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Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 50th Anniversary: What to Expect

When the number two producer of premium domestic wine turns 50, you can bet it will be big. Chateau Ste. Michelle is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a range of initiatives.

So what can you expect? Here’s the rundown via PR Newswire:

  • Special edition wine: A 50th Anniversary Special Bottling of Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon hits shelves in April. At the accessible price of $15 per bottle, expect to see this one in stores nationwide.
  • Golden Cork Sweepstakes: Inside every special edition bottle is a chance to win prizes, including four trips to Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, WA.
  • Events: While the activities remain TBD, a 50th Anniversary Weekend will be held at Chateau Ste. Michelle during Labor Day Weekend (September 2-3)

Over the past few decades, Chateau Ste. Michelle has brought a number of innovative partnerships to the Washington State wine industry. In 1995, Marchesi Antinori and Chateau Ste. Michelle partnered to craft Col Solare, a best-in-class Cabernet Sauvignon in the Red Mountain AVA. And in 1999, Ernst Loosen (of award-winning Dr. Loosen) partnered with Chateau Ste. Michelle winemaker Bob Bertheau to launch Eroica, a line of award-winning Rieslings.

Further 50th anniversary updates will be released on



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