Grgich Hills Estate Winery

Grgich Hills Estate Earns 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

July 8, 2014 • Posted in: News

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 this prestigious award.

 To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

 “We’re very excited and honored to receive our second consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Violet Grgich, Vice President and proprietor. “Our goal has always been to offer our visitors an unforgettable experience and to make each customer a lifelong friend, and this accolade demonstrates that our hard work is translating into success.”

 Located at 1829 St. Helena Hwy (Hwy. 29) in Rutherford, Grgich Hills Estate was founded in 1977 by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and Austin Hills after the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay crafted by Mike outscored the best of France in the now-famous 1976 Paris Tasting.

Today, this iconic winery farms 366 acres naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and uses its passion and art to handcraft food-friendly, balanced and elegant wines. Mike is assisted by his daughter, Violet Grgich, Vice President of Operations, and his nephew, Ivo Jeramaz, Vice President of Vineyards and Production. For more information, visit