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Grgich Hills Estate

Address: 1829 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
Phone Number: +1 800-532-3057
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Ranked #3 of 20 Activities in Rutherford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley winery, consistently...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley winery, 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.
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Brooklyn
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great vineyard. The wines here are delicious and very different from the wines they produce in Croatia. Should not be missed

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

Thank you for your visit and your love.We're glad you were able to try both our Croatian wines and our Napa Valley wines. Cheers and hope to see you back soon. Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More 

Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

There are so many good wineries in the area that this just seemed average although it probably deserves a higher rating. The two of us had different opinions on the wine but found them acceptable although we did not buy

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

Thank you for your visit. Can you tell us if you had any problems with the wine or service on your visit? We work very hard to provide a great experience and great wines but we need more information to see if there is something we can improve on. Thank you again for your visit. Ken Morris More 

Mountain View, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stopped in for a tasting & to purchase. Our hostess was very knowledgeable. We had a delightful experience and walked away with some lovely wines.

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

Thank you for your visit and we're always glad to hear you had a delightful visit. We hope to see you back soon. Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More 

Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you are looking for something to do prior to your scheduled tours, stop by Grgich Hills! They open at 9:30 for walk-in tastings. We loved their Zinfandel, Merlot and Cab - went home with a bottle of Cab. The staff is beyond friendly and attentive.

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Minneapolis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

I love Grgich. My friend and I stumbled upon this adorable winery on a whim and I am so glad we did. The tasting was not only spectacular wine but the staff is friendly, attentive & knowledgable. So when my now husband and I went to Napa in May for my birthday, I insisted we go to Grgich. It was... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This winery was amazing from the start. When you get out of the car and get to see the view to the west you couldn't ask for anything more beautiful. While we were there the train was stopped for a tour and I thought it was pretty cool to see! They have a vineyard outside with grapes still on the... More 

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montreal
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116 reviews 116 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The unpretentious buildings and lack of flashy reception area.clearly set the stage for an unforgettable wine tour at this winery. Our guide, Andrew proudly spoke about this family run business like it was his own. The tour was both informative and showcased how little has changed under the tutelage of its owner and head winemaker, Mr. Grgich since 1977. Wines... More 

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Orlando, FL
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Was excited to learn the history of this winery and vineyard....being of Croatian descent I appreciated the story of the wineries founder!

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

Thank you for your visit and for enjoying our wines. We're always proud to share our Croatian roots. Živjeli! Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the winery of Mike Grgich, legendary winemaker of the Napa Chardonnay which bested the French white burgundies in the celebrated 1976 Paris tasting competition. Lots of the materials from that event are on display and it is worth the trip merely for the history lesson. But the stars here are the wines. The whites are very much the... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and we are honored that we are on your short list for "must see" wineries. We hope to see you back soon. Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More 

Oradell, New Jersey, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent cabs and cheese pairings. We even got to stomp the grapes like "Lucy and Ethel"! We joined their wine club and they have never disappointed us. Can't wait to go back.

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

Thank you for your visit and we're glad you enjoyed the Cabs and cheese pairings and got to stomp the grapes. And, of course, a big thank you for joining our wine club. We hope to see you back for one of our wine club parties! Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More 

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