|Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:17:35 -0800|
Subject: PV newsletter Feb-2015
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▪ Sched: Valentine's Day
The next all-Bainbridge-wineries-open event is this weekend, Sat, Sun 14,15-Feb. PV will also be open on Mon 16th for Presidents day. We'll have our annual special guest Keith Jackson on Saturday - Keith makes those fabulous truffle chocolates using our Frambelle raspberry dessert wine - he'll be serving chocolate samples and cracking you up all afternoon! Visit WABI website for more info.
Note that Mike is at the winery pretty much 7 days a week, so if you're in the neighborhood, call/txt my cell 206-200-5902 - if I'm around, I'd be happy to greet you and give you the private vineyard tour, or you can of course just stop in for a minute to buy wine!
▪ New Wine Club!We've been contemplating doing this for about a year now, and we've finally taken the leap - we now have a wine club! Each calendar quarter you'll get 3 or more bottles of wine, typically our newest releases. There are NO up-front or cancellation fees, and you can choose just which sorts of wine you're interested in. This also gives you 20% off all winery purchases, and you'll no longer pay tasting fees. Come on into the winery and sign up!
We have run out of the 2012 Melon de Bourgogne! We do have the 2013 ready to go, except for getting the labels onto the bottles -I hope to get some labeled in time for this weekend!
▪ Winery: Out of MdB12, special this month MdB13
As promised in last month's newsletter, we will always have a special bottle open in the tasting room, one that we otherwise would not be pouring due to it's rarity. This month it will be the introduction for the 2013 Estate Melon de Bourgogne - come on in and be the first to taste this!
▪ Vineyard: Still pruning, Tilth workshop
As mentioned in previous newsletter, it's pruning season! Each year every single grape plant (I have about 2,200) has to be pruned back. It's a lot of work - even with the great weather we've had the last few weeks, I'm already falling behind... If you want to learn about growing grapes, this is the most important job you can learn about. Reply to this email or call/txt 206-200-5902. You might also wish to consider joining our pv-helpers email list to be notified of these opportunities.
We're also working with our neighbors at BI vineyard and Seattle Tilth to do a workshop on grapevine pruning. Visit the class webpage for more info - sign up soon as the event is 10-Feb.
Note that Mike has done an informal internship in winemaking and grape growing for several years now - you need only commit to 1 afternoon each month, Mar-Nov to visit with Mike to learn the basics. If you're interested, simply reply to this email or call/txt 206-200-5902.
▪ New outlets: Whole Foods & Tipsy GourmetThis week PV wines will show up at our newest Whole Foods branch - the Roosevelt store - we're very pleased to be there! If you're in the U District, Ravenna, or North Seattle, we're now in your neighborhood!
Last week we visited The Tipsy Gourmet in Langley on Whidbey Island and poured wines for the shop customers on a Friday afternoon - everyone had a great time! They'll be carrying our wines in the shop as well so you can now find our wines there too! They have a wonderful selection of imported and microbrew beers, fabulous cheeses, and spirits. Katy (owner) said she'll be doing a special pouring of PV wines soon, watch their FaceBook page for specifics.
▪ Misc: Farmers Market helper?
Might you be interested in selling wine at a farmers market? If you've followed this newsletter for a few years, you're aware the Mike is a big believer in Locavore and Farmer's Markets. However, as there's only the one of me, and I have to man the tasting room, I can't also be doing sales at a farmers market... If you think it could be fun to sell at a farmers market (it really is!), you might want to consider doing a market local to you occasionally. We could do it weekly or just once a month, it's up to you. Farmers Markets like to have their vendors figured out by March so you don't have to decide today, but sometime in the next few weeks. Please reply to this email if you might be interested...
I use my iPhone earbuds constantly, and seem to trash them regularly -- I'll give you $5 cash, or $10 off any wine purchase for your unused iPhone earbuds. You can swing by the winery with them, or just drop them in a padded envelope and mail them to me and I'll send you $5 for each, plus your mailing costs.