Wine Dinner Round Two, 28 Years Later!

Interview with Kelly Woods: 5 Years at Burgess Cellars
January 5, 2018

Credit: The Boston Globe. Daniel Bruce (left), Julia Child, and Tom Burgess at the 1992 Boston Wine Festival.

This month Burgess Cellars’ second generation owner Steven Burgess will travel to the Boston Wine Festival to recreate the historic wine dinner where his father served as the inaugural winemaker in the festival’s inaugural year.  Twenty-eight years later, a Burgess Cellars wine dinner repeats itself!

Recreate the wine dinner at home and shop the wines:

2015 Burnside Road Chardonnay * 2013 Grenache *  2013 Mountaineer  *  2012 Cabernet Sauvignon * 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon * 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

A photograph that hangs in the Burgess Cellars Tasting Room always gets a notice.  “Hey, that’s Julia Child!” many visitors note.  The scene includes the famous chef alongside Burgess Cellars founder Tom Burgess, and was taken in the 1990s at the wine dinner at the Boston Wine Festival.

Steven Burgess will return to Boston and co-host this wine dinner with Chef Daniel Bruce, recreating the menu and pairings, on February 22nd at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Chef Bruce founded the Boston Wine

Festival in 1990, and he’s continued to produce this prominent culinary and wine event nearly three decades later.  A wonderful photograph of Chef Bruce, Tom Burgess and Julia Child can be viewed in “Celebrating past and present at the Boston Wine Festival” in The Boston Globe.

In this year’s wine dinner, the wines of course were crafted by Burgess Cellars current Winemaker and General Manager Kelly Woods.  Woods’ talent has already been highlighted in the 2018 Boston Wine Festival in the festival’s most coveted event, Battle of the Cabernets.  Over two nights on January 18th and 19th, the Burgess Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon came in First Place as dinner attendees voted it their favorite (beating out Hall, Odette, Paul Hobbs and more!)

Join us on February 22nd to savor the Boston Wine Festival’s fan favorite Cabernet Sauvignon.  Or, recreate this historic wine dinner’s wine pairings in your home!  SHOP WINES


2015 Burnside Road Chardonnay

2013 Grenache

2013 Mountaineer

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon