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Trefethen Family Vineyards

1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa, CA 94558-1303
+1 707-255-7700
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Wonderful wines

We visited here for the first time. Their temporary tasting room was great. We had Adam for our... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2014
WrigleyGirl90
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Tampa Bay
Fun stop, lovely wines.

We drove into Trefethen for our first stop of wine tasting trip on a glorious Fall day and it was... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2014
LynnSeattle
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Seattle, Washington
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One of Napa’s classic wine estates, Trefethen is still 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. The driveway John Trefethen used to land his plane on runs through the middle of our vineyard, over the ground we have tended since 1968. On August 24, 2014, a 6.0 earthquake rocked Napa Valley and Trefethen to the core and left our cherished historic winery leaning 4 feet to the west. We have spent 2½ years working on a full restoration, including a modern seismic retrofit. Originally constructed in 1886, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building is ready to stand sentinel over Napa Valley once again. Please come visit soon! Reservations are not required but are suggested Reservations are required for all groups of 6 or more. At this time we are unable to accommodate anyone under the age of 21, including infants and children.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“the reserve” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa, CA 94558-1303
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+1 707-255-7700
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Reviewed 8 December 2014

We visited here for the first time. Their temporary tasting room was great. We had Adam for our appointment. We loved the wines, especially the reds. We bought a few bottles to take with us and joined their wine club. One disappointing experience was the...More

Thank WrigleyGirl90
Reviewed 5 November 2014

We drove into Trefethen for our first stop of wine tasting trip on a glorious Fall day and it was such a delight. The temporary tasting room was pleasant and I recommend a tasting appointment to get a relaxing and informative view of the many...More

Thank LynnSeattle
Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

We've been to Trefethen on multiple occasions but this last time was disappointing. Most of the Napa wineries charge $20-$30 for their tastings, but most of them will at least credit one of them back if you buy some wine. My wife is a big...More

Thank ndogtosa
Reviewed 3 September 2014

Trefethen Winery was a place very unique to visit. Family owned and the employees were very hospitable. Had a wonderful tour of the beautiful grounds. Easy parking and especially enjoyed trying their "Sin" and "Dragon's Tooth" wines. Highly recommend a visit. We were there the...More

Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 27 August 2014

The drive to the winery was beautiful. Tree-lined streets led the way to the beautiful and historic wine tasting building. (I hope it is able to be repaired after the earthquake!) Jesus gave us a wonderful wine tasting experience. He was knowledgeable and very polite....More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Beautiful vineyard & grounds. The wine is very good. We purchased several bottles to take home (Cabernet, Riesling). The Reserve Riesling is excellent.

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Tasting at Trefethen is a lively, good time, not your typical experience. Ask for Shannon, she's great! Try their "Dragon's Tooth" (a nod to their Welsh heritage) red and their Viognier which is sublime. Beautiful grounds, easy parking.

Thank LaurenDella
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Very good wine, buttery flavor, similar to their Chardonnay, but with a better taste. The price was $ 25.00 per bottle. Wish I had bought more.

Thank gm11227617
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2014

Thanks for the great comments on Quandary. It is a perfect summer wine. We greatly appreciate the visit and your time to post a review. Next time you come visit, we will make sure you take home more wine! Cheers, Team Trefethen.

Reviewed 5 August 2014

If you want to learn about wines, don't go here. This is a typical run of the mill vineyard that asks for money, pours you a bit of wine and sends you on your way. We tend to like vineyards where they will spend more...More

Thank shfine
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Trefethen was the first vineyard that I visited in Napa. The wine was amazing, my favorite was, Dragon's Tooth. Loved the history behind the wine and the family business. We had a great time, had we arrived earlier in the day, I'm not sure we...More

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