Video: Chateau St. Michael the winery offers Woodinville real estate for sale
WOODINVILLE, Washington – Chateau St. in Woodinville. Michelle Winery – the largest winery in the Pacific Northwest – is offering its Woodinville property for sale.
according to Washington wine report, Chateau St. A Dallas-based, 118-acre real estate firm listed Michelle in Woodinville earlier this month.
The price was not disclosed.
The property listing includes Ste. The Washington Wine Report has Michel’s mansion, tasting rooms, a banquet facility, office space, a theater, a warehouse of more than 100,000 square feet, and 50,000 square feet of barrel storage.
The winery will move all of its white wine production to its Canoe Ridge facility in eastern Washington. Kara Connor, Director of Community Relations at Chateau Ste. Michelle, says the change in winemaking operations has prompted the company to explore the potential sale of the Woodinville property, or perhaps only a portion of it.
“We are in the process of evaluating how best to make use of the facility in the future,” Connor said. “This process is still in the exploratory stage and could take years to implement, if at all.”
Woodinville Mayor Mike Millman doesn’t expect to lose the place in its current form. However, he told KIRO 7 it might look different.
“I know that Chateau St. Michele is actually hoping to maintain her presence in Woodinville,” Millman said. “I will work hard to make sure that happens.”
According to the mayor, 70 acres of the property have been set aside for residential use. The other 48 can be used for industrial or tourist purposes such as wineries, breweries or hotels.
Adam Acampora is the CEO of Woodinville Wine Country, a non-profit company that promotes the area as a destination for wine tourism. Acampora argues that wine lovers don’t need to panic just yet.
“Honestly, I don’t even know what their plan is,” Akampura said. “They can speculate on the value of the land; they can look at reorganizing the cash flow. Who knows?”
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