Discover a selection of premiere wine estates from Washington, Oregon and California through the pages of “Chef in the Vineyard,” the new book by Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Culinary Director John Sarich. Launching in late-March, his fifth book presents a unique travel cookbook that includes more than 140 wine-friendly recipes with recommended wine pairings from each featured estate.
The book takes readers on a visual tour of each region. Sarich tells the story of 10 selected wineries, providing unique perspective with each one’s history, terroir and wine. The excursion begins with Washington State’s historic Chateau Ste. Michelle and continues the journey through Washington, visiting Columbia Crest, Snoqualmie, Col Solare, Northstar and Spring Valley Vineyard. Heading south, the tour explores Erath winery of Oregon and onto California’s Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Conn Creek and Antica Napa Valley.
“My life was changed due to the time I spent around wine and food,” said Sarich. “My hope is that I am able to open the world’s eyes to the quality wines being produced in the Pacific Northwest and California, and to have these wines enjoyed with local, fresh, easy-to-prepare dishes.”
Overflowing with delectable three-course menus, “Chef in the Vineyard” captures the essence of the region with a collection of mouthwatering recipes -- from Prosciutto Salad Rolls and Grilled Quail with Poblano Cornbread Pudding to Oregon Blueberry Tart and Apple and Pear Tarte Tatin. Alongside each menu is a list of Sarich’s favorite ingredients from the area.
“Chef in the Vineyard” retails for $32.95 and will be available at bookstores, major chains and supermarkets across the country, online, or by contacting the publisher. To view a short video clip, go to www.chefinthevineyard.com. John Sarich will host a book release party at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Washington on April 22. Visit ste-michelle.com for event details.
About John Sarich Few chefs enjoy more access to a great bounty of world-class wines and fresh foods than Chateau Ste. Michelle’s culinary director John Sarich. He joined Chateau Ste. Michelle as a winery guide in 1976. His innovative approach to matching food and wine reflects his unique culinary background. He currently presents training seminars and classes for wine and food professionals and aficionados around the world. He founded Seattle’s highly acclaimed Adriatica Restaurant and later opened Dalmacija Ristoran in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. John went on to host the nationally and internationally syndicated TV show, “Best of Taste.”
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 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.
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.
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