Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:12:54 -0800
Subject: October newsletter
Perennial Vintners In this issue:
 ▪ Schedule & Farmers Markets
 ▪ Wine in progress, and running low
 ▪ Extra wine bottles for hobbyists
Newsletter -- Oct-2013  ▪ Suyematsu Farm harvest
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 ▪ Helper opportunities  ▪ New Recipes posted

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Schedule & Farmers Markets
The WABI member wineries do not have an open day this month -- this is because we're all tiny one-man outfits and we're all too busy during this season with harvest to manage open days...  The next WABI weekend with all BI wineries open is Veteran's Day weekend, 09,10,11-Nov.

Regardless of the other wineries, PV is open whenever I'm there, and that includes harvest season!  Come by any weekend, I'll probably be there (watch for the signs on the road).  Any day, weekend or weekday, send me a txt 206-200-5902 and I can probably be there for you.

We have finished with all our farmers markets for the summer season.  (I'll put in a plug now -- if you might be interested in selling PV wines at any local farmers market next year, please reply to this email.)  However, we will be attending the Bainbridge Indoor Winter Farmers Market each Sat. starting 16-Nov, 'til 21-Dec.

Wine in progress and running low:
The 2012 wines are all now bottled, yay!  They're not available for sale just yet, they need to have a chance to get through "bottle shock".  We have Melon de Bourgogne again for the first time since 2009, and a blend of Muller Thurgau, Madeleine Angevine and Siegerrebe.

From 2013 we have estate Siegerrebe and Madeleine Angevine in the tank, and Lemberger from E WA, all just finished fermenting.  As soon as we get a few more dry days outside (weather for the next week is looking pretty good), we'll harvest Muller Thurgau and Melon de Bourgogne.

We're running low on several wines...  As mentioned in the previous newsletter, we're out of Verjus (actually not quite true, I found a few more bottles).  We are down to the last few cases of Muller Thurgau, our only Estate wine at this time.  Lemberger is also down to the last few cases.  The 2011 Frambelle isn't low yet, but it sells well over the holidays, so I expect it to run out by the end of the year.

Extra wine bottles for hobbyists
We have about a hundred cases of unused wine bottles that we're paying to have stored.  These are all different shapes and colors, a few cases to a couple dozen cases of each.  If you could use new wine bottles for your winemaking hobby, please reply to this email and let me know roughly what you'd like.

Suyematsu Farm Harvest:
Those of you have visited the winery have undoubtedly heard some of the Suyematsu Farm story.  We are honored to share in the history of this neighboring farm.  The farm is winding down for the year, but there's still lots of excitement -- they're open for pumpkins, squashes and other late season produce.  On weekends until Halloween there's tractor rides, u-pick pumpkins, straw bale maze, and more!  Weekends 10-5, weekdays 1-6.

Helper opportunities:
Over the next few weeks we have two more estate harvests, and an E WA drive-over-and-pick-up harvest.  The first two will need vineyard help to harvest the grapes, and all three will need help crushing and pressing.  This is the most critical time in winemaking, and it only comes this time of year.  If you're interested in learning about winemaking, this is the time!  Reply to this email and let me know you're interested. If you'd like to be notified of events like harvesting, please join our helpers email list.

New Recipes posted:
Our Executive Chef Andrew has posted some new recipes!  These are the meal Andrew catered for our bottling party a few weeks ago when we bottled the 2012 wines.  I loved all of it, but that's always true...