Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2023 15:44:48 -0800
Subject: [PV-Friends] PV newsletter Feb-2023

Perennial Vintners In this issue:
 ■ Hours/events: Winter hrs
 ■ Running low wines, special sales
 ■ Wine Club
Newsletter -- Feb-2023  ■ Awards
Click here to view in HTML on website
 ■ Vineyard: Pruning  ■ Concrete guy?

 ■ Hours/events: Winter hrs

We're currently on Winter open hours:
  Fri, Sat, Sun 11am-5pm
  Mon-Thu by reservation only, use our website app, or call/txt my cell 206-200-5902.

Of course you can always shop online if making it to the winery is not convenient.

 ■ Running low wines, special sales
  Frambelle 2019: long gone
  Sparkling Siegerrebe NV: last few cases remaining (there will be another SS but not immediately)
  Siegerrebe 2018: last few cases (but the 2019 is coming right up so no worries)

We have kept our special 3-pack sales on several wines.  The special price is only for 3 bottles, no mix/match.
  3x  Melon 2018             $60     regular price $26/ea, so 3rd btl is only $8
  3x  Siegerrebe 2018      $45     regular price $21/ea, so 3rd btl is only $3

 ■ Wine Club
We are in the process of changing over to online wine club software, and are experiencing some growing pains with the changeover.  Please bear with us, and don't hesitate to call/txt/email me with questions or concerns.

If you're not already a member, and are interested, our Wine Club is free to join, with no penalty fee to leave.  All we ask is that you purchase 12 btls per year.  All wine purchases are 20% off, and you and your guests do not pay tasting fees.  We'll send you a reminder 3x per year with suggestions for 4 btls.  Although Covid-19 has made it difficult, in the future we hope to have special members-only pickup events.  You can sign up at the winery or send us an email.  (We don't have a Summer Wine Club event as wine can be ruined by heat in the back of a UPS or FedEx truck.)

 ■ Awards
We have some excellent contest results to report:
  Great NW Platinum Awards (Jan-2023):
    Rubrus 2019, Double Gold
    Sparkling Sieg, Gold
    Sparkling Rose, Gold

 ■ Vineyard: Pruning
This time of year is all about pruning.  Mid-Jan through early-Feb was spent pruning our row-end roses, fixing failed end-posts, and replacing a few failed grapevines.  We'll be doing some grapevine propagating as we go, and we'll need to squeeze in a first pass on some of the early weeds, but it's really just pruning for the next 6-7 weeks.  If you're interested in learning about how to prune grapevines, consider joining our pv-helpers email list.

  ■ Concrete guy?
Perhaps you've heard our story about expanding the tasting area with a concrete slab?  A few months ago, I talked with a fellow about doing the concrete pour (we'll have it formed and ready).  Unfortunately, I've lost track of that person's email address.  So if you're that person, or if you know someone who does concrete, please have them contact me.