Maurine Johnson to depart Ste. Chapelle; Meredith Smith steps up as Ste. Chapelle and Sawtooth winemaker

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After 29 years of service to Ste. Chapelle Winery, legendary Idaho Winemaker Maurine Johnson is leaving to take a new position with Hogue Cellars in Washington State. Effective July 7, Sawtooth Estate Winery Winemaker Meredith Smith will be promoted to head winemaker of both estates for Precept Wine in Idaho. “Maurine is an institution in …