Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 12:52:22 -0700
Subject: PV nwsltr Sep-2020
Perennial VintnersIn this issue:
 ▪ Hours/events: Open for bottle sales--most wines under $20; harvest hrs
 ▪ Stay Home Phase 2 and re-opening
 ▪ Wine sale - discounts- most wines 50% or 30% off
Newsletter -- Sep-2020 ▪ New releases - Roseus and Sparkling Sieg
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 ▪ Vineyard: Ripening stage ▪ Library wines

Hours/events: Open for btl sales--most wines under $20; harvest hrs

Please note that harvest is beginning, and we will be CLOSED the weekend of Sat 12,13-Sep for harvest prep.  We will also be gone for entire days with very short notice while we're offsite harvesting grapes, so our usual "just drop by, we're probably here" policy isn't a good choice.  We may be too busy on the next few weekends doing crushing or pressing to do sales.  In other words, for the next 4-5 weeks, please be sure to call/txt 206-200-5902 ahead if you're planning to come by the winery.

When we are open, due to the Stay Home Phase 2, PV is open for sales only, no tastings (details below).  Our hours are Fri-Mon, 11am-5pm, closed Tue-Thu.

Our wines are very affordable right now, almost all are between $15 and $20 (see below).

Stay Home Phase 2 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 can have it ready for you when you arrive.  We'll do our sales outdoors, at our barrel counter, so as to observe Covid-19 safety through Social Distancing.

If you've visited PV, you know that our tasting room simply hasn't the space for 6' Social Distancing, so we'll be limited to doing tastings outdoors for the foreseeable future.  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 have single-use compostable plastic cups so as to avoid spread through contact.  We will be going to a reservations only system - you will still be able to drive up, but if our limited barrel tasting positions are all filled, you'll have to wait until there's a free spot.  We won't be able to do tastings at harvest time as this area doubles as our crush pad.  Due to cool Pacific NW weather after harvest, people may not want to do outdoor tastings again until Spring.  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.  We are currently hoping for at least a shortened tasting season, possibly mid-Oct through mid-Nov.  Watch this newsletter email and our Facebook page for an opening announcement.

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-most wines 50% or 30% off

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

Our new releases are on sale at 15% off!
  Roseus 2019                             ($19          @ $16.15)   $193.80/cs
  Sparkling Siegerrebe NV         ($29          @ $24.65)   $295.80/cs

The rest of our wines are now on sale at wholesale price of 30% off!
  Isletage 2017                              ($18 now @ $12.60)   $151.20/cs
  Melon de Bourgogne 2017      ($27 now @ $18.90)   $226.80/cs
  Siegerrebe 2018                        ($24 now @ $16.80)   $201.60/cs
  Lemberger 2018                        ($26 now @ $18.20)   $218.40/cs
  Syrah 2017                                  ($28 now @ $19.60)   $235.20/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 - Roseus and Sparkling Sieg

  2019  Roseus  (brand new wine)
    This is a Rosé-style wine made from Puget Sound AVA Pinot Noir, and Fruhburgunder (AKA pinot Noir Precoce) from Kingston WA.
    It is dry (no sugar), and has lovely strawberry notes in the nose.
    Now available!

  NV  Sparkling Siegerrebe  (brand new wine)
    This is a sparkling wine made from Puget Sound AVA Siegerrebe grapes.
    It is dry (no sugar), and has that lovely lychee and rose character in the nose.
    Serena has put together this project using some of our 2016 and all of our 2017 Sieg to make a sparkling wine.
    Now available!

  Melon de Bourgogne
    We are now on the 2017 MdB.  Lovely minerality, with bright fruit.

    We are now on the 2018 Sieg.  Superb fruit with a distinct lychee flavor inherited from it's parent Gewurztraminer.

    We are down to the last few cases of the 2017.
    We won't be replacing this one immediately, when it's gone, it's gone.

    We are now on the 2018.  Consistent with our previous release, a lighter-style dry red.

Vineyard: Ripening stage

At this time of year, we're mostly just letting Mother Nature do her thing.  We still have another spraying to do,and we need to put up the bird protection netting soon.  As always, if you're interested in learning about grape growing, consider joining our pv-helpers email list.

▪  Library wines

I'd like to bring your attention to the Library Wines page on our website.  On this page we try to keep track of how our older wines are doing.  On occasion we have the opportunity to open one of these older bottles, and when we do, we try to make some notes about it and update this page.  As an example, yesterday we opened a 2015 Lemberger and were thrilled with how well it's doing 5 years later!  This was mentioned on our Facebook page, and the website.