Burges Cellars Napa

Napa Valley, California – March 27, 2019 –  Burgess Cellars excites consumers with true fundamentals:  hillside vineyards and proven grape varieties.  The 47-year old Howell Mountain, family winery has re-focused a portion of their vineyards on heritage varieties in its pre-prohibition vineyard known as their 1880 Estate Vineyard and James Burgess’ Haymaker Vineyard. “Our history is an embarrassment of riches,” says Steven Burgess, president and second generation vintner.  His father Tom Burgess founded Burgess Cellars in 1972 when he purchased a 19th-century winery and vineyard on the Howell Mountain hillside.  “All Napa Valley vineyards are of a certain level of quality, but few are as storied or as special asRead More →

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Napa Valley, California – January 8, 2018 – Kelly Woods marks her five-year anniversary as winemaker of Burgess Cellars this month.  When she drove up the Howell Mountain hillside in January of 2013, she became just the second winemaker in the history of this 45-year old property and ushered in a renaissance in winemaking. Woods calls her career a happy accident.  Not wine but veterinarian studies led this Central Coast native to enroll in the University of California at Davis.  When her childhood ambitions faded, she found herself in an institution with the premiere program for Viticulture and Enology.  A career was born.  Woods graduatedRead More →