Congratulations Ted Baseler of Ste. Michelle: Wine Enthusiast Man of the Year

ted-headshot A big “invoke the hoo!” to Ted Baseler of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Man of the Year for 2009.

Wine Enthusiast’s tenth Annual Wine Star Awards recognize excellence in the wine and spirits industry.

Ted Baseler is CEO and President of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates based in Woodinville, Washington. Chateau Ste. Michelle partners with us to produce Eroica Riesling.

Known for its innovative work in the vineyards and the winery and producing world-class wines, Ste. Michelle’s portfolio includes exceptional wine properties in Washington State, Napa, Oregon, plus joint partnerships in place with Antinori and, of course, our own Ernie Loosen.

As head of the most prominent wine company in Washington State, and as former Chairman and President of the Washington State Wine Commission, Ted is widely recognized as a leader in the U.S. wine industry.

For his vision, leadership, brand-, team- and region-building accomplishments, Ted Baseler is Wine Enthusiast’s Man of the Year.

Cheers to you, Ted! Well deserved!