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Trefethen Family Vineyards

Napa, CA

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  • Tasting Flight Reservation  $25.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    Guests select from three tasting flights based on wine preference. Flights range from $25.00 per person for our Essential Flight to $35.00 for our Small Lot wines. Please note: At this time we are unable to accommodate anyone under the age of 21. Approximately 1 Hour.

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

    Daily

    Surrounded by gorgeous gardens, the Villa is now the home of Trefethen’s Reserve tasting experience. After checking in at the historic winery, visitors are escorted to this former family home. Seated around a large table, guests are led through a flight of some of Trefethen's most special estate grown wines. For additional information please call the winery directly. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Mon | Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri

    The Vineyard and Historic Winery Tour immerses visitors in the history of the Trefethen property and the family’s approach to crafting world-class estate grown wines. Guests will learn about the architecture and recent restoration of the original winery built in 1886 and enjoy a guided walk through our teaching vineyard. The tour concludes with a special tasting of Trefethen's estate grown wines. Please allow one and a half hours for this experience. Offered Mon - Fri at 10:00 a.m. 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
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nick L. Member Since 5/20/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 7/13/19 11:30 AM

We participated in the tasting flight at Trefethen and loved the entire experience. The setting is a contemporary farmhouse and we were seated together in leather chairs that I wished I could bring home with me. Our server was polite, informative and did a wonderful job of not rushing us and allowing us to enjoy each taste. While the room was crowded it wasn't overly loud at any point.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jonathan S. Member Since 7/7/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 7/08/19 1:30 PM

Outstanding tasting from beginning to end. The quality and variety of the wines, the amazing table made from the legendary fallen oak tree, the wonderful information conveyed about the wines and the Trefethen family and the history of the winery and of the area, were all superb. A FIRST-RATE experience, one of the very best tastings all over the world that we have ever had!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erik v. Member Since 4/20/2017Evil Stepmother
Tasting Flight Reservation on 7/04/19 1:30 PM

First our party was split because the tasting room does not allow a 6 month old baby, but dogs are more than welcome. Second the all red tasting was disappointing. Wines were too young and definitely not what I remember from a previous tasting. Thirdly, the person who served us had zero personality and was not creating a good impression on my guests whom I invited. Disappointed.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Kelly W. Member Since 10/25/2018My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 5/19/19 1:00 PM

All of the Trefethen folks are always so cheerful and knowledgeable. My whole family enjoy our visits.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erin R. Member Since 4/26/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/19/19 11:30 AM

We had a wonderful tasting...David was very informative and tried to even help customize our tasting as he found our likes and dislikes...loved our Dragons tooth!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Harvey S. Member Since 6/10/2019My Parents
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 6/27/19 10:00 AM

Beautiful place. Great experience Dan was wonderful. The tasting experience was perfect We weren't rushed and sampled many wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan C. Member Since 5/14/2019My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 6/26/19 3:00 PM

Great experience! Great wines. Joined the club. Loved the history and how it was continuous family owned vineyard!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Greg H. Member Since 6/8/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/24/19 11:30 AM

We had a small wait when we walked in, but once we were upstairs we were completely taken care of. Shannon and her crew were awesome. Even though they were busy and short staffed, Shannon made sure we left happy and with a case of wine. Thanks for the fabulous experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kim B. Member Since 6/28/2016My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/24/19 10:30 AM

We had a great time. The service was great and we enjoyed sitting in the beautiful environment.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wileen R. Member Since 3/3/2019My Parents
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/23/19 10:00 AM

The staff is professional and well knowledges about their vineyard’s history and also the properties of their wine. The grounds and the tasting room is beautiful. By far my favorite vineyard in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cameron B. Member Since 6/18/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/18/19 3:00 PM

Amazing experience! We were seated in two large leather chairs for our tasting and were given an extensive explanation of the vineyard, history and wines. The tasting room was rustic but beautiful. In addition, we were able to sample a couple extra wines not usually available. Overall a wonderful experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christopher O. Member Since 5/10/2019My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 6/18/19 10:30 AM

Trefethen makes some of the absolute best wines you can find in Napa. We loved the tour of the vineyard and enjoyed all the wines we tasted. I highly recommend you stop in.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim M. Member Since 5/13/2019Evil Stepmother
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 6/19/19 10:00 AM

Our guide, George was fantastic. The tour of the vineyards and the education was fantastic. We would certainly go back again. Oh, and the wine is fantastic too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul T. Member Since 6/18/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/18/19 11:30 AM

Trefethen is welcoming and excellent. Great hospitality personnel. Phenomenal wines. Great history. Great property. We'll return again and again.

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

Wonderful wine. Wonderful story behind Trefethen.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
steve t. Member Since 6/2/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/13/19 3:00 PM

Great experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
john c. Member Since 6/9/2019My BFF
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 6/10/19 10:00 AM

excellent overview of the entire wine process from seed to barrel. Staff was extremely knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joyce G. Member Since 2/8/2019My BFF
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 6/07/19 10:00 AM

Beautiful tasting room!! We also had a very informative tour..a great choice!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jamie H. Member Since 4/20/2017My Boss
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/08/19 10:00 AM

Trefethen was a winery that had been recommended to me countless times, but I was disappointed by our visit. The tasting room is beautiful, but being indoors on a gorgeous day did not set an uplifting mood. The wines were good, but Fabian, our host, was monotone and did not engage us, despite our best attempts. I wish I could say it lived up to our expectations.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Paul W. Member Since 5/31/2019My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 6/02/19 3:00 PM

lovely experience with the Villa Tasting. The young lady who lead it was knowledgeable and very nice

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg G. Member Since 4/28/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/02/19 10:00 AM

Beautiful drive in and grounds, neat historic barn for our tasting, courteous greeting at front desk, friendly/ informative tasting guide, broad variety of lovely wines. My wife and I selected two different tasting flights that each had 5 wines so we shared. This was our last winery visit on this trip. In summary, beautiful property, nice people, tasty wines. Great way to finish

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rob L. Member Since 7/10/2013My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 5/31/19 1:00 PM

We were a group of six, we were served by Sally. She was knowledgeable and friendly. We very much enjoyed our visit! Oh and the wines are great too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kent C. Member Since 3/16/2015My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 5/31/19 10:30 AM

Beautiful facilities and and wonderful wine. The staff were very friendly and informative. Would definitely go back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rolf D. Member Since 4/22/2019Evil Stepmother
Tasting Flight Reservation on 5/23/19 1:00 PM

Great Host!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
LIz M. Member Since 5/3/2019My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 5/04/19 3:00 PM

My guests and I had a fabulous experience at the Reserve Villa Tasting - our sommelier Andrew Rankin, was wonderful and so thoughtful. Blown away by the 2015 Merlot!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Frederic P. Member Since 4/17/2019My Frenemy
Tasting Flight Reservation on 5/03/19 3:00 PM

Very well charmed road to get access to the lobby. The receptionist was very attentioned to our needs. Excellent experience. We loved the family character of the winery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alexandra S. Member Since 4/11/2019My BFF
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 5/01/19 10:00 AM

The drive up to the building is gorgeous and takes you through the vineyard which sets the tone. The historic building is beautifully maintained and integrated. Our guide Michael was so knowledgeable, went above and beyond in tailoring our experience, & answering all our questions. Michael poured several varietials we enjoyed very much. We learned a ton and loved the wine, a great experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Zoraida P. Member Since 5/1/2019My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 5/01/19 3:00 PM

Excellent tour and wines. You can feel the good vibes once you enter. The place where the tastings are done can’t be better

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristen W. Member Since 3/8/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 4/26/19 12:00 PM

This was the 2nd stop and we would have been content if Trefethen had been the final stop. By far the best wines and atmosphere.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alexander R. Member Since 2/23/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 4/20/19 3:00 PM

helpful staff, very cool ambiance, delicious wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katie R. Member Since 10/4/2015My Parents
Tasting Flight Reservation on 4/26/19 10:00 AM

Incredible customer service, beautiful building, lovely wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathi B. Member Since 4/16/2019My Parents
Reserve Villa Tasting on 4/25/19 10:30 AM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
lisa m. Member Since 8/8/2017My BFF
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 4/15/19 10:00 AM

We signed up for the tour and tasting and at first I wasn't impressed with the guide. However, it (and he) ended up being a lovely host. We saw the vineyards (and had a glass of wine there), plus all of the "nuts and bolts" of the fermenting and bottling operation. We ended with a full tasting (there must have been 10 different wines) upstairs at a long table. Service was top notch.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Adam D. Member Since 3/14/2019My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 3/15/19 1:00 PM

Fantastic experience, friendly, welcoming and attention to detail. Lovely vineyards with some awesome wines, thoroughly recommend this.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joseph M. Member Since 4/13/2019My BFF
Tasting Flight Reservation on 4/20/19 1:00 PM

We loved all of the wines here and might join there wine club. They offer reds and whites. The tasting takes place in their historic building that is beautiful and the grounds outside are gorgeous too. We spent two hours here. Great customer service.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark H. Member Since 6/27/2012My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 4/20/19 10:30 AM

Delightful time on our Estate Tour and tasting. We enjoy getting to know the place and the story behind it. Thrilled to know that this is still family owned and controlled. Great wine quality and vineyard location.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cynthia F. Member Since 4/16/2018My Frenemy
Tasting Flight Reservation on 4/18/19 3:00 PM

Winery was beautiful, service excellent. The wine was just not to my liking. Very acidic for my taste, and I appreciate drier wines. Also, was given a taste of a very old vintage, which left sediment in the bottom of the glass. Glasses were never switched out between tastings, which I found displeasing.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gerald W. Member Since 2/19/2018My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 4/14/19 3:00 PM

We had a great group of people in our tasting and the hosts helped us all have a great time. Especially wearing the halos while we were tasting the wine Halo. Having such a good selection of wines to sample helped as well. The house we walked to for our wine experience was a beautiful setting and a wonderful part of our visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diana R. Member Since 1/25/2017My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 4/14/19 3:00 PM

We had a wonderful time at Trefethen! The Halo Club is a must join and sharing a bottle of HaLo with our newest wine friends was a memorable experience, to say the least. Thanks to Shannon and everyone at Trefethen for a wonderful tasting. We will definitely be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Charles S. Member Since 3/4/2019My BFF
Reserve Villa Tasting on 4/07/19 3:00 PM

Great wines and a surprisingly intimate experience. Definitely recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5

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