A family owned and operated winery since 1972.
When Tom 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.
Burgess Cellars produces wines out of three distinct vineyard sites.
Burgess vineyard - Our flagship wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, thrives on the western slopes of Howell Mountain at the winery location.
Haymaker vineyard - Our Syrah comes out of the vineyard that is located on the eastern side of Howell Mountain off Ink Grade Road.
Triere vineyard - Situated in the Oak Knoll District, Triere produces our award-winning Merlot.
Currently we grow eight varieties at our three vineyards with the best site-specific methods, which allows us to produce consistency in the style of wines we produce.