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Trefethen Family Vineyards

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Address: 1160 Oak Knoll Avenue, Napa, CA 94558
Phone Number: +1 707-255-7700
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Description: One of Napa's classic wine estates, Trefethen is a hidden gem. Easy to...
One of Napa's classic wine estates, Trefethen is a hidden gem. Easy to find, but only if you're looking, our entry is on Oak Knoll Avenue, tucked away from the crowds of Highway 29. John Trefethen used to land his plane on the driveway during runs through the middle of our vineyard, over the ground we have tended for over 40 years. Located at the grand entrance to Napa Valley, we are one of Napa's classic family wine estates. Stunning valley and vineyards vistas surround guests as they sample distinctive hand crafted estate wines. (Reservations required). We look forward to welcoming you.
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They are undergoing reconstruction after the 2015 earthquake but have set up a lovely tasting room. George was skillful and showed us some photos in a view master of the damage to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

They are undergoing reconstruction after the 2015 earthquake but have set up a lovely tasting room. George was skillful and showed us some photos in a view master of the damage to main the building. The wines were fabulous and we joined the club. We also bought a bottle for a byob dinner in St. Helena.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A fun experience with some great summer wines! Shannon was great and really made the experience special for us! Great story about the vineyard recovering from the August 2014 earthquake as well

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. You made our day today. Big thanks from Shannon too! We hope you will come back to visit when we have finished the earthquake restoration. Cheers, More 

Calabasas, California
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Finding it was not hard, as our Nav was accurate for this one (yay, woohoo!). What a beautiful drive through the vineyard to the tasting room. As noted by others, they were hit by the earthquake in 2014 and they are working on restoring their main tasting room and building. We gladly held the tasting in their makeshift temporary quarters... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You typically need an appointment for this winery, but we called from the parking lot and were able to go in for a tasting. Staff was very nice and helpful. They are most known for their white wines, which were all great, but the cab on the list was really good as well. Their current tasting room is a temporary... More 

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Alison, Thank you for the visit and for the great review. You have great taste in wine. You comments about the tent really warmed our hearts. We are so grateful that visitors are enjoying our "temp" situation. You must come back when the building is restored! Cheers! More 

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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was our first stop on the way from half Moon Bay to Napa Valley. When you arrive at the winery due to the earthquake last year the old beautiful tasting room is under repair. The tastings are held in a very elegant outdoor facility that you would never know is a tent. Arlyne hostess Angie was an outstanding individual!... More 

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Jeffery, Thank you so much for the great review. We appreciate the visit and the time it took you to write such glowing words. Angie sends her regards and her thanks for calling her out in the review. We hope you come back when the winery is restored. Cheers! More 

Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We made a quick stop here as the last one of the day.... Loved the grounds and the staff was friendly and funny and knowledgeable. Loved the chocolate port- so yummy!

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for the visit and the great review. You made our day! Enjoy the chocolate port sauce - a true fan favorite. Cheers! More 

North Caldwell, New Jersey
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place is outstanding and you need to meet Adam. He is a fantastic Sommelier and will not only take your wine tastes into consideration when pouring but will also give you great tips on the area (he told us to go to Mustards for lunch and he nailed it!!!). This is a must visit for any wine lover coming... More 

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! We so appreciate your visit and the five star post. We will make sure Adam sees your kind words about his hospitality. Cheers! More 

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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Our limo driver brought us here not knowing they now only do tastings by appt only. They were booked but the host let us try two wines. Even so he wasn't very friendly. We even bought a bottle and they still weren't very friendly. Would not go back.

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Good morning Marie, Thank you for posting the review of your not so pleasant visit to Trefethen. Our heart sinks when we see someone had a less than stellar experience. We take these reviews very seriously and your comments will be reviewed with our staff. If it is not too much trouble, can you tell us the limo company you... More 

Fresno
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very professional and knowledgeable of the wines here and in the area. I was surprised to see a tent, though a very nice clean tent. When we sat down we saw pictures of the results of the earthquake which explained the tent. This was are second trip to the Napa Valley for the Brian Culbertson Jazz Festival and this was... More 

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for posting such a great review of your visit to Trefethen. We will make sure Bob sees your kind words about his service. You made our day with your awesome comments about our temporary tent. We are thrilled guests are responding well to our post-earthquake digs. Please come back this fall and see our new tasting room!... More 

Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Excellent wines. Try their Reisling and Rose Pinot Noir which is a fun wine. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Make a reservation as they have limited space. The estate is large and the tent quite unique. Not a glamorous place but I'd go back there again. I called at 9.45 am and we were there at 10 am for... More 

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review of Trefethen. We greatly appreciate the visit and the kind comments about the Tent. The earthquake might of shaken us a bit but we are still having fun hosting guests. We hope you can come back once we move the Tasting Room into the Villa sometime this summer. Cheers! More 

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