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Trefethen Family Vineyards
Ranked #10 of 173 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.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

We visited here for the first time. Their temporary tasting room was great. We had Adam for our appointment. We loved the wines, especially the reds. We bought a few bottles to take with us and joined their wine club. One disappointing experience was the tasting fees were not waived even with us asking and joining their wine club. Since we are from Tampa, complimentary future tastings are really not beneficial to us. This really left a sour taste in our our mouths.

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Reviewed November 5, 2014

We drove into Trefethen for our first stop of wine tasting trip on a glorious Fall day and it was such a delight. The temporary tasting room was pleasant and I recommend a tasting appointment to get a relaxing and informative view of the many deliious wines they make. Keith was such a knowledgeable person and it was great to hear him talk about food and wine pairings. It was just a great stop and amongst the four in our party, there were wines each of us really liked

Thank LynnSeattle
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Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We've been to Trefethen on multiple occasions but this last time was disappointing. Most of the Napa wineries charge $20-$30 for their tastings, but most of them will at least credit one of them back if you buy some wine. My wife is a big fan of their cab franc so we were going to buy wine anyway. However we thought we'd do their reserve and classic tasting since we were there.

First, if you're planning to go here make sure you call ahead. Their regular tasting room was hit by the earthquake so they have a temporary tasting room with limited room. They were gracious about seating us for a tasting without a reservation.

Why the negative review then you ask? Well, the classic tasting is supposed to be your choice of five for $25 and the reserve is all five for $35. We let Adam know we weren't big white fans, but got all their whites anyway. We were shorted their '11 cabs as a consequence. We bought the wine we came for with the bonus of the cost of the tasting. Sorry to see this since we liked to stop here

Thank ndogtosa
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Reviewed September 3, 2014

Trefethen Winery was a place very unique to visit. Family owned and the employees were very hospitable. Had a wonderful tour of the beautiful grounds. Easy parking and especially enjoyed trying their "Sin" and "Dragon's Tooth" wines.
Highly recommend a visit.
We were there the first week of August 2014.

Thank Carrie B
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Reviewed August 27, 2014

The drive to the winery was beautiful. Tree-lined streets led the way to the beautiful and historic wine tasting building. (I hope it is able to be repaired after the earthquake!) Jesus gave us a wonderful wine tasting experience. He was knowledgeable and very polite. The wine is excellent. I loved the Cabernet, Dragon's Tooth (Malbec blend) and Merlot. I cannot wait to visit again. I highly recommend Trefethen.

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