renaissance
Rhododendron Café
River Rock
River's Edge Grill
Russel's
Ruth's Chris
Sakura
Salty's Redondo
Salty's on Alki
Savadee Thai
Sazerac
Scott's Grill
Seattle Tennis Club
Seatown
Seed's Bistro
Shawn O'Donnels
Shelter Lounge
Sheraton
Shiku
Ship Canal Grill
Shire Café
Shorewood Cafe
Silver Reef Casino
Silverdale Beach Hotel
Skagit Golf and Country Club
Skyline
Sockeyes Restaurant
South Pacific Cafe
Space Needle
Springhill Suites
Stanwood Hotel
Steakhouse 9
Steve's Bar
Stewart's Place
Tacoma Country and Golf
Taco's Guaymas
Tangerine Thai
Tasters Wok
Thai Bistro
Thai Fusion
Thai Thani
The Big Fish
The Boat Shed
The Cask
The Cellar
The Dock
The Garage
The Grape Adventure
The Ram
The Retro
The Scotch and Vine
The Station Pizzeria
The Swiss
Tommy OS
Tony's Sports Bar
Tosonis
Tulio
Twilight Pizza
Urban Timber Coffee
Useless Bay Golf & Country Club
Vinotique
Waldo's
Westin Seattle
Whistlestop
Wildfin
Willow's Lodge
Yacht Club Broiler

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.

©2013 Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, WA 98072

Lynda Eller
425-415-3364
Lynda.Eller@smwe.com

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