Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:30:32 -0700
Subject: July newsletter

Perennial Vintners In this issue:
 ▪ Schedule: Open this wknd & Poulsbo pouring
 ▪ Specials: mixed case -20%, MT vertical
 ▪ Website: New recipes
Newsletter -- Jul-2013  ▪ Neighbor property for sale
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 ▪ Vineyard: Leaf pulling  ▪ Nominate your fave wine outlet

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Schedule: Open this wknd & Poulsbo pouring
Our next official open day is this weekend, 13,14-Jul.   This weekend is also Bastille Day, the traditional French day of (amongst other events) new wine releases.   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 enjoy a glass of wine from French winegrapes at the picnic table or wandering the vineyard...

We're also pouring at Crimson Cove in Poulsbo on Sat 13th. from 4pm during this months Poulsbo 2nd. Sat Art Walk.   Wine will be available for sale as well as tasting.

Specials now available: mixed case -20%, MT vertical
Our special mixed case (one of each of our 8 wines plus some dups) at 20% off has been popular so we're continuing this offer.

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

Website: New recipes
Last weekend we bottled the 2012 Frambelle and had our executive chef Andrew cater for the work party. It was a wonderful meal in lovely weather at the picnic table in the vineyard. The menu was superb for a summertime wine picnic. The recipes are posted on the website: Grilled Basil Chicken & Strawberry Salad, Bread & Htipiti (Greek Feta & Pepper Spread), Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Balls.

Neighbor property for sale
Ever wanted to live next to a vineyard?   Here's your chance!   The neighbor property to the SW is up for sale.   It has a south-facing slope and was in farming until the 1970's.   It's immediately next to the Morales Public Farmland property, which means there will never be further development there, including part of the PV leased vineyard.   Although it is close to SR-305, it is in a hollow below the highway level, so does not get that much traffic noise.

Vineyard: Leaf pulling
We're significantly behind in leaf pulling, so I'd love some help.   If you're interested in learning about grape growing, this is another important vineyard task you should learn about - please consider joining our helpers email list.   This helps get the sprays and sunshine fully into the fruit thus preventing Powdery Mildew and Botrytis mold.

Nominate your fave wine outlet
I'm planning to spend the next month trying for new outlets on the peninsula to the south (of Poulsbo), and on the mainland (most anywhere in western WA).   If you have a favorite local wine shop, please reply to this email and let me know.   I'm also interested in restaurants, but please consider primarily places that focus on locally-produced-food.