Teaming up with Mosel’s Ernst Loosen and Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori means the best of all worlds.
As testament to the quality of Washington’s fruit and Chateau Ste. Michelle’s reputation, two of the world’s most distinguished winemakers have partnered with Chateau Ste. Michelle. Col Solare is an alliance with Tuscany’s Marchesi Piero Antinori. Eroica is a partnership with Mosel’s Ernst Loosen. Both are international vintners renowned for their quest for quality and uncompromising pursuit of new possibilities.
Leading the Riesling Renaissance.
Named after Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Eroica is a medium-dry, elegant Washington Riesling that has generated unparalleled acclaim and excitement. Chateau Ste. Michelle winemaker Bob Bertheau collaborates with Ernst Loosen on every aspect of the wine, from site selection, irrigation and canopy management in the vineyards, to determining the final Eroica blend.
This partnership combines Ernst Loosen’s perspective and vast knowledge, along with Chateau Ste. Michelle’s leadership and history with Washington state Riesling.
Named after Beethoven’s Third Symphony, Eroica is a medium-dry, elegant Riesling that has generated unparalleled acclaim and excitement.
Eroica’s first five vintages were named been named to the Wine Spectator “Top 100” wine list (vintages 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003) - an accomplishment unmatched by any other winery.
Ernst Loosen approached Chateau Ste. Michelle with the belief that the Riesling revival would have to start with a prominent New World winery. He also knew that Washington state vineyards had the depth, balance and bright fruit character to craft an exceptional wine that wine lovers had long craved.
For more information, visit www.eroicawine.com.
A Washington Wine with a Tuscan Soul.
Col Solare is a winemaking partnership between Chateau Ste. Michelle and Tuscany's Marchesi Antinori that began in the vineyards of the Columbia Valley with Piero Antinori’s enduring attraction to unique viticultural regions. In 1990, Antinori made his first trip to Washington. Impressed by the quality and diversity of the wines, he became a frequent visitor to the state, and over the years a friendship with Chateau Ste. Michelle grew.
Col Solare is a winemaking partnership between Chateau Ste. Michelle and Tuscany's Marchesi Antinori that began in the vineyards of the Columbia Valley...
It wasn’t long before the two vintners began discussing a partnership and the idea soon led to the first vintage of Col Solare (Italian for “shining hill”) in 1995. Since then, the wine has earned critical acclaim from critics and consumers alike. Col Solare’s state-of-the art winery on Red Mountain in Eastern Washington opened to the public in April, 2007.
For more information, visit www.colsolare.com.