The days have started
to get longer and the flower bulbs are budding. Vineyard managers are walking the rows, shears in hand. Around the valley, bottling is in progress. We’re stocking the shelves and getting the tasting counter ready for the busy season. On the lake, eagles fly low over the shore and seem to race the cars on Highway 150. Birds are returning from their winter break and the valley is growing greener every day. Take a walk in the hills or sit on the deck and gaze at the lake. Whatever you do, pause a moment to look around and take in the beauty of the Lake Chelan Wine Valley – it's naturally intoxicating.
Nefarious Cellars is a bit of a contradiction. The patio overlooking Defiance Vineyard is full of people nestled in colorful chairs, yet it’s a serene scene. The tasting room is packed with visitors but it’s anything but chaotic. Wine is omnipresen . . .
Step through the tall double doors of Chelan Ridge Winery and find yourself instantly at ease. On the deck or by the fireplace, the winery is as comfortable as it is elegant. At the tasting counter, the blue of the lake and brilliance of the hills re . . .