Washington state’s pioneering winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle, is expanding and replanting its renowned estate vineyards of Cold Creek and Canoe Ridge Estate, employing the latest technology and sustainability standards. More than 38 acres of new vines were planted this year at Cold Creek’s original 691-acre vineyard – mostly to Cabernet Sauvignon. At Canoe Ridge Estate more than 30 acres were added in 2008 to the vineyard’s 531 existing acres, primarily to Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Additionally, in 2009 nearly 45 original acres at Cold Creek will be replanted to different varieties, and 14 acres will be replanted at Canoe Ridge Estate. Both sites are famed for providing fruit for some of the state’s most acclaimed wines over the past several decades.