Grgich Hills Estate Winery


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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Fire in area surrounding Grgić Vina in Croatia

July 21, 2015

Thank you to everyone for your concern regarding the forest fire on Peljesac, home to Grgić Vina, our winery in Croatia. Most important, everyone is safe. The winery and nearby town were evacuated. Our stone winery is fine but we did lose an attached metal building that held much of our current bottled wine and […]

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Revisiting the 1980 Grgich Hills Taste-off: Chicago Pinot 2.0

June 10, 2015

Maybe you read the book about the tasting, written by the same eyewitness from thirty-plus years ago.  Or you saw the movie, which created composite characters and left some actual key players out of the story.  If you’re a certain age, you may remember the original Time article from 1976 describing the tasting often thought by […]

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Following Your Own Path While Keeping the Legacy: Huffington Post

June 8, 2015

“Do you want me to play piano because you want me to be like you and continue your dream?” my then-6-year-old son asked me when I refused to let him quit taking piano lessons. I smiled and said, “No, I just want to give you options, in case you find music useful while following your […]

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Judgment of Grgich: Wine Muse

May 27, 2015

Miljenko “Mike” Grgich is rightly famous for having crafted the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay wine that bested Burgundy Grands and Premiers Crus at the infamous Judgment of Paris blind tasting in 1976. The illustrious French wine judges not only awarded the Chateau Montelena top prize for whites, they scored it the highest of all the […]

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