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Grgich Hills Estate

1829 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
+1 800-532-3057
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Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley winery, consistently producing world-class wines. Vintner Hall of Fame inductee Miljenko "Mike" Grgich first earned world-wide recognition when the Chardonnay he crafted won the 1976 Paris Tasting, beating the best of France. Mike then partnered with Austin Hills to open their family-owned-and-operated winery in 1977. Committed to natural winegrowing and sustainability, we farm our five estate vineyards without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, rely on wild yeast fermentation and use our passion and art to handcraft food-friendly, balanced and elegant wines.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“grape stomping” (25 reviews)
“fume blanc” (11 reviews)
“tasting room” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1829 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
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+1 800-532-3057
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"grape stomping"
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"fume blanc"
in 11 reviews
"tasting room"
in 45 reviews
"wine tasting"
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"unforgettable tour"
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"california wines"
in 6 reviews
"chateau montelena"
in 7 reviews
"cheese pairing"
in 7 reviews
"great wine"
in 24 reviews
"great history"
in 9 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 7 reviews
"tasting experience"
in 15 reviews
"private tour"
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"visit napa"
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"wine club members"
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"seated tasting"
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"different wines"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited in June and had a great experience. We did the wine and cheese pairing and the only thing I would say is a negative is the choices of cheese (personal preference). There seemed to be too many goat/sheet varieties for...More

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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Brandon, Thank you for joining us! Each wine is paired methodically to enhance the flavors of the wine and to showcase the pairing. We will look into your comment however, because we always want to improve our experiences for our guests. Thank you again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in at Grgich Hills Estate on a wine tasting tour. There were ten of us on the tour and we could not have felt more welcomed. My husband I chose to do the Library Wine Tasting which included four different Cabernet Sauvignon wines....More

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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you! Our library tasting is always a favorite among our guests and I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself. We appreciate your kind words and thank you for stopping in the winery. Cheers, Madison

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A year ago we traveled to Croatia and fell in love with the Croatian wines. Our visit to the Grgich Estates transported back to our wonderful trip...thanks Eric for an awesome experience!

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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Wonderful! Thank you for your review and we will let Eric know about your great experience. Cheers, Madison

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff and wine!! We came into such a welcoming group. Totally enjoyed ourselves! Will be back. Such a pretty winery.

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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! We can't wait for you to return. Cheers, Madison

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the walking tour, which I highly recommend. Make sure and ask for Linda, she was our guide and she did a great job. We learned a lot about the wines and the great company. I recommend it to anyone touring the area.

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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mike, Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with Linda. Cheers, Madison

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wines are overpriced and service was poor. We were shuffled among 3 or 4 different hosts and although each was ok , it lacked any consistency and was a bit commercial. The wines were ok..but not great. There are a lot better wineries to visit...More

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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Edward, Thank you for the feedback and describing what we can improve on. At a winery, amazing service is a requirement and we are disappointed you did not feel it was given to you. Our cheese and wine pairing is created to enhance the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our tour with Miles and really learned a lot about wines and about the impressive company. The wines were fabulous and the cheese parings were yummy. Everything was great until the end when we were purchasing our wine in the finishing room near...More

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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Our tours are a wonderful aspect of the winery and we are happy you enjoyed it! The cheese and wine pairing is a great addition to any trip to our winery, because the wines are enhanced by the cheese selection. Thank you for the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being familiar with Grgich Hills wine, we were delighted to have an opportunity to visit the winery when we found ourselves with some unexpected free time. There are four separate flights available in the tasting room to choose from. We settled on the White Wine...More

Thank Linda Y
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Linda, We are happy to hear you enjoyed the wine! However, it's disappointing to see that your tasting was not fully immersive for you and your guests. We would love to invite you to return to the winery for a seated tasting to show...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were treated to a 'concierge' tour by an exceptional host and guide named Linda. We didn't expect to be so deeply immersed in such an interesting history of the vineyard and the wine. Linda shared details, she told a story ~...More

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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Gino, Thank you for the incredible review! Linda is a pleasure to have on the team and we are happy to hear you had a wonderful experience. Cheers, Madison

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Our favorite winery while in the Napa area!! Toni was very knowledgeable and an excellent host to give us an overall fantastic experience. Loved their Cabernet Sauvignons. When you’re going through Napa’s wine tastings, you absolutely must stop here!! Ask for Toni! Bonus: they also...More

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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Hi Jess, Thank you for this wonderful review! Toni will be excited to hear you had such kind words for her. Cheers, Madison

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GuzzieGurl
3 September 2016|
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Response from jaye116 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed there a little over an hour. Tasting the wines and learning of Mike Grgich history in Bottle Shock ( beating all French wines in blind taste test 20+ years ago !) Hope you enjoy!
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marcia1038
30 September 2015|
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Response from Rebecca R | Property representative |
Sorry but we are not allowed to sell food as part of our permit. We do offer wine and cheese pairings as part of an educational seminar. Call us at the winery @707-963-2784 for more details.
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Susan G
10 August 2015|
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Response from Sallad13 | Reviewed this property |
I did not have the opportunity to visit. Will try next time I am in the Napa area.
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