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Trefethen Family Vineyards

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Address: 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa, CA 94558-1303
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+1 707-255-7700
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One of Napa's classic wine estates, Trefethen is a hidden gem. Easy to...

One of Napa's classic wine estates, Trefethen is 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. John Trefethen used to land his plane on the driveway during runs through the middle of our vineyard, over the ground we have tended for over 40 years. Located at the grand entrance to Napa Valley, we are one of Napa's classic family wine estates. Stunning valley and vineyards vistas surround guests as they sample distinctive hand crafted estate wines. (Reservations required). We look forward to welcoming you.

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Classic winery

Beautiful drive through the vineyard as you approach the tasting rooms. Be prepared for 5 generous tastings and to learn the history of the winery. A notable list of medals and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2016
Nancy D
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Laguna Hills, California
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Laguna Hills, California
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful drive through the vineyard as you approach the tasting rooms. Be prepared for 5 generous tastings and to learn the history of the winery. A notable list of medals and lovely wines makes this winery one you will want to leave with some souvenir bottles. I took the Dragon's Foot for my birthday. celebration. On a sunny day dogs... More 

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Thank Nancy D
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Nancy D - Thank you for the visit and for the thoughtful comments on your experience. They mean the world to us! You have very good taste as Dragon's Tooth is a staff favorite. We hope to see you again. Happy New Year! Team Trefethen More 

Las Vegas
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

My husband and I have been visiting Napa for several years. I might say we are slightly disappointed in how Napa has changed over the years. However, Trefethen has not. They truly get it and know how to create a magical experience and make great wine! Trefethen has been one of our favorites and continues to be. Shannon assisted us... More 

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you! We greatly appreciate your wonderful comments and the five-star review! You have exceptional taste in wine as HaLo and Dragon's Tooth are our staff favorites. We wish you many blessings in the New Year! Cheers, Team Trefethen More 

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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The Trefethen's care about their wine and care about the people who visit, maybe this is why they are one of the oldest family vineyards in Napa. The place is amazing but you will need to make an appointment. One word of caution - this is a classic winery so not a family visit place.

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Thank MrBoydPurser
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for making our year even more special with the five-star review. We greatly appreciate the kind words and for the passion for Trefethen. Happy New Year! Team Trefethen More 

Owasso, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This was one of our favorite places during our 10 day trip to Wine country. Michael was our wine host/educator and he did a fabulous job. Very friendly and knows his wine! My husband and I enjoyed it so much that we are already planning to return with some other friends.

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Thank 348deannah
MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments and the five-star review. Michael was also thrilled to read that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to your return especially once the historic winery re-opens in May. Happy New Year from Team Trefethen! More 

Vista, California, United States
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99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

One of the older Napa wineries and well worth the visit if for nothing else to see the "family" home. The original tasting room was damaged in the Napa earthquake and we nothing else available tasting was moved into the very lovely Craftsman house. This alone is worth the fee. The architecture and materials are superb. We had our tasting... More 

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

This is a long overdue thank you for the awesome comments and your five-star review of Trefethen. You made our year even better! We are glad you came to visit and we hope you will join us again when the historic winery opens in May. Happy New Year from Team Trefethen! More 

Connecticut
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We are wine club members but showed up without a reservation at a time when the tasting room was very busy. They were great at accommodating us. Their staff are really nice. Their wines are fabulous. They are currently in temporary tasting space as their original space was damaged in the earthquake 2 years ago and they are rebuilding.

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Thank you making our 2016 even more special with your five-star review of Trefethen. We greatly appreciate the support and your passion for our wine. Happy New Year! More 

Babylon, New York
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We went first thing on our 2nd day (so winery number 7 on trip) and we did have an appointment set up. Trish our wine host, was so friendly and took the time to ask us about our tastes to customize our experience, especially since I can not drink whites. The setting is beautiful in the old residence of the... More 

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Carson, Big thanks for the great review of your recent visit to Villa Trefethen. You made Trish's day! We love hearing you enjoyed our wines and even better that you shipped some home. Our staff takes pride in making every guest feel like they are in our "home" and it is very helpful to receive your feedback that we... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Maybe we are getting to be wine snobs, but the wines we tasted here were average, in our opinion. Trish, our host, was great and did everything she could to keep us happy.

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi Rick, Thank you for your feedback about your recent visit to Villa Trefethen. We are thrilled to hear you enjoy your time with Trish. She is great. Sorry to hear you were not overwhelmed with the wine. No matter the reason, we are always sad to hear when someone leaves unhappy. Most importantly, we hope you found wines you... More 

New York City, New York
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Five star all around. People, vineyard, grounds and best of all their wine is amazing! Make an appt to get in otherwise your on stand-by and it's very iffy. Be nice and kind and they will take great care of you. Their wines and staff are both amazing. What a vineyard and experience it was. It really doesn't get any... More 

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for such a great review. We are thrilled to read you loved the property, the staff and most importantly the wines. We really appreciate and value your feedback. Cheers, Team Trefethen More 

New Jersey
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94 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We were taken here on a recommendation from our driver and while the drive up seems nice, that was the extent of the experience that we enjoyed. The tasting was done on a couch and our server was already serving different wines to two others on the opposite couch. This when it came to serve is wine he was quick... More 

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MimmersWine, Manager at Trefethen Family Vineyards, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the honest review of your recent visit. We are sad to read we did not exceed your expectations on the visit. Our sincere apologies. We take our guest's comments very seriously and have addressed your experience with our team. We hope you will give us another chance in the future to show you the true Trefethen... More 

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