Cooking School at Southern Season - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

BURLY Wines of Napa Valley

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 6:00pm
BURLY Wines of Napa Valley

Join us Friday, September 28th at 6 pm at our Cooking School as we welcome Hank McCrorie, owner of Burly Wines of Napa Valley.  Enjoy five tastings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc accompanied with cheese and charcuterie.

  • 2014 Burly Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 2016 Burly Napa Valley Chardonnay

  • 2015 Burly Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

  • 2013 Burly Simpkins Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 2013 Burly Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

About Hank McCrorie:

After a successful 40-year career in sales, Hank McCrorie (a Charlotte, North Carolina native) and wife Bernice (raised in Sonoma County, California) decided to build a retirement home in Napa Valley. While working in New York City, Hank developed a passion for elegant small production Napa Valley Cabernets, which subsequently created the desire to produce an outstanding wine himself.   Shortly following, the opportunity presented itself to lease a vineyard of 9 ½ acres of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Simpkins’ Ranch in the Coombsville AVA. Seizing the moment, Hank and Bernice set upon hand-crafting their signature offering at a small boutique winery where they were introduced to 4th generation winemaker, Massimo Monticelli, and renowned vineyard manager, Michael Wolf, whose collective mastery of the craft helped bring BURLY to life in 2004.

The Simpkins’ vineyard (located just east of Napa) boasts a climate generally cooler than others in the Napa Valley, allowing for longer hang times which promote intensified flavors and layering in the finished wine. The vineyard soil is rocky loam, providing good drainage and low nutrient concentration. Under these stresses the vines work hard to produce a limited amount of the best fruit. Annual production is usually 2,000 cases or less!

All featured wines during this event will be 20% off.