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Sip ‘n Celebrate

Please join us for a Seattle gathering.


Bob Bertheau, senior director of winemaking for Chateau Ste. Michelle will share his vinter expertise. Remarks also will be made by President Bob Kustra and we’ll tour the winery. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine will be available. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Complimentary parking is available onsite.

Date: Sunday, May 20
Time: 1–3 p.m.
Location: Chateau Ste. Michelle Banquet Room (14111 NE 145th Ste., Woodinville, WA 98072)

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Bob Bertheau is a wine aficionado, whose educational roots in the art of winemaking can be traced to the chemistry labs of Boise State University. As a pre-med student in his third year of studies, Bertheau landed a job at the Ste. Chapelle tasting room in the Boise 8th Street Marketplace. After earning his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Boise State, he took his “great foundation in chemistry” and enrolled in a master’s degree program in enology at UC Davis. “As my career has brought me back to the Pacific Northwest, I never have forgotten the start and education I received at Boise State,” Bertheau said. Today Bertheau is the senior director of winemaking for Chateau Ste. Michelle. His impressive resume includes winemaking at the Hambrecht Vineyards and Wineries, Chalk Hill and Gallo of Sonoma. In 2014 he was named one of the 20 most admired winemakers in the country by Vineyard and Winery Management magazine


Help us honor Bob and Kathy Kustra and their contributions to Boise State University.

“Serving as president of Boise State University has been the privilege of a lifetime. I will be forever grateful for being able to serve during this period of incredible growth and accomplishment for the university.”

— President Bob Kustra