Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 09:14:16 -0700
Subject: June newsletter

Perennial Vintners In this issue:
 ▪ Schedule: Open Wknd, Evenings?
 ▪ Wine specials now available
 ▪ Special event: Rose' Revival in Seattle
Newsletter -- Jun-2013  ▪ Farmers Markets update
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 ▪ Vineyard: Shoot thinning  ▪ Wine Shipping, and Wine Club?

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Schedule: Open Wknd, Evenings?
Our next official open day is a week from now, 22,23-Jun. This is a Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island event with all wineries open both days. We'll be open 11am 'til 5pm, the other wineries open at noon. The long range weather forecast is for full out sun, so come on out and visit the closest commercial vineyard to downtown Seattle to get your fix of where wine really comes from...

Now that the weather is nice, we're also considering opening a couple of weekday evenings. Would you be likely to drop in on the vineyard for a glass of wine on a Wed or Thu evening, 'til 7pm? The picnic table at the top of the vineyard on a warm evening with a nice chilled glass of white wine and some other wine-interested people to chat with -- sounds great to me! Consider this to be an informal poll - feel free to respond to this email with your opinion.

Wine specials now available
Our special mixed case (one of each of our wines plus some dups) at 20% off has been popular so we'll continue this offer.

As it's warming up outside which is the traditional Rose' season, we'll take 10% off any Rose' purchase through next open wknd. (This special is for newsletter readers only -- remind us at the register that you read about it in this newsletter.)

We're also really excited about having 6 vintages of Estate grown Mueller Thurgau available for vertical tastings. All library selections of the Muellere are available now for $22/btl. Mix-n-match or get the whole 6 year series for 20% off.

Special event: Rose' Revival
Some of you may know David LeClaire -- he runs several important annual wine events in the Seattle area including Rose Revival. This is his annual welcome-summer event at Ray's Boathouse, with Rose' and summer whites. We'll be there along with about 30 other wineries; entry fee is $35. I'm totally pscyhed for this - I love my Rose' and am looking forward to tasting others so as to see if anyone else in the state is doing as good a job!

Farmers Markets update
Our Bainbridge Frmr Mkt person (you may have met Marnee) has a broken foot and her Dr. says she's in the walking cast for the next 2-3 months! This means we won't be able to do the BIFM for the rest of the season, sigh... If you might be interested in selling wine for Perennial Vintners at BIFM (starting this weekend), even if only once, please reply to this email.

As mentioned last month, SB 5674 has been signed into law and is now in the "rule making" stage. They're accepting input now, but it might be easier to wait a bit before submitting feedback. It remains to be seen which markets will be ready to do this (both the winery and the market have special licensing requirements), but Perennial Vintners is looking forward to doing so as soon as it's possible.

Vineyard: Shoot thinning
We're well into shoot thinning, so if you're interested in learning about grape growing, this is an activity you should join us for - please consider joining our helpers email list. I need to have this job finished before the next spraying so as to help the sprays get fully into the canopy, thus preventing Powdery Mildew and Botrytis mold - expecting that to be about the 20th, so don't delay.

Wine Shipping, and Wine Club?
Last month we mentioned we'll be able to ship to CA, but the paperwork is still in progress with their Liquor Board, hopefully we'll be ready to go within a few weeks.

Now that we are shipping, we're considering starting a Wine Club. Perhaps every 3 months, we'd send you 3 bottles? We'd of course allow (encourage!) pickup at the winery to avoid shipping costs. Of course Wine Club purchases would be discounted. By next year we'd also hope to start hosting private events for Wine Club members. This is another poll -- please feel free to reply to this email with your thoughts.