When Chateau Ste. Michelle put its flagship Woodinville, Wash., property on the market this past summer, the wine community was puzzled. Soon after, Gallo announced it was closing its Columbia Winery tasting room, located just across the road from Ste. Michelle. The two producers were the cornerstone on which the bustling Woodinville wine scene was built—but their departure presents an opportunity for small producers.
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