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Grgich Hills Estate, Rutherford

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Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
Wine lovers have made a pilgrimage to Grgich Hills Estate ever since Miljenko “Mike” Grgich crafted the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that beat the best of France at the famed 1976 Paris Tasting, allowing Mike to partner with Austin Hills to open our family-owned-and-operated winery in 1977. Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, we’re an iconic winery that farms naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides. Our vineyards are certified organic and we use our passion and art to handcraft food-friendly, balanced and elegant wines.
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  • We stopped in today for a tasting and had the best guide. Toni was amazing and a great story teller. She brought the history of Napa and made it even more exciting to try these fantastic wines...  more »
  • Had a wonderful experience tasting at Grgich. Jeremey did a fantastic job talking us through all the history of Grgich and we really enjoyed all the discussion. Wine was great. Bought wine and...  more »
  • So much fun! This was an impromptu trip so we didn't have an appointment but they were able to squeeze us in for a tasting. Our guide was warm, knowledgeable, and humorous. The grounds are beautiful and the wine is fantastic. Mike Grgich even showed up to sign bottles! After when we were waiting for our uber, the woman behind the check in desk brought us water. Everyone was so nice!
  • Really fun tasting room with great variety of wines. Gustavo was a wonderful host who walked and talked us through each wine and peppered in fun anecdotes along the way. The Californian wines are all very good and we also tasted a few of their Croatian wines, which was an unexpected and fun extra. We ended up getting a bottle of the Croatian Posip.

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