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About Burgess Cellars

At almost 1000 feet far above the valley floor, a visit to Burgess Cellars starts with a panoramic view of Napa Valley. Family owned and crafting wines with mountain distinction since 1972, we look forward to sharing our story and wines with you.

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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.

*This is an active working winery. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND NOT BRINGING CHILDREN TO OUR PROPERTY. Pets are not permitted.

**Changes and cancellations must be received no less than 24 hours in advance of your visit. Otherwise, the credit card will be charged the full Tasting Fee for the original number scheduled in the party

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Experiences
  • By Appointment Only
  • Cellar Tours
  • Complimentary with Purchase
  • Napa Neighbor Participant
  • Reservation Required
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Grenache
  • Malbec
  • Petite Sirah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Red Table Wine
  • Syrah
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Scott B. Member Since 1/6/2018
Tasting in the Cellar on 1/11/18 11:30 AM

We had a very nice visit to Burgess. The wines were great and Elizabeth was a terrific host.

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Matt T. Member Since 12/28/2017
Tasting in the Cellar on 1/04/18 1:00 PM

We enjoyed our tasting at Burgess Cellars. The property is located in the hills and the setting was very scenic. The tasting room was nice and was very much along the lines of what you would expect. The barrel room is very interesting and our host did a great job of explaining the family history of Burgess Cellars to us. I would recommend Burgess Cellars to a friend or family.

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alejandra g. Member Since 9/19/2017
Tasting in the Cellar on 12/09/17 11:30 AM

I really enjoyed my time on burgess cellars. The view is amazing ! The wines are great, there is a large variety of different wines suiting many palates. I definitely recommend it !

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Angelica S. Member Since 6/9/2016
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 12/02/17 4:00 PM

Great wine fun staff love the views nice pricing

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Ram N. Member Since 10/28/2017
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 11/04/17 11:30 AM

GREAT wine and just amazing views of the mountain. The winery tasting room is very small and a bit rustic. You are going for the great product and staff.. not the wine room itself.

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BRIAN W. Member Since 1/15/2015
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 11/10/17 2:30 PM

We found Burgess by looking for wineries off of Silverado Trail versus Hwy 29. The reviews were spot on; great property with wonderful views. Cindy took us through the fascinating back story while she poured the wines. We thought the wines got better as we progressed to some of the flagship varietals. Would definitely go again.

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Nathan H. Member Since 10/9/2017
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 10/20/17 2:30 PM

We had an amazing time at Burgess. We were the first visitors after the fires and the atmosphere all around Napa was amazing with the resilience and perseverance. The wine was amazing and the views were wonderful. Brought back a whole case of wine :)

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Timothy L. Member Since 9/17/2014
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 11/10/17 11:30 AM

While we loved the Burgess wines and the hostess was very nice, we are not a huge fan of standing at a counter for wine tasting. If we are doing a quick drop in and don't want to spend meaningful time that is fine but when we're tasting wine for purchase I prefer a casual sitting area . Having said that we did join their wine club.

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Sue H. Member Since 5/18/2017
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 11/07/17 2:30 PM

Nice setting with beautiful views. We were warmly greeted by our tasting hostess. We had a very pleasant experience & loved the wines. We joined the wine club. The one suggestion would be for some chairs or stools in the tasting room. It is much more comfortable and relaxing to be able to sit while enjoying the wines. Overall Burgess Cellars is a great stop on Howell Mountain!

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Cornelia M. Member Since 1/10/2015
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 11/05/17 11:30 AM

Our experience was fantastic. Not only was Mike extremely hospitable but very knowledgeable about the winery as well as the wine. We will definitely by back. What a beautiful view!

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Jim L. Member Since 10/17/2016
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 11/03/17 2:30 PM

You have made a great improvement in your wines!

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Collin B. Member Since 9/25/2012
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 11/02/17 2:30 PM

We always enjoy our visits here - very good wines and very good people

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Christopher B. Member Since 12/11/2014
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 10/21/17 2:30 PM

Some of the best views in the valley with exceptional wines to match. Really unpretentious and service was very personable. A real hidden gem of Napa.

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Catherine C. Member Since 8/25/2017
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 10/06/17 10:00 AM

The wine was fantastic and the sales person was great!!

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Sonja H. Member Since 9/29/2017
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 10/06/17 11:30 AM

We enjoyed our visit to Burgess

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Chris J. Member Since 7/4/2016
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 10/06/17 2:30 PM

The view is one of the best in the area. It was our first visit to Burgess and our friends first visit to Napa. It was a great overall experience.

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Maria G. Member Since 9/26/2017
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 9/27/17 2:30 PM

This winery is built on a gorgeous hill. They boast 4,000 feet up from the valley. They have history, Makes one think one will enjoy a fabulous view while sipping wine on a lovely deck. Not!! You are stuck in a dark warehouse with a small bar for 9-10 people. One rest room. Offices between you and the view. Seriously? You don't get to see the view until you leave and stand on a small deck

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Daryl S. Member Since 9/17/2017
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 9/23/17 11:30 AM

We thouroughly enjoyed our tasting experience. Every wine we tasted was fantastic. It was especially great to have the ability to buy library wines going back a few decades. Very great winery without all the business or pretense. It is all about the wine, as it should be!

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Dan D. Member Since 4/20/2017
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 9/22/17 1:00 PM

Great winery, has a boutique feel but produces excellent wines. Good library selections as well.

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Nicole L. Member Since 9/1/2017
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 9/08/17 11:30 AM

we enjoyed the intimate setting and learned a lot

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Carre B. Member Since 9/4/2017
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 9/04/17 2:30 PM

Cindy was an informed and gracious wine host. She told us about the Burgess family as well as the wine. The views are just amazing and worth taking the trip! We will be back for sure.

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Lori B. Member Since 9/27/2016
Tasting in the Cellar - 2017 on 8/26/17 10:00 AM

loved everything, host was awesome.

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Ingrid K. Member Since 6/25/2017
Tasting in the Cellar on 7/27/17 3:00 PM

It was fabulous! we learned a lot about Burgess Wine making process and had a stupendous time chatting with Elizabeth and tasting excellent wine samples. Thank you!

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Misha L. Member Since 7/8/2017
Tasting in the Cellar on 7/16/17 10:00 AM

This winery is simply amazing. Everything we tasted was delicious, solid, balanced and the quality of wine I expect in Napa. The view is gorgeous and our host made the experience personal and fun. This is the kind of experience so look for.

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Kenneth G. Member Since 7/1/2017
Tasting in the Cellar on 7/03/17 12:00 PM

wow, loved the all the wine but the highlight was, that each single varietal wine was full of enjoyable distinct flavor profiles my tastebuds were having a party

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Lori K. Member Since 6/20/2017
Tasting in the Cellar on 6/24/17 3:00 PM

They miss prime attention to the lake behind them. We are stuck in a dark room, while the beautiful water behind us, outside is just waiting to be viewed. I felt rushed and the presentation was haggard.

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Brian B. Member Since 6/24/2017
Tasting in the Cellar on 6/24/17 2:00 PM

Very nice experience!

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Barbara B. Member Since 10/10/2011
Tasting in the Cellar on 6/17/17 2:00 PM

Cindy is great. Knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Loved the wine. We had a great time

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Alex M. Member Since 6/14/2017
Tasting in the Cellar on 6/14/17 1:00 PM

It was such a beautiful vineyard. The wines really did have more of a bold flavor. Loved our host! She was super knowledgeable and made the experience great.

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Andrew S. Member Since 4/24/2015
Tasting in the Cellar on 6/03/17 2:00 PM

Overall impressed with this boutique winery on Howell mt. Their staff is friendly, have a great wine selection of mostly reds and available at a reasonable price for the quality. Enjoy with a small group of friends and enjoy a friendly casual atmosphere.

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Hilary M. Member Since 4/12/2017
Tasting in the cellar on 5/10/17 2:00 PM

The setting was stunningly beautiful. The wine was interesting -- completely different from others tasted in Napa County. The staff person was nervous or something to the point that she detracted from the experience

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Katherine M. Member Since 4/27/2017
Tasting in the Cellar on 5/06/17 10:00 AM

Great wines and overall experience!

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Kyra B. Member Since 4/7/2017
Tasting in the cellar on 5/05/17 2:00 PM

We had a wonderful time at Burgess and the wines were spectacular. Surprisingly we got to taste a chard and rose and they were both delicious!

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Catherine M. Member Since 4/22/2017
Tasting in the Cellar on 5/04/17 1:00 PM

Cindy was very informative and great. Very relaxed and enjoyable experience.

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Kevin F. Member Since 10/14/2013
Tasting in the cellar on 5/01/17 3:00 PM

Really beautiful location and winery. Wines were great. Shipping plan is the best.

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John B. Member Since 1/22/2017
Tasting in the cellar on 4/17/17 3:00 PM

We had a very good tasting experience, the host was very helpful and provided us with several types of wines. The wine is very good and not over priced.

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James A. Member Since 1/8/2013
Tasting in the cellar on 4/21/17 10:00 AM

Mike was awesome. Great wine, i have a ton of Burgess in my collectiin.

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Amanda G. Member Since 4/12/2017
Tasting in the cellar on 4/12/17 2:00 PM

Great wines. Loved the rose. I always enjoy the aged wines that Burgess offers. Great winery with fantastic juice!

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Samantha M. Member Since 4/5/2017
Tasting in the cellar on 4/13/17 3:00 PM

I can't say enough good things about Burgess Cellars. This was our third and last winery of the day and we are so glad it worked out like that. They have a beautiful mountain view, and the best vibe - not to mention the amazing wine. We all felt right at home and thoroughly enjoying spending time here learning about the Burgess Cellars wine. A must for those traveling to Napa.

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Charles A. Member Since 3/27/2015
Tasting in the cellar on 4/13/17 12:00 PM

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Burgess Cellars
1108 Deer Park Rd
Deer Park, CA 94576

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