They say there’s nothing so rare as a day in June. Fortunately for us, we have 30 such days to look forward to in a month that brings us so many reasons to celebrate with Burrell School’s fine wines—graduations, class reunions, wedding anniversaries, Fathers Day and some fantastic wine events, too. Not to mention the ongoing restoration at the schoolhouse, which is reaching its conclusion. We’re gearing up for a festive June!
FACELIFT FOR THE SCHOOLHOUSE
You’ve seen the posts on Facebook about the extensive restoration in progress inside the historic schoolhouse, where everything has been stripped down, refinished, repaired or replaced with replicas to keep everything in the period of original construction. All the ropes that work the windows have been replaced – those weights are heavy! Panes have been refitted, the ceiling has never looked better and every detail in the mouldings and wainscoting is close to perfection.
All the old chalkboards have been removed, and the original painted blackboards, made of redwood, have been recreated to their original size. Chalk rails are being fabricated at a mill in Eureka, along with many other pieces, including the accents on the doorframes. The search is on for the perfect large table and a rolling bar to put on the stage next to the old piano. All furnishings must be period-correct, so if you know someone with furniture pieces from the late 19th century, please hook us up!
Anne and Dave can’t believe that 44 years have flown by since they purchased the place as their home back in 1972. They are so excited and beyond pleased to see the gem finally polished to the luster it so richly deserves.
May 28th, 29th and 30th, Cellar Alumni Sale exclusively for Sippers Club members. Taste, evaluate and purchase rare Burrell School wines from Winemaker Dave’s cellar.
May 30th, Memorial Day. Tasting room is open. Come enjoy the warm summery weather with a picnic on our most outstanding deck, with a view to blooming vines, roses and more of Anne’s glorious gardens. Everywhere you look you will see something colorful and fragrant.
June 4th & 5th, Bill the Oyster Man will be shucking for us all weekend. Enjoy the freshest of oysters, myriad condiments and wine by the glass. Oysters while supplies last. Pleas email us with special requests: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 19th, Father’s Day. Treat Dad to a fine bottle of Burrell School wine. He deserves it! May we suggest the Dean’s List Cabernet, or the incomparable Valedictorian?
June 18th & 19th, Solstice on the Summit at Burrell School Vineyards and The Summit Wineries. Enjoy great wines, fabulous views, live music and special surprises at all 5 Summit wineries. $25 includes weekend tasting and a commemorative glass. www.thesummitwineries.com
June 25th, Soquel Village Sip and Stroll. Say hello to Katrina and sip your way through Soquel Village. Admire vintage cars and enjoy live music. www.capitolachamber.com/events
Save the date!
July 9: Annual Farm to Table dinner at Chaminade with the Summit to Sea wineries. Come enjoy summer’s finest bounty prepared by the culinary team at one of our favorite local restaurants in Santa Cruz!
SPECIAL WINES FOR JUNE’S WINE-APPROPRIATE OCCASIONS
2010 “Dean’s List ” Cabernet Sauvignon: Dads & grads will love this wine: 93 Points from Wine Enthusiast
2012 “Principal’s Choice” Pinot Noir: Always a good choice. Everyone loves Pinot!
2012 Class Reunion: The perfect wine for your Class Reunion!
2012 Zin-Syrah “High School Sweethearts:” Makes a great wedding anniversary gift
2012 “Honor Roll” Merlot : For the graduate that made “The Honor Roll!”
BURRELL SCHOOL CELEBRATES 126th BIRTHDAY
Our beloved Burrell Schoolhouse turns 126 years young on July Fourth of this year. We’re nearly complete on the restoration of this beautiful piece of history and we can’t wait to share it with you! We’re planning some special celebrations and hope you will join us. Details will be announced soon.