Harvest 2021 is shaping up to be a great season! ~ Veraison is a French word that describes the start of the ripening process when the grapes change colors and sweeten naturally. In this process, the energy stores from the roots are moved into the grapes, causing them to swell with sugar and other nutrients that start to change the color of the skin.
Come up and see the veraison on the Merlot and Cabernet vines while tasting our Estate grown wines! We are open from 12-5 on Saturdays and Sundays with no reservation required. Our veranda overlooking the Santa Cruz mountains makes for a safe and peaceful environment to taste some wine.
Pair of Pinots 2 Pack For Only $79!!!
2012 “PTA” Pinot Noir- Our “Pinot Totally Awesome” has scents of raspberries and blackberries with spice notes of anise and coriander. 24 months in 100% new French oak
2018 “Principal’s Choice” Pinot Noir- Very classy, like burgundy velvet, soft on the palate with notes of vanilla and blackberry.
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!
2019 “Teacher’s Pet” Chardonnay– This dry, medium bodied wine has moderate acidity. Its flavors range from apple and lemon to pineapple, with notes of vanilla.
2020 “Field Trip” Chardonnay– This stainless steel chardonnay has Crisp fruit flavors of lemon and grapefruit with subtle notes of white flowers followed by bright acidity. A perfect summer wine!
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
Here’s Dave’s latest Estate-grown Chardonnay. This dry, medium bodied wine has moderate acidity. Its flavors range from apple and lemon to pineapple, with notes of vanilla. Only $40!
Hood Chatham on August 14th
Hood Chatham is an accomplished jazz guitarist who has played in the Santa Cruz area with the Minor Thirds Jazz Trio, the Cold Porters Jazz Trio, and Jazz By Three. He his currently performing solo guitar at various Santa Cruz Mountain wineries and other local venues. He studied jazz guitar with Dale Brunig, Jimmy Bruno, and locally with Brian Fitzgerald. Major influences on his style include Jim Hall, Bill Evans, Thelonius Monk, among many others.
Yoshi Senzaki on August 21st & 28th
A former Silicon Valley technologist Yoshi Senzaki’s passion for playing the traditional Chicago Blues spans more than three decades. Born in Osaka, he grew up influenced in his younger days by the big blues boom that took place in Japan in the 1970’s. After moving to the U.S. from Japan in 1987, he has been based in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and recently back to SF South Bay, where he continues playing the blues.
Yoshi tours Japan annually performing with top-notch blues players. His blues guitar album entitled “South Bound via Chicago”, representing his affection for Blues and Soul music, was released in 2015.
38th Annual Capitola Art & Wine Festival
September 11th & 12th ~ Save the date! The Capitola Art & Wine Festival combines Art, Wine, Music and Food, all in charming Capitola Village overlooking the Monterey Bay. Summer’s last hurrah, and truly a weekend in paradise!
Stroll the Festival and admire the talent of over 160 fine artists while sipping exceptional wines from 22 Santa Cruz Mountain wineries, including us! Enjoy fantastic entertainment all weekend, including local dance and performing arts groups, street performers, and live music. There’s something for everyone!
Remember, find all our wines on our webstore & use coupon code SHIP75 for free shipping on orders over $75!
Happy Summer Sipping ~ The Burrell School Family