Founding PARTNERs

 
 

Blind Renaissance, Inc.

East Wenatchee, WA

Since 1972, Blind Renaissance has an extensive history of creating the strong visual identity and cohesive media presence demanded by the sophistication of marketing environments. We design engaging, client-specific promotional materials by combining an educated artistic sensibility, knowledge of advertising trends in multiple industries and the ability to appropriately utilize new design, web and printing technology.

Blind Renaissance offers a full range of print and web design, illustration, art/photography direction, copy writing and marketing services. We keep a close watch on design, packaging and advertising trends, and are constantly devising new strategies that combine strong design with an innovative, user-friendly approach that we apply to all projects.

Blind Renaissance creates viable marketing strategies through close collaboration with clients. The success of our services relies on our ability to listen closely, identify and understand target audiences, and honor core values with well-conceived visual, tactile and auditory solutions.


Daven Lore Winery

Prosser, WA

   
  
 
  
    
  
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     Daven Lore Winery

Daven Lore Winery

As the winemaker at Daven Lore, Gordon is taking 40+ years of past experience to build on the next forty. Born and raised on a beef and cash crop farm in Ontario, Canada, he graduated from university and worked in agricultural research in multiple disciplines from cash crops to soils, from genetics to entomology. He eventually settled down, working for Ocean Spray Cranberries as a process research engineer. While wine is his passion, Gordon now consults for juice processing plants and various wineries. He also teaches winery equipment in WSU’s certificate program. Gordon’s approach is simple - “This is our brand and our image and each bottle is my business card.”


It's 5 Artisan Distillery

Cashmere, WA

   
  
 
  
    
  
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     It's 5 Artisan Distillery

It's 5 Artisan Distillery

Way back in 1920, Marie Resner Hecht and her brothers Albert and Otto Resner were living in Gascoyne, North Dakota. Marie was a divorced woman with two children, Art and Bill, and yet her brothers wanted to go out to Washington State where there was lucrative work in the vast apple orchards of the Wenatchee Valley.  To earn enough money to get there, they 'boot-legged' whiskey made from milk whey.

It was in the Wenatchee area that Marie met and married Severt (or Sig as he was known) Carlson.  Together they purchased and operated a small orchard in Dryden, Washington where they brought in 52 harvests.  Sig and Marie had two more children during these years, Charles and Ann Carlson (Schopp).  Carol’s mother Ann can remember at about age 6, her mother going to the trap door on the back porch that led to the cellar to get the last bottle of whiskey for a guest to enjoy what little was left in the bottom.


Neigel Vintner Cider

Wenatchee, WA

 NV Cider's Orchard

NV Cider's Orchard

When Sylvester Neigel, our grandfather, returned from World War II, he planted a small hobby orchard. Syl was an inspiration to all of us.  The man who knew everyone in town and was always there help no matter what. After his passing we took over care of the small crop of trees.  We soon found ourselves too small to supply the large local packing sheds and ripe for a new direction.  It was time to enjoy drinking the spoils of our harvest.

In the years before going to market, we started pressing on an old 1903 cider press with the zeal of impassioned hobbyists.  The previous owner of this second hand press told us we could make good "adult" cider by leaving some fresh press in gallon jugs under the stairs until they were the size of basketballs.  We were horrified, and figured that we may have saved someone from going blind by taking it off their hands.

We soon realized that the native pear varieties on the property provided for a uniquely light and flavorful finish, and a small family company was born.  The first pears we press each season come off of the heritage family orchard and through the year we pear this fruit with bins from around the Wenatchee valley.  As one of the first cideries in the country to focus solely on pear, Pear UP pioneered the low sugar, flavor-forward alternative offering blends that are perfect for enjoying anytime from a hot day out on the boat to a fire-side winter huddle.