The Burgess Cellars Experience
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, under the cellar direction of UC Davis winemaker Kelly Woods.
Our selection showcases our two estate vineyards on Howell Mountain, with a hillside terroir representing only 4% of Napa acreage. You'll enjoy our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon and also single vineyard selections of rare Napa varieties. Our unparalleled library selection spanning four decades is available for sale and cellared here.
At almost 1000 feet, far over the valley floor, a visit to Burgess Cellars starts with a panoramic vista that offers real perspective on the Napa Valley. Our authentic historic working winery is the setting for two unique experiences, where our friendly hospitality team presents our estate mountain wines.
Tasting in the CellarAllow 60 minutes for this experience.
Our classic tasting experience brings you right into our Cellar Tasting Room, an active barrel room where founder Tom Burgess first started hosting early Napa Valley vistors years ago. Surrounded by cellaring wine, our friendly hospitality team presents six wines from our current release selections. Your group will learn of our rich history as well as our current innovations and second generation team, while perusing a display of vintage bottles and a museum wall constructed from our retired wine barrels.
Offered Daily: 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 2:30 pm.
Additional time offered Saturdays: 4pm.
$30 per person. (Club Members receive 2 complimentary tastings.)
One tasting fee waived per three bottles purchased.
Mountainside Tasting(Debuts Winter 2018)
Allow 90 minutes for this experience.
Library wines and the best seat in the house await you in this brand new experience! This seated semi-private tasting takes place in our new Mountainside Tasting Room with panoramic vistas of Napa Valley. Your group will experience the best of our terroir with six (6) wines from our 45 year Burgess Cellars Library Program, small production rare wines and current releases. We’ll share our unique viticulture and wine program innovations while looking on the grapevines of our home vineyard below.
Offered Monday - Saturday: 10 am, 2 pm
$60 per person. ($30 Club Members. $45 Friends of Club Members.)
*We kindly ask for a credit card to complete your reservation. In order to accommodate all our guests at Burgess Cellars, all tours/tastings will begin promptly at the scheduled times. Appointments will be held for no more than 30 minutes following the scheduled arrival time. Due to the time and personalization we put into every tasting experience at Burgess Cellars, any changes or cancellations must be received no later than 24 hours prior to your appointment time. Cancellations within 24 hours will result in a full charge for the scheduled tasting to the credit card on file. We do our best to accommodate tastings for late arrivals; however, due to scheduling we cannot guarantee premium experiences outside of confirmed appointment times.