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Burgess Cellars

1108 Deer Park Rd, Deer Park, CA 94576-9715
+1 707-963-4766
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Small winery on a hill

This is a must see for boutique wines. They do not produce the volume of the larger producers, but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mess_axp
Wine tasting

Anniversary trip, and great winery. Our host Mike was awesome, and very knowledgeable of the wine... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2016
Ponch1965
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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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1108 Deer Park Rd, Deer Park, CA 94576-9715
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see for boutique wines. They do not produce the volume of the larger producers, but they make so great wine. To really appreciate the wine making in Napa, you have to see the smaller wineries.

Thank mess_axp
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Anniversary trip, and great winery. Our host Mike was awesome, and very knowledgeable of the wine and the location it was made. I recommend it, and can't wait to take our friends.

Thank Ponch1965
Management response:Responded April 7, 2017

We are so happy that you chose to include Burgess Cellars in your anniversary trip. Please reach out again when you are next in Napa Valley! -The Team at Burgess Cellars

Reviewed November 15, 2016

Wine discussion was the best we had and the wines were delicious. This was, by far, the best views of the other wineries we visited. Sadly, you only get to enjoy them on the way in and the way out. As another reviewer noted, they...More

Thank sandracraigdylan
Management response:Responded April 7, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing of your experience at Burgess Cellars! We agree with you that we'd all love to enjoy the outdoor deck with the view of our circa 1970s estate vineyard, Winery Ranch. Our hands are a bit tied, however. There are...More

Reviewed October 15, 2016

Having experienced the warm family attitude of the Burgess wines and being a fan of beautiful red wines, this was a must do on my Napa list! I was absolutely delighted with the tasting experience! The winery and grounds ar gorgeous! Mike gave an impressive...More

Thank missywould
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Burgess Cellars - It was a great old school winery owned by Burgess family. Learned a lot. Beautiful views, awesome wines, reasonable price. Nice and down to earth people working in the tasting rooom. Met Steve - the owner, and we had a great conversation....More

Thank dalia14
Reviewed April 25, 2016

My wife and I found this gem last summer and were so glad we did as the view of the valley is beautiful and the winery is very quaint with very attentive people working there. The wines are excellent and a very good price for...More

Thank cbroomfield
Reviewed January 27, 2016

When you walk into the tasting room, it's like going through a time tunnel and seems like you are in the 70's which is refreshing. Wines were good and super reasonable. Amazing views of the valley as they are about 1,200 feet level on Howell...More

Thank Patrick G
Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Although we went a while back, it is a great winery with nice views and wonderful people in their little tasting room. Definitely worth the time and we hope to be back there next year!

Thank SherriLR
Reviewed October 9, 2015

This is a great spot literally on the edge of a mountain. We enjoyed our spot here and tasted some delicious wine including a Malbec which was surprising for the area. My only complaint and suggestion is that they do the tasting outside. They have...More

Thank Mollie A
Reviewed September 23, 2015

We accidentally got our appointment time mixed up but the hosts at Burgess could not have been nicer or more accommodating about it. The tastings were done in a small-ish barn on hill side overlooking the valley - one of the best views in a...More

Thank ShanShan11
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