Col Solare, which means "shining hill" in Italian, is the exciting joint venture between two influential wine producers who are recognized leaders in their respective regions: Washington State’s Chateau Ste. Michelle and the legendary Marchesi Antinori of Tuscany. Col Solare’s mission is to unite these two unique viticultural and winemaking cultures to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon-based red wine from the very best grapes of the Columbia Valley, a wine that will age for decades but is also meant to be enjoyed soon after purchase. Col Solare’s state-of-the-art winery on Red Mountain opened in 2007, and is currently open to the public by appointment for tastings and tours of our winery and estate vineyard.