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Sip a bit of wine history with Whidbeys Port

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One of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ smallest-production wines has a history that goes back to its earliest days as a company.

For the past 30 years, one of the company’s little-known projects is a red dessert wine called Whidbeys Port. But its roots run much deeper.

Soon after Prohibition was repealed in late 1933, two wineries started in Seattle: National Wine Co. and Pommerelle. One of Pommerelle’s founders was John Molz, a German immigrant who began making apple juice before…

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