Wine On The Rock this weekend, Sat and Sun 22,23-Jul. All the wineries on Bainbridge will be open, and we'll all be featuring food and live music! PV will have Grilled Chicken/Apple Sausage with Yogurt Herb Sauce paired with Siegerrebe, and Daube Meatballs Provençal paired with Syrah. Music will be 1-4pm both days, on Sat we'll have the "New Jazz Trio", and the "No Jive Five" on Sun. Both are straight-ahead jazz in a small combo. There may be a few tickets available at the door at each winery, but we strongly recommend you buy at the website on Eventbrite.com in advance as there is a cap on how many we can sell.
Perennial Vintners began in 1997, when
Mike Lempriere decided
to try making wine. 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. As of Summer 2005 PV is a bonded commercial vineyard
and winery! The first commercial vintage was released in Mar-2007.
Please visit our History page for a
more detailed account.
Webcam - at every 10 mins
(this image Saturday, 22-Jul-2017 07:30:44 PDT)
PV specializes in the delicate wines from the maritime-influenced cool
climate viticulture of the Puget Sound AVA; we've pioneered the
establishment of an underappreciated grape named Melon de Bourgogne
(in France known as Muscadet) here in the Seattle, Washington state,
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. Please click on "schedule/make appt"
link in left bar even if only a few minutes away (call/txt) -- I
may be able to accomodate you.