Located in the heart of the Oak Knoll District, where the valley’s earliest vineyards were planted in the 1800s, Trefethen Family Vineyards is a family-owned estate winery. The family is passionate about crafting world-class wines that truly reflect their origins in the vineyard. The cool climate in their location, coupled with a thoughtful approach to farming and winemaking, results in acclaimed wines known for a brightness on the palate.
Their historic wooden winery building, built in 1886, stands sentinel over the beautiful vineyards that provide all the fruit for their estate-grown wines. This landmark building was severely damaged in the 2014 South Napa earthquake. The family completed a full restoration and opened their historic landmark again in May of 2017.
Tasting Flight - The Historic Winery
Originally constructed in 1886, this historic landmark is the center of Trefethen's visitor center. 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 re-dedicated 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 can savor this piece of Napa Valley’s history, as they sample Trefethen’s estate grown wines, with three different flights to choose from. Reservations are suggested (especially on weekends) for our Tasting Flights
Reserve Tasting - The Villa
This former Trefethen family residence, built in the early 1900s, is a fine example of the Arts and Crafts Movement in California. The elegant woodwork, of a quality rarely seen today, reflects the style’s embrace of craftsmanship and natural materials. Surrounded by gorgeous gardens, the Villa is now home of Trefethen’s Reserve tasting experience. After checking in at the Historic Winery, guests are escorted to the Villa. Seated around a large table, they are led through a flight of some of our most special estate grown wines. This semi-private tasting, only available by prior reservation, is held just three times each day, with a maximum group size of ten guests. Reservations are required for the Villa Reserve Tasting
Vineyard and Winery Tour
$45/per person (Monday - Friday)
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 our estate grown wines. Please allow one and half hours for this experience. Reservations are required for the Vineyard/Winery Tour
For more information and reservations, please call 866-895-7696
Please note: At this time we are unable to accommodate anyone under the age of 21, including infants and children. Reservations are required for groups of 6 or more.
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One of Napa’s classic wine estates, Trefethen is still a hidden gem. Easy to find, but only if you’re looking, our entry is on Oak Knoll Avenue, tucked away from the crowds of Highway 29. The driveway John Trefethen used to land his plane on runs through the middle of our vineyard, over the ground we have tended for over 45 years.
For the first time in our history, the Trefethen family is welcoming winery guests into the residence of founders, Gene and Katie Trefethen. Antique gates give way to quaint and private garden pathways leading to the grand Craftsman style manor – The Villa. Filled with stunning woodwork from the early 1900s, the Villa is surrounded by Katie’s treasured private gardens and offers a variety of tasting experiences in the salon, sunroom and deck.
Guests are welcomed by appointment until the restoration of our beloved Historic Winery building is complete in early 2017.
Trefethen welcomes guests by appointment.
For Reservations/Information Call 866-895-7696
At this time, we are not able to accommodate children
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join the wine club, visit www.trefethen.com or call 707-255-7700.
Become a member of the Trefethen family by joining one or more of our wine clubs. Club Trefethen, Grateful Red and our HāLo Circle members are our VIP customers with preferred access to new releases, limited-production wines, member's only events and concierge services. Members receive a complimentary tour of the winery with prior arrangement and/or complimentary tastings for up to four guests of any four wines from our daily tasting menu. (Seated tastings are available for an additional fee) HāLo Circle members receive our most rare and coveted wines, vertical collections, and have first crack at limited-attendance events.
The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over.
Napa neighbors are welcome Monday - Friday with prior appointment. We offer 2 for 1 tastings for residents and their guests! For reservations, call us at 866-895-7696.
The Napa Green program is supported by a wide variety of groups including the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, and the University of California. The Napa Valley Vintners, along with Fish Friendly Farming, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, the Napa County Farm Bureau and others developed the Napa Green program. Learn more about the program at napagreen.org.
Trefethen Family Vineyards is certified under the Napa Green Winery Program by the Napa County Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG) Green Business Program and completed all the regulatory components needed for environmental sustainability. These components included developing water and energy conservation methods, preventing pollution, and reducing solid waste. In addition to developing sustainable winery practices, this program is set to become the standard for the state of California.
Trefethen Family Vineyards is certified under the Napa Green Certified Land Program. Trefethen Family Vineyards has created and implemented a customized farm plan with measured results that addressed all aspects of its property, vineyard land as well as non-farmed land, including practicing soil conservation, water conservation, stable drainage, riparian corridor enhancement, fisheries and wildlife habitat enhancement and long-term improvement and sustainability.
Certification - certification is granted by the Napa County Agricultural Commissioners Office of Pesticide Regulation, the Regional Water Quality Control board, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Once a year the rarest new Napa Valley wines become available under one roof at Premiere Napa Valley. Wineries throughout the Napa Valley are given one task to participate: create a one-of-a-kind wine for this event to be purchased by one lucky bidder. This event is only open to select members of the wine trade and the successful bidder is the sole owner of this unique wine.
Trefethen Family Vineyards
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date: April - 2019
Appellation: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:
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