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“One of Best in Napa Valley”

Grgich Hills Estate
Ranked #7 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 27 August 2012

This isn't the biggest or flashiest winery in Napa but it is one with roots all the way back to the birth of the Ca wine industry. The wines are among the best in the valley and their unique tasting format is a nice break from chatting up the somelier at the bar "so where are you folks from..." over and over again. This is a must visit in my opinion.

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2012

Thank you for your visit and we're glad that you enjoyed our new tasting format. We're always trying to improve our visitor experience.

Ken Morris
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Enjoyed our wine tasting at Grgich. Best wines were Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc. Learned about the interesting history of the winery.

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2012

Thank you for your visit and we're also love our Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc. Hope to see you back soon!

Ken Morris
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

This winery had a beautiful courtyard when the wine tasting took place, the scenery was breathtaking and I looks watching the Wine Train roll in. I had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Mike Grgich.. Oh my.. what a delightful man, he had such wisdom and was just full of love and passion for his wine. I highly recommend visiting this estate.

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2012

Thanks for your visit and we're glad you enjoyed your stay and got to meet Mike Grgich. He's often at the winery and loves to meet people.

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Ken Morris
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

This winery does their tasting a little different. You walk up to a table and they take your name and tell you when the next tasting starts. Then they give you a taste of their chardonnay while you wait (5 mins). Their wine tasting is in a tour like fashion, which is actually really nice. They have different stations set up where they give you their tastes. And their wine is really good. My favorite is their '07 Merlot.

Thank Nicole M
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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2012

Thanks for taking our Prgoressive Wine Tasting and for your review. We hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed 5 August 2012

We visited Grgich Hills as part of our Wine Train experience. It was wonderful!! Our guide, Mike was informative and fun. The wines we tasted were delicious. We even got to meet Mike Grgich as he came into our tour. He took pictures with us, talked and signed wine bottles. A delightful experience!!!!

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2012

Thanks for visiting us on the Wine Train and we're glad you met Mike Grgich. Mike often spends time in the tasting room, getting to know our customers.

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