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Grgich Hills Estate

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“fume blanc”(13 reviews)
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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...more
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1829 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
+1 800-532-3057
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you have any interest in the REAL history of Napa, don’t miss Grgich Hills. One the last of the still family and owned “benchmark” wineries from the 70s and one that is NOT pretentious. Down to earth and welcoming. Toni was our tasting attendant...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank patrickw445
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Grgich knowing that they made excellent Chardonay. What the surprise was that they make a very tasty Fume Blanc and outstanding Zin's and Cabernet's.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Q9740IUcharlesm
Reviewed 1 week ago

A popular place on a Sunday afternoon, not surprisingly! We were grateful to the hostess for squeezing us in on the edge of the tasting bar. The wines were just fine - we certainly would have liked to learn more about them, but it was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jmgrier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stop at a Napa Valley winery and we were very blessed to get Linda for our tasing. She was very personable and knowledgeable about the winery and the wine and took a lot of time to explain things to us. What...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wstl83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grgich was getting a bit crowded as we arrived in the afternoon on Presidents Day Weekend. They opened up the adjacent tasting room to accommodate the influx of guests and we were assigned to Toni. She was FANTASTIC! She explained the history of Grgich and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bryan N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent experience at this winery a few weekends ago with Gustavo as our host. We got there shortly after opening so it wasn't yet too busy, and Gustavo was ready for us! He gave us such amazing history about the Estate and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank svskaloha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our host was grouchy and gruff, the music was 80’s rock, the wine was just ok and overpriced. It was a cold and rainy day and they had the doors flung open so we were freezing. The tasting room was bland. Sorry.. it wasn’t worth...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NancyLouise
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great wines and friendly service. The Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay were well made but had lots of Sulphur. 2015 Merlot had nice structure and good upfront fruit. 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon was excellent. Free tasting for military.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EFeldhake
Reviewed 10 February 2019

We had an excellent wine tasting experience at Grgich Hills! We had made an appointment to we had our own room. Toni was pouring and was very knowledgeable about the wines and had a great personality. She gave us some space and checked on us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CaboKing1
Reviewed 4 February 2019

We had a great time enjoying the tour guide and the vineyards. It was informative and fun to walk and taste several blends. Great gift shop and don’t forget to bring your cameras for nice sunset pictures.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dave P
MadisonS614, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2019

We appreciate the kind words! Thank you for visiting the winery. Cheers!

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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!
30 September 2015|
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.
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.