Bob and Cathy Betz complete their year of “training” in vineyards of France, Italy and Germany
Bob starts his 28 year career at Chateau St. Michelle the preeminent wine company in Washington
Bob is appointed Vice President Winemaking Research at Chateau St. Michelle
Bob receives his Master of Wine degree, one of only 278 MW's in the world. The exam has a 12% pass rate. Bob receives the Robert Mondavi Award for the highest scores in all theory exams and the Villa Maria Award for the highest scores in the viticultural exam.
Bob and Cathy crush their first vintage of Betz Family wines with 150 cases. The wines are made in the warehouse district of Woodinville, with help from their volunteer friends
Bob and Cathy build a state of the art winery in Woodinville
Bob is named as Sunset Magazine’s Wine Maker of the Year
The Betz Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 is named Washington’s Number One Wine of the Year by the Seattle Times wine critic, Paul Gregutt