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Jun

01

2022

Chateau Ste. Michelle Celebrates Pride Month as a Presenting Partner with Seattle Pride Supporting the LGBTQIA+ community

Woodinville, Wash.

Chateau Ste. Michelle is honored to celebrate Pride Month as a presenting partner of Seattle Pride and its return to in-person community festivities this June. As part of the partnership, the winery will participate in the Seattle Pride Parade, offer an interactive booth at Pride in the Park and host a Pride Night Out dinner and show at the Woodinville winery on June 11. In addition, Chateau Ste. Michelle will sponsor a fundraising campaign for Rainbow City Performing Arts by matching employee contributions throughout June.

The Seattle Pride festivities celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies with events designed as a community-wide show of support for mutual respect and equal human rights for all.

“At Chateau Ste. Michelle, we continually strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome, and we are a proud ally and supporter of our employees, customers and beyond within the LGBTQIA+ community,” says David Dearie, President and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. “This partnership blends together our wine company’s passion, inclusivity and leadership in the Washington wine community.”

Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Pride Celebrations include:

Seattle Pride in the Park - June 4
Kick off Pride Month at Seattle Pride in the Park from 12pm-7pm at Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill for a celebration of LGBTQIA+ arts, music, performance and culture. Visit the Chateau Ste. Michelle booth, take your chance at a prize wheel, and enjoy a glass of Chateau wine in the alcohol garden. Must be 21 or older to enter the alcohol garden.

Pride Night Out at Chateau Ste. Michelle – June 11
Join Chateau Ste. Michelle Saturday, June 11 for a spectacular evening celebrating Pride Month and enjoy dinner and a show! The winery will host its debut drag performance(s) including stage shows by multiple Seattle-based artists. During the show, enjoy a multi-course dinner prepared by the Chateau Kitchen culinary team. Dinner will be served outside under the stars in our beautiful courtyard.

Ticket price includes a multi-course dinner as well as 2 drinks of your choice. Additional wine and/or specialty blended wine cocktails will also be available for purchase. Tickets* are available for purchase at ste-michelle.com.

Seattle Pride Parade – June 26
The Northwest's largest LGBTQIA+ Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, June 26th at 11:00am in Downtown Seattle. As a presenting partner, Chateau Ste. Michelle employees will be marching near the front of the line.

Pride Speaks – November
Chateau Ste. Michelle will host a Pride Speaks session in November. Pride Speaks is a free, quarterly speaker series that focuses on a variety of topics and issues impacting the LGBTQIA+ community. Seattle Pride gathers the expert speakers to come together for a panel discussion followed by attendee Q & A.

About Chateau Ste. Michelle
Chateau Ste. Michelle founded a wine region and we’re not done blazing trails yet. We honor our 55-year legacy of making world-class Washington wine, while taking bold steps to building our future with 2,600 acres of sustainably-farmed estate vineyards, state-of-the art cellar technology and talented, passionate winemaking team led by head winemaker Katie Nelson, with 30-years of Washington winemaking experience. Chateau Ste. Michelle continually strives to delight wine drinkers with an array of wine styles and immersive winery experiences, while staying focused on crafting award-winning, flavorful wines that are the ultimate expressions of Washington state.

About Seattle Pride
Seattle Pride is the (501(c)4) not-for-profit organization which produces the Seattle Pride Parade, Seattle Pride in the Park and other pride-related events and promotions, as well as provides grants and sponsorship support to community-based LGBTQIA+ serving organizations statewide, and year-round advocacy in support of diversity, inclusivity, and equal human rights for all.

About Rainbow City Performing Arts
RCPA is an organization of performance ensembles creating a diverse and inclusive environment for musical expression that promotes the equity and visibility of people in the LGBTQIA+ community.

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For further information:
Lynda Eller
Lynda.eller@smwe.com