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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 2013
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Linda introduced me to Grgich wines and the history behind it. She was terrific and so gracious. Grgich Hills Estate was just what I expected a winery to be with its beautiful rows of sun-drenched vines, gorgeous roses, and lovely jewel of a building. I was surprised by the Fume Blanc. I usually prefer Pinot Noirs and Merlots. This experience... More

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

What a great tasting I had with Jeff. The moment I arrived at the winery I knew this was going to be special. I had scheduled a private tasting online. When I got there, it ended up just being me, and my host for the day Jeff. He gave me a tour of the winery and we walked along the... More

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

Dear Ken, Thanks for your visit and we always try to treat everyone like a VIP so we're happy to hear you felt that way. We appreciate your visit and your review and hope to see you back soon. Cheers! Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had never heard of Grgich Hills until it was recommended by a friend. This is where we first heard the term biodynamic, and were impressed at this way of growing grapes. It's a step beyond organic, and the staff were happy to share their knowledge. I also have to admit that I am not generally a fan of Chardonnay,... More

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

We're glad you discovered us and thank you for your visit and review. We're very proud of our grape growing and, of course, our wines, and we appreciate you sharing your notes on us. Hope to see you back soon, Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Very interesting story, a lot of history behind this place. Toni was fenomenal, the best host we had. Impressed with Grgic story and knowledge.

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

Thank you for your visit and your TripAdvisor review. We agree that Toni is a great host! We hope to see you back soon! Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More

Biloxi, Mississippi
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42 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We went here Valentines weekend for the Wine and Chocolate Weekend. They paired up different chocolates that compliment and enhanced their different wines, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, etc.. We are not big wine drinkers but we had a wonderful time and would suggest checking it out if you are in the area. They also have a wine and cheese event. Reservations... More

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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 to hear you enjoyed your Wine & Chocolate experience. We appreciate you taking time to write a review and we hope to see you back soon. Cheers, Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More

Sycamore, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We went here with friends for a private tour and tasting. We had an excellent time. The property is pretty and the barrel rooms are neat to see. We had a VIP tasting in a room with some food pairings. We really enjoyed it all and even got a take home goodie bag. I highly recommend this place.

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Raleigh, NC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

The story of the winery itself is fantastic as well as the wine. The winery was started by Miljenko Grgich who came to America with books on wine and less than $50 in this pockets. Head to the winery and see Linda who is fantastic to hear the rest of the story.The main Tasting Room part of the winery and... 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 agree, Linda is great and we're happy to see you enjoyed your private tasting. We hope to see you back soon! Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More

walnut creek, ca
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Given the incredible weather that we have been having here in the S.F. Bay Area, the wife and I decided to fill our bellies with Dim Sum and head out to the Napa Valley for a bit of tasting. We have been fans of Grgich Hills for years but had never visited the winery. Arrived around noon and practically had... More

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Granville, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

As Ohioans, we thoroughly enjoy our trips to Napa and Sonoma. Each trip we select 8-10 wineries to visit over the few days we are in the area. Stopping at this winery was a last minute idea. We were very quickly impressed! Our wine host was so knowledgeable. Although we have participated in many tastings at other wineries, we still... More

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La Palma, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My husband and I have been going to the Napa Valley for many years, our first visit to Grgich was recent,we were helped by a woman named Linda, she was very helpful in explaining the wines, the winery and the history of Mike Grgich, which we found very interesting. Linda was very sweet and very patient with us and took... More

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

Thank you for your visit and your great review. We agree, Linda is wonderful, plus she has great suggestions for the area. We hope to see you back soon! Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More

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