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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

Ste. Michelle Shipments Rise 4.9% In First Half, Even As 14 Hands Slows

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has reported a net revenue increase of 7.3% to $295 million for its first half ended June 30, as shipments rose 4.9% to 3.77 million cases over the same six-month period last year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2015

News Briefs for April 22, 2015

•Washington state’s Chateau Ste. Michelle is adding two new offerings to its Anew Wines offshoot, a Pinot Grigio and Rose. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 22, 2015

News Briefs for December 3, 2014

•Pernod Ricard has lined up a new global campaign behind its Jacob’s Creek wine brand featuring tennis star Novak Djokovic. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 3, 2014

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