Harvest 2015: Short, Sweet and Over Already
Autumn is here, harvest is over and the vines are showing off splendid fall color. “Short and sweet” was our mantra for harvest 2015, which began on August 19th, the earliest ever, and ended on September 26th. From the over-abundant 54.5 tons of harvest 2014, we saw only 16.35 tons of Estate grown fruit this year. Our hope is that Mother Nature will be much more generous in 2016. Meanwhile, we also hope for the rains we so badly need to get back to whatever we think of as “normal.”
October 3rd & 4th, A Mountain Harvest. Celebrate harvest with The Summit Wineries, 7 wineries at 6 locations, all within easy driving distance. Enjoy food and wine pairings at each location. Here at Burrell School, Chef Desiree will be preparing wine-friendly crostini and the Wildcat Mountain Ramblers will be rustling up live blue grass. Anne has made some amazing fig jam to go with blue cheese crostini – yum! $35 logo glass is your admission “ticket’ for all weekend. www.thesummitwineries.com
October 10th, Taste of the Warriors. Enjoy the flavors of local Santa Cruz restaurants and wineries at a family entertainment event at the Kaiser Permanente Arena. Special bonus, a photo op with the Golden State Warriors’ trophies!! www.santacruzdleague.nba.com
October 16th, Wine Harvest Dinner at the Sesnon House, Cabrillo College. Join us for a wine harvest dinner under the stars with select Santa Cruz Mountains wineries. Enjoy award winning wines and the culinary delights of the Culinary Arts Department students. Proceeds benefit the Cabrillo Culinary Arts program. www.scmwa.com/event
October 17th & 18th, Oyster Weekend at Burrell School with Bill the Oyster Man. Enjoy the freshest of freshly shucked oysters, Bill’s special condiments and oyster friendly Burrell School wines by the glass. Subscribe to Bill’s enewsletter for a secret code. Mention the secret code and receive a free bivalve!! Oysters while supplies last.
October 24th, A Taste of History at the Performing Arts Center, De Anza College. Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment to benefit the California History Center. www.deanza.edu/califhistory/events