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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"
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"chateau montelena"
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"cheese pairing"
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"great wine"
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"great history"
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"worth a stop"
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"tasting experience"
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"private tour"
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"wine club members"
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We have been Grgich wine fans for years and finally got opportunity to visit the estate. so we may be a little biased towards the wine but had a great tour and loved most all the wines. Tour is a little pricey for area but...More

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Dear Phytrpilot, Thank you for your visit in August and your review. We are very glad to read that you had a great tour and loved the wines, plus the sit down tasting. We appreciate your visit and taking time to review us. We hope...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great time with Paul who made us laugh a lot. We really loved the Chardonnay and purchased a couple bottles. The cabs were also good but the Chardonnay was excellent

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Stelly 3665, Thanks for your visit and review. We're glad to read that you had a great time with Paul and that you really loved the Chardonnay. We hope to have you back! Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This winery is very pleasant. We also have loved their wines. The wine tasting is very reasonable ($25) and it included 5 wines and our steward threw in a dessert wine at the end. This is done indoors, standing at a bar and there is...More

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Debbie C. Thank you for your visit and review. We're very pleased that you found the winery pleasant and, of course, that you love our wines! We hope to see you back soon! Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Our tour guide provided a lot of detailed information about the winemaking process. He took us into the vineyard and pointed out the different leaves of the various grape plants. He showed us the vats and discussed the processes of fermentation and bottling. All of...More

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you for your visit and your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate that you learned a lot from the tour and, we hope, the wines! Thank you again for visiting us and hope to see you back soon! Ken Morris

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We went here with a large group and were immediately welcomed by Linda. Our Cincinnati group loved Linda as she was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. We also liked that we could personally look at the vines and grapes up closer and taste the grapes...More

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for your visit and your review. We agree that Linda is very knowledgeable and great with a group. We're glad that you enjoyed our Demonstration Vineyard with the different varietals that we grow. We're sorry that you did not enjoy all the wines...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We recently visited Grgich Hills Estate on our wine trip Thursday 7/20. We had a tasting and a tour of the Estate. Myles Karpman was our Host and he did a phenomenal job! Myles was very gracious, super informative and knowledgeable of all the family...More

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Dear tennesseepeach2017, Thank you for your visit and your review. We're very glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and wine and we agree, Miles does a phenomenal job. Thanks again for your visit and hope to see you again soon! Ken Morris

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We turned up just before closing time and were welcomed warmly and enthusiastically. The team have a passion and energy for the work they do. James was an excellent host. He is friendly, knowledgeable and was an absolute pleasure to chat to. Definitely will be...More

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear Noel L., Thanks for your visit and naming us a "must visit winery." We're very glad to hear you were welcomed warming and we agree that James is an excellent host. We look forward to seeing you back soon! Ken Morris

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Thank you for being family owned and run!!! Scott was fantastic, friendly and so easy to talk to! Mike, thank you for your dedication to this wonderful art! Our whole group of 6 wine lovers loved every moment!!! Loved the vintage kart in the foyer....More

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for your visit and you review. Yes, we are still family owned and operated. Very glad to hear that Scott was fantastic and your A+ rating. We hope to see you back soon! Ken Morris

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Situated in the beautiful Napa Valley, Grgich Hills elevates itself over others with its charm, excellent wines, and great history. The beautiful property welcomes you as you pull in and the inviting hospitality makes you feel at home. A must go for anyone visiting the...More

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your visit and your review. We are honored you called us a "must go" for the region and glad thaty ou enjoyed Howard's presentation and knowledge. Thank you again for your visit and we look forward to seeing you back soon!

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

We decided to give Grgich a try, based on location and their earlier opening time. So glad we did! From online reviews, I wasn't sure how much we'd enjoy the experience, as it sounded crowded and in a dark cellar. We were then pleasantly surprised...More

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear jsh44320, Thank you for your visit and glad that you took a chance on us! We're always pleased when someone is pleasantly surprised by our service and our wines. We do offer some winery-only wines but you can find many of them on 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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