Washington State Shootout Tasting – Thursday, July 7th, 6-9pm Join us if you’re in town, for an enjoyable tasting event as we try five nice wines from our neighbor to the north. You will get the chance to taste wines from two of the more famous wine producers in the state of Washington. Chateau St Michelle is Washington state’s oldest and most acclaimed winery features award-winning wines and an unparalleled tasting experience at our historic chateau and grounds near Seattle. Situated on 105 wooded acres in Woodinville, Washington, 15 miles northeast of Seattle, Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of the top visitor and historic attractions in the Puget Sound area. The winery combines Old World winemaking tradition with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The portfolio includes Columbia Valley wines styled to bring out the regions’ varietal character; Indian Wells wines celebrating the New World opulent style; Single Vineyard wines that epitomize the terroir of our estate vineyards; Ethos wines, our pinnacle tier that melds Old World complexity and elegance with concentrated Washington fruit; and the Artist Series, a Meritage blend crafted for power and longevity.
Our Second winery, Columbia Crest Winery, prides itself on delivering handcrafted, superior-quality small-lot wines, as well as affordable everyday Washington wines. Their first release in 1984 started a tradition that has established them as one of America’s most popular and fast-growing wineries. Columbia Crest Winery was one of the first wineries to pioneer vinifera grape growing in Washington state’s Columbia Valley. Today, they are proud to be a leader in viticultural research and sustainability.
Head Winemaker, Juan Muñoz Oca, joined Columbia Crest Winery in 2003 and was named head winemaker in 2011. Prior to 2011 he was dedicated to the winery’s red wine program where he worked alongside Ray Einberger whose 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon became the first Washington wine to be named ‘Wine of the Year’ by Wine Spectator in 2009. For More Info on Columbia Crest Wines
You’ll have an opportunity to talk with the distributor, winery people and Sommelier, Mark Simmons, who will be in attendance. Plan to join us and bring a friend!