|Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 21:56:10 -0800|
Subject: PV newsletter Nov-2017
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▪ Hours/events: Wine on the Rock-this wknd
Our next Wine on the Rock event is Sat and Sun 11,12-Nov - all the wineries on Bainbridge will be open, and we'll all be featuring charcuterie pairings! PV will have:
Saucisse au Muscadet (custom made) paired with Melon de Bourgogne
Genoa Salami paired with Syrah
Provided by Butcher & Baker, Pt Gamble, WA
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. This will be the last WotR event of the year, don't miss out!
Note that PV is 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 - when open, 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!
▪ Winery: Releases, the Big Cleanup
We're down to the last few bottles of 2015 Magelica - as it's refermenting in the bottle, it's now got a shelf-life, so we've dropped the price to $14/btl. This is a superb sherry-like wine for being curled up on the sofa with a book, a blanket, and your sweety, or with strong-flavored foods like blue cheese crumbles, or perhaps a nice Brie... Just plan on enjoying it soonish.
We've already run through the 2015 and are now on the 2016 Lemberger! It's as delicious as ever, be sure to come in and get this latest release. We're on the 2015 Syrah, 2015 Melon de Bourgogne, and as mentioned last newsletter, the 2015 Siegerrebe.
If you've visited the winery in the last few months, it was pretty amazing - as we got through bottling, I pulled all the tanks outdoors during the Summer. It was so empty it didn't seem like such a small space any more! This allowed me to get in there, pressure wash the floor, and generally tidy up. The Big Cleanup is done, the tanks are all cleaned and back in place, and filled with the 2017 wines, yay! If you haven't visited in a while, you'll want to come and see the cedar slab tasting counter and sales area too.
I just got the certificate in the mail for the NorthWest Wine Summit awards from last April. We got "Best of Category", "Other White Varietals" for the 2014 Melon de Bourgogne. This is really an honor - there were probably hundreds of entries in this category. This is undoubtedly the greatest distinction I've had yet! And I'd have to say the current release (2015 MdB) is even better - I'm looking forward to entering NW Wine Summit next year! Come and try this one out. We also got a Bronze medal for 2015 Lemberger, 2014 Muller Thurgau, and Silver for the 2014 Melon de Bourgogne. Full results available at NW Wine Summit website.
▪ Media: Lines On Wines interview
Way back in June (it has been a while since I put out a newsletter!), Marji Morgan came out to Bainbridge and recorded an interview with yours truly for her Ellensburg Community Radio program Lines On Wines. She's done a fantastic job of getting WA wine industry history in interviews with the people who have been making that history for years. I cannot express how honored I am to be amongst the folks she has interviewed for this program. The interview is just about 30 mins, and is available at the Lines On Wines website (and the LinesOnWines page on FaceBook). I'm episode #56, posted 12-Jul-2017.
▪ Vineyard: Quiet time
This year the weather was nice well into October, which gave me more time to get out into the vineyard and follow up after this years harvest - I even have the nets all pulled in! All that's left is raking up tree leaves in the vineyard tour area once the trees are done. The area around the winery is mostly picked up, we're ready just in time for the weather change. I'm amazed that it's spattering a light snow outside as I write this! There's really nothing left to do outdoors. Normally I'd still be calling for help at this time, but not this year. However, just in case you're interested in helping out and learning about grape growing and wine making, please consider joining our pv-helpers email list where I regularly announce fun projects!