|Date: Wed, 1 May 2019 11:44:49 -0700|
Subject: PV newsletter Apr-2019
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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!
▪ Awards: Savor, Cascadia, Seattle Wine
We've done very well in wine competitions recently!
Gold: Melon de Bourgogne 2016
Bronze: Lemberger 2017; Isletage 2017
Silver: Siegerrebe 2016; Melon de Bourgogne 2016; Isletage 2017
Bronze; Lemberger 2017
Also please note that every wine we entered got an award!Seattle Wine Awards:
Sliver: Lemberger 2017
▪ PSWG appointments
Some of you may have met my partner, Serena - I believe I've mentioned her in newsletters before, and you may have met her running our table at Taste WA for the last 3 years. Serena is putting in her own vineyard and eventual winery in Olympia, and is helping out at Perennial Vintners. She's clearly interested grape growing in the Puget Sound AVA, and so is a member of the Puget Sound WineGrowers Association. I (Mike L) have been a member for about 20 years now. Anyway, the reason to bring this all up, is that at the latest PSWG meeting, both myself and Serena have been elected officers - Serena is President, I'm VP. PSWG is hardly a world-changing organization, but it's still quite an honor for us.
▪ Honorary Grower: Scott Williams
I'd like to make a quick "shout out" to Scott Williams of Kiona Vineyards. Scott was elected as the Honorary Grower of the Year by The Auction of WA Wines. Nice article from Great NW Wine here. We make our Lemberger wine from grapes purchased from Scott at Kiona Vineyards on Red Mountain. He's one of the long-time growers in the state, our Lemberger is made from his grapes planted in 1975!
▪ Vineyard: "Pushing"
The grapevines are mostly at the "pushing" stage, which is where the new leaves start pushing out of the buds. Some are past the "mouse-ear" stage, showing full out leaves, and soon, we'll see the new shoots. This is always an exciting time, seeing the new growth!
The next tasks are rotovating for weed control and for enhanced warmth in the vineyard, and line trimming (weed whacker) the weeds in the plant rows. Soon it will be time to spray again, sigh... If you're interested in learning about grape growing, please consider joining our pv-helpers email list.
▪ Discount for taxi/Uber/Lyft
We've noticed that more people are walking onto the ferry and not bringing their car to Bainbridge Island. If this is the case for you, know that we will give you $10 off any wine purchase if you take a Taxi/Uber/Lyft to come to visit us, just let us know at checkout. Not only do you get to taste locally grown wine, but you'll also get a chance to walk in an actual vineyard approximately 8 miles from downtown Seattle.