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Grgich Hills Estate

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Address: 1829 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
Phone Number: +1 800-532-3057
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley winery, consistently producing...

Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley winery, 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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Best Wines

We went to five different wineries in Napa and this one had the best wines. The experience is like most other wineries but that's because this one lets the wine do the talking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to five different wineries in Napa and this one had the best wines. The experience is like most other wineries but that's because this one lets the wine do the talking.

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

Thank you for your visit and taking the time to write a review. We've very happy you picked our winery for having the best wines. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the legagcy tasting and discovered wines that I knew nothing about. Really worth it and highly recommend it to you if you go by.

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

Thank you for your visit and glad that you discovered something new with our Legacy Tasting. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Watsonville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has alwasy been a favorite stop and wines never disappoint. Winery can get crowded, but has nice outside & tables also. Server was very informative & a great experience. Casual & fun!

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

Thank you for your visit and review. We appreciate you making us a favorite stop and enjoying our casual and fun atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best stop of the day. Beautiful, interesting, great wines, guide was fabulous and friendly. Don't miss this one.

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

Thank you for your visit and for taking time to write a review. We've very happy that you enjoyed our wines and your server. We hope to see you back soon! More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fun addition to visiting this popular winery is the opportunity to sample wine grapes on the vine. Just outside the tasting room are several rows planted with grape varieties used in making their wines. Each row is identified, and the grapes really do taste different. Very nice wines served in a lively, friendly setting.

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

Dear Anne G., Thank you for your visit and glad you had a chance to sample the different grape varietals we have in front of the winery. We love to show people the different phases of growth and talk about our natural winegrowing. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We were greeted and given tour/tasting by young Grgich family member Maya. Special welcome signs with our last name had been made. Maya was delightful and let us pluck grapes from various varietal vines. We were with one other couple and this added to the experience. We toured the winery and learned about various Grgich processes as well as the... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The grounds outside the winery are really nice to stroll thru. We had a private tasting since and got fabulous background information about the family and the wine making process.

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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're glad you took the time to take a private tasting and discover our story and passion. Thanks again for joining us. More 

Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Most informative and interesting, found out the "Hills" part of the name comes from the partner owner of Hills Coffee many years ago, never knew! Private tasting was over the top and was complimentary since we are a wine club member, highly recommend!

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

Thank you for your visit and for your TripAdvisor review. We appreciate you taking the time to enjoy a private tasting and a big thank you for being club members. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop in for our last tasting of the day and were so glad we did. Vorney's smiling face greeted us and she took care of us. We loved learning about Grgich and the wines from her! The fume blanc was our favorite and we ended up taking a bottle home as the tasting was comped with a bottle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Really wonderful tour experience with Maya (hope I spelled that right). The winery has a great history, top-notch wines, and generous pours. This is absolutely a must-try on your winery list, no matter how limited your time in Napa.

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

Thank you for your visit and your review. You are very close on Maja's name (j instead of y) but we appreciate you remembering her name and your recommendation. We hope to see you back soon! More 

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