In this very personal seminar, Karen MacNeil, author of The Wine Bible and the only American to have won every major wine award in the English language, shares her insights on Washington’s most exciting wines. Over a career of 30 years, Karen has tasted many of the world’s greatest wines. For this seminar, she has chosen ten Washington wines that she thinks answer the question: What makes great Washington wine great? Karen is known for her amazing ability to describe wines in approachable ways. Come hear one of America’s foremost experts and taste some of Washington’s most riveting wines along with her.
One of the most influential wineries on the world’s stage, Chateau Ste. Michelle has not only fueled a surge of explosive growth in Washington State, but also formed winemaking partnerships internationally. Come join us at this very special seminar as we talk with the luminaries themselves about the winery’s beginnings and how it has changed and evolved over the decades. The tasting will include a special selection from out of the winery’s cellar, along with a few surprises.
At the end of the last ice age, the Great Missoula Floods sent walls of water and huge chunks of ice roaring through present day Washington wine country, leaving behind unique and distinctive soil types. Today, our wines are influenced by these soils, along with geography and climate. In this seminar, hear these stories brought to life and taste wines that showcase one of the world’s most unique terroirs. Want to learn how Washington’s soils and geography make it such a special place to grow wine grapes? This is the place to do it.