April is a busy month in the vineyard and in the cellar. The vines are exploding with growth and we have started our organic spray program to guard against powdery mildew, always a concern in our normally cool-climate mountains. The Petit Verdot looks mighty healthy and the Chardonnay looks abundant.
There’s talk of showers coming for this coming Sunday, which happens to be Easter. We’ll be closed for the holiday, but will be eagerly awaiting the raindrops and the potential need for umbrellas.
SPRING IN BLOOM
Vineyard and gardens in bloom here at the Schoolhouse make it an amazing time to visit – Anne’s tulips and roses are providing quite the show, so bring your cameras and a picnic and enjoy the glory of Spring!
Winemaker Dave is busy emptying barrels in preparation for bottling this month. 82 barrels of wine to bottle which will give us 2050 cases of great wine from vintage 2013. And there are some exciting events on the calendar. Read on…
April 5th, Easter. Tasting room is closed.
April 18th, Spring Passport Day. Visit over 30 wineries in our mountains with a unique wine experience at each one. Passports are $45 and can be purchased at Burrell School Vineyards. www.scmwa.com
April 22nd, Earth Day. Here at Burrell School, we honor Mother Earth by our sustainable practices in the vineyard, in the cellar and in the tasting room.
April 23rd, Santana Row Wine Walk, a benefit for Paws for Purple Hearts. Sip and shop at Santana Row. www.santanarow.com/events
April 29th, A Sip of Summer at Kuumbwa Jazz Center to benefit the Cabrillo Music Festival. www.cabrillomusic.org
May 2nd & 3rd, Sippers Club Sessions. Taste the May wine club selections and enjoy savory bites by Chef Desiree in our heritage gazebo garden.