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Napa Valley Wineries

Burgess Cellars

Tasting is by appointment only


Tastings by appointment.
Open 10 am - 5 pm every day


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Burgess Cellars


  • Napa Valley
  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Caribbean
  • Caribbean
  • Caribbean
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

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About Us

The Legacy of Burgess

Burgess was established in 1972 by Tom Burgess, a retired Air Force pilot with a particular enthusiasm for Cabernet Sauvignon. However, the story of Burgess is the culmination of over 150 years of Napa Valley History.

Swiss-Italian immigrants from the canton of Ticino were the first to plant vines on the hillsides of Howell Mountain in 1870. The Ponchetta & Rossini families cultivated vines in the traditional way of their homeland; on sheer hillsides with extreme elevations. It was the very same pioneering outlook that inspired Lee Stewart of Souverain Cellars to plant Cabernet Sauvignon on the precipitous slopes of Howell Mountain. Napa Valley greats such as Warren Winiarski of Stag’s Leap Cellars and Mike Grgich of the eponymous Grgich Hills winery cut their teeth at the Estate we now know as Burgess, before starting their own historic wineries.

By 1972, Tom Burgess acquired the estate from Lee Stewart and began cultivating and vinifying mountainside Cabernet Sauvignon with Bill Sorenson as his chief winemaker. Bill went on to hold one of the longest tenured winemaking careers in the Valley with an impressive 41 consecutive harvests. Upon Tom and Bill’s retirement, Tom’s son Steve Burgess undertook the operations with winemaker Kelly Woods.

In 2020 Steve Burgess passed the mantle to Gaylon Lawrence, upholding a 150 year tradition of family ownership. Gaylon entrusted this tremendous legacy to Winemaker, Meghan Zobeck and Estate Director, Garrett Hales. Meghan and Garrett strive to champion the history of the Napa Valley by preserving historic vineyards with regenerative farming practices that will ensure the health of these vines for generations to come.


Burgess Cellars

2921 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

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Tasting Experience

La Terre Experience

At Burgess we believe the apogee of wine can only be achieved when a holistic relationship has been established between a vineyard and its broader ecosystem. By committing to regenerative farming, the Burgess Estate creates an environment where grapevines live in harmony with the land and soil, rather than competing against them. This philosophy, while not only contributing to cleaner and better tasting wines, also lies at the forefront of our La Terre Experience.

French for earth, La Terre encapsulates the ethos of Burgess hospitality, which focuses on our connection to the land around us. Guests who visit the Estate will have an opportunity to explore Napa Valley’s first promiscuously farmed vineyard, savor the bounties of our tea and pollinator gardens, and taste coveted wine under the shade of our olive tree grove where ambience lies at the intersection of California and Provence.

The experience, much like the wine, is an impactful one. Based upon a genuine purpose and built around intentionality, the Burgess La Terre Experience delivers the authenticity we all crave and the connection to nature we strive to gain.

Approximately 90 minutes
$120 per person



Cupola, veranda, and patio views of our vineyards and gardens.


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Wine Education

A history of Napa Valley from the 1870s to today.

Reservations: 707-963-4766
  • Tasting fee
  • Seated tasting available
  • Private tasting available
  • Indoor tasting area
  • Outdoor tasting area
  • Gardens
  • Couches
  • Fireplace
  • Romantic
  • Sustainable practices
  • Club member lounge


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