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Napa winemaker produces Platinum's top wine
at Chris Daniel Winery
January 3, 2022- It’s not the story of a hired gun, but there is a young hot shot Napa Valley winemaker and his father who are crafting some of the Pacific Northwest’s best wines near the Columbia Basin town of Quincy, Wash.
Chris Daniel Stewart works with his father, Michael, to produce fewer than 1,000 cases each year at Chris Daniel Winery along Highway 283. This year, they earned four Platinum Awards from Great Northwest Wine’s year-end judging of gold medal wines. Last year, the Stewarts won three Platinums.
Chris Daniel Winery: From Vineyard to Bottle
April 1, 2019- Chris Daniel Stewart got his start in wine at age 14 when he began working summer and weekends at a local winery. At the same time he started helping out at the company run by his father, Michael Stewart, who has been heavily involved in the grape growing process for two decades as a vineyard consultant. Chris was instantly hooked. “I loved everything about the industry and decided to immerse myself fully from that point on,” he says.
After earning a degree in viticulture and enology at WSU, Chris continued to expand on his skills as he traveled abroad, studying in France and Chile, learning from top winemakers and wine growers.
Making Fine wine is a family affair at Chris Daniel Winery
July 1, 2018- My last tasting stop at the 2017 Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival was a booth promoting a wine I had never heard of. Chris Daniel Winery is named for their son, his parents told me. The two red wines I tasted — a Malbec and a Petite Sirah/Syrah blend — stood out from other wines I had tasted that night. I had tasted many delicious wines that night, and perhaps the light buzz I felt was why these seemed so good.
And yet, there was something different going on here.