A Rave Review

2017-04-21T03:47:32+00:00

The story behind C.R. Sandidge Winery centers on Ray Sandidge himself. Considered one of the state’s top winemakers, Ray consults with a number of Chelan-area wineries and is also the winemaker for nearby Lake Chelan Winery. Some wineries come off more like business entities, and their survival doesn’t seem to depend on their winemakers. However, Ray is the heart of C.R. Sandidge. We can only hope that he doesn’t win the lottery and move to Australia to start “C.R. Sandidge [...]

A Dream Come True

2016-11-08T16:09:53+00:00

Ray Sandidge, a true pioneer among North Central Washington winemakers, plans to break ground on a new vineyard, tasting room and wine production facility in north Chelan this spring. “It’s a plan 30 years in the making,” said Sandidge, former director of wine production for Lake Chelan Winery and Karma Vineyards along with his own C. R. Sandidge Wines. Sandidge and his wife, Athena, recently purchased 14 acres of former apple orchard on Boyd Road, between Chelan and Manson. They [...]