Perennial Vintners specializes in the delicate wines from the
maritime-influenced cool climate viticulture of the Puget Sound AVA;
this is exciting as it means you've likely not heard of most of the
grapes we grow. We've pioneered the establishment of an
underappreciated grape named Melon de Bourgogne (in France known as
Muscadet) here in the Seattle, Washington state, U.S.A. area.
PV is entirely Mike, so availability may be limited. I love to have
tasting room visitors at most any time, if I can possibly be there to
show you around and pour wine. Click on
our Tasting/Visit page even if only a few
minutes away (call/txt) -- I may be able to accomodate
PV began in 1997, when
Mike Lempriere decided
to learn about wine, by actually making it. Mike continued to make
wine as a hobbyist through 2002 and garnered many successes, including
several awards in the Puyallup Fair amateur competitions.
Mike soon came to understand that 95% of winemaking is truly done in
the vineyard, and that making his own wines was
not enough -- it was necessary to live upon and manage
the vineyard for the dream to be complete.
In 2003 Mike and family moved to Bainbridge Island, and began planting
the vineyard. Our first commercial vintage was released in Mar-2007.
Please visit our History page for a
more detailed account.
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