Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:06:42 -0700
Subject: PV Newsletter Apr-2018
Perennial Vintners In this issue:
  ▪ Special event: Int'l Jazz Day Concert-this  wknd!
  ▪ Hours/more-events: Wine on the Rock 12,13-May
  ▪ Awards: Several competitions
Newsletter -- Apr-2018   ▪ Media: Several articles
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  ▪ Vineyard: Bud break!   ▪

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Hours/events: Int'l Jazz Day Concert-this wknd!

If you've visited PV, you're undoubtedly aware that Mike is a huge jazz fan.  There's always jazz playing in the winery, and Mike is often talking about his favorite jazz shows.  We are honored that we've been given the opportunity to sponsor the International Jazz Day Concert this year, here on Bainbridge Island.  It's this Fri (27-Apr) at 6pm, at the BI Museum of Art.

The musicians lineup features renowned Seattle area musicians Overton Berry (pno), Eugenie Jones (vcl), Mark Lewis (sax), Bruce Pharas (bs), D'Vonne Lewis (dms).  There will be wines from PV and our friends at several other BI wineries.  I'm thrilled - I hope to see you there at the show!  Tickets available via:

Hours/more-events: Wine on the Rock 12,13-May

Our next Wine on the Rock event is Sat and Sun 12,13-May - all the wineries on Bainbridge will be open, and we'll all be featuring cheese pairings!  PV will have cheeses from Crimson Cove in Poulsbo.  There may be a few tickets available at the door at each winery, but we strongly recommend you buy at the website on 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 for the closing time, 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: Several competitions

This time of year is the season for wine competitions.  We've received several awards, we're very pleased!
  Cascadia Wine Competition gave us Silver for 2015 Syrah and Bronze for the 2014 Melon de Bourgogne.
  From Savor NW we got Silver for 2016 Lemberger, Bronze for the 2017 Frambelle.

Media: Several articles

Way back in August last year, Mark Aselstine of Uncorked Ventures visited PV and spent an afternoon.  The weather was wonderful (it was August!), we had Frambelle fermenting in the tank, he and I had a wonderful chat!  Mark did a superb article on the visit, it's posted at his website: Perennial Vintners Bainbridge Island.  (Apologies to all that it took me so long to get around to including it in my newsletter.)

I had a phone interview some months back with Capital Ag Press discussing the Puget Sound AVA and cool climate viticulture.  It resulted in a brief but good article WA's Puget Sound AVA Comes of Age.

At the previous Wine on The Rock (Feb-2018), we had distinguished local guest Mary Earl writing for the Kitsap Sun visit us.  She managed to visit all seven BI wineries that day and write about them - that's quite a feat in itself - and she wrote a nice article about it: Bainbridge Wines Share the Spotlight with Chocolate.

Vineyard: Bud break!

We've been seeing bud break for several weeks now.  This is a wonderful time of year for us grape growers - this is when we see the plants coming out of winter dormancy, and start pushing out new buds, and eventually new leaves and new shoots.  We're just finishing up propagating new plants from this years pruning leftovers, it's a lot of work.  If you're interested in helping out and learning about grape growing and wine making, please consider joining our pv-helpers email list where I regularly announce fun projects!