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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“grape stomping” (22 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
LOCATION
1829 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
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+1 800-532-3057
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"grape stomping"
in 22 reviews
"fume blanc"
in 11 reviews
"tasting room"
in 45 reviews
"wine tasting"
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"unforgettable tour"
in 5 reviews
"california wines"
in 6 reviews
"chateau montelena"
in 7 reviews
"cheese pairing"
in 7 reviews
"great wine"
in 23 reviews
"great history"
in 8 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 7 reviews
"tasting experience"
in 15 reviews
"take home"
in 8 reviews
"private tour"
in 7 reviews
"visit napa"
in 5 reviews
"wine club members"
in 7 reviews
"seated tasting"
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There is a lot of history to be had at Grgich, not least the fact this guy is known as the "King of Chardonnay". I think his name was Mike...not sure, did not meet him directly. Great wine, great place, lovely people and reasonable price...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

the tasting is excellent and offers a better the average choice of wines to taste. also a real nice property to relax in the garden etc.

Thank EMBE762
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been in San Francisco and decided to visit fabulous Nappa Valley. Because of the owner origin we decided to visit Grgic&Hills estate. Unfortunately it does not meet our expectations. A day before we send an email where we stated our intention to visit...More

Thank Goran H
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Goran, I'm sorry your experience did not reach your expectations. We offer a few different tasting options with the chance to tour, have a seated tasting or stand at the bar. It depends on the tier of your tasting and what you desire to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to make this our first stop on our day of wineries. We didn’t have a reservation (not required!), but had no problem getting in right away. We were paired with Eric, who was super personable and enthusiastic. We chose to do two different...More

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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, Thank you for visiting and leaving such a kind review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tasting with Eric! Please, visit again soon. Cheers, Madison

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been fans of Grgich Hills wines and have followed the career of Mike Grgich for about as long as we have been enjoying fine wines. A visit was a must on a recent trip to Napa Valley. Our server was attentive and informative....More

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

Hi Anne, Thank you for the kind review and for joining us at the winery. We are happy to hear you took advantage of the shipping deal that extends into October! It allows us to connect with our customers in months that we usually send...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiance and I were looking for a new winery to visit in Napa and Gregich Hills was recommended due to the winemakers history. We were not disappointed and our tasting was fantastic. It felt personal even though the wine tasting room was packed. Their...More

Thank chrisjohnson22
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Chris, Thank you! Even on a busy day, we strive to make each guest feel welcomed and like a part of the family. Thank you for the kind review and we would love to see you again at the winery. Cheers, Madison

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the wine train. Our guide rushed us through the tour no one could understand what he was saying. Kept pushing the wine down us. It’s a shame he could’ve been a nice tour but the guide was rushing us so much and...More

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

Hi Kent, I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience at Grgich Hills. When on the wine train, each tour is allotted a certain amount of time for the guests to experience the winery. We apologize for the rushed tour and your guide...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Grgich Hills Estate based on the recommendation of Sandy at ZD Winery (which we thoroughly enjoyed). The woman who served us at Grgich could not have been less interested or informative. She kept telling us that they had won awards for their “chards”...More

Thank bmh60
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience here at Grgich Hills Estate.Your wine educators are charged with giving you the best experience possible and we apologize for not meeting those standards. We would love you have you back again...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best guided tour I’ve ever been on!! And not because we were tasting wines the whole time (although that was certainly enjoyable). Toni, our “wine educator” was thoroughly impressive! She was very knowledgeable about all things Wine... I learned things I never knew. The estate...More

Thank robert_m_keefe
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Robert, Thank you! We appreciate your kind and thoughtful review of the winery and our team. Thank you for visiting and please join us again soon! Cheers, Madison

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Grgich Hills story needs no introduction, and their reputation has long been one of great wines. Our group of 6 stopped in for an unscheduled tasting (although we did call en route and they told us to come on in!) on a Saturday morning....More

Thank Steven N
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Steven, First off, thank you for singing happy birthday to Myles! He's joy to have in the tasting room and we are lucky to have him on the team. Our goal is to make every person feel like they are a part of our...More

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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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