Harvest? Moon, Yes; Grapes, No
The sunny wiles of September seem to be holding the cool days of autumn at bay, at least for now. You know we’re nearing the autumnal equinox when the harvest moon arrives, as it will this Friday, September 13, rising like a red-orange disco ball in the apricot evening sky.
Winemaker Dave says the Estate Pinot Noir is still a couple of weeks away from ripeness, depending on the impact of this latest heat wave. “Chardonnay is still looking like mid-October, and late October seems about right for the rest of the reds.” The Estate Chardonnay is currently sitting at 17 brix, while the Pichon Chard is at 20.
9/12 – Fall Festival of Food & Wine at Winchester Mystery House – 5:30-8pm. Must sign up for tickets in advance.
9/14-15 – Capitola Art & Wine Festival – come visit the Burrell School team at the most fun booth at the annual Art & Wine festival!
9/27 – Chaminade Farm to Table Dinner – 6-9pm, featuring the wines of Burrell School, Loma Prieta and Wrights Station. Don’t miss this annual affair, featuring wonderful farm to table cuisine overlooking the Monterey Bay!
9/28 – Sunset Yoga & Wine Tasting – 6pm-8pm, at the schoolhouse.
10/5 – Grazing on the Green -12pm-4pm, Aptos. Annual Santa Cruz cancer benefit. Come taste amazing food, wine, spirits and more for a great cause. Cancer continues to touch all our lives. Let’s help send it packing!
10/5-6 & 10/19-20 – Our 25th Anniversary Celebration! Enjoy a tasting of cellar selections along with case specials, for two weekends in October only. Winemaker Dave has selected the following to share on this august occasion:
These wines are in very limited supply, so don’t hesitate if you wish to add some of them to your collection. Please contact Elena to reserve your bottles now.
Library Reserve Club
It is September, which means a new set of Library Reserve Club wines have been released!
This semester’s wines are a spectacular set of 2012’s:
These wines have aged very nicely and we are excited to share them with you. Just $125 for the 4-bottle set plus applicable sales tax and shipping.
Wnat to be a part of the Club? Click here to sign up or come on up in September to try the wines. If you sign up, we will reward you with a complimentary bottle of wine. Wine Club members, refer a friend and we will reward you with a complimentary bottle, as well!
LRC Members – We do have a few extras for purchase at $33/bottle or 4 bottles for $99! Mix & match to suit your tastes. Email Elena with your order!
Futures are ready for pick up! The 2017 Valedictorian, 2018 GSM & 2018 Chardonnay are now bottled. If you purchased Futures, come on by and pick up your wine.
Hot Summer Deals:
2016 Old School Cab – $25/bottle, $250/case
2016 Cab Franc @ $31/bottle
Deluxe Reds 3-Pack @ $145 – 2009 Salutatorian, 2010 PTA & 2012 Magna Cum Laude. A very amazing & perfectly-aged collection of cellar gems!
Summer 4-Pack @ $99 – 2014 Pinot, 2017 Estate Chardonnay, 2018 Field Trip Chardonnay & 2018 Rosé