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Burgess Cellars Napa Valley Experience

Burgess Cellars Napa Valley Experience photos

Burgess Cellars will temporarily close their winery, offering four lucky guests the opportunity to experience a private tasting in the Mountainside Tasting Room. Truly the best seat in house, the Mountainside Tasting Room will offer a beautiful panoramic view of Napa Valley—and Burgess Cellars’ two historic and superlative hillside vineyards, Winery Ranch Vineyard and Haymaker Vineyard—from nearly 1,000 feet above. Burgess Cellars has been family owned, and creating wines with mountain distinction on Howell Mountain since 1972. The tasting includes a generous parting gift of three magnums of Cabernet Sauvignon—2012, 2013, 2014—each signed by winemaker, Kelly Woods.

During the excursion, you and your guests will experience a luxurious four night stay in Napa Valley at Hailstone Vineyards in the owner's impressive, private retreat. Relax in a two bedroom, Spanish style bungalow with an on-site pool and hot tub. Enjoy an additional wine tasting for four, hosted by Hailstone Vineyards in the exclusive Vintner's Collective tasting room.

Tour of Steinway & Sons Factory in NYC

Steinway & Sons Factory Tour

Experience an exclusive tour of the famed STEINWAY & SONS factory, located in Astoria, NY. Voted by Forbes Magazine as one of the top three factory tours in the United States, STEINWAY & SONS will offer a private tour of the American piano makers' famous factory and Steinway Village—an opportunity only offered to STEINWAY owners. The package includes a $1,000 hotel voucher accepted at any Hilton brand hotel in the NYC area and a $400 gift certificate to the Trattoria L’incontro Restaurant also located in Astoria, NY.

In 1853, German immigrant and master cabinet maker Henry Engelhard Steinway founded STEINWAY & SONS in a small loft on Varick Street in Manhattan. Soon after he opened a factory on 59th Street, and in the latter half of the 19th century, the Steinways moved to a new factory in Queens, establishing a community for its workers called the Steinway Village, which is now part of Astoria.

2007 Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon Library Reserve Case

Burgess Cellars Wines

Few wineries maintain a library selection on the scale of Burgess Cellars Library Program. Tom Burgess first started putting aside wines in 1980. He initially held back about 15% of a vintage, between 500 and 1000 cases, which was released a decade later in 1990. Tom wanted people to have the opportunity, as he had in Europe, to taste how beautiful wine can become with age. Selections in Burgess Cellars Library Program are stored in ideal conditions to protect the provenance of our wines until release. The 2007 Burgess Cabernet Sauvignon Library Reserve starts with dense rich flavors of black and red fruits. The core of blackberry cassis and cherry leads to a smooth cocoa vanilla and spice finish. As elegant as it is complex this wine is a veritable example of classic hillside Napa fruit.

Presenting Sponsor

The Lehner Family Foundation

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