Burrell School Vineyards

4.9
50 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery
Our Santa Cruz Mountain growing area was praised for uncompromising, mineral-intense wines with bold, full-bodied rich fruit. 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 hand-picked at optimal ripeness, crushed in small lots, and fermented with select yeast strains. School was never this much fun! Our patio is dog friendly and outdoor food is welcomed.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 50 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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ToddT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

No food served so stars are for the wine which are very drinkable. Honest varietals and blends crafted to drink now. I joined the Sippers Club and look forward to quarterly visits to share time with these dedicated people.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food1service4ambience4

Friendly staff, beautiful view and good wine.

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JudiJudiJudi
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food rating is for the wine - Burrell School Vineyards doesn't serve food.

It was lovely to go out after such a long shelter-in-place. The tasting room/deck was spacious and all staff was careful with COVID protocols. It made enjoying their wonderful wines very easy!

I look forward to returning.

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Budd
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve was great, as always!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner is a personal friend and ex coworker of my husband. We have been coming here for years!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! The views and the amazing team working there, now that’s a pairing!

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brittmt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outdoor tasting areas were raucous on a Saturday afternoon with multiple large parties that were so loud, we requested to move to the back porch twice to get away from them. Seating was pretty close (though likely just 6 feet apart), and patrons seemed to be in and out of their seats a bit. Not the most relaxing spot to enjoy your wine though the views were gorgeous in all directions and the wine was delicious as well. Tasting service at our table was erratic and sometimes slow, likely because the tasting room was busy.

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AmadeaE
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this winery! I make sure to come here when I’m on summit road.

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Mikel
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service, great wine, of course, and a beautiful setting. We bought five cases at a great price. Thanks Dave and staff!

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Alyssa
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice views, great service! $15 tasting, great value.

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EmmaG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wine and incredible views! Friendly staff.

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CeciliaL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, great wines & service, and wonderful prices. Plus, bring your own snacks. This is a gem! Don't miss it!

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SylviaF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far our favorite local vineyard. Great wine, beautiful view, amazing people. We are partial to their Pinot and Cab Franc. They seat outside with heaters close by. It's pretty COVID safe and a lovely way to get out of the house and enjoy really, really good local wine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite winery with good prices and amazing wine

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MicheleB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly hosts, amazing wine and beautiful scenery.
One of my most favorite wineries!

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ClydeV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We were warmly received. They served the wines to be tasted in a COVID safe manner and the wines were quite good. We received our shipment and got on our way. No food, of course.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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SteveL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great wine. Can't beat the views!

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CathrynO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely day wine tasting. Beautiful view and no other table near our family. Perfect.

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Alicia
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Wine is good, service is excellent, setting/ambiance beautiful. We were there at sunset and the setting sun on the fall colored rolling vineyards and hills was absolutely awesome while sipping on wine.

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Jrblack
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful view and generous pours at Burrell School Vineyards!

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vipKellyC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and amazing wine!! A must visit for sure!

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Jangleejat
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always spectacular people, wine and location.. we love our visits to Burrell School!

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KenS
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food rating applies to the wine. It was a beautiful day and great service. Great value.

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CFBca
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places to enjoy. I went at 4pm on Sunday and it couldn’t have been more fun and a beautiful time of day to stare out at the mountains. Great people and great wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday- great personnel made the visit. Love the ambiance and the wine!

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MeredithM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

there's no food -- but it wouldn't let me review without ranking the food... love Burrell School!!

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great place to chill and enjoy soome wine with a spectacular view of the vinyard, mountains and when it's clear a view of the Monterey Bay.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely wine tasting experience!

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vipRajeevG
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Burrell is one of several wineries on Summit Road in Los Gatos Hills. We went for a paid tasting Sat afternoon.

Access is a bit rough, as you drive up a gravel road to a small parking lot that is tough to navigate given the incline. As we walked up the winery, we saw a lot of equipment and wine barrels lying around -- some might consider this atmospheric, but it also gave a run-down look which didn't feel great.

As we walked up the stairs, a man came out and asked us gruffly if we had a reservation. We did and he pointed to where we were already going. Not a smile or a greeting. Very unprofessional. There is a patio with some tables to sit and look over the vineyard (and another seating area in a rose garden out back). They sat us in a corner near the entrance, which did not feel great. When we asked to be moved, they were unfriendly once again, saying the other table couldn't accommodate us, when it clearly could.

It was a hot day, and there was no shade to go around. The view was not bad, but they could have done more to make the patio more comfortable and viewing-friendly. Nonetheless, once the tasting started, we got more friendly hosts. They served us well, though without much context / discussion and often they would forget where we were in the tasting. Wines themselves were quite forgettable.

After the tasting, we walked around a bit, but there is not much to see, nor have they made any effort to make this visitor friendly. Out front, there is a sign about the historic school building, but no way to look inside to get more context.

All in all, it was an underwhelming experience. Place felt run down, people felt unfriendly, wines were ordinary. Only saving grace was that tasting was only $15/person, cheap enough for 5 tastings.

Won't be back here. Wrights Station and Loma Prieta are finer options in the same neighborhood.

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OVco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burrell school vineyards is beautiful peaceful and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing setting for the winery tasting room. The views will blow you away. The service is amazing as well.

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ElaineP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, NO "food" service.. just wine tasting.

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LaurelH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience4

Loved everything at Burrell School. Lots of fun and even educational. Watched a wine punch down going on. Also enjoyed the school history.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burrell is one of my favorite wine tasting places to go! The best is go up to summit market and get a Sandwich then sit and enjoy amazing red wine. The staff is always amazing and they have great prices. The school is open to look at. They have a new garden as well. Kid friendly also which is nice for us working ppl who can’t get away!

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NathanP
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful scenery with good wines . Nice and friendly staff .Our first time here .

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My GF and I decided to enjoy our Sunday during this Pandemic by taking an outing to a few wineries in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This was our second and final stop and also our first official visit to Burrell School. The reservation on Open Table was en easy process and an overall 5 Star experience. Our host/server wore a mask and was very polite. He went over out list with ease and strong knowledge on the wines. Also telling us about the history behind the school house on the property. I would definitely recommend this conveniently placed winery to all my friends and family. You can bet we will be back for more wining!

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SeanW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a mid-afternoon wine tasting stop on the weekend.

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JenniferC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burrell school on a summer afternoon is a great place for wine tasting and relaxation but remember to bring your own cheese and salami.

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JenniferR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

I only rated food low so I could move on. They did not serve food. But everything else was great! Friendly, welcoming, good wine and terrific view on a beautiful day. We couldn't have asked for more

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You can order delivery directly from Burrell School Vineyards using the Order Online button. Burrell School Vineyards also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 353-6290.

Burrell School Vineyards is rated 4.9 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.