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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 #51 of 203 Activities in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Trefethen Winery was a place very unique to visit. Family owned and the employees were very hospitable. Had a wonderful tour of the beautiful grounds. Easy parking and especially enjoyed trying their "Sin" and "Dragon's Tooth" wines. Highly recommend a visit. We were there the first week of August 2014.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The drive to the winery was beautiful. Tree-lined streets led the way to the beautiful and historic wine tasting building. (I hope it is able to be repaired after the earthquake!) Jesus gave us a wonderful wine tasting experience. He was knowledgeable and very polite. The wine is excellent. I loved the Cabernet, Dragon's Tooth (Malbec blend) and Merlot. I... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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145 reviews 145 reviews
58 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Beautiful vineyard & grounds. The wine is very good. We purchased several bottles to take home (Cabernet, Riesling). The Reserve Riesling is excellent.

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Pleasanton, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Tasting at Trefethen is a lively, good time, not your typical experience. Ask for Shannon, she's great! Try their "Dragon's Tooth" (a nod to their Welsh heritage) red and their Viognier which is sublime. Beautiful grounds, easy parking.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very good wine, buttery flavor, similar to their Chardonnay, but with a better taste. The price was $ 25.00 per bottle. Wish I had bought more.

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Vineyards, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments on Quandary. It is a perfect summer wine. We greatly appreciate the visit and your time to post a review. Next time you come visit, we will make sure you take home more wine! Cheers, Team Trefethen. More

Plano, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you want to learn about wines, don't go here. This is a typical run of the mill vineyard that asks for money, pours you a bit of wine and sends you on your way. We tend to like vineyards where they will spend more time with you, and we didn't get this here, we also didn't expect to -... More

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Trefethen was the first vineyard that I visited in Napa. The wine was amazing, my favorite was, Dragon's Tooth. Loved the history behind the wine and the family business. We had a great time, had we arrived earlier in the day, I'm not sure we would have traveled any further.

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Storrs, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had a great time at Trefethen. Everyone was really friendly and helped us learn a lot about their wines. And their wines are fantastic! This was my favorite winery that we visited on our trip to Napa. The Dragon's Tooth (a Malbec-heavy blend) is great, and their Rieslings (both the late harvest and dry) were incredible. We felt really... More

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Vineyards, responded to this review

Myron M - You just made our Monday! Thank you for the great review of your experience at Trefethen. We are thrilled you enjoyed both our hospitality and our wines. We are honored to hold the title of your favorite winery during your visit. We hope to welcome you back again to Trefethen and to Napa Valley Cheers! More

Columbia, South Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Dragon's Tooth. That is all I have to say. Dan Noonan was our Wine Educator and by far the best we experienced during our 4 day stay in Napa and Sonoma. He had a terrific way of describing complex flavors to those of us with a less sophisticated palate.

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Vineyards, responded to this review

Jeremiah D - Thank you for posting such a stellar review of Trefethen and your experience with Dan. It means the world to our staff to have such great feedback about their presentation. We are thrilled you loved Dragon too! Big thanks for making our Friday here at Trefethen that much more special! Cheers, More

St.Gallen
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91 reviews 91 reviews
7 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I still believe that Trefethen is one of the better wineries in Napa. They have great (reserve) wines and a very inviting environment. Make sure you take your time once you are there to taste their top wines!

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