Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 11:14:37 -0700
Subject: PV Newsletter June-2020
Perennial Vintners In this issue:
  ▪ Hours/events: Open sorta, no-contact pickup
  ▪ COVID-19 and re-opening
  ▪ Wine sale - discounts-all wines 50% or 30% off
Newsletter -- Jun-2020   ▪ New releases and running low wines
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  ▪ Vineyard: Growth stage   ▪ We're donating, hope you can too

Hours/events: Open sorta, no-contact pickup

Due to the Stay Home order, PV is temporarily open only for sales (details below).

Our hours are Fri-Mon, 11am-5pm, closed Tue-Thu.

Note that with Stay Home, I'm pretty much on the property ALWAYS, so just call/txt 206-200-5902 ahead (most any reasonable hour)!

COVID-19 and re-opening

As mentioned above, with Stay Home, we are currently not allowed to do our usual tastings, however you can make bottle purchases.  Feel free to email/call/txt 206-200-5902 to place your order and we'll have it ready for you when you arrive.  We'll do our sales outdoors, at our barrel counter, so as to observe Social Distancing.

If you've visited PV, you know that our tasting room simply hasn't the space for 6' Social Distancing, so we're limited to doing tastings outdoors.  We've purchased some used wine barrels to set up as tasting positions with 6' spacing - customers will be required to stay at their assigned barrel while tasting.  We're getting single-use compostable plastic cups so as to avoid spread through contact.  We will be going to a call-in-advance system - you can still drive up, but if our limited barrel tasting positions are all filled, you'll have to wait until there's a free spot.  We anticipate this mode through the summer, we're hoping to start early July (coincidentally, just as the weather gets nice!)  We'll have to disassemble this setup at harvest time as this area doubles as our crush pad, meaning that we may have to stop doing tastings as of early September.  Due to cool/cold Pacific NW weather after harvest, we probably won't be doing outdoor tastings again until Spring, so be sure to take advantage of it when you can.  There will be many mandatory regulations -  Serena has joked that the place will look like one of those midwest "burma shave" ads with a line of signs along the roadside for miles.

In the past, most of our income at PV has been through drop-in visitors at the tasting room.  Obviously, this has been severely curtailed this year, although thankfully, we have had an uptick in shipped sales.  I'd like to encourage you to help support us by shopping online.  Most importantly, see the next section on our big sale!

Wine Sale - discounts-all wines 50% or 30% off

We're going to make it worth your while to buy some PV wine...
Our older wines are now on sale at 50% off!
  Siegerrebe 2016                                        ($24 now @ $12.00)   $144.00/cs
  Frambelle 2018                                          ($25 now @ $12.50)    $150.00/cs

The rest of our wines are now on sale at wholesale price of 30% off!
  Melon de Bourgogne 2017       ($27 now @ $18.90)    $226.80/cs
  Syrah 2016                                                        ($28 now @ $19.60)    $235.20/cs
  Isletage 2017                                            ($18 now @ $12.60)    $151.20/cs

Mixed cases Ok.  Note that we'll also ship to anywhere in the continental U.S. for only $10.  Free shipping for two cases or more.
Our wine Club members get an additional 10% off as well.
(Disclaimers: Minimum order 6 btls for $10 shipping.  Older wines are on sale until they're sold out.  Remaining wines are on sale until Tasting Room operations return to normal with Governor's restrictions lifted.)
WA state orders, please just send us an email - out of state you can send us an email or shop online.

New releases and running low wines

  Lemberger  (it's back!)
      Just in time for Father's Day!
      We are now selling the 2018, at a 30% off ($18.20).

  Melon de Bourgogne
      We have just run out of the 2016.
    We are now on the 2017, at a 30% discount ($18.90).

    We are down to the last few cases of the 2016  (@50% off now $12.00) .
    The 2018 will be available in a few weeks (we're waiting for labels) - 30% discount ($16.80).

      We are down to the last few cases of the 2017  (50% off now $9.00) .
      We won't be replacing this one immediately, when it's gone, it's gone.

  2018  Mueller Thurgau
      This will be available by late July.
      Sad news - this will be our final MT release, as we have released our MT block back to use by our neighbors at BIVW.

  2019  Roseus  (brand new wine)
      This is a Rose'-style wine made from Puget Sound AVA Pinot Noir, and Fruhburgunder from Kingston WA.
      It is dry (no sugar), and has lovely strawberry notes in the nose.
      We hope to have this available with our tasting room opening, see above.

  NV     Sparkling Siegerrebe   (brand new wine)
      Serena has put together this project from scratch to finish.  We're using some of our 2016 and all of our 2017 Sieg to make a sparkling wine.
      We hope to have this ready by late July.

Vineyard: Growth stage

At this time of year, we're mostly just sheparding growth.  We've done shoot thinning, next job will be raising wires and tucking shoots.  And of course ongoing spraying, whenever the weather improves enough.  Following that will be leaf pulling.  As always, if you're interested in learning about grape growing, consider joining our pv-helpers email list.

▪  We're donating, hope you can too

For (at least) the duration of Stay at Home, PV has a new donation policy.  As a long-time resident of BI, I know of many people who have been helped by Helpline House.  I am taking this opportunity to help them to help those in need.  Helpline House offers a food bank, counseling services, medical equipment, etc.  Our $10 shipping offer becomes a $10 donation to Helpline House for orders not shipped.  Every 6btl-or-more sale picked up at winery is a $10 donation to Helpline House.

I'd also like to put in a plug for the Earshot Jazz organization.  If you've been to the winery, you know Mike is a serious jazz fan - we had hoped to work with local jazz musicians this summer for a tiny live concert series, but with the pandemic that won't be happening.  Instead, Earshot has teamed up with Town Hall Seattle to bring us weekly streaming live jazz, with some of the northwest's best musicians - if you enjoy jazz, be sure to catch the shows via their website.  Most importantly - anywhere you see live music streaming online, they often have a "tip jar".  I look at this as an opportunity to pay the musicians whatever I would have had to pay to see the gig in person.  If you saw them play live in a club once, with a $20 "door charge", tip them the same.  For me that's still cheaper than live, as I would usually have had to pay a ferry fare to go see them in Seattle!