A Well-Aged Estate
In the 1950s, a group of vintners set out to prove that great wine need not come from Italy or California: Washington soil could produce stellar drink. Less than 20 miles from Seattle, lumber baron Frederick Stimson’s former estate now serves as the home of Chateau Ste. Michelle, which calls itself the state’s founding winery. The property now features a French style winery (built in 1976), beautiful lawns, and white wine vineyards (their reds are made at the Canoe Ridge Estate winery in Eastern Washington).
These days, you’ll find classes such as “How to Blind Taste Like a Master Sommelier,” food and wine pairing experiences, tours and tastings, and more. A short drive from the city, you’ll experience the full, delicious benefits of the state’s soil and terrain.