CHATEAU STE. MICHELLE WINE ESTATES & CHAMPAGNE NICOLAS FEUILLATTE
“Meet the Maker”
Wayne Ballard, Development Manager for Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates & Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte.
Interact one-on-one with Wayne as one samples 5 different varietals from the winery paired with culinary tapas to compliment the components of the featured wine at this reception styled event.
About Wayne Ballard:
Wayne Ballard is currently the Business Development Manager for Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte,(France's #1 selling Champagne) and Ste Michelle Wine Estates. Wayne began is career in the wine and liquor business over 16 yeas ago in 1996 with Southern Wine and Spirits, first as a Sales Consultant, promoted to District Manager, then as Area Manager for both wine and liquor in the Naples / Ft Myers area. Wayne has had extensive training and experience in the great wine growing areas around the world including Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Italy, California and Washington State. Wayne's mission statement is to: "take the pretentiousness out of wine and make it more approachable for everyone".....
The Champagne Morning Prayer: Give me health forever, Work not too often, Love sometime, But Champagne all the time
About Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates & Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte:
Chateau Ste. Michelle is Washington state’s Founding Winery, with some of the oldest and most acclaimed vineyards in the Columbia Valley.
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. They now own more than 3,500 prime vineyard acres in the Columbia Valley.
In 1976, Ste. Michelle Vintners built a French style Chateau in Woodinville, and changed its name to Chateau Ste. Michelle.
As the winery grew, so did recognition for the increasingly top quality wines being produced in Washington state. In 1984, Chateau Ste. Michelle led the way in obtaining federal recognition of the Columbia Valley in eastern Washington as a unique wine growing region or American Viticulture Area (AVA). Today, Chateau Ste. Michelle receives some of the highest accolades in the industry, including “Wine Brand of the Year 2008,“ by Market Watch Magazine, “American Winery of the Year 2004” from Wine Enthusiast and “2005 Winery of the Year” by Restaurant Wine.
The winery combines Old World winemaking tradition with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their portfolio includes Columbia Valley wines styled to bring out the regions’ varietal character; Indian Wells wines celebrating the New World opulent style; Single Vineyard wines that epitomize the terroir of their estate vineyards; Ethos wines, their pinnacle tier that melds Old World complexity and elegance with concentrated Washington fruit; and the Artist Series, a Meritage blend crafted for power and longevity.
Chateau Ste. Michelle is one of the few premium wineries in the world with two state-of-the-art wineries, one devoted to whites and another to reds. This dedicated approach to winemaking allows winemaker, Bob Bertheau, to build programs to the unique specifications of red and white wines. While all of Chateau Ste. Michelle’s vineyards are located on the east side of the Cascade Mountains where the climate is dry and sunny, Bertheau makes the award winning white wines in Woodinville, near Seattle. The red wines are made at their Canoe Ridge Estate winery in Eastern Washington.
Date: August 8, 2013
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: OCEAN2000 Restaurant
Price: $60.00 per person, inclusive of gratuity & sales tax. Credit Card payment required at time of reservation.
Note: Due to the style of this event, participation is limited to 60 guests.
Contact OCEAN2000 at 954-556-7667.
After the reception, stay for dinner! All wines featured at the reception will be available for purchase with your dinner at astonishing prices…
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, Brut Reserve, NV
Buckwheat Bilini with Ostera Caviar
Eroica Riesling, Columbia Valley, 2011
Smoked Tomato & Eggplant / Bruschetta with Goat Cheese
Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay, Canoe Ridge Estate, 2009
Pancetta wrapped Sea Scallops / Toasted Honey & Chives
Seven Falls Cabernet Sauvignon, Wahluke Slope, 2010
Braised Short Rib Empanadas / Chimmichuri
Erath Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Estate Selection, 2010
Imported & Domestic Cheese Display / Candied Walnuts | Dried Fruits