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Grgich Hills Estate

1829 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
800-532-3057
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Ranked #2 of 19 Activities in Rutherford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Owner description: Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley wine estate, consistently producing world-class wines. Vintner Hall of Fame inductee Miljenko “Mike”... more » Owner description: Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley wine estate, 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. « less
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New York, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Grgich wines are sure winners. Tasting room is nothing like many of the other wineries. But their wines sell themselves and don't need a fancy place. It is a small roadside tasting room, with smooth and consistently good product.

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Naperville, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The tasting room for this winery is super cute. We had Linda as our wine expert and she was great. The wines were all very good, but not good enough to pack and take home to Chicago, so we didn't leave with any. The tastings are in the room where all the wine barrels are stored, so it's a little... More

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Eaton, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I have always wanted to stomp some grapes and this lovely winery allowed me to do so. At a low price of $30 I stomped grapes, tasted three wines and got a t-shirt with my grape stained foot prints. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. A nice winery, stop in for a visit.

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Los Angeles
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

As wine club members, we can receive up to 4 complimentary sit down wine and cheese pairing tasting ($200 value). We had a wonderful time. Our host, Yonic from Nice was very hospitable. The tasting included the anniversary chardonney, 2008 and 2010 cabernet sauvignon, 2008 Younville selection (100% cab), the 2011 chardonney, and the Violet Late Harvest. Each tasting (except... More

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South Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We had a private tour at the Grgich Hills Estate winery in Rutherford off of 29. Our tour guide Amber, was extremely knowledgable and gave us a tour of the winery and after the tour we sat in a beautiful room surrounded by wine bottles and sampled many wines paired with cheeses and nuts. Amber answered all of our questions... More

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and we agree that Amber is extremely knowledgeable. We appreciate you taking time to tell us about your visit and we hope to see you back soon. Cheers! Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More

Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We came here as a group for a private tour and dinner. It was superb. We saw the vineyards and learned a lot about the history of the estate as well as wine making in general. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We tasted a variety of wines as well as several delicious cheeses. There was an opportunity to purchase... More

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your review. We strive to provide "outstanding" service and we're glad to hear that we delivered for you. Hope to see you back soon. Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More

Seattle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great Estate winery. Good wines and the people are nice. Make an appointment. Grounds are simple but very well done. Good place to have a picnic next to vineyards.

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We do need to point out that because of Napa County regulations, we are not allowed to have guests bring a picnic to the winery. You can order food ahead of time and arrange to enjoy it at the winery but we are not allowed to have... More

Hamilton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Having visited vineyards in Europe and in Croatia, Grgich Hills Estates embodies that old world experience. It is down to earth and lets the superb product carry the day. On our visit to the winery and vineyard we had a wonderful experience and were treated as people and not a ticket on an amusement ride like at many others. Our... More

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your vote for making us your #1 Northern California experience. We appreciate your visit and your vote and hope to see you back soon. Cheers! Ken Morris More

Huntington Beach, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
58 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

On the winery spectrum, was our least favorite place to visit. Felt like being in a dungeon. Could use some updating. But each to his own when picking wines.

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your review. We bill our tours as a behind the scenes look at our winery. Mike Grgich learned winemaking in Croatia and we’re proud to retain that Old World winemaking style and look. Mike believes on focusing on the vineyards and winemaking practices and not spending money to make the cellar not look like... More

Norfolk Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had a lovely bottle of wine and a cheese platter at this beautiful Winery and our lovely hostess Gerlinde was so nice to us and give us a lot of history of the Area and made some fab recommendations. We went on up to the castle stopping along the way at the V.Sattui Winery at the best bakery and... More

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KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and glad to hear you enjoyed your wine and a cheese platter. Thanks also for your mention of Gerlinde and we hope to see you back soon. Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More

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