Happy Halloween and Welcome Daylight Savings Time! Like it or not, we’re into the home stretch of the year, when the leaves in the vineyard begin donning their deeply burnished autumn hues and short days lead to early, often fiery sunsets that match beautifully with Burrell School Cabernet Franc, with its lovely reddish glow.
We love the chill in the air from the cooler nights and revel in fresh mountain air. Don’t think we won’t share! We’d love to have you join us to enjoy a spectacular picnic as the apples ripen and our thoughts turn to fall cuisine. We’re planning to sit down in front of the fire and enjoy a bottle of Burrell School Estate Pinot Noir as we toast the beginning of the holiday season.
But before we even get there, early November brings lots of exciting wine events. Read on.
November 6th, An Evening of Wine and Roses. Enjoy our area’s best wines, hors d’oeuvres and locally grown roses at this benefit for the Pajaro Valley Health Trust. www.pvhealthtrust.org
November 8th, Premier Cruz. Join us at The Mountain Winery for a technical session beginning at 9am, followed, a tasting of stellar vintages of locally grown Cabernet Sauvignon (and a few more Bordeaux beauties!) and a strolling lunch. There’s nothing like Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernets and blends! www.scmwa.com
November 21st, Fall Passport Day. Enjoy a different tasting experience at over 50 Santa Cruz Mountains wineries. Purchase passports online or here at Burrell School Vineyards. BTW, if your Passport is dated prior to 2013, it has officially expired, but you can turn it in for a new one for $35. Brand new Passports are $45, and are good for two years from the date printed on the Passport. www.scmwa.com
November 26th, Happy Thanksgiving to all. Tasting room is closed. Don’t forget to buy your Thanksgiving wines during Passport Weekend!
November 27th, Saratoga Holiday Wine Stroll. Start the holiday season in historic Saratoga Village with carriage rides, music and wine. Come for the wine and stay for the fun! www.saratogachamber.org
November 27th, 28th & 29th, Cellar Alumni Sale. Twice a year Winemaker Dave shares select older vintage library wines with our Wine Sippers members. Taste, evaluate and stock your cellar. This is one of the most fun events of the year! If you’re not yet a Sipper’s Club member, now is the time!