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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 #45 of 198 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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St.Gallen
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90 reviews 90 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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SF Bay Area
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Living in the SF Bay Area, we make frequent visits to Napa Valley. On our last trip there, we wanted to visit some wineries we hadn't been to before. One of those was Trefethen. It's easy to find; just off Hwy 29 right outside of the city of Napa. A beautiful setting among some really old walnut trees in a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My friends and I had a great tour of the winery. This was one of the larger wineries we visited but the tour was still small and intimate. We really learned a lot about the soil and winemaking process from this tour. The amount of grape varietals that are grown here are incredible. You get a really long and scenic... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We visited Trefethen last week while visiting Napa Valley. The red wines were very good but the whites just ok. The tasting experience was ok. It had more of a bar/pub feel than a winery atmosphere. It depends on what you are looking for in a wine tasting experience.

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

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for the visit and for taking the time to write a review. We hope you enjoy some of our red wines back home in Ann Arbor. Cheers! More

Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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/Tarzana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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