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Winemakers from seven countries will converge at Riesling Rendezvous July 14 in Seattle, giving wine lovers an unprecedented opportunity to explore the finest Rieslings from around the world in one location. Hosted by Chateau Ste. Michelle, of Washington and Dr. Loosen, the famed German Riesling estate, the Riesling Rendezvous Grand Tasting will be held on the picturesque grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville from 5-8 p.m. More than 70 wineries from Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Slovakia, California, Idaho, Michigan, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Washington will showcase the great diversity of Riesling from their regions. (Many winemakers bring a “surprise wine” from their estates to share as well.) Guests will savor an array of Riesling friendly food from top Seattle food trucks Barking Frog Mobile Kitchen, Marination Mobile and Snout & Co., along with appetizers prepared by Chateau Ste. Michelle's Culinary Director John Sarich and culinary staff. The event will also feature live music by The Josh Rawlings Trio.
Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville will kick off its 30th summer concert series on Saturday, June 15th with a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion Featuring Garrison Keillor. Tickets for the winery’s concerts will go on sale Saturday, April 27th at 10:00 a.m. online at www.ticketmaster.com and through all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Chateau Ste. Michelle wine shop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Chateau Ste. Michelle was named "United States Producer of the Year" in the prestigious 2012 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). In addition, the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2009 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded the Warren Winiarski Trophy for Cabernet Sauvignon in the IWSC competition.
Wine & Spirits magazine named Chateau Ste. Michelle as one of its “Wineries of the Year” for the 18th time, making it the most honored American winery and the second most honored winery overall in the past 26 years.
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.