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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, Food & Drink
Owner description: Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley wine estate...
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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 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.
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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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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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15 helpful votes 15 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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17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

Boston, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This was our favorite vineyard tasting in Napa or Sonoma. Our sommelier was Carlie Steiner and she was amazing! My partner and I are not serious wine drinkers and could easily have felt intimated by the process. Carlie instantly made us feel at home with her joking, light-hearted demeanor. At the same time, she taught us a lot about the... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and for naming us your favorite vineyard tasting in Napa or Sonoma. We agree that Carlie Steiner is amazing! We hope to see you back soon! Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went to Grgich to do the wine stomp and tasting. Very nice place. Wine was really good, we got to taste a few of the wines and the gentleman pouring explained each one. The same glass was used for each tasting without being rinsed out, so that sorta surprised me. The stomping was cool and you get a t-shirt... More 

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

Thank you for stomping the grapes and sampling our wines. We love to see people who are not familiar with our wines and make them our friends! Hope to see you back soon, Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More 

Acworth, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Let me start by saying that I'm not a wine drinker. Well at least I wasn't until visiting Grgich. The wine isn't just a drink here, it's a work of art. The passion they have for wine making shows in the excellent wine they produce.

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

Thank you for naming us your favorite stop and we hope to see you back soon. Cheers! Ken Morris Grgich Hills Estate More 

Orange, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Four of us took a private tour last week I was Simply the best wine tasting and tour experience we have had in the Napa area. Marty, our guide, made the visit not only educational but enjoyable as well.. The wines are tasty and affordable. If you only make one tour in Napa, make it Grcigh,

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We visited shortly after the winery opened on a weekday morning and had a really enjoyable tasting experience! The property is small, but there's a nice garden in front of the tasting room. The tasting room felt woodsy, although there was little natural light. Our guide through the tasting was really great--knowledgeable about the wines and excited to tell us... More 

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