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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

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Posts 8% Sales Growth For 2016

Washington state-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has posted a solid set of results for its full fiscal 2016, with net revenues up 7.8% to $746 million. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 1, 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

News Briefs for June 3, 2016

•Campari America has debuted Baron Samedi, a new spiced rum brand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 3, 2016

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 Revenues Jump 8% In 2015

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates saw demand continue to rise for its Washington-led wine portfolio last year, as its net revenues for 2015 increased 7.6% to $692 million on a shipment rise of 6.2% to 8.9 million cases. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 28, 2016

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