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Located at the historic Burrell School, our goal is to grow the best wine grapes possible so we can create distinctive, concentrated wines reflective of their mountain home. Our grapes are handpicked at optimal ripeness, crushed in small lots, and fermented with select yeast strains. School was never this much fun!


At a glance…

Address:
24060 Summit Rd
Los Gatos CA
95033
Tasting Room Hours:
Thurs - Sun 11:00 - 5:00
Minority/Female Winemaker:
No
Phone Number:
408-353-6290
Region of Focus:
None
Uncommon Varietals Produced?
No
County:
Santa Cruz
Wine Club Benefits:
20% off purchases: 50% off futures purchases
Staffed by Family:
Yes
Main AVA:
Santa Cruz Mountains
Picnic Friendly:
Yes
Guest WiFi:
Yes
Sub AVA:
None
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sustainable Methods :
No
Flagship Wine:
Valedictorian
Banquet Facilities:
No
Weddings:
No
Average Price per Bottle:
$31.00
On Site Lodging:
No
Primary Fermentation Method:
Controlled
Typical Product:
Red
Conference Facilities:
No
Drink on Release or Age:
Age
Total Production:
5000 Cases
Web Site:
http://www.burrellschool.com
Wine Trail Member?:
Summit to Sea
http://www.summittoseawinetrail.com/

The Summit Wineries
http://www.thesummitwineries.com/


Currently Tasting*

2015ChardonnaySanta Cruz Mountains Estate "Teacher's Pet"Estate "Teacher's Pet"
2011Cabernet SauvignonSanta Cruz Mountains"Dean's List"
2013BlendSanta Cruz MountainsCab Franc/ Merlot Blend--"High School Sweethearts"
2012MerlotSanta Cruz MountainsEstate
2013Petite VerdotSanta Cruz Mountains"Prom Night"
Currently Tasting
Vintages that show either a "0000" or a blank are non vintage specific, meaning they contain grapes from various years.

Currently Selling*

2015ChardonnaySanta Cruz Mountains Estate "Teacher's Pet"Estate "Teacher's Pet"$36.00
2012Cabernet FrancSanta Cruz MountainsEstate Pichon Vineyards "Extra Credit"$39.00
2011Cabernet SauvignonSanta Cruz Mountains"Dean's List"$44.00
2010Cabernet SauvignonCalifornia"Old School"$30.00
2010MerlotSanta Cruz MountainsMagna Cum Laude$65.00
2010BlendSanta Cruz Mountains"Valedictorian", Blend of Bordeaux Varietals$65.00
2013BlendSanta Cruz MountainsCab Franc/ Merlot Blend--"High School Sweethearts"$39.00
2012MerlotSanta Cruz MountainsEstate$34.00

Recent Awards

Recent Awards
Silver2009Santa Cruz Mountains Commercial Wine CompetitionEstate Merlot2006
Silver2009Santa Cruz Mountains Commercial Wine CompetitionCabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz2006
Silver2009Santa Cruz Mountains Commercial Wine CompetitionEstate Cabernet Franc2005
Silver2009Santa Cruz Mountains Commercial Wine CompetitionEstate Pinot Noir2005
Silver2006Santa Cruz Mountains Commercial Wine CompetitionEstate Syrah2005

Other Views



The gorgeous view from the Burrell School tasting room.




Winemaker Dave having "too much fun" with Pinot Noir!




Another tough lesson plan

Details

Located at a 1,600 foot elevation, Burrell School Winery faces to the southwest. Soils are a complex mixture of loam and shale due to our close proximity to the San Andreas Fault.
Nearby Monterey Bay brings warm days and cool nights. This results in a unique microclimate, perfect for long, slow ripening of cool climate grapes.


Initial plantings were to Chardonnay and Merlot, with Pinot Noir added in 2002. Cultivation and spraying are done with heritage Cletrac tractors; pruning, seasonal operations and picking are all done by hand.

From growing to harvesting, the goal is toward the best wine grapes possible in order to produce distinctive, concentrated wines reflective of their mountain home.

Once harvest begins, the sure hand of winemaker David Moulton begins its influence. Grapes are harvested at optimal ripeness, crushed in small lots, and fermented with select yeast strains. Barrel selection is tailored to each varietal. Long, slow aging (12 to 18 months in French or American oak barrels) and unfined, unfiltered wines are the key to our winemaking techniques.

Bottling follows, with an additional six to twelve months of aging before any wines are released for your enjoyment.

Our estate vines yield the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot, along with Estate Cabernet Franc, Syrah and the exclusive Valedictorian blend from the nearby Pichon Vineyard. Select grapes from other small Santa Cruz Mountains vineyards are also used.

Did you know?

Pinot Paradise, an event dedicated exclusively to the tasting of Pinot Noirs from the Santa Cruz Mountains was the brainchild of Dave Moulton, Winemaker and Owner of Burrell School.

The Tasting Room for Burrell School is located in what was once the carriage house for the one room schoolhouse with now serves as the Moulton's home.

The epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake was located less than 4 miles from the Burrell School Winery.

The Barrel Room**

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* indicates the typical selection that the winery might pour or sell. There is no guarantee that any specific selection will be available on any given day.
All prices are per 750ml bottle. winery-sage.com or its partner wineries do not guarantee the pricing on this page. Check with each winery for the actual pricing on any listed item.

** Barrel Room Specials are strictly limited to quantity on hand of the listed product(s). No rain checks or substitutions are given once the available quantity for the special has been sold.

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