Washington state's founding winery crafted its first vintage of European-style premium wine in 1967. It was the release that inspired today's thriving Washington wine industry, now home to nearly 1,000 wineries. While Chateau Ste. Michelle has continued its pioneering vision, earning the respect of the winemaking world, the first five decades were just the beginning. Cheers to the first fifty years, and to even more remarkable Chateau Ste. Michelle wine experiences for decades to come.