|Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:33:47 -0700|
Subject: PV newsletter Mar-2017
Michelle Moyer (WSU grape specialist), did an excellent presentation on grape growing for western WA a few weeks ago including a hands-on pruning workshop at Port Townsend Vineyards. Due to interest expressed at the event, Michelle will be doing a webinar specifically on Powdery Mildew spraying for Western WA. Go to https://zoom.us/j/2694447158 - the date is 31-Mar at 12:15pm. Be sure to be early as you may have to install an app to view it.
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▪ Hours: Now open 6 days/wk
PV is now open 6 days a week, 11am-5pm -- every day except Wednesday, year round. Check the sign on the barrel at the bottom of the driveway for the closing time, and look up the hill to the house - you can see our flashing blue and red "open" sign from Lovgreen Rd.
Additionally, Mike lives on the property and the winery is open whenever he's there, so you can consider PV to be ALWAYS OPEN if you call/txt 206-200-5902 ahead (most any reasonable hour) -- if I'm available, you'll be welcomed!
▪ Wine on the Rock, STEM @ Science Center
Our next Wine on the Rock event is coming up - 3rd weekend of Apr. All the wineries on Bainbridge will be open Sat 22-Apr and Sun 23rd. We'll all be featuring cheeses, as locally sourced as possible! (PV will have Crimson Cove cheeses.) There should 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. Please note that there will be a shuttle available for an additional fee, to take people between the wineries - we recommend buying tickets in advance for the shuttle.
If you've been to the winery and met Mike, you've probably noticed he's something of a computer-nerd-geek and science-fan-type. Last year the Pacific Science Center in Seattle approached PV about an annual event they have where wineries pour their wines for a private members event, and do some sort of science as part of their table display. We couldn't make it work last year, but we are committed this year. If you are a member of the Pacific Science Center, plan to be there - if you're not, consider joining, and then being there! The event is 28-Apr, perhaps we'll see you there!
This weekend is Taste Washington - the biggest, most incredible food and wine event imaginable. Tickets are still available, it's pricey ($95 and up), but totally worth it! Mike will be there twice, I'm being cloned (I only wish I could do that!). I'll be at the Puget Sound Wine Growers Assoc. table and at the Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island table! Well, I'll only be at the PSWG table, but my wines will be at both tables...
▪ Taste WA - this weekend!
Seriously - this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, if you're a wine fiend, you need to do this at least once. There will be 235 wineries and 65 restaurants. There's a special VIP entry with a higher price ticket which might be worthwhile if you're a serious wine fiend - certainly if you're an industry professional.
▪ Need farmers market salesperson
Perhaps you, or someone you know is an outgoing college-age kid looking for some summer income? PV would like to be at farmers markets this summer, but I can't be in two places at once, so I need to have people to do it for me... Even just one weekend per month, might be worth it, on the peninsula or Seattle would be fine. Please reply to this email if interested. You also might want to get onto our pv-helpers email list.
Savor Northwest is an annual wine competition with a northwest focus, so I am happy to enter it! This years event was last week at Cannon Beach in OR, and PV got Bronze for 2014 Melon and Silver for 2014 Syrah. We've also entered the Cascadia competition which is in the next few weeks - we've done well at this event in the past, again as it has a northwest focus and they understand our cool climate unique varietals - we'll know soon!
I'll be done with grapevine pruning in the next week, so if you're interested in grape growing, this is your last chance to learn this year. Simply reply to this email and we'll schedule.
▪ Vineyard: Pruning nearly done, WSU info