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Trefethen Family Vineyards

Food & Wine, Special Events

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Napa County 

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.

features 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
tours and tastings Experiences
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 20+)
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Special Event
  • Tour and Tasting
varietals 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 Visitors5 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lanell W. Member Since 3/18/2015
Tasting Flight Reservation on 9/15/18 11:30 AM

I am a past wine club member. I have always loved the Trefethen vineyards and have many fond memories learning about wine and wine making The first part of the tasting was amazing. Unfortunately our Wine Guide Dan abruptly left to go to lunch before the end of our tasting and it ruined the experience for us. I was considering rejoining the wine club and decided not to based on this experience.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen and Mark O. Member Since 2/13/2013
50th Anniversary Tasting on 9/09/18 10:30 AM

Great people and great wines. Trefethen is a must go to place when you are in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erica F. Member Since 10/24/2017
Reserve Villa Tasting on 8/30/18 3:00 PM

I thought it was overpriced for what we got. The wine was fair. Nothing fantastic. Host wasn’t the friendliest. Definitely did not appreciate being asked to revisit any of the wines. Let’s just say no one joined or bought any wines.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Kathleen C. Member Since 7/6/2016
Reserve Villa Tasting on 9/01/18 3:00 PM

I thought the experience was awesome! Enjoyed all of it. The garden and olive tasting added some diversity to it . It was different than all the other tours.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul F. Member Since 6/29/2017
50th Anniversary Tasting on 8/22/18 10:30 AM

Experience was first class and wine list was more than we expected. Mike's knowledge of the wine and the history of both the winery and Napa was fantastic and added some great flavor to the experience. We will definitely come back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Yvonne D. Member Since 6/7/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 8/17/18 1:30 PM

Great wines. Excellent customer service

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary S. Member Since 8/12/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 8/13/18 12:00 PM

The tasting was one of the best we've ever been to. Sally was very knowledgeable about the wines and also Trefethen's history. The ambience was very relaxing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert P. Member Since 8/5/2013
Tasting Flight Reservation on 8/07/18 12:00 PM

Trefethen has always been one of my favorite wineries, and I visit every year. This year, though, it was packed with people in their new tasting room, which seems quite a bit more loud and hectic. The wines were good, but not as good as in the past. Our host was great, but he had a lot of tables to cover. The delicious breadsticks, though, were much appreciated.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Christopher C. Member Since 7/25/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 8/04/18 3:00 PM

Great tasting venue in a restored old barn. The wines were fantastic. We tasted a broad selection of reds and whites, and we liked 90% of what we tried. Our hostess Katie was the best. Very knowledgeable and great energy. Combined with the wine, she made the tasting the highlight of our trip.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa A. Member Since 8/11/2016
Tasting Flight Reservation on 8/04/18 1:30 PM

The tasting room was amazing - big, airy, but the wine just didn't match!

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Karen B. Member Since 7/11/2018
50th Anniversary Tasting on 7/28/18 10:30 AM

Stunning landscape and wonderful personality. Loved it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristen S. Member Since 7/3/2018
50th Anniversary Tasting on 7/28/18 10:30 AM

Loved the tour and tasting. Very informative. Wish we had more time to spend there.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
dillon r. Member Since 7/3/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 7/28/18 3:00 PM

After coming from silver oak, which was really high-dollar and had nowhere to sit, it was a relief to come to trefethen. Our host Katie was knowledgeable and hilarious. The ambiance was so comfortable and laid-back. My girlfriend sat on big comfy chairs, drank wine, and hung out for a couple of hours. They even let us stay a little past close. I would highly recommend coming here.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Teresa J. Member Since 4/26/2018
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 7/27/18 10:00 AM

The tour of the winery by Angie was absolutely amazing! The grounds are beautiful and so much rich history with the building itself. Our tastings were by far, some of the best I've ever had and I now have a new favorite wine. I would highly recommend this tour and tastings while anyone is in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sara T. Member Since 6/26/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 7/21/18 11:30 AM

We had a very knowledgeable and welcoming attendant for our party of 8. It was such a pleasant wine tasting experience and we LOVED the oak table we had the privilege to be served at! Thank you Trefethen!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Antonietta V. Member Since 6/26/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 7/20/18 11:30 AM

Trefethen is relaxed and comfortable yet also elegant. The wines are outstanding and the tastings never feel rushed. I've had some incredible conversations as the tables are private and spacious allowing for quality time with those your with. A definite highlight of our Napa visit!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Leyla C. Member Since 7/7/2018
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 7/16/18 10:00 AM

We took the winery tour Monday morning at 10 am. I believe the name of the person who provided the tour was Michael. He provided the history of the estate and lots of information about growing vines and making wine. He was great! We recommended the Trefethen Family vineyards to several friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan T. Member Since 7/10/2018
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 7/16/18 10:00 AM

The Trefethen Winery tour is the best I have experienced in decades. Michael, our tour guide, exceeded expectations with his vast knowledge of winery operations. His presentation covered the history of the Trefethen Family Vineyards; vineyard planting; maintenance; harvesting, aging,; and bottling. The tasting room at the Historical Barn is a must see. Wines are extremely good.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff J. Member Since 8/3/2012
Tasting Flight Reservation on 7/13/18 12:00 PM

Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Trefethen. My wife and I had visited a few years ago, but she was not feeling well, and it was a night visit, so we came back to taste again. The wine did not disappoint and neither did our server. We'd highly suggest this winery to any of our friends. We will be back at some point in the future.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chaya S. Member Since 5/5/2018
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 7/06/18 10:00 AM

Enrique was very informative, was relatable and was personable. He was passionate and knowledgeable. The wine tasting was the best that we had all week.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rick P. Member Since 6/6/2017
Tasting Flight Reservation on 7/03/18 3:00 PM

Fun Fun Fun. Great wine good education, a staff that just loves to laugh. Had so much fun at Trefethen.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara K. Member Since 6/27/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/28/18 1:00 PM

I love this place. The staff are super friendly and know their stuff. They take care of you like your family. You can never go wrong by visiting here. Not to mention the wines are wonderful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Peggy S. Member Since 6/29/2017
50th Anniversary Tasting on 6/28/18 10:30 AM

The 50th Anniversary Library Tasting was exquisite. Michael, our host, was very knowledgeable about the history of Trefethen, as well as the wines. We couldn’t ask for a better experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jamie T. Member Since 5/20/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/24/18 3:00 PM

Beautiful ambiance. This is not a rushed tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael C. Member Since 5/22/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/23/18 3:00 PM

Second time going and another amazing experience. Friendly, enthusiastic atmosphere. Our pourer was knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging. Highly recommend to anyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cynthia C. Member Since 2/8/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/18/18 3:00 PM

Love tasting at Trefethen! I try to take all my out of town guests there. It is such a great experience in a very elegant setting. Everyone is so knowledgable and clearly very proud to be a part of this great winery. Looking forward to my next visit all ready :)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Frank R. Member Since 2/19/2018
Reserve Villa Tasting on 6/16/18 11:00 AM

We did the Reserve Villa Tasting. On arrival it was a bit frustrating as some people were late and the guide decided to wait a bit. This was frustrating because this was our first winery and we needed to stay on time with the driver. Our guide was a bit loud for my taste. We actually would not go back here. The wines were very good, this place just isn't our style. We like the smaller ones.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Paula D. Member Since 6/4/2018
Reserve Villa Tasting on 6/16/18 11:00 AM

Tricia was fabulous....really enjoyed our Tasting........

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David K. Member Since 6/15/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/16/18 10:30 AM

The staff was extremely hospitable with their service and very knowledgeable about their wine offerings. They explained the subtle differences between the vintages in laymen’s terms and made it a very enlightening experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Delaine A. Member Since 6/1/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/09/18 10:30 AM

I hadn't been up since the earthquake construction. The staff was wonderful and the new tasting room is beautiful and very relaxing. This was a wonderful way to start the weekend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James D. Member Since 6/9/2018
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 6/14/18 10:00 AM

We learned more about wine and vineyards in this one tour, than the combined 10 we had previously done. Michael is unbelievable. He takes the time and really listens to every question. He takes you to the vines and shows you hands on what is happening.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tatsuo T. Member Since 6/2/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/11/18 1:00 PM

The old & good atmothphare. Lots of hospitality!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Caroline A. Member Since 6/8/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 6/09/18 1:30 PM

My friends and I had a great time at Trefethen. The interior is beautiful and we learned a lot about the wines we were drinking. Each of us chose a different tasting flight, so it showed just how knowledgeable our host was. Definitely would recommend and return!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janet W. Member Since 3/16/2018
Reserve Villa Tasting on 6/04/18 3:00 PM

My sister and I recently enjoyed the Villa Tasting held in the former family residence just a short walk from the main building. What a treat! We got to walk around the residence first while enjoying a glass of wine and learning about the history of the winery. The tasting was held in the dining room, and I can truly say I loved all the wines. Can't wait for my first wine club shipment!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judy A. Member Since 1/7/2014
Tasting Flight Reservation on 5/31/18 3:00 PM

My wine tasting exceeded my expectations! Tricia provided so much information along with the pours. So many notes now to add to my journal and I so appreciate the wine shared and her time!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennilynn H. Member Since 4/3/2018
Reserve Villa Tasting on 5/28/18 3:00 PM

We had a wonderful private tasting in the former family home. Angie was informative and entertaining. We really enjoyed the tasting and the tour. Very beautiful grounds and buildings.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ally C. Member Since 6/16/2017
Tasting Flight Reservation on 5/27/18 12:00 PM

We had a great experience at Trefethen. It was my favorite winery of the day. The service was personal and intimate. We were sat at our own table and the person helping us made sure to spend time describing and discussing the wines with us. He had 3 other tables besides ours but still did an excellent job.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rob C. Member Since 4/28/2018
Trefethen Family Vineyards Tour & Tasting on 5/17/18 10:00 AM

Tour was extensive and very detailed...maybe a bit too detailed. Our host was very well versed, however 90 minutes in and we were still not sampling any of the product! The HaLo was amazing and worth taking at least a bottle with you - yet splurge and get three, it comes with the wooden case!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Beverly H. Member Since 5/17/2018
Tasting Flight Reservation on 5/19/18 10:00 AM

We really enjoyed the beautiful tasting room and our host was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful and the manager was very accommodating so we could get our purchases home.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ryan M. Member Since 3/13/2013
Tasting Flight Reservation on 5/18/18 3:00 PM

Amazing vineyard with a great selection of wines and unbelievable service!

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