Date: Thu, 25 May 2023 11:32:54 -0700
Subject: [PV-Friends] PV newsletter May-2023

Perennial Vintners In this issue:
 ■ Hours/events: Summer hrs
 ■ New releases, special sales
 ■ Wine Club
Newsletter -- May-2023  ■ Awards
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 ■ Vineyard: Line trimming, shoot thinning  ■ Needing Tasting area help

 ■ Hours/events: Summer hrs

As of Memorial Day (this weekend), our open hours will be extended for Summer:
  Fri, Mon  11am-5pm
  Sat, Sun  11am-6pm
  Tue-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.

 ■ New releases, special sales
  Siegerrebe 2019: replaces 2018
  Sparkling Siegerrebe 2021: replaces NV (2019)
  Lemberger 2019: replaces 2018
  Roseus 2021: new, we did have a similar Roseus in 2019
  Plant-A-Tree Red Blend 2020: brand new blend of eastern WA and Puget Sound AVA grapes

We have special 3-pack sales on several wines.  The special price is only for 3 bottles, no mix/match.
  3x  Melon 2018             $60     regular price $27/ea, so 3rd btl is only $6
  3x  Siegerrebe 2018      $48     regular price $22/ea, so 3rd btl is only $4
  3x  Plant-A-Tree 2020   $54     regular price $25/ea, so 3rd btl is only $4

 ■ 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, we hope to have special members-only pickup events again in the future.  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:
  Seattle Wine Awards (May-2023) - every wine we entered got a medal:
    Syrah 2018, Gold
    Sparkling Sieg 2021, Gold
    Lemberger 2019, Gold
    Siegerrebe 2019, Bronze
We also got wine to the International Cool Climate Wine Awards in Poland:
  Sparkling Rose 2020, Silver
  Rubrus 2019, Silver

 ■ Vineyard: Line trimming, shoot thinning
This time of year is all about vegetation control.  We've spent the last few weeks mostly mowing and line trimming.  We'll be spending the next few weeks doing shoot thinning, and of course pretty quickly we'll need to mow and line trim again.  If you're interested in learning about how to manage grapevines, consider joining our pv-helpers email list.

 ■ Needing Tasting area help
This year has been the busiest it's ever been in my Tasting area.  For those of you who have visited, you may have had an experience of myself with no, or few, other customers.  Over the last several months I've had weekends where all our tasting tables are full, and I've been hard-pressed to keep up with everyone's tastings.  So I've crossed the threshold - I need to have help with tastings!  If you'd be interested in working with me in the Tasting area on weekends, please reply to this email and let me know.