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“Superb wines, wonderful people”
Review of Burgess Cellars

Burgess Cellars
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Deer Park
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking
Cobourg, Canada
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“Superb wines, wonderful people”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Burgess Cellars at 1108 Deer Park Road in the Napa valley has the most incredible cabernet sauvignon coming from fantastic vineyards. Small, creative and deeply connected to the whole historic Napa experience, Tom Burgess and now his son Steve operate a great winery.

Visited July 2013
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“THE place to go for an authentic wine tasting experience”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Burgess Cellars is a small family owned winery. While some of the large corporate owned wineries have impressive glitz and glam, we enjoy the smaller family/privately held wineries where the experience is authentic and wine-centric. Burgess Cellars is one of our favorites. We have been twice, and both times were able to have a tasting hosted by one of the Burgess family (Tom the founder, and the second time by Steve his son). They are friendly down to earth people who simply focus on making the best possible reds. Unpretentious but warm tasting room. The wines are just superb. The Burgess Cabs are our favorite. We joined the wine club, because we've never met a Burgess Cellars wine we didn't like. The views from the winery are beautiful.
If you are looking to get way from the crowds and pretentiousness of the wine tourist business, and are simply looking for an authentic and enjoyable experience with the people who grow the grapes and nurture then into fabulous wines...Burgess Cellars is a must for your "to do" list in Wince Country.

Visited October 2011
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