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Paella or Tray Catering, bayleaf offers a wide range options, all perfect for any occasion. 


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News and 
Upcoming Events

By Beth Kuchynka 06 Jul, 2017

July 22nd Saturday 5pm ~ limited seated event

Please join us for a fun and informative evening of Austrian wine! Go beyond Gruner and get a taste of what this ancient winemaking country has to offer: Riesling, Blaufrankisch, Weissburgunder, Zweigelt, St. Laurent. They may not all be easy to pronounce, but they sure are easy to drink! Thematically appropriate snacks will be provided, plus the delightful wine wit of a certain skinny wine salesman who may or may not perform Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions on request. It’s going to be a great evening, you won’t regret joining us! Come by the shop to purchase a seat or online here. 

By Beth Kuchynka 01 Jul, 2017
We can't believe it's a holiday weekend. Whether you are grilling, enjoying some of this season's fresh produce or just sitting on the deck sipping a delicious Rose -  we are stocked and ready for you!

Stock up for the holiday weekend. Our tide of wine is a giant swell at the moment, with something for everyone! We've got DRY Rose - (read our last post  here ), that perfect BBQ Red that the gang will love and of course several thirst quenching whites that are sure to please. Did you know we always offer a mixed case discount of 8%? We are happy to consult with your palate and pocket book in mind! Mention our
flavor firecracker  promo and we'll give you 10% off a mixed case this weekend.

The cheese case is stocked too. Upgrade your burger with blue cheese, aged goat cheese or a slice of fantastic cheddar. Don't forget to check our shelves for your new favorite condiment - mustards to chutneys we would love to change your burger experience.  There are some deals to be had, get in here and check them out! Our favorite farmers just delivered lovely 2lb bags of new potatoes* - why not make your own potato salad this year? We have panchetta too.

We hope you have fun this weekend, be safe and enjoy all of this beautiful weather. 




New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and unlike their fully grown counterparts, they keep their shape once cooked and cut. They are also sweeter because their sugar has not yet converted into starch, and are therefore particularly suited to salads.
By Beth Kuchynka 14 Jun, 2017
Join us as we welcome Erik Cooper from Nefarious Cellars for this month's FREE Thirsty Thursday for wine club members. 
We'll be tasting 6 wines from 5-7. Not in the club yet? Feel free to join us and pay only $10 to taste. Sign up and we'll waive the fee - read more here. 
Thirty Thursdays are a fun, social, casual wine tasting. First come, first served. We'll have a nosh of food for purchase too. Don't miss out - these wines are terrific. 

Nefarious Cellars story...

The tale of this winery mirrors that of this young and growing wine region and is equal parts love story, passion for wine, and defiance.

The wife and husband team of Heather and Dean Neff began their foray into the world of winemaking in 1998 by planting a one-acre test block on a piece of family land 20 miles north of Chelan. Planting a vineyard in the area was, at the time, an audacious thing to do. While the area had a hundred year history of growing tree fruit and people had intermittently grown wine grapes, no one was yet producing grapes commercially in the area at the time. In fact, many believed it was too cold.

Heather Neff says of their decision to plant a vineyard and start a winery, “It was the whole thought that winemaking was romantic, that sort of life that you imagine in your head.” It was this life that the Neffs set out to find.

The couple’s experimental vineyard confirmed two things. The first was that growing grapes in the area was possible; the second was that learning to make wine would require more training. “We decided if we were going to put our life savings on the line, we had to get a lot of hands-on experience,” Dean says.

So they packed up their belongings and traveled to Oregon’s famous Willamette Valley where they spent the next two and a half years learning the tools of the trade. By the time they were lured back to Chelan, eager to start their winery, a fledgling wine industry had already begun to take root in the area.

The Neffs planted two vineyards near their original test block north of Chelan in 2004. Rocky Mother (“It is!” Heather declares of the name) is planted to Syrah while nearby Stone’s Throw is planted to Riesling. They also purchased land on the outskirts of Chelan for another estate vineyard and as a home for their winery. They planted this site to Syrah, Malbec and Viognier, naming it Defiance Vineyard because, after all, it was still questionable how wine grapes, or a winery for that matter, would fare at Lake Chelan.

On a romantic overture, the couple opened their tasting room on Valentine’s Day in 2006.

At Nefarious, the Neffs take a unique approach to making their wines. Heather makes the white wines; Dean makes the reds.

“It seemed like a logical thing,” Heather explains. “We could either divide up the varieties or we could make it really simple.” While for some this division of labor might prove difficult, the Neffs have thrived.


~Washington Tasting Room 
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