4605 NE 4th St.
Leesa and Wayne Kofmehl opened All Things Wine July 10, 2007, just ten days before their fifth wedding anniversary. Being long time residents of the Renton Highlands, they knew it was the right place to open a wine shop. "We love living in the Renton Highlands and are excited about its growth in the past few years. We are thrilled to be a part of it." All Things Wine is family owned and operated. Leesa still has her day job, but you will see Wayne at the shop most days.
The Kofmehl's say this about opening a wine shop, "All Things Wine is the result of a hobby gone array. We have enjoyed collecting and tasting wine and visiting wineries for years and wanted to share what we have experienced in all that time. We are often asked what is our favorite wine and are unable to name just one favorite, in fact we have been on a quest to find our ultimately favorite wine, but hope we never find it."
Leesa has lived in Washington and even the Seattle area most of her life. She is an avid "joiner" and is a member of Rotary, the Chamber, and The Arabian Horse Association; she is also a Wish Grantor for the Make a Wish Foundation. You will see her volunteering for many events throughout South Puget Sound. Besides, wine her hobbies include riding her horse and training her for the Arabian and Dressage shows in the fall, reading, writing and listening to jazz music.
Wayne is a Spokane native, but has lived in the Renton area for 15 plus years. Wayne has a sales and marketing background as well as a retail background and has enjoyed putting his experience to work in the shop. His other hobbies include hiking (he has recently accomplished his goal of hiking Mt. Si) and listening to blues with a nice glass of wine. He also enjoys barbequing and his wife calls him a "Master on the Grill", (and she doesn't just say that to get him to barbeque more often.) You will see Wayne in the shop everyday.
Our newest employee is Reagan Elizabeth Kofmehl, born May 10th 2011, World Lupus Day. This is an amazing story for the Kofmehls and her birthdate has great meaning. Leesa suffers from Lupus and was told by three Doctors she would never have children. In May of 2010 she had a Lupus attack in her Central Nervous System which left her taking 51 pills a day and on a Chemo and Prednisone Treatment. Things were not looking good on the treatment and the future prognosis not positive. With the help of alternative medicines she has not only recovered from that time, but is better than ever and has welcomed Reagan Elizabeth into a surprised but extremely happy family. The Kofmehl family is truly blessed with our newest employee!
As a family owned and operated business we rely on friends and family to give us much needed time off. You will sometimes see helpful volunteers from long time customers to family members helping out in the shop. They will take good care of you when you are in our shop.
Come join us in our quest to find your ultimate favorite wine at our tasting events. Please introduce yourselves as we look forward to meeting you