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Spotlight on Grgich’s Yountville Selection Cabernet: The Weekly Calistogan

September 11, 2014

By Anne Ernst. Before he moved to Calistoga Miljenko “Mike” Grgich lived on the estate where a storied vineyard grows that produces the grapes for his winery’s Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, a vertical collection of which was showcased to a group of wine writers late last month. “It is the second oldest cab vineyard in […]

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Floral, fruitful flavors makes Grgich Hills Fume Blancs irresistible: New Jersey Star Ledger

September 11, 2014

Wine with John Foy. Miljenko (Mike) Grgich is probably the reason why you like fume blanc wine. Grgich (pronounced GUR-gich) joined the Robert Mondavi winery in 1968, when selling sauvignon blanc was a challenge because the grape was unknown and the wine had a sweet edge. He created a dry sauvignon blanc in oak barrels, […]

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Author of “Judgment of Paris” book joins Mike Grgich for book signing

September 5, 2014

George Taber, author of “Judgment of Paris,” and Vintners Hall of Fame inductee Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, who is a major figure in the book, will be signing copies of the book in the Grgich Hills Estate tasting room from 2:30 to 4pm on September 21st, 2014. Taber’s book is the true story of the historic […]

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Celebrating harvest at Grgich Hills with music and blessings: Examiner.com

August 29, 2014

Two days before the shock and sudden gloom of the Napa earthquake, they held a happy ceremony at Grgich Hills Estate. They have been performing this ritual for 37 years—through good times and bad, through earthquakes, drought and war. It was the annual blessing of the grapes to mark the start of harvest. View all […]

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Grgich Hills Estate has a great story, but lets the wine speak: Portland Press Herald

August 13, 2014

There are those who approach a given wine the way mid-20th-century New Critics did literary works. They strip their analysis of all cultural and historical references and any sort of romantic, obviously subjective sympathies, to arrive at a more putatively objective focus on the thing itself. This approach favors a strict internal examination of how […]

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Grgich Hills Estate Earns 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

July 8, 2014

July 7, 2014, Rutherford, CA. Grgich Hills Estate has once again received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive […]

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Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian’s ‘101 Objects That Made America:’ LA Times

June 20, 2014

California wine received a rare honor when the Smithsonian Institution chose the two bottles that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 as part of the museum’s online exhibit “101 Objects That Made America.” The two bottles are, of course, the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay made by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and the 1973 Stag’s Leap […]

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A Day of Peace and wine at Grgich Hills Estate

May 29, 2014

A Day of Peace and wine at Grgich Hills Estate May 27, 2014 2:56 pm  •  ANNE WARD ERNST editor@weeklycalistogan.com   A commemorative chardonnay released 38 years to the day of the Judgment of Paris was a tip of the hat, or beret in this case, during an event at Grgich Hills Estate to also […]

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1976 Paris Tasting Wines from Napa Selected for Smithsonian Book-ABC-7

April 16, 2014

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Grgich Hills Estate celebrates release of Paris Tasting Commemorative Chardonnay with a “Day for Peace”

April 1, 2014

May 24th marks the date of the famed Paris Tasting, when the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay crafted by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich was the champion of the 1976 Paris Tasting, beating the best of France and revolutionizing the wine world. Thirty eight years to the day, the Vintners Hall of Fame legend will release his Paris […]

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