Rebuilding Napa's Burgess Cellars from the Ground Up

Winemaker Meghan Zobeck has her hands full with this historic Howell Mountain Cabernet vineyard as the property recovers from the 2020 wildfires

Rebuilding Napa's Burgess Cellars from the Ground Up
Meghan Zobeck is converting Burgess's vineyards to a "regenerative farming" system. (Matt Morris)
Mar 17, 2021

While Accendo's Araujo family reboots the ethos and look of its J.H. Wheeler label and bolsters its Trois Noix lineup, former Trois Noix winemaker Meghan Zobeck is rebooting Burgess Cellars from the ground up.

Zobeck, 39, signed on for the Burgess project when the historic Napa Valley property was purchased by Heitz Cellars last year—just a few short weeks before the 19th century cellar fell victim to the Glass fire.

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