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Chateau Ste. Michelle Washington State's founding winery, releases Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Special Bottling Cabernet Sauvignon

Apr 12, 2017

Chateau Ste. Michelle — Washington State’s founding winery celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year — is set to release a limited edition bottling of its 2015 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, featuring the original label from the first 1967 vintage, the year the winery was founded. The 50th Anniversary Special Bottling bottle will be available beginning April 1, 2017 at retailers nationwide.

“Cabernet Sauvignon is a standout variety from Washington, with silky tannins, rich complexity and concentrated fruit,” said Bob Bertheau, head winemaker. “That’s why our Columbia Valley Cabernet is the perfect choice to carry the nostalgic banner of our 50th anniversary. We hope you’ll raise a glass and help us celebrate the next 50 years!”

Along with the new bottles, Chateau Ste. Michelle is excited to launch the Golden Cork Sweepstakes initiative as part of its 50th Anniversary. From Mar. 31 to Sept. 30, inside every 50th Anniversary Special Bottling of Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a chance to win one of 50 prizes. Four Grand Prize winners will be selected to win a trip for two to visit Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Washington. To enter to win or view rules and regulations, visit: stemichelle50th.com

In addition to the 750-ml. bottle (SRP $15), a one-time magnum (1.5L: SRP, $50) bottling of the throwback label will be released for retail and restaurants and serve as a rare collector’s item. Distribution for the 750-ml. bottles is 200,000 cases nationwide, while the magnum is 20,000 cases.

For updates on Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 50th Anniversary activities, please visit www.ste-michelle50th.com or follow Chateau Ste. Michelle on Instagram: @chateaustemichelle, Facebook: Ste. Michelle, Twitter: @stemichelle and the conversation at #CSM50.

Indian Wells label on bottle