Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay is a fresh, soft style of Chardonnay with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character with subtle spice and oak nuances. We blend Chardonnay grapes from vineyards all over Washington’s Columbia Valley to make this a complex, interesting wine. The sur lie aging gives it an appealing softness. Chateau Ste. Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington state. The winery combines Old World winemaking with New World innovation.