About Grgich Hills Estate
Grgich Hills Estate is an enchanting winery located in the heart of the Napa Valley, California. Renowned for its superior quality wines, this esteemed vineyard has been welcoming wine connoisseurs from around the globe since it first opened doors in 1977.
Founded by Mike Grgich, an immigrant from Croatia, and Austin Hills, the proprietor of Hills Brothers Coffee, the 366-acre estate has grown from its humble beginnings to international fame. In 1976, at the Paris Wine Tasting, Mike Grgich's Chateau Montelena Chardonnay outperformed several high-profile French wines in a blind tasting session. Thus cementing his winery’s reputation as a top-tier wine producer.
One would be hard-pressed to visit Napa Valley and not pay a visit to Grgich Hills Estate. Its iconic farmhouse-style tasting room, adorned by lush vineyards, sets the scene for an unforgettable wine tasting experience. But the true magic lies within the alluring nectar of the grapes, handcrafted to produce the most exquisite selection of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Chardonnay among others.
From the moment each grape is handpicked to the second it's transformed into delicious wine, every process at Grgich Hills is handled with meticulous precision. The estate is firmly committed to natural winegrowing and sustainability; consequently utilising solar power for their energy needs, and relying on naturally occurring yeast for wine fermentation.
Adding to its allure, the winery offers an array of distinguished wine tasting tours. Visitors can embark on vineyard walks, gain insights into the wine-making process, or indulge in wine and cheese pairings. There's no dearth of activities for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
In conclusion, Grgich Hills Estate epitomises the authentic wine culture of Napa Valley and continues to captivate wine lovers with it’s unparalleled charm, exceptional service and, above all, its world-class wines.
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