PV newsletter Apr-2024
4/30/2024, 11:39 AM

Perennial Vintners In this issue:
 ▪ Hours/events: Summer hrs
 ▪ Tasting: Specials
 ▪ News and awards
Newsletter -- Apr-2024  ▪ New Outlets
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 ▪ Vineyard: New shoots  ▪ Looking for tasting area help

 Hours/events: Summer hrs

As of this week, PV makes our annual change from Winter hours (Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm, Sep-Apr),
to Summer hours (May through August).  We're open for tastings:
  Fri, Mon 11am-5pm
  Sat-Sun 11am-6pm
Other times by reservation -- reserve at the website, or call/txt 206-780-2146

We'll be mostly tasting outdoors, so be sure to have a coat, just in case.  (We have lap blankets as well.)  We have a large tent to avoid light rain.  On really windy/rainy days, we'll be tasting indoors in the winery (very limited space).

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

Tasting: Specials

With summer hrs, we'll be pouring our Roseus (Puget Sound grown Rosé blend), and the Sparkling Siegerrebe.  We'll also be pouring the popular Lemberger, we're now in the 2020 vintage.

We're happy to ship wine - mixed cases Ok.  Note that we'll also ship to most anywhere in the continental U.S. for $20-$25.  Our Wine Club members get an additional 20% off as well.  Of course you can send us an email, or shop online.

News and awards

Tasting Room Magazine published a wonderful article by Mark Storer, "Winegrowing In The Wild West" based on interviews with myself, Ben at Port Townsend Vineyards, Brent at Lopez Vineyards and Jennifer at English Estate Winery.  (Unfortunately the article is behind a paywall at this writing.)

We did well at Savor NW this year:
  Sparkling Melon de Bourgone - Silver
  Melon de Bourgogne 2020 - Silver

New Outlets

You all may be aware, that Mike is a serious jazz fan.  Mike also believes that jazz is at it's best, when seen live.  We're truly thrilled that there's a new place to see jazz on the Olympic peninsula, namely Cellar Cat in Kingston.  This is doubly exciting, as it's also a wine shop, and they have PV wines there, on the glass pour list.  It's a small comfortable space with sofas in addition to tables, it's like having a great jazz band playing in your living room!  You'll see me there often catching the local jazz bands.  Drop in there and hear some fabulous local jazz with a glass of real wine...

▪ Vineyard: New shoots

In the vineyard we're finishing up spreading compost in the vineyards, which we should have gotten done during the rainy season - oh well.  It's all manual labor, in other words just me, a shovel, and a wheelbarrow.  On the brighter side, the growing season has begun in earnest with shoots emerging.  Next tasks will be mowing, line trimming and weeding, and fairly soon we'll have to do our first spray for Powdery Mildew.  Note that all our methods in the vineyard are organic, however we are not certified.  If you're interested in learning about how to manage grapevines, consider joining our pv-helpers email list.

▪  Looking for tasting area help

2023 was the busiest year ever in the tasting area.  For those of you who have visited, you may have had an experience of myself with no, or few, other customers - these quiet-hours are the best, where I get to spend time with each group.  However, during the summer months in 2023, I've had weekends where all our tasting tables are full, and I've been hard-pressed to keep up with everyone's tastings let alone spend real time with each group.  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.