|Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2018 16:45:09 -0700|
Subject: Newsletter Oct-2018
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▪ Hours/events: Wine on the Rock 10,11-Nov
Our next Wine on the Rock event is Sat and Sun 10,11-Nov - all the wineries on Bainbridge will be open, and we'll all be featuring special food pairings! This event features Charcuterie; our executive chef Andrew gets to create and pair with preserved meats. We will be presenting (paired with):
Isletage -- Shallot & Wine Poached German Smoked Sausage from Zenner's Sausage Co, Portland OR
Lemberger -- Hmong (Vietnamese) Style Sausage, custom crafted by Butcher & Baker Provisions, Port 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.
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, 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 releases
We are now completely out of 2017 Frambelle - we hope to have the 2018 available for the Holidays, cross your fingers! We are also out of 2015 Siegerrebe, another very popular wine. Don't worry too much though, the 2016 will be available in a week or so, once the labels have arrived.
We're also on the last few bottles of the 2016 Lemberger - again, the 2017 will be available when we get the labels in a week or so.
The 2014 Melon de Bourgogne is on sale at 3 btls for the price of 2 btls right now. We're down to the last few bottles and would like to see these last sold. The 2015 Melon is also down to the last few bottles, so come in this week! No need to panic though, we'll be starting with the 2016 MdB soon, once the labels have arrived.
I'm not sure if I mentioned the Isletage release we have right now. It's a blend of about 50% Mueller Thurgau and Madeliene Angevine. It's quite lovely, and affordable at $18/btl. This is also available at the new Bainbridge Brewing Ale House on Winslow Way here on Bainbridge. Come on in and try this one out, I think you'll want to take some home!
▪ Need helpers for WotR
We need a few helpers for both days of Wine on the Rock (Sat and Sun 10,11-Nov). 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. You may also want to consider joining our pv-helpers email list where I occasionally announce fun events.
Those of you who visit us regularly for WotR may remember our helper Haley pouring wines - she's recently married and moved to San Diego, we'll need two people to replace her! Special thanks, Haley, for all the help!
▪ Winemaker dinners
As mentioned in previous newsletter, we are 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.
They have a winemaker dinner series, and we couldn't be happier than to be featured at the December event. This will be Wed 12-Dec, go to their website to make your reservations - hope to see you there!
▪ Vineyard: harvest is done!
Harvest is complete! This year was warm and very dry, so we had a part of our harvest early - namely the raspberries and Siegerrebe. But even with the warm start, we had weeks of wildfire smoke which put us behind, to the point where almost everything came in late, and most of it came in all at once! It was quite a marathon of harvest, crush, and press, over and over again. With the short notice I had, thanks to our unusual weather, I wasn't able to get a lot of volunteers, but I really want to express my gratitude to those who were able to come and help out! If you're interested in seeing grape harvesting and the process of winemaking, please consider joining our pv-helpers email list!
▪ Media: Kitsap Sun article
A month or so ago, Mary Earle, a noted local wine writer came out and helped us with bottling. We're very grateful for her help! She mentioned this experience as well as some fun she had at other BI wineries in a nice article in the Kitsap Sun: At Wineries, in backyard, it's harvest time.