Let's Turn This Party Out

Check It Out: Chateau Ste. Michelle Turned 50 and Is Throwing a Party

The Washington wine behemoth's new visitor center offers expanded tasting rooms and lets you mix your own red blend.

08/29/2017 By Stefan Milne

Wine-Soaked Concerts

Yacht Rock Comes to Seattle: Michael McDonald at Chateau Ste. Michelle

The legendary singer's still got it after 40 years.

08/14/2017 By Alison Klein

Five Ways

Northwest Festival Forecast: March

Hey, it's spring! Almost! We've got seafood to eat and bird-watching to do.

02/24/2017 By Jack Russillo

Trend

With Natural Wine, Each Bottle Has Its Own Personality

For the growing number of Seattle restaurants that embrace this winemaking style, that’s exactly the point.

01/23/2017 By Stefan Milne

Washington Wine 2016

Top Cabernet Sauvignon

No surprise—our most planted and most produced grape variety produces an abundance of top wines.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Washington's Best White Wines

Reds aren't our only stars.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Bordeaux-Style Blends

No disrespect to France, but this traditional blend—mostly based on cabernet sauvignon and merlot—has become a local signature.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Merlot

Sometimes this grape gets a bad rap, but Washington makes merlot as well as any area of the world.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Best of the Best: The Top 10 Washington Wines of 2016

The best of the hundreds of wines tasted this year.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Red Blends

These wines are far more than the sum of their parts.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Best Value Wines

These bottles are $30 and under but deliver luxe-level flavor.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Methodology

How Sean did it.

09/21/2016 By Seattle Met Staff

Washington Wine 2016

Wines with a Sense of Place

At its best, wine not only delivers hedonistic enjoyment, it also conveys the essence of the land that produced it. Here are 10 wines that do just that.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

The Wild West

It’s an era of major exploration in both variety and place. Here are some of the latest standouts from the winemaking frontier.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Kevin White Winery Red Wine Yakima Valley 2014

One of the best quality-to-price ratio wines this year.

03/15/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2013

One of Washington's oldest wineries sources fruit from a region on the rise.

01/26/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Charles Smith Velvet Devil Merlot Washington 2013

And his new production facility is the second largest urban winery in North America.

01/20/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Substance Cabernet Sauvignon Washington 2013

Twenty thirteen is shaping up to be a banner vintage for good values.

01/13/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: SoDo Cellars Wingman Red Wine Blend Washington State 2014

The wine: superb. The value: outrageous.

01/05/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Weekly Wine Pick: Hogue Cellars Gewürztraminer Columbia Valley 2014

Gewürztraminer is one of Washington’s top five most-planted white grapes. This bottle combines intense fruit with outrageous value.

09/15/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan