Grgich Hills Estate Winery


Winemaker Interview: Miljenko ‘Mike’ Grgich: By Stacy Slinkard Wine Expert.

September 18, 2014

Founder of Grgich Hills Estate and pioneering winemaker, Miljenko ‘Mike’ Grgich’s career in the Napa Valley has traced the evolution of the region’s best wines. From a mere 25 wineries in the late 1950s to over 500 wineries strong today, Napa Valley’s wine story and Mike Grgich’s personal and professional winemaking narrative find an inspiring […]

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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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On a Vertical Tasting of Grgich-Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Selection:

September 2, 2014

Written by Fred Swan Saturday, 30 August 2014 05:13 Grgich-Hills hosted a vertical tasting of their Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon this week. The fruit comes from a vineyard near Hopper Creek that was planted in 1959, coincidentally just one year after Mike Grgich first arrived in Napa Valley. The vineyard lies across a dirt road […]

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Celebrating harvest at Grgich Hills with music and blessings:

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   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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