Also on the America’s Best Online list, this winery dedicates itself to producing quality wines at moderate prices and has become the flagship of Washington wineries. Its 1998 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Chardonnay was Wine Spectator magazine’s “Spectator Selection” in the August 2000 edition and has been on the magazine’s “Top 100” list three times in the last five years. The winery boasts about 250,000 visitors per year. Tours are available to the public without special appointment.