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▪ Schedule: Open Wknd, Evenings?
Our next official open day is a week from now, 22,23-Jun.
This is a Winery Alliance of Bainbridge
Island event with all wineries
open both days. We'll be open 11am
5pm, the other wineries open at
The long range weather forecast is for full out sun, so come on out and visit the
closest commercial vineyard to downtown Seattle to get your fix of where
wine really comes from...
Now that the weather is
nice, we're also considering opening a couple of weekday evenings.
Would you be likely to drop in on the vineyard for a glass of wine on a
Wed or Thu evening, 'til 7pm? The picnic table at the top of the
vineyard on a warm evening with a nice chilled glass of white wine and
some other wine-interested people to chat with -- sounds great to me!
Consider this to be an informal poll - feel free to respond to this
email with your opinion.
▪ Wine specials now available Our special mixed
case (one of each of our wines plus some dups) at 20% off has been popular so we'll continue this offer.
it's warming up outside which is the traditional Rose' season, we'll
take 10% off any Rose' purchase through next open wknd. (This special
is for newsletter readers only -- remind us at the register that you
read about it in this newsletter.)
We're also really excited about having 6 vintages of Estate grown Mueller Thurgau available for vertical tastings. All library selections of the Muellere are available now for $22/btl. Mix-n-match or get the whole 6 year series for 20% off.
▪ Special event: Rose' Revival
of you may know David LeClaire -- he runs several important annual wine
events in the Seattle area including Rose Revival. This is his annual
welcome-summer event at Ray's Boathouse, with Rose' and summer whites.
We'll be there along with about 30 other wineries; entry fee is $35.
I'm totally pscyhed for this - I love my Rose' and am looking forward to
tasting others so as to see if anyone else in the state is doing as
good a job! http://seattleuncorked.com/event/11th-annual-rose-revival-cool-whites/
▪ Farmers Markets update
Our Bainbridge Frmr Mkt person (you
may have met Marnee) has a broken
foot and her Dr. says she's in the walking cast for the next 2-3
months! This means we won't be able to do the BIFM for the rest of the
season, sigh... If you might
be interested in selling wine for Perennial Vintners at BIFM (starting
this weekend), even if only once, please reply to this email.
As mentioned last month, SB 5674 has been
signed into law and is now in the "rule making" stage. They're
accepting input now, but it might be easier to wait a bit before
submitting feedback. It remains to be seen which markets will be ready
this (both the winery and the market have special licensing
requirements), but Perennial Vintners is looking forward to doing so as
soon as it's possible.
▪ Vineyard: Shoot thinning We're well into shoot thinning, so if you're interested
in learning about grape growing, this is an activity you should join us
for - please consider
joining our helpers
email list. I need to have
this job finished before the next spraying so as to help the sprays get
fully into the canopy, thus preventing Powdery Mildew and Botrytis mold -
expecting that to be about the 20th, so don't delay.
▪ Wine Shipping, and Wine Club?
month we mentioned we'll be able to ship to CA, but the paperwork is
still in progress with their Liquor Board, hopefully we'll be ready to
go within a few weeks.
Now that we are shipping, we're considering starting a Wine
Club. Perhaps every 3 months, we'd send you 3 bottles? We'd of course
allow (encourage!) pickup at the winery to avoid shipping costs. Of
course Wine Club purchases would be discounted. By next year we'd also
hope to start hosting private events for Wine Club members. This is
another poll -- please feel free to reply to this email with your