Chateau Ste. Michelle winery photograph collection, circa 1976  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Chateau Ste. Michelle winery photograph collection
circa 1976 (inclusive)
11 photographic prints (1 folder)
Collection Number
Photographs of the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery buildings and operations in Woodinville, Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Built on the 1912 estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson, the winery’s roots date back to the Repeal of Prohibition. In 1967 under legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, a new line of premium vinifera wines was introduced called Ste. Michelle Vintners. The first vines were planted at Cold Creek Vineyard in Eastern Washington in 1972. Four years later, Ste. Michelle Vintners built a French style winery Chateau in Woodinville, and changed its name to Chateau Ste. Michelle.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery buildings and operations in Woodinville, Washington.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1  Grounds and front of Chateau Ste. Michelle building
Typed on verso: Chateau Ste. Michelle, styled after a French country chateau, includes a large reception area, tasting room, wine shop, corporate offices and an adjoining 140,000 sq. ft. wine making facility.
circa 1976
1 2  Chateau Ste. Michelle front door area
Typed on verso: Large carriage lanterns flank the entry to Chateau Ste. Michelle and the 11-ft oak double doors.
circa 1976
1 3  Chateau Ste. Michelle iron gate entrance
Typed on verso: A hand wrought iron gate opens into the tasting room. Behind it is an etched glass panel bearing the Ste. Michelle crest.
circa 1976
1 4  Chateau Ste. Michelle reception area
Typed on verso: 6-ft. diameter crystal chandelier graces the Chateau's reception area, along with a 55-ft. three-dimensional display on Washington State wines and the art of wine making.
circa 1976
1 5  Chateau Ste. Michelle tasting room
Typed on verso: Visitors are invited to sample wines in the tasting room. Back-lit custom stained glass in a grape motif sets off the back of the tasting bar.
circa 1976
1 6  Chateau Ste. Michelle wine shop
Typed on verso: The Chateau's wine shop will make available Ste. Michelle wines and cheeses, breads and fruits for picnicking on the grounds as well as glassware and other wine-related accessories.
circa 1976
1 7  Chateau Ste. Michelle laboratory
Typed on verso: In the laboratory on the second floor of the Chateau is where Ste. Michelle's winemaker conducts daily chemical analyses and tastings. The new lab is as technically advanced as any in the world for a winery the size of Ste. Michelle.
circa 1976
1 8  Chateau Ste. Michelle wood barrels for aging wines
Typed on verso: A variety of wood types and barrel sizes are used for aging wines.
circa 1976
1 9  Chateau Ste. Michelle 1975 vintage white wine
Typed on verso: In addition to their other wines, Ste. Michelle introduced a limited bottling of a new 1975 vintage white wine called "Chateau Ste. Michelle" in honor of the opening of their new winery.
circa 1976
1 10  Chateau Ste. Michelle site map
Site map of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Ste. Michelle vineyards' estate winery in Woodinville, northeast of Seattle.
circa 1976
1 11  Maps of Washington and France - latitudes of wine-producing areas
Ste. Michelle's vineyards in the Yakima Valley, latitude 46 degrees north, lie midway between the latitudes of the great wine-producing areas of France.
circa 1976

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Vintners--Washington (State)--Woodinville--Photographs
  • Wine and wine making--Washington (State)--Woodinville--Photographs
  • Wine barrels--Washington (State)--Woodinville--Photographs
  • Wine districts--France--Maps
  • Wine districts--Washington (State)--Maps
  • Wine tourism--Washington (State)--Woodinville--Photographs
  • Wineries--Washington (State)--Woodinville--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle (Winery)--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Woodinville (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Maps
  • Photographs

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)