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Grgich Hills Estate

1829 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
800-532-3057
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Ranked #3 of 19 Activities in Rutherford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW 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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Oradell, New Jersey, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW 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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Boston, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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712 reviews 712 reviews
101 attraction reviews
378 helpful votes 378 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We took a tour of this winery via the Wine Train. Our guide & tasting host was very informative and knowledgable about the history of the vineyard and its wines. This winery is rich in history as one of the few remaining family owned wineries in Napa. The wines are exceptional and decently priced. At the end of the tour... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Grab a glass and bring your camera! You're gonna love Grgich! We booked a private tour and luncheon for a large group and had a marvelous time. Not only was the wine top-shelf, the grounds are gorgeous and the guides are great. One of our favorite stops in wine country. Highly recommended!

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Reno, Nevada
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173 attraction reviews
331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

You can find this wine everywhere but the winery still has that small feel which is lovely. We stopped this time because friends with us are going to their sister winery in Croatia. We got to taste the Croatian red wine. It's earthy. I'd recommend sticking with the California wines!

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