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Brennon Leighton

Iron Vintner Challenge: Winemakers & Knives?

by Shona Milne on May 15, 2010

Here’s a chance to see some of our local winemakers out of their element the Iron Vintner Challenge at Willows Lodge. They will be in the kitchen instead of the winery. There are two preliminary rounds with the first on June 2nd with Mark McNeilly of Mark Ryan Winery vs. Brennon Leighton of Efeste. Round […]


First Day of Spring: Woodinville Wine Releases

by Shona Milne on March 22, 2010

I managed to get to a few wineries for some new release tasting on Saturday. Bright sunshine and wine tasting, not a bad way to spend the first day of spring. Here are some of the spring wines that impressed me on Saturday: Hollywood Hill Vineyard: 2009 Rattlesnake Hills Viognier – I plan to drink […]


Seattle Metropolitan: Talks to Brennon Leighton

by Shona Milne on January 28, 2010

Here’s a link to Seattle Metropolitan Magazines  talk with Brennon Leighton of Efeste about his believe in minimal intervention in the blending process and his use of feral yeasts in his wines. Tweet This Post


Auction of WA Wines Picnic: Rainy Nights

by Shona Milne on August 18, 2009

  Greg Lill certainly picked a good day for his big birthday. What a party! The sun was out when I arrived at Chateau Ste. Michelle  for the Auction of Washington Wines Picnic  to benefit Children’s Hospital and then the weather changed. The dark clouds rolled in and it started to sprinkle and people mostly seemed undisturbed. It […]


New Vintage Taste and Tour at Efeste Winery

by Shona Milne on January 3, 2009

Come sample our new vintages, take a tour of our winery and eat some tasty treats along with winemaker Brennon Leighton. We’ll talk about what goes into making a wine why we choose certain vineyards and how this relates to the meaning terroir. $20 per person, space is limited to 50 people. Tickets are available […]


Efeste Winery – Winemaker Dinner – Sarafina

by Shona Milne on January 1, 2009

Another event by way of a Woodinville Wine Country email. Join Chef John Neumark of Sarafina and winemaker Brennon Leighton of Efeste Winery at Dish It Up in Magnolia for an evening of perfectly paired wine and Italian cuisine. The event will not only serve great food and wine but show you how to make the food […]