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Trefethen Family Vineyards

1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa, CA 94558-1303
+1 707-255-7700
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Excellent- Dragon's Tooth reserve was especially good. It was our favorite wine tasting tour. Our... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2017
laflacour
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Hammond, Louisiana
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JUST DIDN'T CARE - Blase

We visited on April 9 and were VERY DISAPPOINTED. We were hosting family visitors from Chicago and... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
mcswobo
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Pleasanton, California
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One of Napa’s classic wine estates, Trefethen is still 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. The driveway John Trefethen used to land his plane on runs through the middle of our vineyard, over the ground we have tended since 1968. On August 24, 2014, a 6.0 earthquake rocked Napa Valley and Trefethen to the core and left our cherished historic winery leaning 4 feet to the west. We have spent 2½ years working on a full restoration, including a modern seismic retrofit. Originally constructed in 1886, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building is ready to stand sentinel over Napa Valley once again. Please come visit soon! Reservations are not required but are suggested Reservations are required for all groups of 6 or more. At this time we are unable to accommodate anyone under the age of 21, including infants and children.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting room” (41 reviews)
“halo” (9 reviews)
“dry riesling” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa, CA 94558-1303
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Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Excellent- Dragon's Tooth reserve was especially good. It was our favorite wine tasting tour. Our sommelier was fabulous. Their Riesling, Pinot Noir, Malbec and 2015 Cabernet Franc were also very good.

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Reviewed April 18, 2017

We visited on April 9 and were VERY DISAPPOINTED. We were hosting family visitors from Chicago and North Carolina and our reservation to Trefethen was the first appointment we made. We have visited Trefethen many times over the past 30 years and planned to make...More

Thank mcswobo
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Hello, Our sincere apologies for the delayed response to your disappointing visit to Trefethen. Despite our lack of response through Trip Advisor, your comments were reviewed with our team. We take negative comments very seriously and work with our team to make sure the same...More

Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

This was our anniversary wine... we joined last year on our anniversary trip out, and were so excited to revisit as members....on our anniversary! This time... we even had reservations! Unfortunately, this was not the experience we'd hoped for. Having moved out of the tents...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2017

Trefethen was heavily damaged in the 2015 earthquake and had to close their tasting room. So the family moved out of their beautiful craftsman-style estate home and turned it over for the tastings. It was utterly delightful to sit in their living room in front...More

Thank ArkieFoodie
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Hello Arkie Foodie, Thank you taking the time to post your review of Trefethen. It means the world to us that you enjoyed the visit and our wines! Hopefully you can return again after the hisotric winery opens in May. We would love to see...More

Reviewed April 3, 2017

This was the last vineyard we visited, so unfortunately, others shined brighter. The service was very good and we did buy a number of bottles of the dry riesling, but none of the red, since we bought a bunch through other vineyards. There were breadsticks,...More

Thank Rosalie S
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Trefethen on one of nine wineries we visited while on our Napa Valley trip and it was one of our favorites. We most likely wouldn't have visited this establishment but our tour guide James from Flex Wine Tours booked us a tasting here and we...More

Thank Yeleny S
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2017

Yeleny, Thank you for making our Monday! This review is great and means so much to our team. We are thrilled to hear you loved the Villa. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We hope you can come visit again!...More

Reviewed March 28, 2017

This was my favorite winery in Yountville. The grounds were gorgeous. The trading server, Michael, was very knowledgeable and answered many questions for us, not just about the wine, but the grounds, the area and many other topics. I highly recommend this winery!

Thank lp0619
Reviewed March 22, 2017

We were driving around the Napa area and saw the sign for this winery. When we arrived at the beautiful garden there was a sign saying that we required a booking/reservation. We had not made a booking but we went inside to inquire. They were...More

Thank Adelle58
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2017

Hi Adelle! Thank you for such a great review of your visit to Trefethen. You just made our day. We are thrilled to read your kind comments and greatly appreciate you taking the time to spread Trefethen love! Cheers, Team Trefethen

Reviewed February 20, 2017

We showed up unannounced not knowing the protocol of Wine Testing ( Appt. Only). Not only were we accommodated immediately - No other winery we visited: Took the time; Showed the interest and enthusiasm; Explained as much in detail; Genuinely appreciated our visit - and...More

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2017

Our apologies for the late thank you note for such a great review! We greatly appreciate the kind comments and the visit! WE hope you can come again after the historic winery re-opens on May 6th. Thanks again for the five-star review. It means a...More

Reviewed February 18, 2017

The staff here were knowledgeable and friendly. Our group unanimously decided this was the most delicious wine of all our many tastings. It was all lovely and the scenery was beautiful!More

Thank Lynn H
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2017

Hi Lynn H, Thank you for the five-star review and your great comments about your recent visit to Trefethen. We are so sorry we have not sent a thank you note a bit sooner. We especially were touched by your comments on the wine. We...More

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