Winemakers Worldwide Converge at Chateau Ste. Michelle for the 4th Riesling Rendezvous
Winemakers from seven countries and seven states converged at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery Sunday, July 14th for the fourth Riesling Rendezvous. Hosted by Chateau Ste. Michelle of Washington and Dr. Loosen, the famed German Riesling estate, Riesling Rendezvous featured wineries from Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Slovakia, California, Idaho, Michigan, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Washington.
More than 650 Riesling enthusiasts attended the Grand Tasting and experienced the finest Rieslings from around the world and the diversity of Rieslings from each region. Guests also sampled an array of Riesling friendly food from popular 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.
“It was remarkable to have some of the most renowned Riesling winemakers from around the world travel to Woodinville to participate in Riesling Rendezvous and showcase their Rieslings for consumers and trade,” says Ted Baseler, president of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. “This Riesling Rendezvous was the largest gathering of Riesling producers and enthusiasts in the world. We hope the consumers, wine writers and wine buyers who attended the Grand Tasting walked away with a greater appreciation, understanding and enthusiasm for Riesling.”
The Grand Tasting was part of the fourth Riesling Rendezvous, a three-day event July 14-16, 2013 designed to bring together leading experts and producers to explore the versatility of Rieslings from around the world, discuss issues and opportunities surrounding the advancement of Riesling, and forge alliances among producers and Riesling enthusiasts.