Col Solare is the partnership between two influential wine producers who are recognized leaders in their respective regions: Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle. Col Solare, Italian for ‘shining hill,’ represents the first and most significant investment to date in Washington State by a European wine company with a winery and an estate vineyard located on Red Mountain. Col Solare’s mission is to unite two unique viticultural and winemaking cultures to produce an ultra-luxury Cabernet Sauvignon- based wine. Estate vineyard planted in 2007 with 28.10 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Syrah Col Solare also maintains long-term contracts for specific vineyard blocks which are dedicated exclusively to the program and are located at key sites throughout the Columbia Valley.