We are living in a virtual world and I am a virtual guy (well, obviously, I had to change it)!
As I was preparing to send this newsletter out, we were informed that we could open the winery at 50% capacity. So this newsletter will now focus on the physical world first before going back to the VR.
So what does this mean for us? Today, Friday, we do a deep clean and will sanitize the space at night like we always do when we leave. We currently have 2 air units at the winery and have had them for a couple of years. This not only filters the air, but also cleans it by emitting O-zone. It is turned on low during the day, and we deep clean for 8 hours at night with a heavy dose of it. We will be open tomorrow, Saturday, May 30, from 11-5pm and Sunday, May 31, from 11-3 for tastings. We will be spacing groups throughout the winery and will be utilizing our outside space for tastings or bottle service. Reservations are accepted and advised, 509-240-6258. We will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, June 1 and 2.
We will be open Wednesday-Sunday next week, June 3-7, and then back to 7 days a week, from 11-5pm, starting June 8. We are looking into starting our TNL concert/food truck series as well.
Back to the virtual world now. I have really been taking advantage of this lull. Before the pandemic, I was always playing catch up. Now, for the past couple of months, I’ve been able to catch up on everything: winery and personal. Lots of cleaning, throwing out old stuff and organizing just like I’m sure a lot of you have been doing. I feel like I am caught up and ready for even more greatness now that we can finally open up again!
Over the last month I have done over 30 virtual tastings. It’s really been fun and interesting, and in typical “Brad fashion” I went all in for this. I bought a wide-angle high-resolution camera, professional lights and editing software.
Next up, I will be debuting our virtual tasting webinar on Sunday, May 31st at 4PM PST. What does that entail you ask? Each session will feature different people who helped make the final product a reality. So, for the first one we are going to be talking about our 2016 Eternal Echo Syrah from Gamache vineyard. This wine was just rated 91 points from Dr. Owen Bargreen of the Washington Wine Blog. Owen will be joining us to break down flavor profiles. Kent Waliser, the Director of vineyard operations at Allan Bros. and owner of Gamache vineyard, will also be joining us along with Jay Galenti who is responsible for all the label designs for Eternal Wines and Drink Washington State. This webinar is limited to 100 people so make sure to join the room a little before 4pm. This will take place on Zoom with the webinar ID 894 1840 8114 and password is Eternal. These webinars will be regularly held the last Sunday of the month: June 28th, July 26 and August 30th.
Today is the last day we are offering free shipping and 19% off all orders over $30 from our webpage.
My Carmenere documentary “Through the grapevine” Link here.
UPCOMING EVENTS 2020:
6/23/20: Picasso turns 13!
6/28/20: Webinar/Tasting Eternal Lust Albarino
7/16 – 7/18/20: Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – The World of Syrah (Cancelled)
7/20/20: Chloe’s 4th B-day
7/25/20: Bellingham Wine Competition (Cancelled)
7/26/20: Webinar/Tasting TBD
7/27/20: Somm Seattle Event featuring Rocks district wines
8/7/20: Boat cruise
8/30/20: Webinar/Tasting TBD
*Bold locations in Walla Walla
As always, thanks for reading.
-Drink Wine Be Happy