In July of 2005 Dayl & Jeff Minch stepped out of their comfort zone and made the move to the KP not realizing that they would fall in love with the area and community. In 2011, they opened Blend Wine Shop, to share their love of wine with their new friends and community.
In 2014, long-time Key Peninsula residents Don & Molly Swensen purchased Blend Wine Shop with the intention of continuing on in the footsteps of their friends Dayl & Jeff.
Our goals are the same as those of the previous owners:
For the community:
•To be a positive contributor to the Key Peninsula
•To promote a respectful business environment
•To help and support local community service groups
•To promote and support our other local business associates
•To encourage and support new businesses and entrepreneurs
•To promote the Key Peninsula as a great place to visit and explore
For our customers:
•To provide an environment for people to enjoy the simple things in life
•To provide a fun way to explore the great tastes of the Northwest and the world
•To provide good products at a good value
•To make sure special orders are processed in a timely manner
•To work hard in helping customers find those special order items
To the environment:
Our commitment to preserving our planet is evident throughout our store. Much thought went into designing the elements of the layout and to continue to leave the smallest footprint possible on the environment.
•We will recycle all glass, aluminum, cardboard, compost food waste, and more.
•We are using Eco-Hippo Sacs, which are made of recycled resin and can hold up to 26 lbs. We encourage all our customers to reuse their bags every time they come back to visit us.
•Our main serving bar and main table are made of recycled and reclaimed wood gathered from area businesses.
•Our used barrels were purchased from Washington wineries and recycled into beautiful wine barrel tables
•The corks used to decorate the tables and other items were painstakingly collected from the bottles that passed through the Minch home.
Since Dayl & Jeff walked into the building for the first time, and realized that this was the place to make this happen, Blend has become an extension of their home and now, an extension of ours as well! With that said, we are very happy to be able to invite you into this 'extension' of our home. We look forward to serving your needs and becoming a friend for life. Cheers!