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“Shannon is the best!”

Trefethen Family Vineyards
Ranked #20 of 190 things to do in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Mount Dora, Fl
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Shannon is the best!”
Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

We love Trefethen! Three years ago we did the Twighlight Tasting which is a MUST for all Trefethen lovers. Wednesday morning we had the pleasure of meeting Shannon who hosted our 10am tasting. We were moving on three hours of sleep due to plane delays. Shannon was delightful - extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We joined the Halo Club and were able to purchase some of the coveted Halo. Shannon also made a great recommendation for another winery which turned out to be great visit. Thanks Shannon!

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Mimi G, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Shannon says you made her week with this great review. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your love of Trefethen and for becoming a member of the HaLo Circle family. We look forward to your next visit and big hugs from Shannon.
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Los Angeles/Tarzana
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Trefethen”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Nice winery. Easy to get to. Friendly atmosphere. They had some nice red wines, many of which are not available in Southern California which is why I bought a bottle of their Cab Franc.
I did not like that they did not give credit for tasting towards purchasing their wines.

Visited January 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Great first tasting!”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

This was our first stop of the day, and what a cool historical site for a tasting room! If you have anyone in your group that loves Reisling, don't pass this by! The Reisling and Chardonnay will not disappoint, and the ambience is very cool and unique too!

Visited December 2013
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Mimi G, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Thank you for the visit and even more importantly - the great review! We so appreciate you stopping in at Trefethen and thrilled to know you had a great time. Yes, the Riesling and Chardonnay do not disappoint and we are glad to know we have another new fan in you. Cheers!
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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Love this wine!”
Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is a wonderful property with great customer service and awesome wines! I joined the wine club on my last visit and have no regrets! You can't go wrong with the merlot, dragons tooth and Halo!

Visited November 2013
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Davis, California
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“One the best Chardonnays in the valley”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Trefethen is one of the first wineries you hit on the main drag of Highway 29. The tasting room staff were friendly and handled the crowd at the winery well. Interesting decor inside the winery. The thing to me that set them apart from other wineries was their amazing Harmony Chard. This wine is made the way that I like Chardonnays. Perfect amount of oak with great balance.

Visited May 2013
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