The painting on the label of the 2003, 2005 & 2008 La Boheme was produced by Vaclav Krejcik, one of Mike and Laura Laurent Mrachek's relatives in the Czech Republic. In 1996 Vaclav was commissioned to paint a picture for an art museum depicting the life of a famous writer, Bohumil Hrabal (1914-1997).
Bryan Mrachek has worked his entire life in agriculture, which has formed the base for a deep passion for world class wines. With his energetic demeanor and extensive knowledge of the estate vineyards, Bryan will put a youthful characteristic on a classic product.
There are few martyrs in the Church whose names are so famous as that of St. Laurent, in whose praises the most illustrious of the Latin fathers have written and whose triumph, to use the words of St. Maxiumus, the whole Church joins in a body to honor with universal joy and devotion.
The first European-American settler in the Malaga area was John “Dutch” Galler. He was born around 1813 in Baden, Germany. In 1849, John moved to America, living in Philadelphia. After the death of his wife, John left his two children with his sister headed west. Moving through the western territories, he settled in Ellensburg in 1867, as one the first settlers. John soon traveled over the Colockum Pass (then an Indian trail) from Ellensburg, finally settling down permanently south of Wenatchee along the Columbia River.
Michael and Laura Laurent Mrachek, have been successful, quality fruit growers of apples, sweet cherries and blueberries, humbly beginning with 4 acres of cherries in 1978, in the Wenatchee Valley. Their success is directly attributed to Michael's vision to see that diversification would allow him to farm farther into the future.