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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” (42 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"
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"fume blanc"
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"tasting room"
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"wine tasting"
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"unforgettable tour"
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"california wines"
in 6 reviews
"chateau montelena"
in 6 reviews
"cheese pairing"
in 7 reviews
"great wine"
in 23 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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"take home"
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"wine club members"
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"different wines"
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank Gino P
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank jess22222222
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great quality wine and a fun time. We were greeted by Luisana, a fun knowledgeable host! It was a birthday trip and gave us a couple special tastings because of it. Good stop. Recommend

Thank Brandon L
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Rebecca R, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for joining us and happy birthday!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The history of this place was cool and they have informative placards explaining it. The tasting room itself was nothing to write home about. I wish we had been able to sit outside but the patio was for wine club members only and we had...More

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

Hi Charlie, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the history of the winery. Our tasting room is different than a lot of larger wineries, but at Grgich Hills we want people to focus on the quality of our wine. The deck and patio are special...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did a wine tasting there with my mom and sister and it was AMAZING!! This is a must visit. Our host, Eric, was outstanding. The wine is incredible, i highly recommend stopping in for a tasting!

Thank mandyqueen2018
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Rebecca R, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate your kind words! Thank you for visiting us. We will pass along your regards to Eric!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grgich is always on our list because of their excellent service and hospitality. Our last visit we again asked for Linda and were amazed by her knowledge and attention to detail. Thanks!

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

Hi Sandy, Thank you! Linda is a star on the team and we are lucky to have her. Cheers, Madison

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

If you’ve seen Bottleshock or read about the 1976 Judgement of Paris, then you know about Mike Grgich, who was the winemaker behind Chateau Montelena’s winning Chardonnay. He founded his own winery and it is here where the Famiglia Tour of the Napa Valley Wine...More

Thank kwagmeister
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We came here for a bar tasting and really enjoyed our time here. We decided to try two different flight offerings and share them both so that we were able to do a side by side tasting of each varietal (and which gave us twice...More

Thank wannatravelnow
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

After selecting the wineries we would visit we were looking forward to the award-winning Chardonnays. The wine was good. However, the service was really bad which soured the whole experience. Among all the wineries we visited this one was the only one that left a...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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