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Trefethen Vineyards

1160 Oak Knoll Avenue, P.O. Box 2460, Napa, CA 94558
707-255-7700
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Ranked #36 of 190 activities in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Wineries
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. Designated a National Historic Landmark, our 19th-century redwood winery is still a working cellar, and along with our gracious staff it provides a warm, comfortable environment in which to sample our distinctive, award-winning wines. We look forward to welcoming you. « less
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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Wonderful tour! Best value for the money of any of the winerys we went to. Must go if you are in the area!

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for making our day with your comments regarding your recent visit to Trefethen. We truly appreciate the feedback and you taking the time to post such a great review. We hope to see you again at Trefethen! More

Mount Dora, Fl
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We love Trefethen! Three years ago we did the Twighlight Tasting which is a MUST for all Trefethen lovers. Wednesday morning we had the pleasure of meeting Shannon who hosted our 10am tasting. We were moving on three hours of sleep due to plane delays. Shannon was delightful - extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We joined the Halo Club and were... More

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Mimi G, Manager at Trefethen Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Shannon says you made her week with this great review. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your love of Trefethen and for becoming a member of the HaLo Circle family. We look forward to your next visit and big hugs from Shannon. More

Los Angeles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Nice winery. Easy to get to. Friendly atmosphere. They had some nice red wines, many of which are not available in Southern California which is why I bought a bottle of their Cab Franc. I did not like that they did not give credit for tasting towards purchasing their wines.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This was our first stop of the day, and what a cool historical site for a tasting room! If you have anyone in your group that loves Reisling, don't pass this by! The Reisling and Chardonnay will not disappoint, and the ambience is very cool and unique too!

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Mimi G, Manager at Trefethen Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for the visit and even more importantly - the great review! We so appreciate you stopping in at Trefethen and thrilled to know you had a great time. Yes, the Riesling and Chardonnay do not disappoint and we are glad to know we have another new fan in you. Cheers! More

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is a wonderful property with great customer service and awesome wines! I joined the wine club on my last visit and have no regrets! You can't go wrong with the merlot, dragons tooth and Halo!

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Davis, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Trefethen is one of the first wineries you hit on the main drag of Highway 29. The tasting room staff were friendly and handled the crowd at the winery well. Interesting decor inside the winery. The thing to me that set them apart from other wineries was their amazing Harmony Chard. This wine is made the way that I like... More

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Pasadena, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We visited Trefethen on our first visit to Napa two years ago and again on our second visit last week. This is one of our favorite wineries in Napa Valley. The winers are so great we just joined their club. They have a nice variety of good stuff - from a fun "porch pounder" white blend they call Quandry to... More

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Mimi G, Manager at Trefethen Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Karrie, Big thanks for posting such a wonderful review of your visit to Trefethen. We greatly appreciate you including us during your visit and for the glowing comments - they mean the world to our staff. Welcome to the Wine Club too! Cheers, More

Durham, North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

On a recent trip to Napa and Sonoma Valley, this was our least favorite winery stop of 12 locations. We arrived one hour before closing. My friend mentioned right off that she had never been to a winery in Napa before and the host did nothing to explain things or help her learn anything. He was just trying to sell... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Highly recommend the tour and tasting. The grounds are beautiful, the staff was very engaging, no overselling and the beauty of the vineyards was easy to take in. Learned more at this vineyard than any in the area.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Trefethen was recommended to us by our driver, and I am so glad she did! It was the first stop on our day of touring and we found it be very welcoming. Our tasting guide was Hunter, he was friendly and seemed to know his stuff. He also had us laughing at his stories. The wines were great too.

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