After giving thanks for a bountiful harvest and for our multitude of family blessings, we are doubly thankful that our long-parched mountains are receiving some much-needed and most-welcome rain as an early holiday gift. Keep those rain dances going and those rain gauges filling up! We welcome a wet December!
It’s the Time of Year for Holiday Cheer
Here at Burrell School, the tasting room sports a festive new look with barrel staves on the tasting bar, original school-themed art on the walls, twinkling lights and a fragrant holiday tree. Pay us a visit and remember that wine makes a perfect holiday gift.
December 5th, 1 to 4pm. Festive Friday Wine Tasting with Burrell School Vineyards at Patchen Tree Farm on Old Santa Cruz Highway. Sample our “wines in the pines” and bring home a fresh cut tree or wreath for your holiday celebration. www.patchencalifornia.com
December 6th and 7th, a Mountain Holiday with The Summit Wineries. Here at the school, we’re featuring special wine packages, wine-infused chocolates and live music. www.thesummitwineries.com
December 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd: Santana Row Holiday Wine Strolls. Shop, enjoy and give to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank from 6- 8 p.m. www.santanarow.com/events
HOLIDAY HOURS FOR TASTING ROOM
Open December 22nd-24th, closing at 3pm on Christmas Eve.
Closed December 25th—Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Open December 26-28 — Stock up for your New Year’s Eve celebrations early!
Closed December 29th – January 1st— Happy New Year!
WINE SPECIALS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTING
Frosty’s Four Pack, with 1 bottle each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel for $79. Purchase four of our finest before this offering melts away.
Rudolph’s Deluxe Reds with 1 bottle each Magna cum Laude, Salutatorian, PTA for just $139. Let Rudolph be your guide to a deluxe selection of our best red wines.
Santa’s Sweet Trio with 1 bottle each of “Chaperone,” “Probation” and “Deportment” for $59. Santa’s selection for the sweetest of holiday treats for those with a sweet tooth.
We wrap up the celebration of Burrell School Vineyards’ 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.
DECEMBER HISTORY LESSON
Q: Our grape growing heritage here at Burrell School spans three centuries. When did Lyman Burrell plant the first grapes here on the Summit?
A: 1856, and in 1859 Lyman’s grapes were awarded premium quality at the Santa Clara County Fair.