As kids get back to school all over the region, we’re about to welcome The Class of 2014 to the old Schoolhouse. Harvest is upon us—we’re expecting to pick the Estate Pinot Noir very, very soon, right after Labor Day. Then it’s all hands on deck as the tons (and tons) of primo grapes start hitting the crush pad. Check out our website and Facebook page for frequent harvest updates. Better yet, pay us a visit to experience the sights and scents of harvest in real time.
And speaking of tons, we’ve got a ton of fun events planned for September.
September 1st, Labor Day–tasting room is open for our “Back to School” new release party! Come spend Labor Day with us. Bring a picnic and admire the ripening grapes.
September 4, Tech + Tastings – Santana Row, 6 – 9pm. Technology exhibits from the San Jose Tech Museum pair nicely with great wines from Silicon Valley’s best wineries! Food, too.
September 6th and 7th—Library Reserve Club members are invited to taste and pick up their September wines, accompanied by some savory nibbles.
September 13th and 14th—Capitola Art and Wine Festival. Don’t miss the best art and wine experience on the Central Coast. www.capitolachamber.com
September 19th—Mason Taylor Harvest Jubilee. It’s a harvest celebration dinner at the historic Mason Taylor Ranch with Burrell School wines. Purchase tickets at Burrell School Vineyards or Summit Store. www.masontaylorranch.com
September 17th—Campbell Wine Walk from 5 to 9pm in historic Downtown Campbell. www.downtowncampbell.com
September 27th—Gourmet Grazing on the Green in Aptos Village Park. Enjoy fine wine, excellent food and live music, all to benefit Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group. www.sccbg.org
HEADS UP FOR SPECIAL OCTOBER EVENTS
October 1st—Wine dinner at Lago di Como Ristorante of Santa Cruzwith Burrell School. This is the kick-off to a month long celebration of our 20th anniversary as a working winery. Don’t miss out!! www.lagodicomoristorante.com
October 4th and 5th—The Summit Wineries’ Harvest Celebration weekend. Here at Burrell School, we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary with chocolate samples, small plates for purchase, live music, special anniversary tastings, special discounts on wine purchases and maybe a birthday surprise or two. Come celebrate with us!! www.thesummitwineries.com
October 11th —Farm to Table Dinner at Chaminade with The Summit to Sea Wineries, with produce from Fiesta Farms. 6 – 10pm. Gourmet food paired with fabulous wines and amazing views. Great way to celebrate and enjoy a fruitful harvest. Call 831-475-5600
Drum roll, please—Burrell School Vineyards is celebrating our 20th anniversary in the wine business this year. We received our federal bond on October 6th, 1994. And, after 20 years of growing, harvesting, wine making, bottling, tasting, selling and meeting the best people in the world, we’re still having fun.
We’ll be sharing history lessons throughout the year and will have some very special events scheduled for October.
SEPTEMBER HISTORY LESSON
We finalized the purchase of our property here at Burrell School in September of 1973, so this September marks our 41st year of living in that special bit of heaven that is the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Come explore the new releases in our September tasting flight: 2011 Chardonnay, 2010 Pinot Noir, 2010 Cabernet Franc, 2009 Zinfandel, 2009 Syrah and 2009 Zin/Syrah.
The 2011 Chardonnay (regular $30), is on sale for everyone at $20 per bottle.
Join our Wine Sippers Club and receive a 30% discount on your purchases on the day you sign up. Plus a free bottle of wine!!!