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Trefethen Family Vineyards

  • 1160 Oak Knoll Ave. Map It
  • Napa
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

Superior estate Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir wines are Trefethen's trademark. To find out how well they age—and what a Napa Valley Pinot Noir from grapes grown north of the Carneros district tastes like—pay for the reserve tasting, which includes pours of limited-release wines and one or two older vintages. The big terra-cotta-colored structure on-site, built in 1886, was designed with a gravity-flow system, with the third story for crushing, the second for fermenting the resulting juice, and the first for aging. The wooden building, whose ground floor served for years as the tasting room, suffered severe damage in the 2014 Napa earthquake. Tastings will take place elsewhere until restoration has been completed (2016 at the earliest), and visits will be by appointment only.

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1160 Oak Knoll Ave., off Hwy. 29, Napa, California, 94558, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Tasting $25–$35
  • Daily 10–4:30, by appointment

Published 07/24/2015


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