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Trefethen Family Vineyards

1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa, CA 94558-1303
+1 707-255-7700
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Wine, History, and Beautiful Grounds

Trefethen, (pronounced: Tre-FETH-en), is a destination worthy of the best part of your day. We made... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James B
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San Rafael, United States
Seated Tasting

We showed up without a reservation on a Tuesday afternoon. The young woman at the front desk... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
jsh44320
,
Cleveland, OH
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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 good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting room” (36 reviews)
“the reserve” (13 reviews)
“halo” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa, CA 94558-1303
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trefethen, (pronounced: Tre-FETH-en), is a destination worthy of the best part of your day. We made reservations, and got there a bit early, just to stroll the grounds a little. Lovely. We wanted the full experience, so we did the Vineyard and Winery Tour. It...More

Thank James B
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear James B, Wow! Thank you, thank you and thank you for such a great review of your visit to Trefethen and our wines. Can we just cut and paste everything you said into our marketing plan and wine notes? You really captured the very...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We showed up without a reservation on a Tuesday afternoon. The young woman at the front desk secured us a table upstairs. It's a large, industrial type room, with barrels in view. For the price, I appreciated that it was a sit-down tasting. Our server...More

Thank jsh44320
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Hello! Thank you for visiting and for posting a review of your experience at Trefethen. We greatly appreciate the feedback. Cheers! Team Trefethen

Reviewed 23 June 2017

Newly repaired, restored and modernized, the tasting barn is almost worth the visit alone - but that would ignore the great wine that you get to taste. Serving staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank AlexandriaGrandDad
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you for stopping in and for posting a great review of your experience. We appreciate it! Cheers, Team Trefethen.

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Showed up with two friends and no reservation. The lady at the front was kind and arranged for a tasting for us. We opted for the reserve tasting which was 45 bucks. Enrique was our attendant and he was great. Wines were good, bought a...More

Thank trevelyon
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Hello Trevelyon, thank you for visiting and even bigger thanks for posting a review of your experience at Trefethen. You made our Monday! Enrique also sends his thanks. Our Chardonnay is a fan favorite and clearly shows that you have good taste! Cheers, Team Trefethen

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Trefethen was on our tour today and this place was great. The gardens we're beautiful and newly rebuild building. The wines were some of the best in Napa. Both whites and red we're worth buying.More

Thank Michael O
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Dear Michael O, So sorry for the delay in our thank you for the review of your visit to Trefethen. We are thrilled to hear your wonderful comments on the newly opened winery. We are so happy to have our grand old build back as...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent- Dragon's Tooth reserve was especially good. It was our favorite wine tasting tour. Our sommelier was fabulous. Their Riesling, Pinot Noir, Malbec and 2015 Cabernet Franc were also very good.

Thank laflacour
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We visited on April 9 and were VERY DISAPPOINTED. We were hosting family visitors from Chicago and North Carolina and our reservation to Trefethen was the first appointment we made. We have visited Trefethen many times over the past 30 years and planned to make...More

Thank mcswobo
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Hello, Our sincere apologies for the delayed response to your disappointing visit to Trefethen. Despite our lack of response through Trip Advisor, your comments were reviewed with our team. We take negative comments very seriously and work with our team to make sure the same...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This was our anniversary wine... we joined last year on our anniversary trip out, and were so excited to revisit as members....on our anniversary! This time... we even had reservations! Unfortunately, this was not the experience we'd hoped for. Having moved out of the tents...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Trefethen was heavily damaged in the 2015 earthquake and had to close their tasting room. So the family moved out of their beautiful craftsman-style estate home and turned it over for the tastings. It was utterly delightful to sit in their living room in front...More

Thank ArkieFoodie
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hello Arkie Foodie, Thank you taking the time to post your review of Trefethen. It means the world to us that you enjoyed the visit and our wines! Hopefully you can return again after the hisotric winery opens in May. We would love to see...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

This was the last vineyard we visited, so unfortunately, others shined brighter. The service was very good and we did buy a number of bottles of the dry riesling, but none of the red, since we bought a bunch through other vineyards. There were breadsticks,...More

Thank Rosalie S
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