Summer is here & the vineyard is in full bloom!
It’s now mid-June and the beginnings of grapes, in the form of flowers or small, newly pollinated fruit, are visible in the vineyard. These little pre-fruit kernels are usually a bright yellow-green with tiny stamen, and they are not grapes, not yet. They’re flowers, which transform into the grape berries.
Now is also the time when the vines are being shaped through careful pruning. We prune the vines back to begin focusing energy on the primary leaves and clusters. At the pace we are going right now, we are looking at an early and wonderful harvest!
Welcome Summer and Solstice and Father’s Day with a visit to the winery and taste some fantastic new wines!
Summer Vacation 3 Pack @ $59:
2020 “Recess” Rose– A nose of rose petals and deep middle of fresh raspberry. A really smooth finish with great acidity to enjoy now and through the warm summer months ahead. Everyone loves Recess!
Estate Select 3-Pack @ $99:
2014 Valedictorian– An exclusive blend of 53% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Notes of sandalwood, cardamom with hints of licorice and exotic earthiness, cherry and raspberry.
2010 Salutatorian- Top 4 selected barrels of our Estate Syrah for the bottling. Deep dark color followed by layers of dark fruit and a long finish. 24 months in 100% new French oak
2013 Magna cum Laude– A deep rich color with aromas of black cherries and flavors of chocolate. 24 months in 100% new French oak
June Case Special: 2016 Cab Franc/Merlot “HS Sweethearts” for only $149! *free shipping does not apply to case specials
Wine tasting and music with Brian Fitzgerald! Brian will be here from 1:30-4:30 on June 12th &19th.
The Tasting Room is open Saturday & Sunday from Noon to 5pm. You can make a reservation on OpenTable or come on by. We’ll be happy to seat you.
Remember, all wines on our webstore are 20% off & you can use coupon code SHIP75 for free shipping on orders over $75!
Happy Summer Sipping ~ The Burrell School Family