Burgess Cellars has been family owned and creating wines with mountain distinction since 1972 on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley.
When our founder Tom Burgess purchased the 1870’s era winery in 1972 he established himself as a pioneer of mountain side wineries. At the time, there were only approximately 2 dozen wineries in operation in the whole of Napa Valley and he saw the potential of mountain vineyards to produce wines that evoke the French concept of terroir: that the grapes, and thus wines, should reflect the vineyard’s soil, exposure, and overall micro-climate.
Today, the second generation is building on Tom’s legacy. Brothers Steven Burgess and James Burgess took over as President and Vineyard Manager respectively. In 2013, Winemaker Kelly Woods, a UC Davis graduate, completed the new team, and together the trio has fined-tuned the vineyards and cellar to highlight mountain grapes. The new direction of the estate is taking Burgess Cellars to the pinnacle of Napa Valley wine quality.
At almost 1000 feet, far over the valley floor, we produce wines from our two estate hillside vineyards, Winery Ranch Vineyard and Haymaker Vineyard. Our hillside grapes tend to be smaller, with more concentrated flavors and tannins, varietal intensity and excellent aging properties.
A visit to Burgess Cellars begins with a panoramic vista that offers real perspective on the Napa Valley. One can see the length of the Mayacamas range, from Calistoga to the hills beyond Napa. We present our wines in our cellar, where you are surrounded by barrels. Please contact us to make a reservation. Tastings are by appointment only. We would love to share our wines with you!
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The Burgess Cellars Hospitality Experience
A MOUNTAINSIDE SETTING
At almost 1000 feet, far over the valley floor, a visit to Burgess Cellars includes a panoramic vista that offers real perspective on the Napa Valley. We present our wines in our cellar, surrounded by barrels, where our hospitality team provides personal and customized wine tastings.
When founder Tom Burgess purchased a circa 1870s vineyard and winery in 1972, he established himself as an ambassador for Napa Valley and a pioneer of mountainside wineries. Today, the second generation builds on the legacy of this esteemed property.
AN EYE-CATCHING WINE SELECTION
Our selection showcases our two estate vineyards on Howell Mountain, with a hillside terroir representing only 4% of Napa acreage. Guests enjoy our flagship Cabernet, and also single vineyard, single block bottlings of Petit Sirah, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and our intentionally farmed Rosé of Syrah. An unparalleled library selection, with every vintage from 1979 on, is available for sale and cellared in our Tasting Room.
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join the wine club, visit www.burgesscellars.com or call 707-963-4766.
High above the Napa Valley floor we provide an experience only found at over 1000 feet. Our wines dictate the mountain elevation and steep slopes with their elegant tannins, dark berries and complex flavor profile. This led us to create the Guild of Mountaineers. The higher you climb, the better the view. We invite you to explore our wines at the level you choose.
As a Guild of Mountaineers Wine Club member, enjoy these benefits:
• Receive 20% discount on all current releases. Library wines may not be discounted except “Current Library Release.”
• Shipping included on Wine Club shipments.
• Complimentary* tastings at the winery - please call in advance for an appointment.
• Priority access to all Burgess Cellars handcrafted wines, including current releases, club-only wines and Library releases.
• Unlimited around-the-clock access to your club VIP pricing via our new online store
• Priority invitations to Burgess Cellars wine dinners and events.
The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over.
Napa Neighbors enjoy two (2) complimentary tastings for our 'Tasting in the Cellar' experience. Valid MONDAY - FRIDAY. By advanced reservation only. Guests must mention 'Napa Neighbor' when making a reservation.
Once a year the rarest new Napa Valley wines become available under one roof at Premiere Napa Valley. Wineries throughout the Napa Valley are given one task to participate: create a one-of-a-kind wine for this event to be purchased by one lucky bidder. This event is only open to select members of the wine trade and the successful bidder is the sole owner of this unique wine.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date: October - 2020
Appellation: Napa Valley
To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:
Southern Napa Fine Wine House