Out in the vineyard, we see the bright hues of autumn and in the cellar we see the many barrels now filled with Vintage 2014 wines. The harvest was pretty awesome by all accounts. Dave tallied a total of 58.4 tons for this year’s haul and gave the vintage an A+++ rating! We’re very excited by the potential.
Come visit us this weekend, Nov 1 & 2, for the Fall Sipper’s Club Sessions! New wines, good times! Celebrate the end of harvest, the Giants World Series Victory and the most welcome rain. Hooray!
In the tasting room, we’re already in a holiday mood and ready to share some superb BSV wines for any and all holiday occasions. Pay us a visit and pick up some of the wines that scored Silver medals in the recent Grand Pro Wine Competition, including 2012 “Teacher’s Pet” Chardonnay, 2010 “Extra Credit” Cabernet Franc and 2010 “Honor Roll” Merlot. We’re offering a Silver Medal Three-Pack for $89 for the month of November only.
Burrell School History Lesson
Q: Who was Burrell School named after?
A: Lyman J. Burrell, a Scotsman who settled in the Summit area in 1854, was quite the farmer. He planted plums, walnuts, apples and vines on this little piece of agricultural heaven. He donated an acre of land to build a school for the area students, and wisely, the school was named after him. This photo is from the dedication of the schoolhouse in 1890. Thanks, Lyman!
Saturday & Sunday, November 1 & 2: Wine Sippers Club Fall Release. Come taste the new club wines and purchase additional supply for your cellar:
- 2011 Dean’s List Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2012 High School Sweethearts, Zin-Syrah
- 2012 Petite Sirah
Friday, Nov. 7, Wine and Roses, a benefit for The Health Trust of Pajaro Valley www.pvhealthtrust.com
Saturday, November 8, Premier Cruz, a tasting of Santa Cruz mountains Cabernets, from 6 til 9 p.m. at The Toll House in Los Gatos. www.scmwa.com
Saturday, November 15, Fall Passport Day in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Time to stock up on Pinot for Thanksgiving! www.scmwa.com
Thursday, November 27, Happy Thanksgiving to all! Our tasting room is closed in observance of the holiday.
Friday, November 28, Saratoga Wine Stroll. Sip, shop and enjoy the holiday atmosphere in historic Saratoga Village. There will be snow! www.saratogachamber.com
November 28 – 30, Cellar Alumni Sale here at Burrell School. Taste, evaluate and purchase some of Winemaker Dave’s best library wines.