Burgess Cellars

Deer Park, CA

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  • Mountainside Tasting $60.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 8

    Daily

    One of the best views in Napa Valley awaits you! This 90 minute seated, semi-private tasting occurs in our Mountainside Tasting Room with panoramic vistas and a focus on Cabernet – Hillside, Reserve and Library. Starting on the view deck, you’ll learn about our history then head inside to enjoy the wines with the valley visible thru each window. Reservations required. Daily: 10am, 2pm Cost per person: $60 non-club; $30 for Club; waived with $300 purchase per person Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Tasting in the Cellar $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Our classic experience! The Cellar is an active barrel room where founder Tom Burgess first hosted visitors. After a brief history on the view deck, you’ll taste a variety of wines including our flagship Cabernet during the hour. Our knowledgeable staff can discuss the wines with the first time visitor to the knowledgeable collector. Reservations required. Daily: 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, & 2:30 pm. Cost per person: $30 non-club; 2 Comp for Club; waived with $100 wine purchase per person Approximately 1 Hour.

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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. 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

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Napa Neighbor Participant
  • Scenic View
  • Sustainable
Experiences

  • General Tasting
  • Seated Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Grenache
  • Petit Verdot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Syrah
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anthony D. Member Since 9/2/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 11/09/19 2:30 PM

We had an awesome tasting here! The grounds are beautiful and the tasting itself was really fun and informative, with some really nice wines. Will definitely come back on our next Napa trip!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David K. Member Since 5/22/2016My BFF
Mountainside Tasting on 11/14/19 10:00 AM

Great personal tasing. Fun wines. Great view. Worth the drive up the mountain.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Faith W. Member Since 9/20/2016My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 11/01/19 10:00 AM

Fabulous visit as always! Been coming here for twenty years. Always a favorite!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Colin B. Member Since 9/25/2012My Boss
Mountainside Tasting on 10/28/19 2:00 PM

Great wines and great people

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jack C. Member Since 2/28/2018My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 10/08/19 11:30 AM

Beautiful view of the valley not that far away from town. Modest tasting room and facilities but more than made up for with great wines at a reasonable price point. Host, Dave knowledgeable and nice. Nice goes a long way out here. I would recommend to anyone. Not a snooty place.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katherine B. Member Since 8/6/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 9/27/19 10:00 AM

This was a wonderful, personal experience. It was the start of our wine vacation and we were met with a personal tour and wonderful wine. Thank you to our guide who answered all our questions and explained everything thoroughly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lucy O. Member Since 9/19/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 9/20/19 11:30 AM

Lots of great history. A slow enough pace to really taste the wines and savor them. Beautiful scenery and a gracious and knowledgeable hostess. The only drawback was limited parking but an appointment in advance can take care of that. We loved the wines and joined the Club. It is the experience we used to have in Napa and is sadly missing in many tasting rooms now.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael J. Member Since 11/15/2018Evil Stepmother
Mountainside Tasting on 9/17/19 2:00 PM

The experience started off bad and stayed bad.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark T. Member Since 8/21/2015My Parents
Mountainside Tasting on 9/18/19 2:00 PM

Steve Burgess is a passionate vintner who loves what he does and loves Napa. He makes everyone feel like a long lost friend and Kelly his winemaker is just as passionate and you can tell she loves making wine for Burgess.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Craig M. Member Since 4/18/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 9/16/19 2:30 PM

Warm welcome and privileged to taste the wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Frank P. Member Since 5/24/2019My BFF
Mountainside Tasting on 9/06/19 2:00 PM

We did the mountainside wine tasting. The location was beautiful and very picturesque. The tasting was very organized and all of the wines were high end. You get quite a bit of wine so I would recommend eating before you get there since they are only able to provide crackers for the tasting. They also offer you a couple of different club packages that give you some discounts on current wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nancy A. Member Since 8/28/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 9/03/19 1:00 PM

Dave was a wonderful tour guide and educator

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debra B. Member Since 6/28/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 8/28/19 10:00 AM

Burgess Cellars is an off the beaten path winery that is beautiful and sincere about their love for great wine!! David was an entertaining wine enthusiast who shared some amazing history of Napa Valley and of Burgess Cellars!! We joined the wine club and we have already recommended Burgess to friends planning a trip to the area!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
tammy V. Member Since 8/1/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 8/24/19 2:30 PM

We loved visiting Burgess and were greeted by the knowledgeable Francesca who took us outside for a lovely view of the property - gorgeous! The wines were fabulous and we even joined the wine club!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Donna T. Member Since 2/8/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 7/31/19 10:00 AM

A beautiful setting with a fantastic view of the valley. Delicious wines. Dave gave us a presentation that was informative, interesting and amusing. We left feeling happy, educated and respected. And we sent wine home! Thank you Burgess Families. We wish you continued success.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James M. Member Since 7/17/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 7/26/19 11:30 AM

Amazing small place. Great tasting rooms. The key to this place is that everyone who is there, wants to be there. It is a little out of the way but really not more than 10 min from the beaten path of the napa valley. Love it.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jose A. Member Since 8/31/2016My Boss
Tasting in the Cellar on 7/28/19 2:30 PM

Great experience and the host knew his stuff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bill B. Member Since 7/20/2018My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 7/22/19 1:00 PM

Great time. Very cool seeing the wide variety of old vintages available. We bought an "84 Cab. We'll let you know how it shows when tasted at Christmas.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer H. Member Since 3/21/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 6/29/19 10:00 AM

A spot way up in the hills with great views lots of wonderful wines with an informed staff makes for a fun time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jason W. Member Since 4/13/2018My BFF
Mountainside Tasting on 6/28/19 10:00 AM

I enjoy each trip to Burgess Cellars more than the last! The views from the mountain are spectacular and the atmosphere is intimate and casual. The wines are incredible; layered flavors/aromas that showcase the quality of the fruit and the talents of the winemaker. The tastings are also some of the most generous I've had in terms of breadth of wines covered for the price.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen R. Member Since 6/19/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 6/22/19 11:30 AM

Beautiful view and impressive site. We liked the family owned and run aspect, which we much prefer to the pretentious, over-priced, commercialized wineries. The wines were good and our hostess extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend this to anyone interested in experiencing what it used to feel like to go wine tasting in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Henk G. Member Since 6/12/2019My BFF
Mountainside Tasting on 6/22/19 10:00 AM

This is an excellent winery. All, and I mean all, of their wines are outstanding. You truly notice the detail, craftsmanship, experience, and attention to detail in their wines. The presentation and personal level of greeting and telling the background of the winery is very inviting. In case you want to experience wine tasting, and not "just an event", then make an appointment with Burgess.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Matthew M. Member Since 6/19/2019My BFF
Mountainside Tasting on 6/21/19 2:00 PM

My wife and I spent an enjoyable and educational afternoon tasting through some your wineries tasteful vintages. Thank you for the unforgettable experience and hospitality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jason & Dawn P. Member Since 4/1/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 5/29/19 11:30 AM

Excellent experience and great Cabernet’s to sample!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scott C. Member Since 5/8/2019My BFF
Mountainside Tasting on 6/06/19 2:00 PM

Walking up to the property the views were breathtaking. Burgess has an immediate ambiance advantage because of the scenic surroundings. We were greeted by Francesca, who warmed us with her genuine passion for Burgess Cellars, and shared her knowledge of the Burgess way of making delectable wines. The tasting was amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie J. Member Since 4/28/2014My BFF
Mountainside Tasting on 5/27/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful view! Francesca is a great hostess. Very personable, professional and knowledgeable lady. She didn't rush us. The wines are fabulous so we became members:)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Louis C. Member Since 9/11/2017My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 5/26/19 2:30 PM

Our host was new. She was on day 4 and was MOST EXCELLENT. Very informative and she just wasn't reading from a script. Towards the end of our visit Steve Burgess dropped by for a visit and chat. What a treat. He took time to answer questions and share some genuine stories of his families winery beginnings. I had two first time guest with us too. Made their experience even more memorable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lynn L. Member Since 3/17/2019My BFF
Mountainside Tasting on 5/23/19 10:00 AM

Our group of 6 throughly enjoyed the wonderful wine and scenery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tricia M. Member Since 3/16/2017My BFF
Mountainside Tasting on 5/14/19 10:00 AM

Wow, what a morning! Greeted by and chatted with Steve Burgess, then a Mountain setting photo OP. Next Kelly Woods herself conducted our Mountainside tasting along with Terri. The wines were fabulous and the education enlightened us. Love, love, love Burgess!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve S. Member Since 10/4/2016My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 5/15/19 11:30 AM

Wine tasting with a total of 6 people; very congenial group and lots of great info from Kelly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marisa K. Member Since 5/4/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 5/09/19 2:30 PM

Beautiful grounds and the wine maker was so sweet.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Artis M. Member Since 4/28/2014My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 5/06/19 10:00 AM

Tina did an outstanding job educating and entertaining our group of four on Monday, May 6th. We are local Napans and wanted our guests from Tucson to see family-owned wineries as well as wonderful valley views during their visit. Burgess and a Tina were a winning combination. Thanks.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Quinn B. Member Since 5/6/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 5/06/19 2:30 PM

Best library selection I have ever encountered at reasonable prices.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Suresh K. Member Since 5/4/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 5/05/19 1:00 PM

Very intimate experience and learned a lot. Will bring all our visitors here.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Leslie M. Member Since 4/18/2019My Parents
Tasting in the Cellar on 5/04/19 10:00 AM

The views from Burgess are spectacular but so it the staff and wine! You can tell they are passionate about what they do. It is very relaxed (none of that Napa snootiness you sometimes get). The regular tasting room is small but nice (splurge on the mountainview tasting if you can - nice private room room with large table and huge windows that overlook the valley, mountains and reservoir).

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nicole Z. Member Since 4/20/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 5/01/19 11:30 AM

love this place! great view! very good service(Kelly was very nice and knowledgeble)and wine is so good!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patrick W. Member Since 8/19/2017My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 4/30/19 1:00 PM

Great view and solid wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Francheska L. Member Since 2/23/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 4/27/19 11:30 AM

Burgess Cellars was my best experience in Napa. I went to the popular wineries and they were great as well but nothing like the personal feeling we experienced at Burgess. Our host Marvin was awesome, he really knew his history of the winery and by far was so accommodating he felt like “home” The wines tasted of great quality. Thanks to Burgess and Marvin for making my Napa experience unforgettable

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daidre S. Member Since 4/8/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 4/26/19 11:30 AM

Burgess was great. The Vineyard is beautiful and the tasting was by my favorite of the day.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John C. Member Since 3/13/2019My BFF
Tasting in the Cellar on 4/16/19 1:00 PM

We were greeted in the parking lot with a glass of wine and encouraged to walk out on the patio and enjoy the view. The gentleman that greeted us was very familiar with the history of the winery and answered all our questions about the wine. He was very friendly and made the visit a fun experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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