From a powerful river of lava 12 million years ago to massive floods during the last Ice Age 13,000 years ago, great forces have been at work to carve up the dramatic landscape that is the site of Chateau Ste. Michelle's vineyard at Canoe Ridge Estate, which turns 20-years-old this year. What was once home only to sagebrush and coyotes on this remote, rugged, wind-swept slope overlooking the Columbia River near Paterson, Washington is now considered one of the top vineyards in the state. As part of the 20th anniversary celebration, Chateau Ste. Michelle will open its Canoe Ridge Estate red winery to the public for the first time this summer, offering a rare opportunity to taste the winery’s Single Vineyard and Ethos wines while taking in some of the most spectacular views in eastern Washington.