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Trefethen Family Vineyards

Trefethen Family Vineyards 1160 Oak Knoll Avenue
Napa  CA 94558
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10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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 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.

Guest Experiences

Courtyard Flights
$30 per guest | complimentary for members (up to 4 guests)
Guests are offered a choice of four distinct flights — Signature, Small Lots, All Reds, and the new Summer Flight. Each flight includes a taste of five different wines, collectively reflecting the diversity of the Trefethen portfolio. The flights are offered outdoors in the fresh air of the beautiful courtyard adjacent to our historic winery.

Reserve Tasting at the Villa
$60 per guest | $48 members
Hosted outside on our Villa's deck overlooking the estate gardens, the featured wines in this tasting are all limited production, always including our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The inclusion of a charcuterie board with cured meats, local cheeses, and estate-grown preserves provides a delightful and educational experience of balanced flavors that enhance the enjoyment of these special wines.

Taste the Estate
$90 per guest | $72 members
Taste the Estate is Trefethen’s quintessential wine and culinary experience, highlighting the synergy of great wine and great food. Enjoy five of Trefethen’s finest wines paired with sublime bites crafted by Winery Chef Chris Kennedy. Guests often walk away with a heightened appreciation of the interplay of the flavors and textures of wine and food and are inspired to try new recipes in their own kitchens.

Twilight at Trefethen
$150 per guest | $120 members
New for summer 2020, Twilight at Trefethen is the ultimate private experience. With only one table is available every Thursday, Friday, & Saturday evening, you’ll have the estate to yourself for a private tour followed by a seated tasting with the full Taste the Estate experience. Summer evenings are glorious in the Napa Valley, and if you are looking to celebrate a special occasion or simply want to relax in a fully private setting, this is the experience for you.

Other nights available upon request. For reservations, please call 707-255-7700.

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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  • Open to the public
  • Open by appointment - call/email
  • Offers tours by appointment - call/email
  • Dog friendly - It's ok to bring your dog!
  • Seated tasting available
  • Tasting available in private area
  • Tasting fee
  • Indoor tasting area
  • Outdoor tasting area
  • Winery has gardens
  • Winery has unique architecture
  • Winery has an EV charging station
  • Couches
  • Fireplace
  • Winery property is historical landmark
  • Romantic
  • Family run
  • Napa Green Certified Winery
  • Napa Green Certified Land
  • Winery practices sustainable agriculture/production
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Tasting Room Atmosphere
 Modern/Rustic Atmosphere
 Modern/Rustic Atmosphere
Formal/Casual Atmosphere
Formal/Casual Atmosphere
Lively/Quiet Atmosphere
Lively/Quiet Atmosphere

Constructed in 1886 by a Scottish sea captain, Hamden McIntyre, our winery was originally known as Eshcol. McIntyre designed it as a gravity-flow system: a horse-drawn winch brought grapes to the third floor of the three-story structure for crushing; gravity carried the juice to the second floor for fermenting; and, eventually, the wine descended to the first floor for aging.

During the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Napa Valley was a thriving viticultural community with nearly 140 wineries. However, in the late 1890s, phylloxera, a root louse that destroys grapevines, brought wine production in Napa to a crashing halt. Growers soon recovered with re-planted vines, but in 1920, Prohibition arrived, driving a stake through the heart of the wine business. The old Eshcol facility survived by making sacramental wines, but by 1940 was dormant. When the Trefethen family purchased the property in 1968, the winery had fallen into serious disrepair. John and Janet committed themselves to restoring the building to its former glory.

They carefully researched the winery’s past and worked for years to restore it. Aside from replacing the dirt floor on the first level with concrete, they made no significant structural changes. The Trefethens’ restoration efforts were recognized in 1988 by the Department of the Interior, which placed the winery on the National Register of Historic Places as the only 19th-century, wooden, gravity-flow winery surviving in Napa County.

Today, Trefethen boasts a state-of-the-art fermentation facility and 13,000 square foot barrel cellar, but the McIntyre Building remains integral to the winery’s operations. 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 our estate-grown wines.

Trefethen welcomes guests by appointment.
For Reservations/Information Call 707-255-7700
At this time, we are not able to accommodate children

View from Tasting Room:  Sweeping vineyard views welcome guests to Villa Trefethen - located in the heart of our beloved gardens.

Trefethen Family Vineyards Wine Club

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.

Napa Neighbor

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

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Late Harvest / Dessert
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red Blend
  • Riesling
  • Rose
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • White Blend
  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

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.


Napa Green Winery

Napa Green Certified Winery

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.


Napa GreenLand

Napa Green Certified Land

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.


Premiere Napa Valley

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.

Premiere Napa Valley 2020

Trefethen Family Vineyards
Cases: 5
Varietal: Red Wine
Vintage: 2018
Release Date: January - 2020
Appellation: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:

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