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Trefethen Family Vineyards

Napa, CA

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  • The Historic Winery Tasting  $25.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    Constructed in 1886, this historic landmark is home to the Visitor Center. Under the original soaring redwood ceilings, visitors can savor this piece of Napa Valley’s history as they sample estate-grown wines. Flights range from $25.00 per person for our Essential Flight to $35.00 for our Small Lot wines. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Reserve Tasting at the Villa $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 10

    Daily

    Guests are escorted to the Villa, a former Trefethen family residence, surrounded by the gorgeous gardens. This semi-private tasting includes a flight of Trefethen’s most special estate grown wines. Reservations required. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Legacy Tasting $175.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Fri

    Our by-appointment-only Legacy Tasting is hosted by third generation Trefethen family member Lorenzo Trefethen and showcases Trefethen’s smallest production wines alongside seasonal pairings from Winery Chef Chris Kennedy Aken. Guests be escorted on an exclusive tour and taste at the Historic Winery, Katie's Acre, and the Villa. Approximately 2.5 Hours.

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  • Legacy Tasting $175.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Fri

    Our by-appointment-only Legacy Tasting is hosted by third generation Trefethen family member Lorenzo Trefethen and showcases Trefethen’s smallest production wines alongside seasonal pairings from Winery Chef Chris Kennedy Aken. Guests be escorted on an exclusive tour and taste at the Historic Winery, Katie's Acre, and the Villa. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • The Historic Winery & Vineyard Tour $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Mon | Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri

    This experience immerses visitors in the history of Trefethen. Learn about the estate grown wines, architecture, history, and recent restoration of the original winery built in 1886. Includes a guided stroll in the vineyard and concludes with a fantastic tasting. Approximately 2 Hours.

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About Trefethen Family Vineyards

One Family, One Estate, One Passion

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Trefethen Family Vineyards is one of Napa’s pioneering wineries. Founded in 1968, John and Janet Trefethen helped define what Napa is today. Five decades later, this legend is still family owned and now includes the third generation, who remain committed to the craft of 100% estate grown wines.

The Historic Winery
Originally constructed in 1886, this historic landmark was recently restored. Designed by the leading California winery architect at that time, Hamden McIntyre, the building is a rare example of a wooden three-story “gravity flow” winery. The first floor has now been rededicated to the aging of wines in barrel. The second floor features a new tasting room, with a stunning view of the estate vineyards. Under the original soaring redwood ceilings, visitors savor this piece of Napa Valley’s history, as they sample Trefethen’s estate grown wines, with three different flights to choose from. They also offer an in-depth educational tour and tasting experience that touches on the history of Napa and the family's approach to the craft of winegrowing. Reservations are required for the tour and suggested for the seated tastings, especially on weekends.

The Villa
This former Trefethen family residence is a fine example of the Arts and Crafts Movement in California. The elegant woodwork reflects the style’s embrace of craftsmanship and natural materials. Surrounded by gorgeous gardens, the Villa is now the home of Trefethen’s 50th Anniversary and Reserve tasting experiences. After checking in at the Historic Winery, guests are escorted to the Villa. Seated at a large table, guests are led through either a flight of reserve wines or aged selections from the cellar. Anniversary tasting is offered at 10:30 am daily. Reserve tasting is offered at 1:00 or 3:00 pm.

For more information or reservations - 866-895-7696

Please note: At this time we are unable to accommodate anyone under the age of 21, including infants and children.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Ghost Winery
  • Hand-crafted
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Napa Neighbor Participant
  • Olive Orchard
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Sustainable
Experiences

  • General Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Late Harvest
  • Malbec
  • Meritage
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red Table Wine
  • Riesling
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • White Table Wine

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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dan & Jessica L. Member Since 7/24/2019My Frenemy
Tasting Flight Reservation on 10/05/19 3:00 PM

I came upon Trefethen 20 years ago as a single person, married, on a business trip. I had many a back turned to me at other vineyards for a tasting and as a final decision, thought I would try one more at the "pink barn". I entered into a great smelling reception area, quiet, no one around. A kind woman came out to greet me, and told me the last tour had just left. She also said but let me give

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Jeff W. Member Since 9/5/2019My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 9/13/19 1:00 PM

We had a wonderful experience at our tasting. Andres was awesome. Very knowledgeable about the wines and the history of the winery. We were so excited to becomes members of the club. Will certainly return on our next visit!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cindy & Scott M. Member Since 10/2/2019My BFF
The Historic Winery Tasting on 10/10/19 10:30 AM

We love visiting Trefethen every time we come to Napa! We are members of the Halo club and enjoy both the tastings in the Villa as well as in the barn!!!Everyone is very knowledgeable of the winery’s history and the wine is wonderful. We looked forward to our deliveries.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen R. Member Since 10/2/2019My BFF
The Historic Winery Tasting on 10/10/19 10:00 AM

We had an enjoyable tasting with Kate and were happy with the wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Julie D. Member Since 11/29/2017My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 10/06/19 1:00 PM

This is always my favorite stop in Napa. The beauty of the place, the hospitality and the wines are always delightful. Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jessie & Tony M. Member Since 7/10/2019My BFF
The Historic Winery Tasting on 10/03/19 10:00 AM

Perfect time of year to visit. Enjoyed some cabernet grapes off the vines!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maura Z. Member Since 8/12/2019My BFF
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 10/04/19 10:00 AM

We had a wonderful experience visiting Trefethen Family Vineyards. George our tour guide was very knowledgeable and hospitable with us. We felt very welcome. Your vineyard is beautiful, the wine are delicious. We hope to visit again, soon All the best Maura Zic

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian B. Member Since 7/29/2015My Parents
Reserve Villa Tasting on 9/28/19 10:30 AM

Excellent experience. Our host, Sally was so fun!. Amazing wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Neil R. Member Since 9/18/2019My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 9/27/19 10:30 AM

We did the reserve tasting and had a great time. Small group allowed for a very intimate and fun experience. The wine is fabulous as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jill G. Member Since 7/2/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/27/19 3:00 PM

We rode bikes here, and the driveway itself provides a breathtaking view! Yummy wine in a beautiful indoor setting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa M. Member Since 2/5/2016My Parents
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/26/19 10:00 AM

I had not been to Trefethen in over 20 years and my colleague was a first-timer to Napa. The open seating tasting area was very comfortable and our host was excellent. As the day went on we discovered that we enjoyed the tastings at the 'bar' more than individual tables because it allowed us to mingle with other wine-lovers. The open seating arrangement seems to work best with private parties.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Denise W. Member Since 12/7/2016My Parents
Reserve Villa Tasting on 9/24/19 3:00 PM

Trefethen produces a top quality product, beautiful and intimate tasting. The folks always guide you through the tasting in a comfortable manner.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Darline & Keith M. Member Since 3/20/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/23/19 3:00 PM

Beautiful winery with courteous people and delicious wine. Definitely a must visit

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laurie J. Member Since 9/3/2019My BFF
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 9/23/19 10:00 AM

Perfect! Delicious wine, even better time spent at Trefethen! George was an amazing guide, made us comfortable, and taught us so much! Perfect day!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bob O. Member Since 9/4/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/21/19 10:00 AM

This was our third visit to Trefethen over the past 10 years. It has always been one of our favorites, because of their friendly staff, variety of wines, and reasonable prices. Our last visit was prior to the earthquake that did significant damage to their building, and we were very pleased with the new facility, which provides and very intimate and comfortable place to sample their wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
MARY L. Member Since 9/13/2013My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/19/19 11:30 AM

We enjoyed our recent tasting. Joe was our host and he was great! LOVED all the wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thomas P. Member Since 8/30/2017My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/18/19 3:00 PM

Beautiful winery with excellent wine!! A must to see.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erica S. Member Since 7/24/2015My Parents
Reserve Villa Tasting on 9/15/19 3:00 PM

Beautiful grounds and location.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Brianna S. Member Since 8/27/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/14/19 10:30 AM

We started our Napa trip at Trefethen and not only was the place beautiful inside and out but the wine was the favorite from our trip. My only regret is not buying a case before we left. Get the merlot, it’s the best!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathy P. Member Since 8/12/2019Evil Stepmother
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/13/19 1:00 PM

We are from Illinois and have visited Trefethen three times: 10/2016, 8/2018, and 9/2019. Each visit has been a wonderful experience and the old “barn” has been transformed into a beautiful tasting destination. Our servers/pourers were wonderful and they would even win over an evil stepmother!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian B. Member Since 3/6/2017My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/12/19 3:00 PM

Very accommodating! Had a reservation for 3 pm on day of flight into CA. Due to airport delays, we missed our appointment. They were understanding and let us come in @ 4:15 pm. Kate our host provided great information on the wines and the property. Did not make us feel rushed and poured us some great wines. Ask for the white flight....a great change of pass from heavy red tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kim V. Member Since 3/6/2019My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 9/13/19 3:00 PM

So friendly!! Great warm welcome and fantastic wines. Thank you Trefethen!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kelley S. Member Since 8/28/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/12/19 10:30 AM

Excellent

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Don & Leila V. Member Since 7/8/2018My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/07/19 10:00 AM

As usual, Trefethen was an outstanding experience as well as a lot of fun. The new wine tasting room creates a beautiful experience. We had a large party of 7 people which was difficult to get a lunch reservation for but they were able to get one for us at Redd Wood which was another great experience. Thank you for your service which went above and beyond our expectations!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jay K. Member Since 8/27/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/09/19 10:00 AM

Surroundings were beautiful as was the whole venue. Staff was great & informative. Loved the wines white & red.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marty J. Member Since 7/20/2013My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/09/19 1:00 PM

Great wine and friendly service.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Danny L. Member Since 7/15/2019My BFF
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 9/05/19 10:00 AM

Dan did a great job enjoyed it thoroughly

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jacques R. A. Member Since 8/11/2017My Boss
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/06/19 11:30 AM

Very pleasant place with friendly staff and leisurely wine tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Noelle P. Member Since 9/5/2019My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 9/05/19 3:00 PM

Katie was great! We always enjoy our wine tastings there!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laurel S. Member Since 8/12/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/01/19 1:00 PM

We absolutely love Trefethen Family Vineyards! All of the wines are exceptional! Our recent visit delighted us with a new issue -- "The Cowgirl and the Pilot" -- WOW! Best Merlot ever! We also appreciate how those serving always greet us warmly and treat us like part of the family! Sally, Shannon, Eddie -- even when not our servers they always notice our presence and come to greet us! Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James G. Member Since 8/29/2019My Parents
Tasting Flight Reservation on 8/30/19 1:30 PM

Friend and I went to the vineyards for a quick day trip outside the city.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rob & Joni S. Member Since 10/20/2013My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/01/19 10:00 AM

Our reception at the front desk wasn't quite as familiar as we are used to as the person there was new and didn't know us. We were very happy to have Shannon pour for us who knocked it out of the park. She is awesome and we had a great experience, and the wine, as always, is great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Megan O. Member Since 8/6/2019My Parents
Tasting Flight Reservation on 8/25/19 1:00 PM

The person we checked in with downstairs was not the most inviting. I can't remember her name, but our experience improved greatly once we went upstairs. Our server was very friendly. One thing we found odd... most wineries we had gone to that weekend offset the cost of the tasting if we purchased wine. We bought several bottles of wine and the price of our tasting wasn't offset.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Les Y. Member Since 8/22/2019My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 8/24/19 10:30 AM

There are 2 price points for the tour. I would definitely recommend the higher priced tour because it is worth the extra few dollars because are taken to the Trefethen family residence to enjoy a flight of 5 wines accompanied with an explanation of each that was easy for a non-wine person like me to understand and appreciate. You also get a history of the winery. Worth every penny.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ryan W. Member Since 5/11/2019My BFF
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 8/22/19 10:00 AM

This property is a great one to start off with the tour and tasting. The price is not bad for what you get and the service is fantastic.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David A. Member Since 8/20/2019My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 8/21/19 1:00 PM

Very informative and enjoyable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeffrey H. Member Since 11/18/2013My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 8/21/19 3:00 PM

A beautiful property with some amazing wines. Fabian was a great host and we had a fun visit tasting some of their reserve wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Monica S. Member Since 8/13/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 8/19/19 3:00 PM

My husband and I had been to Trefethen over the years, the last time being January 20, 2018 for our daughter's birthday. Our old friends were here visiting from Hawaii before they left on a European River Cruise. We had not been to the wine country together for about 30 years. They really enjoyed Trefethen. Over the years, we have served Trefethen during visits or ordered at restaurants.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laurel S. Member Since 8/12/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 8/17/19 11:30 AM

I have been a Trefethen wine club member since being introduced to this family winery several years ago. The wine, visits, and friendliness of staff always are superb! Trefethen has some of the most wonderful wines in Napa Valley! I also love the historic barn -- so glad it has been restored for wine tasting! This is my "go to" winery! Thank you Trefethen family and staff!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren H. Member Since 7/15/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 8/14/19 10:30 AM

Such a great winery with such great staff. The place is beautiful and the wine is amazing ????

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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