Built on the 1912 estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson, the winery's roots date back to the Repeal of Prohibition, when the Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company were formed. They merged in 1954 to form American Wine Growers. In 1967, American Wine Growers began a new line of premium vinifera wines called "Ste. Michelle Vintners" under the direction of legendary California winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff.
Ste. Michelle Vintners planted its first vines at Cold Creek Vineyard in Eastern Washington in 1972. Cold Creek remains one of the oldest and most renowned vineyards in the state and now own more than 3,500 prime vineyard acres in the Columbia Valley. The current winemaker is Bob Bertheau and his team sources grapes from all over the Columbia Valley to produce wines of consistent quality and complexity vintage after vintage.
Aged on lees and then in oak for6 months
Vineyard Characteristics 3500 acres of sandy soil.
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