Bountiful Harvest On the Summit To Sea Wine Trail
The grapes continue to roll in here in the mountains, and the crush pads are crammed with fermenting grapes. Come visit the Summit to Sea wineries for a spectacular weekend and taste grapes right off the vines, enjoy the clear mountain air, the gorgeous colors of fall and our matchless views!Burrell School is also holding a contest to see who can guess the date when the Estate Cabernet Franc will be harvested. Go to the Burrell School Facebook page to enter your guess! If you’re right, you could win some Cab Franc from Winemaker Dave’s special stash. Last year, the estate grapes were picked in early November.They just picked Pichon Vineyard Cabernet Franc, so get your guesses in - definitely should be earlier this year!
Sunday, October 5 & 6: Loma Prieta Wine Club Pick-Up Party, Noon-5pm. Enjoy
live guitar music, with Asher Stern on Sunday, along with complimentary light
appetizers. Bill The Oyster Man will be in the house with his wonderful
oysters on the half shell available for cash sale. Play some high
altitude bocce ball on the area’s highest elevation court, overlooking the
coastline. Or, just sit and relax on the lovely patio with matchless views from
Monterey to Santa Cruz.
Loma Prieta Winery is open every Saturday & Sunday, from Noon-5pm for wine tasting. No reservations are required. All picnic and patio seating is on a first-come basis. Come and taste amazing award-winning wines, including the 2010 Karma Vineyard Pinotage, which just won two Double Golds and a Platinum at prestigious wine competitions. The 2010 Amarosa Pinotage has already won 10 Golds and a Best of Class. Taste what the buzz is all about!
Friday, October 11, 6 - 10pm. Farm to Table Dinner at Chaminade
Join the culinary team at Chaminade for the Grande Finale of the popular Farm to Table Dinner series for 2013, featuring wines from the Summit to Sea wineries.
$80 per person (plus tax and gratuity) includes dinner expertly prepared with fresh ingredients from Field to Feast and Route 1 Farms, accompanied by endless local wines, including Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc from Burrell School, Chardonnay and Syrah from Dancing Creek, and the Platinum award-winning Pinotage of Loma Prieta Winery, the only winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains to grow this rare and delicious grape varietal. Reserve now: 831.475.5600; www.chaminade.com
Bonus! Stay the night at Chaminade with the “Stay & Play” Culinary Package
Includes overnight accommodations for two, Farm to Table dinner for two and other amenities. Advance reservations required, for 10/11/2013 only: 831.475.5600; www.chaminade.com
October 27: Harvest Festival at Dancing Creek, 11- 5pm
Celebrate a bountiful 2013 harvest with the happy folks at Dancing Creek, who are located on a beautiful stream on Branciforte Drive, very near The Mystery Spot. Enjoy their latest releases paired with lots of great food. Be sure to try some chocolate covered fruitcake bites by Love Morsels paired with Dancing Creek’s yummy Merlot! Do a little shopping for the holidays while you’re there. Check out Boozy Bling, Lois Stevens Designs, and add a little sparkle to your hair by Hair Flare.