October is here and it’s time to fall for our mountains. There’s nothing like the beautiful colors that begin to appear in the vineyards once the grapes have been plucked. Come see the changes of the seasons, and pick up your special Fall Caramels – get a custom logo’d 2-pack with every two bottle purchase, while supplies last.
Soon, the estate Chardonnay vines will be turning red and gold, as their big-bunched bounty has already been destemmed and put into barrel for fermentation. While the weather is still warm and Indian Summer-like, pack a picnic and come taste and soak up the scents and tastes of harvest, where he air is fragrant with the unmistakable aromas of fermenting grapes.
Farm to Table Dinner, Friday October 5th at Chaminade Resort, Santa Cruz. Celebrate the convergence of the seasons as summer turns to autumn at the grande finale of the 2012 Farm to Table Dinner Series at Chaminade. Meet the Summit to the Sea wineries for a fabulous food fete. RSVP: 831-475-5600
Magic on the Mountain, Saturday October 6th at Maison du Lac, a benefit for the Loma Prieta Education Foundation. www.lpef.org/gala
Celebrate Harvest with THE Summit Wineries, Saturday and Sunday, October 6th and 7th. See crush in action, savor small plates, enjoy live music as you celebrate harvest on the Summit. www.thesummitwineries.com
A Taste of History, Saturday October 27th at DeAnza College, Cupertino. A benefit for the Local History Center with hors do’oeuvres and local wines, including Burrell School Vineyards. www.deanza.edu/califhistory/tasteofhistory.html
Celebrate Halloween in the tasting room, Saturday and Sunday, October 27th and 28th. It’s a spook-tacular pre-Halloween weekend in the tasting room. Wear a costume and enjoy tricks and treats!
Every Sunday in October, winemaker Dave will select a special wine from the cellar for tasting. It’s Burrell School’s version of Sunday School, and a lot more fun! Enjoy one of our older wines, evaluate and purchase at special Sunday School pricing.