On our recent road trip through the Pacific Northwest, Max and I discovered that one of our favorite wineries is located just 20 minutes from my dad’s house in Snohomish, WA. Having both lived near wine country for several years, we’re no strangers to the tasting room, but we were excited to sample our favorite Rieslings from Chateau Ste. Michelle.
Rather surprisingly, this was up there as one of my favorite wine tasting experiences to date. The tour was informative, just the right length and included complimentary tastings. You can also choose to purchase additional tasting flights, which we did, obviously, and were rewarded with a
couple few on-the-house tastes of reserve wines from the charming grandfatherly bartenders.
And what better way to walk off a bit of a white wine buzz than by exploring the beautiful grounds around the chateau? We spent longer than I care to admit stalking a pair of peacocks around a perfectly dilapidated greenhouse, so it’s a good thing I wore my sneakers for the occasion. On trips to Napa and Sonoma, my outfit of choice is a feminine maxi dress and a nice pair of wedges. But since we were wine tasting in Washington, I decided to dress down a bit and opted for my favorite new Zara striped t-shirt and white Chucks. I added some ladylike pops of red and a floral necklace to round out my outfit.
I’m definitely adding Chateau Ste. Michelle to my list of favorite Pacific Northwest places, and I can’t wait to go back! Luckily, I brought home more than a couple bottles of wine to tide me over.