The steep slopes of our estate vineyard have been passed on from family to family. Over five generations of farmers have cultivated the legacy and pedigree of these volcanic soils. We are honored to be stewards of this legacy and tell their story through our wines.
NAPA VALLEY AVA
First planted in 1872 by Swiss-Italian immigrants, Sorenson Vineyard has served as the beating heart of Burgess for more than 150 years. Climbing 800-1000 feet above sea level, this vineyard is carved into the western-facing slopes of Howell Mountain, overlooking the Napa Valley below. The landscape is dotted with large boulders on the “Konocti Series Volcanics” soil, a very densely compacted volcanic ash, as pines and redwoods surround the vineyard, becoming immersed in morning fog during the harvest months.
Quartz Creek Vineyard
OAK KNOLL DISTRICT AVA
Originally purchased in 1979 by Tom Burgess, this was a 50-acre Chardonnay vineyard known as Triere, a term for “select,” or “choice.” Now called Quartz Creek, this is one of the most geologically diverse vineyards we own. The soils are part of the alluvial fan that swept down from the Mayacamas, along with uplifted marine sediments, and a high proportion of quartz. Planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Semillon.
Clos Abeille Vineyard
ST. HELENA AVA
Nestled in the west-facing benchlands of the Vaca Mountains, the Clos Abeille Vineyard is the epicenter of our regenerative farming movement. Named for the bees, Abeille, that inhabit our first Napa Valley apiary next to our specifically designed pollinator gardens, this vineyard has been planted with Cabernet Sauvignon since 2002 on Kidd gravelly loam soil.