Chateau Ste. Michelle
“Great wine can only come from France, Italy or California” or at least that was the misconception the Chateau’s founding fathers set out to prove wrong when they broke ground years ago and pioneered the Washington wine region. The winery is built on the 1912 estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson, with roots dating back to the Repeal of Prohibition. In 1976 a French-style winery Chateau was erected, and the estate name changed from Stimpson Lane to Chateau Ste. Michelle. Since then, Chateau Ste. Michelle has combined European winemaking traditions with New World innovation. This winery is one of the few premium wineries in the world with two state-of-the-art wineries, one for red and one for white. Their production is vast, but also high in quality.