John joined Chateau Ste. Michelle as a guide when the winery first opened its doors in the summer of 1976. His incredible knowledge and enthusiasm for wine and food quickly became apparent, and before long he was teaching cooking classes in the Chateau’s historic Manor House. Soon after, he moved into sales as a wine and food consultant for chefs up and down the Pacific Coast.
John Sarich’s wine and food pairings have delighted discriminating palates across the country.
An innovative approach to matching food and wine reflects John’s unique culinary background. His wine and food pairings have delighted discriminating palates across the country. At Chateau Ste. Michelle, John conducts cooking classes, wine and food tastings, wine dinners, and special events, all designed to further people’s enjoyment and understanding of wine and food.
For John, educating others about the joy of wine and food is not simply a job; it’s his driving passion. His extensive culinary program and infectious enthusiasm for matching wine and food help establish Chateau Ste. Michelle as a dominant focus in the Northwest culinary scene.