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▪ Schedule & Farmers Markets The
WABI member wineries do not have an open day this month -- this is
because we're all tiny one-man outfits and we're all too busy during
this season with harvest to manage open days... The next WABI weekend
with all BI wineries open is Veteran's Day weekend, 09,10,11-Nov.
Regardless of the other wineries, PV is open whenever I'm there, and
that includes harvest season! Come by any weekend, I'll probably be
there (watch for the signs on the road). Any day, weekend or weekday,
send me a txt 206-200-5902 and I can probably be there for you.
We have finished with all our farmers markets for the summer
season. (I'll put in a plug now -- if you might be interested in
selling PV wines at any local farmers market next year, please reply to
this email.) However, we will be attending the Bainbridge Indoor Winter Farmers Market each Sat. starting 16-Nov, 'til 21-Dec.
▪Wine in progress and running low:
2012 wines are all now bottled, yay! They're not available for sale
just yet, they need to have a chance to get through "bottle shock". We have Melon de Bourgogne again for the first time since 2009, and a blend of Muller Thurgau, Madeleine Angevine and Siegerrebe.
From 2013 we have estate Siegerrebe and Madeleine Angevine in
the tank, and Lemberger from E WA, all just finished fermenting. As
soon as we get a few more dry days outside (weather for the next week is
looking pretty good), we'll harvest Muller Thurgau and Melon de
running low on several wines... As mentioned in the previous
newsletter, we're out of Verjus (actually not quite true, I found a few
more bottles). We are down to the last few cases of Muller Thurgau, our
only Estate wine at this time. Lemberger is also down to the last few
cases. The 2011 Frambelle isn't low yet, but it sells well over the
holidays, so I expect it to run out by the end of the year.
▪ Extra wine bottles for hobbyists
We have about a hundred cases of unused wine bottles that we're
paying to have stored. These are all different shapes and colors, a few
cases to a couple dozen cases of each. If you could use new wine
bottles for your winemaking hobby, please reply to this email and let me
know roughly what you'd like.
▪ Suyematsu Farm Harvest:
of you have visited the winery have undoubtedly heard some of the
Suyematsu Farm story. We are honored to share in the history of this
neighboring farm. The farm is winding down for the year, but there's
still lots of excitement -- they're open for pumpkins, squashes and
other late season produce. On weekends until Halloween there's tractor
rides, u-pick pumpkins, straw bale maze, and more! Weekends 10-5,
weekdays 1-6. http://www.suyematsufarm.com/
▪ Helper opportunities:
Over the next few weeks we have two more estate harvests, and
an E WA drive-over-and-pick-up harvest. The first two will need
vineyard help to harvest the grapes, and all three will need help
crushing and pressing. This is the most critical time in winemaking,
and it only comes this time of year. If you're interested in learning
about winemaking, this is the time! Reply to this email and let me know
you're interested. If you'd like to be notified of events like harvesting, please join our helpers email list.
▪ New Recipes posted:
Our Executive Chef Andrew has posted some new recipes! These are the meal Andrew catered for our bottling party a few weeks ago when we bottled the 2012 wines. I loved all of it, but that's always true...