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Linda Chauncey first joined Chateau Ste. Michelle in 1996. After a 10-year hiatus during which she was Associate Dean of Seattle Culinary Academy at Seattle Community College, Linda returned to Chateau Ste. Michelle as Director of Wine Education, overseeing our new Visitor Center and corporate education program.
7 Day Eastern Caribbean - Nieuw Statendam - Mar. 31, 2019, roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Alan K. Portney has served as Vice President, International Sales, at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates since 2006. Due, in part, to Alan’s efforts, Washington, Oregon and California wines are now represented in more than 120 countries.
14 Day Azores & Normandy Expedition - Nieuw Statendam - Apr. 21, 2019, Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Lacey Steffey collaborates with her winemaking team on all aspects of harvest and post-harvest production. In her spare time, Lacey teaches winemaking courses at Yakima Valley College, including “Essentials of Winemaking” and “Winery Compliance.”
7 Day Viking Sagas - Nieuw Statendam - May 5, 2019, roundtrip from Amsterdam, Netherlands
President and winemaker at Chateau Ste. Michelle, Keller oversees the winery operations and collaborates with his winemaking team to develop blends and tastes for the acclaimed winery.
11 Day Ancient Empires - Koningsdam - Jun. 1, 2019, roundtrip from Civitavecchia (Rome)
Koh is assistant winemaker at Chateau Ste. Michelle and has been with the winery for more than 20 years working in most aspects of the business. Koh regularly shares her knowledge and experience at tastings and wine-pairing meals.
13 Day Mediterranean Legends - Koningsdam - Jun. 24, 2019, roundtrip from Civitavecchia (Rome)
Brett Scallan provides marketing leadership for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates global portfolio of brands. Brett oversaw the estate’s record growth from 2014–2016, and is a frequent speaker at Washington State wine industry events.
12 Day Mediterranean Legends - Koningsdam - Jul. 29, 2019, roundtrip from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Cary Kloster joined Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in August of 2005 as Marketing Manager supporting Chateau Ste. Michelle and Domain Ste. Michelle brands. Prior to being named Vice President, Group Brand Director Cary worked as a Sr. Marketing Manager and Director of Marketing touching all of our Washington Brands, including Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14 Hands, Columbia Crest, Spring Valley Vineyard, Northstar and Col Solare. Cary’s previous experience includes roles at Starbucks, Moss Adams Advisory Services and the State of Washington. Cary has an undergraduate degree from Washington State University in Accounting & Finance and a Masters in Finance from Seattle University.
7 Day Viking Sagas - Nieuw Statendam - Aug. 18, 2019, roundtrip from Amsterdam, Netherlands
Certified through the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Society of Wine Educators, Paul Asikainen has a hospitality and wine-list development background and has spent seven years managing Conn Creek winery, which is owned by Chateau Ste. Michelle.
7 Day Tropical Caribbean - Nieuw Statendam - Nov. 24, 2019
Tristan Butterfield is an enologist who describes his role as “caretaker” of the red wines at Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Canoe Ridge Estate Winery. A graduate of Notre Dame University, Tristan learned the craft of winemaking at Chateau Faire Le Pont, The Hogue Cellars and Kona Vineyards and Winery.
7 Day Tropical Caribbean - Nieuw Statendam - Dec. 15, 2019