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Grgich Hills Estate

1829 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
+1 800-532-3057
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“grape stomping” (25 reviews)
“fume blanc” (11 reviews)
“tasting room” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1829 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
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+1 800-532-3057
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"grape stomping"
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"fume blanc"
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"tasting room"
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"wine tasting"
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"unforgettable tour"
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"california wines"
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"chateau montelena"
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"cheese pairing"
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"great wine"
in 24 reviews
"great history"
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"worth a stop"
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"tasting experience"
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"private tour"
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"visit napa"
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"wine club members"
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"seated tasting"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited Grgich Hills Estate based on the recommendation of Sandy at ZD Winery (which we thoroughly enjoyed). The woman who served us at Grgich could not have been less interested or informative. She kept telling us that they had won awards for their “chards”...More

Thank bmh60
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best guided tour I’ve ever been on!! And not because we were tasting wines the whole time (although that was certainly enjoyable). Toni, our “wine educator” was thoroughly impressive! She was very knowledgeable about all things Wine... I learned things I never knew. The estate...More

Thank robert_m_keefe
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Grgich Hills story needs no introduction, and their reputation has long been one of great wines. Our group of 6 stopped in for an unscheduled tasting (although we did call en route and they told us to come on in!) on a Saturday morning....More

Thank Steven N
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Steven, First off, thank you for singing happy birthday to Myles! He's joy to have in the tasting room and we are lucky to have him on the team. Our goal is to make every person feel like they are a part of our...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautifully designed garden/patio areas greet you as you approach the winery tasting room. Our tour took us inside and out, with stops for tasting and informative facts. We had the great luck to meet President Violet Grgich, who graciously met us at the end of...More

Thank Jonesy7807
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, It's wonderful to hear you were able to meet Violet and that you enjoyed your tour thoroughly. Thank you for the compliments to our gardens — our staff will be happy to hear that. Thank you again for joining us and we are excited...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there 30years ago for our wedding anniversary. The information provided by the taster was enlighten and the wine we tasted were excellent! Nice place to go.

Thank 7marie67
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Marie, Thank you for joining us! It was a pleasure to host you. Cheers, Madison

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a glass of Grgich Fume Blanc with seafood in San Diego and had to stop in and check out this winery while visiting Napa. Very friendly folks behind the counter. If you like Fume Blanc this is worth a try. Cheers!

Thank kimmarzullo
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, Thank for your kind words! Our Fumé is a crowd favorite and it's wonderful to hear you enjoyed it. Cheers, Madison

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I along with another couple took the winery tour. Our group was a little larger than normal. Eric enthusiastically explained the back workings, patiently answering all questions. He also conveyed the great pride Mike has in his winery and many accomplishments. Great...More

Thank Doug S
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Doug, Eric is a wonderful part of our team and we are luck to have him. Thank you for the special review and I will be sure to pass along your words. Thank you, Madison

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited in June and had a great experience. We did the wine and cheese pairing and the only thing I would say is a negative is the choices of cheese (personal preference). There seemed to be too many goat/sheet varieties for...More

Thank Brandon S
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Brandon, Thank you for joining us! Each wine is paired methodically to enhance the flavors of the wine and to showcase the pairing. We will look into your comment however, because we always want to improve our experiences for our guests. Thank you again...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

We stopped in at Grgich Hills Estate on a wine tasting tour. There were ten of us on the tour and we could not have felt more welcomed. My husband I chose to do the Library Wine Tasting which included four different Cabernet Sauvignon wines....More

Thank TahitiZ
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Hello, Thank you! Our library tasting is always a favorite among our guests and I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself. We appreciate your kind words and thank you for stopping in the winery. Cheers, Madison

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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

A year ago we traveled to Croatia and fell in love with the Croatian wines. Our visit to the Grgich Estates transported back to our wonderful trip...thanks Eric for an awesome experience!

Thank Ca W
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Madison S, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2018

Hello, Wonderful! Thank you for your review and we will let Eric know about your great experience. Cheers, Madison

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GuzzieGurl
September 2, 2016|
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Response from jaye116 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed there a little over an hour. Tasting the wines and learning of Mike Grgich history in Bottle Shock ( beating all French wines in blind taste test 20+ years ago !) Hope you enjoy!
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marcia1038
September 29, 2015|
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Response from Rebecca R | Property representative |
Sorry but we are not allowed to sell food as part of our permit. We do offer wine and cheese pairings as part of an educational seminar. Call us at the winery @707-963-2784 for more details.
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Susan G
August 9, 2015|
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Response from Sallad13 | Reviewed this property |
I did not have the opportunity to visit. Will try next time I am in the Napa area.
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