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“Trefethen - excellent wine, excellent service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Trefethen Family Vineyards

Trefethen Family Vineyards
Ranked #18 of 185 things to do in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of Napa's classic wine estates, Trefethen is 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. John Trefethen used to land his plane on the driveway during runs through the middle of our vineyard, over the ground we have tended for over 40 years. Located at the grand entrance to Napa Valley, we are one of Napa's classic family wine estates. Stunning valley and vineyards vistas surround guests as they sample distinctive hand crafted estate wines. (Reservations required). We look forward to welcoming you.
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“Trefethen - excellent wine, excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2005

The Trefethen winery tour is very nice for the beginner to intermediate wine "appreciator." The grounds don't have the grandeur that some of the other wineries in the valley portray, but you're presented with sort of a down-to-earth attitude that says, "We make wine here." The wines themselves are very good, especially the estate pinot noir and a couple of the chardonnay vintages - very fruit-forward, not what has become accepted as the "typical" California chard, big and buttery. It was actually very nice, crisp and refreshing, almost of the sauv blanc persuasion. One of our party is a member of the winery, so we received very personalized service - spent nearly 2 hours there and tried most of their wines. I think together we ended up buying nearly 2 cases of wine there. Regardless, if you're going to Napa, check out Trefethen - you might just end up joining the club.

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