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Grgich Hills Estate celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Judgment of Paris

February 8, 2016

Chardonnay crafted by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich was top scoring wine In 2016, Grgich Hills Estate will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic Judgment of Paris tasting and its legacy with Chardonnay with vintner dinners across the country, an appearance at the Smithsonian Institution and the long-awaited release of Miljenko “Mike” Grgich’s autobiography “A Glass Full […]

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Do You Like California Chardonnay? Thank Mike Grgich: Touring & Tasting magazine

January 28, 2016

Forty years ago, on May 24, 1976, Steven Spurrier, a British expatriate operating a wine school and store in Paris, invited a panel of eminent French judges to swirl, sniff, and sip, and when their scores were tallied, the judges were shocked: the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, crafted by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, came out on […]

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The top of Grgich Hills: Bigger Than Your Head wine blog

December 17, 2015

The Top of Grgich Hills Posted by Fredric Koeppel Named for — let’s not toss this word around too loosely — legendary winemaker Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, long-time director of Grgich Hills Estate, in Napa Valley’s Rutherford district, the Miljenko’s Selection labels indicate a level of quality and limited quantity fully worthy of the man and […]

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Good California merlot defies tainted image created by ‘Sideways’ snob: Portland Press Herald

December 17, 2015

By Joe Appel  Poor merlot. For decades in the United States, this venerable, interesting and useful grape has been made into wines of beauty and depth. They’re gradual and measured, sacrificing flash for a sober, dependable, gently worn completeness too little valued these days. Every niche has its denizens, so the merlot nerds must be […]

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Rotella Productions Partners with California Vintner Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, Producer of World’s Best Chardonnay Outclassing French Burgundies at 1976 Judgment of Paris

November 24, 2015

Miljenko “Mike” Grgich with Hollywood Screenwriter Robert Kamen (Karate Kid, Taken Trilogy) filming Judgment of Paris at Grgich Hills Estate (Photo: Business Wire) November 23, 2015 02:13 PM Eastern Standard Time PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rotella Productions is partnering with Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, the Croatian-born vintner who expertly crafted the 1973 Chardonnay judged the world’s best in the […]

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Judgment Movie Finally Ready to Shoot

November 19, 2015

  © Kamen Estate Wines | Winemaker and scriptwriter Robert Kamen is one of the people behind a new movie about the Judgment of Paris. With the 40th anniversary of the Judgment of Paris occurring next year, a movie is in the works. Again. By Adam Lechmere | Posted Wednesday, 18-Nov-2015 After 10 years, threats […]

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Mike Grgich was a clue on the national television program Jeopardy!

November 13, 2015

Watch the short clip here.

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Mike Grgich filmed by Robert Kamen as part of upcoming “Judgment of Paris” movie

September 11, 2015

Well-known Hollywood screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen (writer and producer of acclaimed films like “The Karate Kid”, “Fifth Element”, “Taken”, “The Transporter 2”, and “A Walk in the Clouds”, and also proprietor of Kamen Estate Wines) turned the Grgich Hills Estate tasting room into a movie set on September 9 to film Miljenko “Mike” Grgich for […]

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Grgich Hills Retrospective: SOMM Journal

August 17, 2015

SOMM JOURNALAUGUST/SEPTEMBER • 2015Vol. 2 No. 4{ milestone tasting }Grgich Hills Retrospective. FRED SWAN RELISHES A CLASSIC VINTAGE THE PARIS TASTING OF 1976 IS A WELL-KNOWN MILESTONE in California wine history. Yet, 1980’s unheralded Great Chicago Chardonnay Showdown was arguably a more important indicator of North Coast California Chardonnay quality. While the Paris Tasting pitted […]

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Grgich Hills celebrates its 39th Annual Blessing of the Grapes on August 21, 2015

July 30, 2015

Everyone is invited to join the Grgich and Hills families to toast the beginning of the 2015 harvest at Grgich Hills’ 39th annual Blessing of the Grapes on Friday, August 21, starting at 10am on the crush pad.  Attendees to this free event can enjoy a glass of Grgich Hills’ Chardonnay paired with cheese during […]

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