Charles Smith, founder of Washington’s largest winemaker-owned winery and the 4th largest wine producer in the state, today announced a new name for his international company – Wines of Substance.
This change follows the sale of Charles Smith Wines: The Modernist Collection, which included five wines, to Constellation Brands, Inc. in October of 2016.
This launches a revitalized vision for the Wines of Substance portfolio of wines, Smith says, which includes K Vintners, SIXTO, CasaSmith, Substance and B. Leighton.
Smith started his wine company in Walla Walla in the late ’90s. He has won Winemaker of the Year distinctions in both Wine Enthusiast (2014) and Food & Wine (2009). His company expanded to Seattle with the opening of Jet City, an urban winery.