|Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2018 10:55:59 -0700|
Subject: PV Newsletter Jun-2018
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▪ Hours/events: Wine on the Rock 28,29-Jul
We'll also have live music on the back lawn - our Saturday band will be The New Jazz Trio, returning from Saturday at last years event. 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.
Our next Wine on the Rock event is Sat and Sun 28,29-Jul - all the wineries on Bainbridge will be open, and we'll all be featuring special food pairings! This is the one time per year where our executive chef Andrew gets to go wild creating local, fresh and delectable nibbles. We will be offering:
Lemon, Herb & Salmon Mousse with Crostini, paired with 2014 Melon de Bourgogne.
Gnocchi with Roasted Tomato & Almond Pesto, paired with 2016 Lemberger.
Grilled Angus Tri-Tip with Balsamic Blackberry Basil Glaze, paired with 2015 Syrah.
Note that PV is open 5 days a week, 10am-6pm weekends, 11am-5pm Mon, Tue, Fri. 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 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!
▪ Running Low & New outlets
Be warned - we are running low on the 2017 Frambelle. If you love this wine (it's very popular), you'll want to come in within the next few weeks to get some as we'll be limiting it to one bottle per person soon.
We're thrilled to have our wines at Alder Wood Bistro in Sequim. This wonderful restaurant aligns with our locavore-oriented ideals perfectly. When we visited to pour our wines for them, we just kept chatting with owners Gabriel and Jessica - we couldn't leave the conversation! They specialize in wood-fired, seasonal, and local dishes.
You'll also find our Serena's Blend red wine at the new Bainbridge Brewing Ale House in Winslow! We're honored to have been chosen to provide this table red by the glass.
▪ Need jazz band and helpers for WotR
We're still looking for a band for Sunday 29-Jul, the second day of the Wine on the Rock event. The band will be playing outdoors under a canopy, from 1pm to 4pm, and will of course have a wonderful time! Mike is a serious jazz fan, so that's the preferred style of music. If you have or know a jazz band that might be interested, have them contact me - reply to this email or email to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
We could also use a few more helpers for both days of Wine on the Rock (Sat and Sun 28,29-Jul). Jobs include pouring wine, showing people where to park their car, doing the sales with Square, handing out food samples, etc. If interested, please reply to this email.
▪ Media & Awards: Seattle Times, Great NW Wine
There was a nice article in the Seattle Times 16-May-2018 which talked about our neighbors Bainbridge Island Vineyards, and mentions several other exceptional Siegerrebe wines including ours: The founders of Bainbridge Island Vineyards were the first to grow and make Siegerrebe wine in the United States.
The Great NorthWest Wine awards have just been released. We won a Silver medal for Lemberger 2016 and Syrah 2015. (Competition results here scroll down or search.)
▪ Vineyard: Flowering - do not miss!
Right now the vineyard is flowering. If you've never had the pleasure of sniffing a grape flower, you're missing out - this is your chance. However, flowering only lasts for a few weeks, and we're well in already, so you'll want to come and visit THIS WEEK.
Currently I'm doing shoot thinning, and soon will be following up with leaf pulling. Both these jobs are necessary to ensure that sunlight gets into the clusters which helps them to dry after overnight dew and rainfall, thus reducing Powdery Mildew and Botrytis mold. If 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!
▪ No corking fee at BI restaurants
Our winery association (WABI) has been working on getting the restaurants on Bainbridge Island to waive corking fees for wines from any of our BI wineries. All the fine dining establishments are now participating - please consider bringing our wines to the best restaurants on Bainbridge and letting them know how excited you are about our wines. If they see this enough, perhaps they'll even start to carry PV wines on their wine lists!