Tenet Wine Event: September 20-21, 2019 — SOLD OUT
ABOUT LINDA CHAUNCEY
Linda Chauncey has spent over 30 years combining her expertise in the Northwest wine and the culinary industry with her passion for education.
Her career in the wine industry began with wine beverage distributors for 10 years before joining Ste. Michelle Wine Estates as Director of National Accounts in 1996 and eventually becoming Director of Wine Education in 2003. Linda left the company in 2004 to pursue her passion for education and the culinary arts joining Seattle Culinary Academy at Seattle Central College as Associate Dean for 10 years. Linda’s career came full circle in 2017 when she returned to her Washington wine roots, joining Ste. Michelle Wine Estates as Director of Education to oversee Chateau Ste. Michelle’s new Visitor Center and corporate education program.
“At Chateau Ste. Michelle, we strive for innovation and excellence without compromising the joys of wine,” explains Linda. “As a first-generation American, wine connects me with my European roots and the cultural richness I knew growing up where food, wine, and eating together helped to define who I am. Even better, wine connects us to the traditions and customs of others, providing a rich environment for learning and respect. “
As Director of Education, Linda creates a wide array of wine tasting experiences and wine and culinary programs at Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Visitor Center in Woodinville, which attracts more than 300,000 guests each year. In addition, she provides continuing education to the company’s trade and distributor partners as well as Ste. Michelle’s sales force and hospitality staff.