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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Portfolio Sees Its Innovation Efforts Pay Off

Washington state’s top wine player, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has posted impressive growth over the past few years, led by its flagship Chateau Ste. Michelle franchise, which sells more than 3.4 million cases annually. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 23, 2017

News Briefs for March 28, 2017

•The Boisset Collection is launching a new sparkling wine brand, Haute Couture French Bubbles. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 28, 2017

News Briefs for January 26, 2017

•Mexico’s Jose Cuervo, which is set to launch an initial public offering in the coming weeks, is seeking to raise more than $700 million via the listing, according to CNBC. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 26, 2017

Interview, Part 2: Ted Baseler, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

In the second part of our interview with Ted Baseler, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ chief executive discusses the group’s California portfolio and partner brands, as well as trends in its core Washington business. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 11, 2017

Interview, Part 1: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates President And CEO Ted Baseler

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (SMWE) has long reigned as the U.S. market’s leading Washington wine player, led by its flagship Chateau Ste. Michelle brand, which sells more than 3 million cases annually. The company’s stable also comprises Washington state standouts including 14 Hands (about 2 million cases), Columbia Crest (1.1 million cases, excluding Two Vines), Col Solare, Snoqualmie, Northstar and Stimson Estate Cellars, among others, as well as a variety of California and Oregon offerings. A subsidiary of Altria Group, SMWE achieved 8% revenue growth to nearly $500 million for the first nine months of 2016, on volume growth of 6% to 6.2 million cases. With the Washington category heating up, SND senior editor Christina Jelski recently spoke with SMWE president and CEO Ted Baseler to discuss the outlook for the coming year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 9, 2017

Ste. Michelle Sales Jump 8% In First Quarter

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates enjoyed a buoyant start to the year, with its first-quarter net revenues rising 8.2% to $145 million. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 28, 2016

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