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“Renowned for Whites, the Reds are Sublime”

Grgich Hills Estate
Ranked #6 of 26 things to do in Rutherford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I've loved Grgich Chardonnays for many years and always wanted to visit. The winery, the vineyards, and the tastings fulfilled my high expectations. The big surprise was how much I loved their Cabernets too! This should have been no surprise if I'd studies the history before arriving there. "Mike" won the Paris Tasting of 1976 for his Chardonnay, that beat all the paragons in France! He judges himself on the quality of his reds -- and I must concur that they, too, are world-class. Cheers!

Thank GrandDude2014
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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"
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"cheese pairing"
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"great wine"
in 24 reviews
"great history"
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"worth a stop"
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"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"
in 6 reviews
"different wines"
in 9 reviews

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

This winery makes outstanding white wines; they are also friendly and welcoming. The tasting with cheeses is highly recommended. This winery is really worth a stop.

Thank OBaleta
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and the tasting room was a little busy. Grgich Hills has excellent wines, we have had them at home and they are quite nice. The gentleman that was serving us didn’t have the kind of personality that made you feel welcome. The white wines were served at room temperature and there was fruit flies everywhere. Not a good experience!

Thank holomakani
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Showed up for my wine pick up and seated tasting with Brandon and Eric that helped yesterday afternoon. We turned out to be the only wine club members on site and relaxed and enjoyed wines and cheeses! Brandon was attentive and helped out with choosing other wines to try. Eric has a voice for radio. Overall great intimate tasting and made us feel at home!

Thank you both of you

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is a well-known winery in the area and one of those "big name" winery stops on our visit. We booked the unforgettable tasting and it was so well done. It was a private tour/tasting. We were able to see the start to finish process of their wine making. The stories were great, too. We had an excellent tour guide who really cared about the brand and wine. Our tasting was accompanied by cheese and it was delightful! The private tasting was in the back room (dress warmly!) with every bottle that they have ever bottled on the shelves surrounding you. We were given time to relax and enjoy while also not being rushed. A perfect tasting with some bonus pours!

1  Thank Brendan D
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