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Burrell School Vineyards

California, the most populous state of the United States, located on the Pacific coast of North America is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. The four largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. California is also the home of and wine producing regions such as Santa Barbara and Northern California's Wine Country.
Burrell School Vineyards is one of the famous wineries in California that has grown through years of excellence and quality of the wines offered. Located just over an hour to the south of San Francisco, Burrell School Vineyards is halfway between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz.
Burrell School's origins date back to 1854 when Lyman Burrell settled the rough wilderness that is now home to winery and Estate wines. Carrying on the more than 130 year old tradition at the School, David and Anne Moulton started development of the Estate vineyard in 1973. Grapes are harvested at optimal ripeness, crushed in small lots, and fermented with selected yeast strains.
Burrell School Vineyards takes pride in presenting the wines for tasting at the Vineyard and for purchase. In tasting characteristics classic Burgundian style Chardonnay with signature flavors of lively citrus notes, hints of mango and apricot, vanilla and soft nutty oak. Fruit flavors of strawberry and raspberry pair with a unique smoky, spicy note. The finish is long and lingering.
Burrell School's Estate Pichon Vineyard is located on the slopes of Mount Umunhum above Lexington Reservoir. The deep, opaque, almost black color followed by aromas of dark loganberries, cassis and licorice leave a lingering effect. A rich, textured mouth feel adds extra complexity. The Santa Clara Valley’s wineries share 75 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 percent merlot and 5 percent Cabernet Franc. The wineries from here feature tasting characteristics of currant and spice is followed by lush mid-palate flavors of red fruits. Mouth-feel is round and soft. Smooth tannins and bright fruit are indicators of wine ready to enjoy now.

Winemaking at Burrell School Vineyards is a dynamic process where diversity is created by tailoring vinification and cellar practices to the individual vineyard lots. Nevertheless, there is a crucial process that defines their idealistic approach and establishes a reference for maneuvers exclusively suited to each fermentation lot. The Burrell School’s aim is to extract and retain all of the color and flavor that is delivered in the grapes with quality taste that soothes the mind.

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