About the winery
Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington state with some of the most mature vineyards in the Columbia Valley. The winery combines an ongoing dedication to research with a commitment to classic winemaking traditions and is best known for award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Led by winemaker Bob Bertheau, Chateau Ste. Michelle’s portfolio includes Columbia Valley wines styled to bring out the varietal character of the region; Single Vineyard wines that epitomize the terroir of the estate vineyards; Ethos, the ultimate winemaker expression; and Artist Series, a Bordeaux-style blend crafted for power and longevity.
Chateau Ste. Michelle owns 3,500 acres of vineyards in the Columbia Valley of Eastern Washington, including renowned vineyards of Canoe Ridge Estate and Cold Creek. Recognized not only as a pioneer of vinifera grape growing in the Columbia Valley, Chateau Ste. Michelle is acknowledged today as a leader in modern day viticultural research and sustainability. In the fall of 2009, Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Cold Creek and Canoe Ridge Estate vineyards earned third party sustainable certification for LIVE and Salmon Safe.
Located in Woodinville, Washington, 15 miles northeast of Seattle, Chateau Ste. Michelle winery sits on an 87-acre estate once home to Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson. The winery’s expansive, scenic grounds make an excellent picnic site. Complimentary guided tours and tastings are offered daily from 11 am to 5 pm. The winery also hosts monthly Chef dinners, wine and cheese nights and other special events. During the summer, the winery is home to a popular outdoor concert series. Visit the winery’s event calendar for a complete listing of events at ste-michelle.com.
- Wine club
- Further your Chateau Ste. Michelle wine experience by becoming a part of our Vintage Reserve Club. Your membership will give you the opportunity to explore rare limited release wines and experience other great benefits.
- Hosting live performances since 1984, the Summer Concert Series has provided a stage to some of the best artists in jazz, rock, blues and contemporary music: James Taylor, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Diana Krall, Mark Knopfler, Alison Krauss, Crosby Stills & Nash, John Legend, and Sarah McLachlan, just to name a few.
- Learn about Chateau Ste. Michelle’s rich history as Washington’s oldest winery, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of winemaking, and find out what makes the Columbia Valley a premier grape growing region. The tour includes a sampling of our wines.
Monday - Thursday: Every hour from 11:00am - 4:00pm
Friday - Sunday: Every 30 mins from 10:30am - 4:00pm
Approximately 35 minutes. No appointment required. Space is extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis. For groups of 10 or larger, please call
- Tasting room
- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
A rare opportunity to sample premium and distinctive wines. Compare, contrast, and explore your taste selections at the Tasting Room Bar.
- Ever wonder what people are referring to when they talk about wine ‘aromas’ or its mouthfeel? Enjoy wine, but intimidated by wine tasting? Our Sensory Sojourn is for you!
Let our experts teach you how to recognize and appreciate the subtle nuances of each glass of wine you enjoy. Journey through the ‘Significant Seven’ classic grape varieties: Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah and learn how to identify and describe the luscious aromas of each. Never be intimidated by wine again, you’ll be a pro at wine tasting by the time you’re done with Sensory Sojourn!
Accommodates up to 8 guests. Approximately 90 minutes.
- Online store
- Wine styles produced:
- Varieties produced:
- Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Chenin Blanc
- Grenache Blanc
- Muscat Canelli
- Petit Verdot
- Pinot Blanc
- Pinot Gris
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Tinta Cão
- Tinta Madeira
- Tinto Cão
- Touriga Nacional