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Trefethen Family Vineyards

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Address: 1160 Oak Knoll Avenue, Napa, CA 94558
Phone Number: +1 707-255-7700
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One of Napa's classic wine estates, Trefethen is a hidden gem. Easy to...

One of Napa's classic wine estates, Trefethen is a hidden gem. Easy to find, but only if you're looking, our entry is on Oak Knoll Avenue, tucked away from the crowds of Highway 29. John Trefethen used to land his plane on the driveway during runs through the middle of our vineyard, over the ground we have tended for over 40 years. Located at the grand entrance to Napa Valley, we are one of Napa's classic family wine estates. Stunning valley and vineyards vistas surround guests as they sample distinctive hand crafted estate wines. (Reservations required). We look forward to welcoming you.

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Wines are expensive, but very good

Tastings are at tables, which I prefer to standing at a bar. An earthquake had damaged their previous tasting room and they were still fixing it when we visited. My favorites... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tastings are at tables, which I prefer to standing at a bar. An earthquake had damaged their previous tasting room and they were still fixing it when we visited. My favorites were the Riesling (dry), SIN Rose, Cabernet Reserve and the Dragon's Tooth. Our friends joined their wine club. I would return to this winery.

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Thank MamaGal
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi MamaGal, Thank you for the visit and for the kind comments on our wines. We are thrilled to read your friends joined our wine club. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers, Team Trefethen More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jesus made this experience beyond great for us! We arrived for a 10 am tasting last Saturday and had been to a few wineries the day before. All were great but we hadn't really received the full educational experience on the wine/wine making process. Not only did Jesus sit down with us personally and explain the wines, he answered all... More 

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Jasmine, Thank you for the great view. You made our day. We will share the review with Jesus as well. It means a great deal to our team when visitors post five-star reviews. Cheers, Team Trefethen More 

New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First want to clarify a bit. They JUST opened a new tasting room, in home that had belonged to family. It is lovely, although still a bit disorganized when we visited. However, the old, main building, severely damaged in 2014 earthquake, is still not reopened. It will be eventually, with the converted home then used for reserved tastings and special... More 

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Jackie B, Thank you for the visit and for the great review of your visit. We are so happy to have the Villa open to guests but it sounds like we have a few kinks to work out. We will share your comments with our team as we strive for five stars for every visitors! Now that we have... More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were very lucky to be in the main house for our tasting. 2 years ago the building took some damage from an earthquake and now it is back in full swing. Our tasting guide was Michael who is not only generous and friendly, but he is also well versed in all aspects of wine making with years of experience... More 

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Thank ocgsm2016
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for the stellar review of your experience in the Villa. We are so happy you enjoyed the surroundings and the wines. We have shared your comments with Michael. Again, thanks for the visit and the great feedback. You made our Friday! Cheers, Team Trefethen. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We visited Trefethen in April of 2016 with 3 friends. We stumbled upon it by accident trying to get to another winery. Mike (our host for the day) let us stay even though we did not have a reservation. He was an excellent and friendly host and made the tour feel very personal (unlike the other vineyards we visited).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We read a review of this vineyard that described it as a gem, and they were right. We were somewhat short on time so needed to visit wineries that were closer to the city. The winery was damaged by the earthquake in 2014 so the tasting is done in a tent, but it was a nice tent! The staff were... More 

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Dear Wanderer2662, Thank you for making our Monday morning extra special with your fabulous comments on your visit to Trefethen. Welcome to the family! We are thrilled to read you joined our wine club and loved the wines. We hope you will return soon and see our new visitor center - The Villa! Cheers, Team Trefethen. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I was most impressed with the beauty of this vineyard though the group was most excited about the quality of the wines (I would not be a reliable reviewed but it seemed good). It is located in a bit of a valley and the various structures are beautiful (it was under construction due to earthquake damage). They accommodated our large... More 

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Thank aramsay
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Dear Aramsay, thank you for starting off our day with this great review. We are thrilled to hear your visit was worthy of a five-star review! Again, thank you for taking the time to share your Trefethen experience. Cheers, Team Trefethen. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Again one of our favorites. Shannon was the first wine educator we had and we still love her and try to see her each visit. They have some good whites ans some great reds. Dragons Tooth is a super wine and their Cabernets are top of the line.

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Thank Ed D
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Ed, Thank you for the great review! Yes, we are very blessed to have Shannon on our team. We also love the Dragon's Tooth. We hope you will come visit again once we move the visitor center into the Villa. It is going to be amazing! Thank you for the great support. Cheers! Team Trefethen More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Very secluded and romantic! The wines are spectacular and very limited release. Find a reason to visit!

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Thank Rubixcubed80
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for the great review of our wines and story. We hope you can return once our new visitor center is open. The surrounding gardens are even more romantic than the Conservatory! Cheers, Team Trefethen More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We took the reserve tasting The reserve cabaret 2012 was delicious Remaining wins were ok Service was ok The guy mention every time we can't the wine where we live , we got it first time ...

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi PlanoTexas1, Thank you for the visit and for the candid review of your experience. We take the feedback very seriously and will review your comments with our team. We never want to provide just an "okay" visitor experience. We hope you will join us again when our new visitor center is open this summer or early next year when... More 

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