Northwest NEWS

September 10, 2001


Chateau Ste. Michelle: 25 years in Woodinville

When Chateau Ste. Michelle opened its doors in 1976, nothing like it existed in Washington state before. Today, the winery is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary in Woodinville with a community festival Sept. 22 and 23 from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
   The event will feature food and wine pairing stations, live music and wine samples from barrels. A three-dimensional cake modeled in the shape of the Chateau will also be served.
   A $10 fee includes wine tasting, a souvenir glass and food samples.
   In addition, Chateau Ste. Michelle culinary director John Sarich will sign copies of his newest cookbook "Entertaining Simply: Celebrate the Season" Saturday (Sept. 22) 10 a.m. to noon. Sarich has written three cookbooks and is host of the TV show "Best of Taste: Flavors of the Pacific Coast."
   Chateau Ste. Michelle is the state's oldest winery and continues to set standards in quality by receiving some of the highest scores and accolades in the industry today.
   Moreover, it is one of Seattle area's biggest attractions, with nearly 300,000 visitors each year.
   For more information on the 25th anniversary celebration, call (425) 415-3300 or visit the Web site