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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“grape stomping” (25 reviews)
“t shirt” (19 reviews)
“fume blanc” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1829 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
+1 800-532-3057
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got here just as they were taking their last reservations and they squeezed us in! Great wine and wonderful people behind the counter made for a fun end to our day! We ended up purchasing a case of red and white wines!

Thank raausten64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

exceptional wines, fun place to visit. very friendly atmosphere. great vibe. rich history in this valley

Thank CasperGraceGGH24
Reviewed 1 January 2018

I've loved Grgich Chardonnays for many years and always wanted to visit. The winery, the vineyards, and the tastings fulfilled my high expectations. The big surprise was how much I loved their Cabernets too! This should have been no surprise if I'd studies the history...More

Thank GrandDude2014
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

This winery makes outstanding white wines; they are also friendly and welcoming. The tasting with cheeses is highly recommended. This winery is really worth a stop.

Thank OBaleta
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday afternoon and the tasting room was a little busy. Grgich Hills has excellent wines, we have had them at home and they are quite nice. The gentleman that was serving us didn’t have the kind of personality that made you...More

Thank holomakani
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Showed up for my wine pick up and seated tasting with Brandon and Eric that helped yesterday afternoon. We turned out to be the only wine club members on site and relaxed and enjoyed wines and cheeses! Brandon was attentive and helped out with choosing...More

1  Thank Paul J
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is a well-known winery in the area and one of those "big name" winery stops on our visit. We booked the unforgettable tasting and it was so well done. It was a private tour/tasting. We were able to see the start to finish process...More

1  Thank Brendan D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Miljenko "Mike" Grgich, the namesake and founder of Grgich Hills Winery, helped put California Wines on the world's stage when the Chardonnay he made for Chateau Montelena won the prestigious Paris Tasting competition in 1976 as the best white wine in the world. In partnership...More

1  Thank KLE2013
KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your visit and glad that you enjoyed our history, and our wines! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by just about closing time but James took great care of us. Great history of Croatia wine making and how it came to Napa Valley.

Thank BrettBBBB
KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks for visiting us and glad to hear that James took great care of you. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 15 October 2017

We visited this winery one morning during our trip. The wines are just amazing! We had several tastings and loved the Chardonnays!! No wonder he put California chardonnay on top of the world.

Thank SaltLifeFla
KenM300, Public Relations Manager at Grgich Hills Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your visit and glad you enjoyed the wines. Cheers!

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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.