D&P Wine Event: May 31 – June 1, 2019: Sold Out!
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Featuring the “Best Of Chateau Ste. Michelle”
This Diamonds & Pearls event includes:
- Friday — Diamonds and Pearls Social 6-7 pm
- Saturday — Diamonds and Pearls Wine Dinner featuring the best of Chateau Ste. Michelle “Pearls” 6-8 pm
- Dinner $125 per person
- Lodging rates start at $130.00
- Overnight Package with Dinner rate starts at $437.00 per couple
(tax is additional)
Please call 800.572.0493 ext. 707 for more information and reservations.
June 1, 2019
Oysters on the Half Shell
Luxe Brut NV
Warm Potato and Asparagus Salad
Poached halibut | Hollandaise
CSM Cold Creek Chardonnay 2013
Braised Oxtail Ravioli
Limited Edition Grenache 2015
Roasted wild mushrooms | Bordeaux sauce
CSM “Artist Series” Meritage Blend 2007
56% Cabernet Sauvignon | 37% Merlot | 6% Malbec | 1% Petit Verdot
Washington apples | caramel sauce
Late Harvest Sweet Riesling 2016
Brian Mackey, Head Red Winemaker
Brian Mackey joined Chateau Ste. Michelle in 2011 as a Harvest Intern. He was promoted to Red Wine Enologist in 2012, Assistant Red Winemaker in 2014, and Head Red Winemaker in 2018. Based at Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Canoe Ridge Estate red winery near Paterson, Washington, Brian assists with daily winemaking planning, manages enologists and ensures that all important benchmarks are met in the winemaking process, including the oak racking regimen and bottling schedule.
“Making wine in Washington is a dream come true for any winemaker,” explains Brian. “We have the comfort and stability of world-class and well-established vineyards, grape varieties, and viticulture techniques. We also have the thrill of exploration and experimentation. Our industry is constantly expanding with new vineyards and wineries, and we are continuously experimenting with different grape varieties and growing techniques.”
While winemaking has long been a part of his life—from playing in his grandparent’s Napa Valley vineyard as a child, to working high school summers at a family winery in Washington state—his path to Winemaker is an unconventional one. He has a degree in English from Boston University and has worked in publishing, software, and for many years as a camera man on movies and television shows in New York and Los Angeles. Throughout all of these careers Brian has been driven by a desire to create something that provides enjoyment and enriches people’s lives.
At Chateau Ste. Michelle he has found the perfect home for his various skills and passions, and he looks forward to creating high quality, premium wines for many years to come.
“Making red wine for Chateau Ste. Michelle is beyond exciting and rewarding,” Brian adds. “I get to make wine that is enjoyed all over the world.”