About the winery
Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley winery, consistently producing world-class wines. Vintners Hall of Fame inductee Miljenko Mike Grgich first earned world-wide recognition when the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay that 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; Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, this iconic winery is open daily 9:30am to 4:30pm to taste our current releases and you might even meet the charming Mike Grgich. You can get a real feel for winemaking by stomping grapes, which is offered daily during harvest only. Learn about our sustainable winegrowing with a variety of tours and tastings advance reservations required.; We can also customize an unforgettable experience with everything from a private tasting for your group to gourmet luncheons and dinners overlooking our vines.
- Tasting room
- Winery Features
Open for wine tastings
Open to the public
Offers tours by appointment - call/email
Winery is family friendly
Tasting at tasting bar
Seated tasting available
Tasting available in private area
Indoor tasting area
Outdoor tasting area
Winemaker or owner usually available
Winery has gardens
Winery property is historical landmark
Winery practices sustainable agriculture/production
Winery can host corporate functions up to 60 people
Club member lounge
Family Friendly Winery
While parents enjoy a tasting, we offer children crackers, juice and a coloring kit.
- Tasting Room Size
Tasting Room Atmosphere
You’re invited to visit one of the most personable wineries in Napa Valley for an extraordinary experience tasting great wines made naturally! We are a family-friendly winery that welcomes walk-in visitors in our main tasting room where you are surrounded by oak barrels and the seductive aromas of wine in various stages of development.
We offer a Seated Tasting, where you relax, and enjoy a private tasting overlooking our Rutherford Vineyard or in one of our exquisite rooms located in the winery. Your host will guide you through five of Mike’s favorite wines paired with artisan cheeses. Or take our "Unforgettable" Tour" an unforgettable experience designed by Vintners Hall of Fame inductee Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, starts in our educational vineyard and follows the path of our estate grown grapes from vine to bottle. You’ll discover why Mike calls this journey, “From our vineyards to your glass, naturally!” The tour concludes with a seated tasting of cheeses paired perfectly with five of Mike’s favorite wines.
Wine Education: Library tastings offered. Tours follow the path of the grape, demonstrating
- Wine styles produced:
- Varieties produced:
- Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Petite Sirah
- Petit Verdot
- Sauvignon Blanc