We’re welcoming the very beneficial rain and enjoying the beautiful green cover crop on the vineyard floor, which is very helpful for erosion control. The buzz going around the region is that the vines might just rebound with an extra big crop this year, but, of course, that’s all a matter of timing. For now, we are just happy to refill reservoirs and ponds.
Plus we’ve got “High School Sweethearts” and “Prom Night,” the perfect wines to properly celebrate Valentine’s Day, February 14. Don’t forget your sweetie! You’ve been reminded.
We’re open President’s Day, so come trade in some Washingtons and Lincolns for hearty fare like the newly released 2013 Pinot Noir and the righteous GSM (Get Some More!!) blend.
February 5 —Super Bowl 51: can you believe it’s here? Tasting room is open. Sports fans, come early and stock up on game day wines! May we suggest the 2012 Merlot? It goes with everything, whether you love Tom Brady or adore Matt Ryan. Not a football fan? Come around 3pm and enjoy our wines in a TV-free venue. We can’t vouch for what other tasters will be streaming on their phones, however!
February 11—Wine Lovers Day! Burrell School will feature live music and the amazing confections of Cowboy Toffee – one taste of these fantastic morsels of deliciousness, and you’ll fall in love. The unique flavors make a perfect gift for your sweetheart or someone with a sweet tooth.
Consider a bottle of 2012 Cabernet Franc and a box or two of toffee as a sophisticated way of saying, “Francly my dear, I think you’re tops!” Come taste and purchase Cowboy Toffee on Saturday only! Don’t miss out and don’t forget your sweetie!!
February 20 —Presidents’ Day. Tasting room is open to celebrate this patriotic day where we honor the birthdays of two of our favorite Presidents: Lincoln and Washington!
February 23 —Heart Association Wine & Dine Around at Santana Row. This is one of our favorite events on Santana Row each year. It’s a benefit for the American Heart Association and their “Go Red For Women” campaign. Yes, the wearing of red is highly encouraged, as is the drinking thereof! Over a dozen wineries will be pouring at shops along the row, from 6—9pm. Tickets are $40. santanarow.com/events
February 26: Sip for Second Harvest Food Bank at Seascape Resort – Join the fabulous folks at Second Harvest Food Bank and taste wines from some of our region’s finest wineries from 2:30 – 4:30 at Seascape Resort. Burrell School will be pouring in the VIP room, too. Tickets are $40, and two for $70, in advance only. It will sell out, so go to classy.org/aptos/events/sip-for-second-harvest/e113557 right away to get your tickets.
February 27 – LRC wine club will be processed.
March 4 & 5: LRC club wines will be available for pick up at the winery and members can participate in barrel tasting and futures purchases.
Futures tastings will be held every weekend for the entire month of March, for Sippers Club Members only. March futures will be 2015 Pinot Noir, 2015 Cab Franc & 2015 “Sweethearts” Cab Franc/Merlot. Come taste the future and decide what you want in your cellar!