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Trefethen Vineyards

1160 Oak Knoll Ave.
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 255-7700

Tasting:   Daily 10-4:30 pm
$15 estate tasting fee, $25 for reserve wines
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
Price Range:   $20 to $175 per bottle
Established:   1968
Vineyards:   450 acres
VIP Tasting:   Yes
Winery Dog:   Remy (Golden Retriever), Ava (Wire-haired Pointing Griffon)

Trefethen Vineyards Description

Grand iron gates on rock pillars greet visitors to this pastoral setting just off Highway 29 in the heart of the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. Three generations of Trefethens have produced wine here for over 35 years, concentrating on Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and dry and late harvest Riesling.

GrapeRadio interview with John Trefethen

The long paved drive is lined with over 150 Sycamore trees, bisecting an extensive vineyard property. In the back of the winery compound is the tasting room and gardens with redwood trees, a cork tree, lavender, and lushly planted vegetation. Past the gardens, is a fountain, and courtyard and entrance to the rustic and historic tasting room.

The winery building was constructed as the Eshcol Winery in 1886. Built entirely out of wood, it is the last remaining example of a nineteenth century three-story gravity-fed winery in Napa County. The heavy interior beams and red brick floors make for a very attractive and cozy space for wine tasting. There is also a nice collection of wine books and some gift items for sale. The adjacent “wine library” is an elegant space with rich leather chairs, oriental rugs and an ornate tasting counter.

All the wines are made from the Trefethen’s estate vineyard with a classic California fruit-forward style.

Trefethen Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Family Run
Historic Features
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
German, Reisling, Gewurztraminer
Port or Dessert Wines
Estate Grown Wines
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Event Space
Gift Shop
"Green" Technology
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Trefethen Vineyards Reviews

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A great Napa Value
WineHound, Arroyo Grande
We were a little put off by the reception desk, having to check in when it wasn't very busy, but we realized that it gave the wine pourers much more time to give attention to the tastings. Wine was great, mostly priced reasonable. No refund on the fee for purchase, but as we decided to buy wine, they were generous with additional tastes. A great time!

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Best Hospitality All Day!
Mandy L, Orange County
Sweetest most welcoming hospitality that we met all day. We got there at the end of the day and they pour tastings until the bottles were empty. So sweet and the perfect festive atmosphere for the holidays.

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Griff, Bowling Green
Great presentation, friendly and provided our group a wonderful tasting. We will be going back.

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Not in a hurry to go back
Staff was inattentive and seemed very distracted but the wine was good and the tasting room was interesting.

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Swirl and Savor, Las Vegas
This is a long time family owned business. It is a beautiful property with a cool wine tasting library for clubies. A very sweet golden retriever is the winery dog. The Merlot and Cabernet were both delicious.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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