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Grgich Hills Estate

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“grape stomping”(27 reviews)
“fume blanc”(13 reviews)
“tasting room”(50 reviews)
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...more
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1829 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
+1 800-532-3057
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Reviewed today via mobile

Gustavo was AMAZING! So knowledgeable in the winery and great personality and humor to keep the group engaged! Definitely recommend going!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joannalaw302
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great wine and great guy taking care of us!! Knew the wines and the history. Kept us interested and entertained!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AliceVWhite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tasting room Toni did a wonderful job. I am a big fan for many years of Mike Grgich and his exceptional wines. I always stop here when in Napa. No appointment needed stop in and bring a picnic lunch to have in the garden.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cliff C
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went on the wine and cheese pairing tour with Brandon. Brandon really made the experience what it was. We are not wine experts at all but left with a lot more knowledge and appreciation of wines as he patiently and engagingly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MadisonS614, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Hi Ameera, Thank you! I'll pass along your review to Brandon and the team. Thank you for taking the time to give such a kind and thoughtful review. Cheers, Madison

Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Our server Ryan did an amazing job. Greatly appreciated. Solid wines got to try library wines. Always impressed with the quality of these wines year after year.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sightsee26920454286
MadisonS614, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Hello, We will pass along your review to Ryan. Thank you! Cheers, Madison

Reviewed 14 November 2018

Went to Grgich Hills to taste wine/ learn about wine instead, got lectured and criticized. We had been driving by Grgich and went online and notice that we did not need reservations so we decided to stop by. We had been wine tasting for 3...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tennismom01
MadisonS614, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, First, I want to apologize for having anything other than a fantastic experience at our winery. Our guests are our number one priority and everyone should leave feeling like a part of the family. Your feedback is appreciated and I will share this with...More

Reviewed 13 November 2018

You probably know the Grgich name from the movie "Bottle Shock," where a California chardonnay bested its French competition in a blind testing years ago. Croatian native Miljenko sure knows his wines! Day one in Napa Valley found us traveling Highway 29, scouting out gems...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CheriV333
MadisonS614, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Hi Cheri, We agree with your comments about the Violetta and your pairing! It sounds delicious. Thank you for visiting and leaving a detailed review of your experience with us. Grape stomping is a hit every year and we have people come back to get...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

This was our absolute favorite winery of the eight we visited. We felt like family. We did a seated tasting with cheese and crackers. Our hostess was very informed and helpful. She gave us enough information about the wine without being overbearing and then answered...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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MadisonS614, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Hello, Thank you for the kind note! We can't wait for you to join us again and cheers a glass of wine. Cheers, Madison

Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is by far is my favorite wine tasting experience in Napa! We saw Grgich Hills on our Wine Pass list, and were referred here by a local wine expert, and are so glad we stopped in. We entered the winery and were greeted by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank miamitraveldude
MadisonS614, Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Hello, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Grgich Hills and that you loved the wine. We will share your kind words with Brandon and the team. Cheers, Madison

Reviewed 31 October 2018

We had a group of eight and did a private / reserved grape stomping and tasting. A little bit of a cliche-feeling experience, but I believe this is the only place where you can stomp grapes, and most of the group wanted to do it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kristieg1215
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3 September 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!
30 September 2015|
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.
Susan G
10 August 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.