by Laura Ness
Summer Sizzles with Cool Wine Deals
August is traditionally the month of lazy picnics and long-awaited vacations before the school year begins anew. So come on up to the winery with some of the best views in the Santa Cruz Mountains and enjoy a leisurely picnic on the expansive deck or, by appointment, in the lovely rose garden gazebo. Be sure to take advantage of Cool Wine Deals just for the summer: 2004 Ryan Oaks "Detention Red" Zinfandel, four for $99; 2005 Estate Pichon Vineyard "Spring Break" Syrah, three for $79; Hot Summer Case: just $240 for three 2005 Estate "Teacher's Pet" Chardonnay, three 2006 Wine Chicks Rose, three 2004 Ryan Oaks "Detention" Zinfandel and three 2005 Estate Pichon "Spring Break" Syrah.
Art Jewelry by Elizabeth Moon: August 2 & 3
Visit the winery on August 2 and 3 from 11 a.m. til 6 p.m. to see Elizabeth Moon's fabulous custom art jewelry, frequently featured at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, as well as at Gleim Jewelers in Los Altos. Her work is fabulous and truly one-of-a-kind: a lot like the wines at Burrell School! Check out "Virtual Surf," a cool way to California's Endless Summer. Look at her website and find something perfect for you or someone you love: www.elizabethlynnmoon.com.
Destination Get-Away In Your Own Back Yard
Consider Burrell School Vineyards as a destination for a memorable event: they'll even arrange for catering. Need a breather from the hustle and bustle of a hectic social schedule? Come on up mid-week and have a relaxing lunch among the vines. Call tasting room manager, Katarina, at (408) 353-6290, to arrange your special get-away with an unforgettable view.
Club Members: 'After School' Sipping Sessions,
August 2 & 9, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Calling all Sippers! August wine club shipments are ready to pick up beginning August 1. Come claim your wine and meet your fellow classmates at the schoolhouse the first two Saturdays of August, from 6:30 'til 8:30 p.m. You'll be able to taste the three sizzling wines in the August shipment, 2006 Estate Chardonnay, 2006 Estate Cabernet Franc and 2005 "Dean's List" Cabernet Sauvignon, all paired with some tasty bites. There will be some cellar treasures available for purchase and a highly educational time will be had by all.
Winemaker Dinner at California Cafe in Palo Alto, August 15
Sign up for a special "Farmer's Market Dinner" with Chef Bob of California Cafe in the Stanford Mall in Palo Alto. It's a perfect way to experience all the freshest bounty of the season, selected at the local farmer's markets that Bob likes to frequent. Burrell School wines are a fine match for creative fare, and you won't want to miss this first ever dinner for the winery at this historic location in the old Stanford Barn. Call (650) 325-2233 for reservations.