Hinzerling Winery and The Vintner's Inn
Post Harvest NEWS
Dear Friends of Hinzerling,
    Thanksgiving in Wine Country- will be Friday and Saturday Nov. 29-30, and Sunday Dec. 1. Here are your options for that weekend- as I see them:
    1  Watch reruns of It's a Wonderful Life, and Miracle on 34th Street
    2.  Spend some real quality time with those visiting in-laws.
    3.  Watch football, golf, or, for really avid (rhymes with rabid) sports fans- soccer!
    4,  Check one ( ) Start ( ) Finish ( ) Forget about it: putting up the Christmas lights
    5.  Jump in your rig and visit Hinzerling Winery for some great wine tasting, food samples, recipes, and holiday specials. We'll be handing out samples of all kinds of things including a great new chocolate from Italy, a tasty salad featuring our Port and balsamic vinegar, Chukar Cherries- all absolutely free. One caveat however: I axed my crew whether they wanted to spend the weekend filling glasses or washing glasses- The result? This is one of those weekends when we do not have glasses available for tasting, so bring your own or, buy one at here for a modest price.

Harvest 2002- For those of you that attended our harvest party and picked Gewürztraminer for Die Sonne, that wine is in the fermentor and perking away slowly but surely- lots of spice flavor with maybe a touch of acetic quality that should diminish as the yeasts do their magic. - Watch this space

New Releases, Holiday Packages and Specials

Rainy Day Fine Tawny Port from the oldest tier of the three-tier solera I started 20 years ago. This is the ultimate in a rich dessert and appetizer wine. A rich tawny hue from years of barrel aging, a distinct nuttiness with overtones of caramel, hazelnuts, and cloves, this wine is ready to drink now. Pour a small glass, toss a log on the fire, grab a good book, maybe a hunk of sharp cheddar or a blue cheese and some walnuts- it doesn't get any better. This wine will be available by about 11/15. Most of it is already allotted to previous purchasers, as we can only bottle a little more than 500 bottles. However, if this wine is of interest to you, please call or e-mail me and I will add your name to the list and if some is available, contact you to make arrangements to get you some. If you live near one of the areas listed at the end of this newsletter, you can meet me to pick some up- $34.99/750ml

Gift ideas- here are some tasty things for that really hard -to- buy-for- person:

By the Fireside While the Cold Wind Blows-one 750ml each of Rainy Day,
Three Muses Ruby and '98 Vintage Ports Reg. $76.97 Special $69.99
Sweettooth -375ml of Angeliqua, 500ml of Collage (Muscat) and 750ml of Cream
                      Sherry- Reg. $57.97 Spec.$51.97
Table Stakes - One 750ml each of '99 Semillon, 01 Chardonnay and '98 Pinot noir-
                           Reg. $36.97 Special $32.99
Ya Gotta Know When to Hold'em- One 750ml Lemberger to drink now, a 750ml '99 Merlot Reserve for 2004 and one 94 Cabernet Reserve to drink in 2006 (or later) Reg. $94.97 Special $85.49
Balsamic Vinegar- Very rich fruit and a complex earthiness- a little goes a long way
                                   Regular $47.50/ for 500ml special $39.95
The Big & Small & Short and Tall of It- here are some lovely magnums and splits from our library-
Rainy Day Fine Tawny Port DOUBLE MAGNUM $ 160.00 Three Muses Ruby Port (btld. '99) - Mag. $45.00
Rainy Day Fine Tawny Port (bltd. 95) Magnum- $95.00 '90 Cabernet Sauvignon Mag. $80.00
'94 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Mag. $ 98.00 '90 Merlot Mag. $80.00
'92 Merlot Reserve Mag. $95.00 '94 Wallace Vintage Port- 375ml - $16.99
'93 Gewürztraminer Mag. $30.00 Three Muses Ruby Port -375ml- $ 10.99
'89 Wallace Vintage Port-375ml $19.99

The Fine Print: You must mention this newsletter for these prices. No other discounts apply. Sale absolutely ends 12/19/02. Subject to prior sale. Please add 8.3% Wash. Sales Tax. A case is 12 bottles. 15% case discount for cash or check purchases- does not include packages. We accept VISA/MC/Discover. Please add $.1.00/bottle or $3.00/case for Almost to Your Door. Wines are guaranteed to be in sound drinking condition, but some may have tartrates or protein sediment.- sorry no refunds, but within 60 days and with your original invoice only, we will exchange wine or provide you a credit for returned unsound bottles- no questions asked-. How to order: Send us your order with your check or credit card info, call or fax us at 1-800-727-6702 with your order info, e-mail us at orders@hinzerling.com- please provide a daytime phone number- or just come on by. How to take delivery: Come by and get 3% off for cash , get it Almost to Your Door- see below. We can UPS a case anywhere in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho for $22 or other states (please inquire about which ones) for $33.

Winery Happenings /Vintner's Inn Menus

Call 1-800-727-6702 for complete info

Nov. 15-16             Pan Seared Salmon in a pepper/mustard crust
Nov. 22-23 & 29- Tres Pastas- Smoked salmon & pesto, Gorgonzola and Glondos Sausage/Chevre Lasagna
Nov 30                     English Holiday - Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Port Cranberry sauce Figgy Pudding
Nov.29-30/Dec. 1  Thanksgiving in Wine Country- food, recipes, holiday specials
Dec.                         Call for menus
Dec. 13-14              Restaurant Closed
December 20          Friday Open House-Cash Sale (10% off any bottle- 20% off case-(today only )
                                  Glugg Wine and goodies
January/February     Guest Chef Nights- call or watch for further info.
February 14              Valentines Dinner- libido enhancing fare
February 14-16        Red Wine and Chocolate
February 15              Winter Cigar Dinner- complete decadence
March/April              Bottle your own and opening of the BBQ Season
April 25-27               Spring Barrel Tasting, Asparagus Festival Dinners

Almost To Your Door-You can meet me here to pick up your prepaid order-
cell# 509-830-4680
Friday, December 6

4:30 -4:45 p.m. Bellingham- Haggen Sehome

Saturday, December 7

9:00 -9:15 a.m. Olympia- Farmerís Market

5:30 - 5:45 La Conner - The Farm House 10:15-10:30 Tacoma - Safeway on 6th-near Tacoma Boys
6:15: 6:30 p.m. Mount Vernon- Scottís

6:45 Stanwood - call for exact location

11:15- 11:30 Tukwila-Toys R Us
7:30- 7:45p.m. Everett- QFC Broadway 12:30- 3p.m. Seattle-Greelake area-Chateau Lempriere 1419 N 52nd.- just off Stoneway 
Spokane-Call to arrange for January 3:30 p.m. East Gate- Dairy Queen near Safeway
Tri-Cities/Yakima - call to arrange 4: p.m. North Bend- call to arrange exact location