In 1912, a group of vintners set out to prove that not all great wine came from Italy or California, and they proceeded to pioneer the Washington wine region. This was the beginning of Chateau St. Michelle, whose roots date back to the Repeal of Prohibition. Chateau Ste. Michelle currently has two state-of-the-art wineries, one for red and one for white, and has definitely proved their point.
My husband and I can personally vouch for this, as we visited the Woodinville wine region several years ago and dropped in at Chateau St. Michelle for a tasting.